BBC Big Painting Challenge
Every Sunday, 22 February – 29 March 2015BBC1
The Big Painting Challenge, a television programme broadcast on BBC1 during February and March this year, searches for Britain’s best amateur painter. Over the course of six episodes, ten amateur artists try their hands at portraiture, still life, landscape, cityscape, seascape and the figure in movement. Special tours inspired by the themes of this BBC series take place at Tate Britain.
Display of competition winner’s work
30 March – 12 April 2015Manton Foyer, Tate Britain
Following the final episode of the BBC series, two paintings by the winner will be displayed at Tate Britain.
Meet 500 Years of British Art: collection tours
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April 2015Collection displays, Tate BritainFree, booking essential
To find out more about how famous artists have approached the themes from the BBC1 series, Tate is offering special tours of its collection, which spans 500 years of British art. Led by expert tour guides, artists Grace Adam and Frank Wasser, the tours will explore the many ways artists have approached subjects from the human figure to the landscape around us. You’ll find out how styles of painting have developed over the centuries, and how artists today use a wide range of materials to create their works and comment on society.
Private tours are available to book at Tate all year round. For more details call 020 7887 4946 or visit the private tours web page.