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BP Family Festival: Play the Gallery

Families at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate 

Through movement, sound and making, artists invite you and your family to come together to play in this free festival

How can we play the gallery? Follow the rules of the game or make up your own as Tate Britain is transformed into a place of play for the weekend.

Kick start your half term and drop in to our free, two day family festival where artists bring the gallery to life through performance, sound and dance. 

Here’s some of the ways you can play:

Tour the Gallery

Move through a portal to decide your own journey with the help of a colourful object. Take part in a giant game of catch in Elastic Communal Tours, or be brought on an artist-led futuristic journey in 2217: Tate Tribes. 

Chidlren at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate

Chidlren at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate 

Adam James and Hamish McPherson_Visualisation for Door, Monkey, Clock

Adam James and Hamish McPherson. Visualisation for Door, Monkey, Clock

Daniel Oliver, Awkwardance, Steakhouse Live, Hackney Wick. Image by Shaahin Shahablou.

Daniel Oliver, Awkwardance, Steakhouse Live, Hackney Wick. Image by Shaahin Shahablou.

Families at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate

Artist and families at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate 

Perform the Gallery

Make up your own games to be broadcast around the gallery in our Rules for Games Lab and create your own sculptures using everyday objects for #emptyplinth. View artwork from different perspectives in The Tallest, or have your say in a chat show moderated by 12 year old Evelyn in Chat Chat Evelyn Art. 

Families at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate

Families at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate 

   Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

   Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

Mamoru Iriguchi, Visualisation for The Tallest

Mamoru Iriguchi, Visualisation for The Tallest. 

Evelyn Shlomowitz at Tate Britain, 2014.

Evelyn Shlomowitz at Tate Britain, 2014.

Sound the Gallery

Look out for the mysterious trans.mission.Q, and have a chat with the DJ from outer space. Listen out for Kinetika Bloco whose percussive, wind and brass sounds fill the galleries or sit down and play an artwork digitally in Swingaling and Patatap.

Families at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate

Children at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate 

Kinetika Bloco

Kinetika Bloco

Music at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate

Music at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate 

BP family festival 2014 Encounters of the Art Kind TP

BP family festival 2014, Encounters of the Art Kind, © Tate 

An image from Patatap game.

An image from Patatap game. By Jono Brandel and Lullatone.

Rebekah Ubuntu

Rebekah Ubuntu c. Rebekah Ubuntu

Dance the Gallery

Experience roaming dance in the Tate Collection with giant wooden hands leading the way in Hands on, Perspective, or view a performance inspired by a 4 year old’s reaction to Tate Britain in Nowse Bwoy and Aunty.. the saving of a life. Join in if the mood takes you or hang back and enjoy.

Families at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate

Families at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate 

Freddie Opoku-Addaie, 'Mis-Thread' by Dancers Azzurra Ardovini, Chris Rook & Louise Tanoto. Robin Howard Commission, photo by Benedict Johnson.

Freddie Opoku-Addaie, ‘Mis-Thread’ by Dancers Azzurra Ardovini, Chris Rook & Louise Tanoto. Robin Howard Commission, photo by Benedict Johnson. 

Zinzi Minnott, Nowse Buoy and Aunty.. the Saving of a Life

Zinzi Minnott, Nowse Buoy and Aunty.. the Saving of a Life 

You could also be part of a series of short films about the festival in Still Moving Still.  

BP Family Festival is a participatory event for family members of all ages - inclusive of children, parents and grandparents - inviting participants to return to play the gallery again and again.

Featuring artists Adam James and Hamish McPherson, Albert Potrony, Ania Bas, Daniel Oliver, Eileen Perrier, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Hydar Dewachi, Kinetika Bloco, Mamoru Iriguchi, Evelyn Shlomowitz (with Nefeli Skarmea), Rebekah Ubuntu, Zinzi Minott and Pete Yelding. 

Children at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate

Children at BP Family Festival 2015, Bring your Tribe © Tate 

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The film above captures the BP Family Festival 2015: Bring your tribe. This event was aimed at 8-14 year olds and was packed with music, interactive performances and participatory workshops celebrating connectivity, creativity and kinship.

The event was free to all and visitors had opportunities to take part in artist led activities, enjoy interactive pop-up bands and more. They were invited to join in with the ‘mash-up’ choir led by the charismatic Ida Barr, a retired music hall singer who loves to mix classical music and hip-hop, or they could play team games as an artwork in the Tate collection, encountering other Tate artwork teams with Adam James. Bring Your Tribe also presented the spectacular sonic, visual interactive Sugar Ship. Specially presented by Dubmorphology and Gaylene Gould, the Sugar Ship was moored in the Duveen Galleries. Shipmates asked visitors to board the ship and help search for misplaced tribes with the Data Thieves in a sonic visual landscape.

Tate Britain

Duveen Galleries

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Plan your visit

Dates

11 February 2017 at 11.00–16.00

12 February 2017 at 11.00–16.00

This event is free, no ticket is needed

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