Tate Britain Festival

Imagine If Art and technology festival for families

Digital Making in Tate Britain © Tate

Join us for a day of free digital making workshops and playful experiences

We’ve teamed up with the Institute of Imagination for a family-friendly day of digital fun throughout the galleries at Tate Britain.

Get hands on and make your own creations with artists and experts.

Explore the gallery in unexpected ways to instruct, imagine and create.

Drop-in to remix, code and be inspired by art at Tate Britain. You can enjoy these activities whether you have 5 minutes or 2 hours.

Digital making at Tate Britain

Digital Making in the Taylor Digital Studio © Tate

Event at Institute of Imagination

Event at Institute of Imagination © Institute of Imagination

Sound workshop at Tate Britain

Sound workshop at Tate Britain © Tate

Family Festival at Tate Britain

Family Festival at Tate Britain © Tate

Kids in digital workshop at Tate Britain

Digital workshop at Tate Britain © Tate

Kids in glitch workshop

Digital workshop at Tate Britain © Tate

Sound workshop at Tate

Sound workshop at Tate © Tate

Digital Making at Tate Britain

Digital Making at Tate Britain © Tate

Digital making at Tate

Digital making at Tate © Tate

Drawing robot at workshop

Drawing robot at workshop © Tate

3D printing at Tate Britain

3D printing at Tate Britain © Tate

Digital image made by kids at Tate Britain

Digital remix of Tate collection. Artist credit: Luca M Damiani

Event at Institute of Imagination

Event at Institute of Imagination © Institute of Imagination

Programme

If this, then that

Live coding

Use live coding tools to make animated visuals inspired by Bernard Cohen. Artist Antonio Roberts will show you how you can learn code in real time, improvise and make live visuals.

Play with Pixels

Play a Motion Sensor Orchestra presented by Kano, a large code powered instrument. Code reactive sound and visuals by using gestures with infrared light.

Drawing robots inspired by Tate artworks

Drawing robots inspired by Tate artworks © Rosie Munro Kerr

Livecodelab example © Antonio Roberts 

Livecodelab example © Antonio Roberts

Make this, create that

The city as a body

Be inspired by the Antony Gormley display and build a playful city using your body with artist Deborah Rodrigues. Be curious and play with motors, lights and circuits to think about architecture.

Moving portrait bots

Paintings often capture movement in an amazing way, but imagine if you could change the movement, or use movement to make the painting? Join a drawing bot workshop in the 1840 display with Rosie Munro Kerr and the Institute of Imagination. Look closely at artworks and bring the paintings to life using household objects and technology.

Digital pattern craft

Explore emotion-tracking and photography with artist Gemma May Latham. Use sensors to measure your heart beat and create your own unique portraits.

Play with motors, circuits and LEDs © Deborah Rodrigues 

Play with motors, circuits and LEDs © Deborah Rodrigues

Digital pattern-craft and emotion-tracking with artist

Digital pattern-craft and emotion-tracking with artist © Gemma May Latham

Imagine this, visualise that

Imagining Futures

Very Very Far Away tells tales from the future. How do we imagine the future? How do we react to new technologies? How could this change the world and worlds beyond ours? We will map possible futures in the gallery, and craft the stories and myths that these futures are made of.

See Me Here: Accessing the Future

With light-bending glasses and conductive paint touch-sensors, you and Xana will take apart visions of utopias to invent spaces that can be felt and used by all.

Hack the Tate with VR

Using 360° photography and CoSpaces Virtual Reality, bring your imagined worlds alive in playfully altered galleries and experience your creations through VR head sets.

Space ship voyage © Very Very Far Away 

Join in a VVFA spaceship voyage © Very Very Far Away

About the Institute of Imagination

The Institute of Imagination exists to create space for children to re-imagine the world. The aim is simple – to empower children to develop vital skills for the future and help them flourish. The Institute of Imagination work with children across London from their current home, the Imagination Lab, opposite Tate Britain on Albert Embankment. At the Imagination Lab, children, families and schools can experiment, explore ideas, invent new products and build skills using new tools and technologies spanning the arts, sciences and technology.

Please be aware that Tate’s collection includes artworks which may contain nudity. In the event of explicit content, this will be communicated by signage at the entrance to each display. Please ask a member of Tate staff on the day if you require further information about this.

Tate Britain

Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

24 March 2018 at 11.00–16.00

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