FLOW transforms Tate Modern's East Room in celebration of World Mental Health Day.
This creative event is presented by six local and national arts and mental health organisations. Engaging, fun and creative activities suitable for all ages are on offer throughout the afternoon, with an exciting range of participatory workshops celebrating positive mental health.
Tate Modern collaborates with a range of arts and mental health organisations including Arts Network , CoolTan Arts, Outside In, Portugal Prints, SlamAdArt and Studio Upstairs.
Creative workshops schedule
CoolTan Arts guided Largactyl Shuffle tour
15.00–16.00 Level 4 Structure and Clarity15 places to be booked on a first come first served basis from 13.30 in the East Room
Largactyl walk leaders take the public on an afternoon tour around the Structure and Clarity display looking at a range of modern and contemporary artworks. The tour includes a selection of artworks around the theme of light, colour and mood, highlighting the artist’s histories and politics.
Outside In – Dreamcatchers
14.00–15.00Level 4 Energy and Process10 people at any time, timed tickets will be issued
Be inspired by Pino Pascali’s Trap in the Energy and Process room, and come along between 2–3pm to create a magical dream catcher. Wrap, twist, weave and knot the materials, much like Pascali’s piece, to build your own art work to take home.
Creative workshops in the East Room
13.30–17.00East RoomDrop-in workshops throughout the afternoon
SlamAdArt: Portraits by the river
SlamAdArt will collect a series of elements connected to water inspired by flow and our proximity to the river Thames. In this eclectic scene we'd like the public to playfully participate with the elements on display. There will be the opportunity to engage in assisted portraits.
SlamAdArt installation has been made possible with support from the Maudsley charity.
Arts Network presents: Malevich, Meets, Matisse
Using the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition and the Malevich show as inspirations: Make your own small postcard sized Malevich or Matisse to take home, you can also contribute to our large scale window Matisse and Malevich visible across London.
Making our own version, will deepen our understanding of these two contrasting artists and great fun.
Studio Upstairs: Shadow puppet storytelling
Workshop participants will make shadow puppets with black card and coloured cellophane. These will be used against the light of the large windows to present a show about the flow of the river. A story will be narrated, and illustrated by the shadow puppets/river spirits/birds/fish/objects...
Portugal Prints – Zoetropes and Thaumatropes
Make your own moving image using ancient animating techniques. Supported by members of Portugal Prints, you will design and draw your picture and watch it come to life.
Outside In: showcasing artwork
Outside In artist Mary Courtney presents her artist book Dinner.
CoolTan Arts: showcasing artwork
CoolTan artist Fiona presents her artwork.