Grand Bazaart transforms the East Room in celebration of World Mental Health Day.
Tate Modern collaborates with a range of arts and mental health organisations including CoolTan Arts, Portugal Prints, Seymour Art Collective, SlamAdArt, Studio Upstairs and South East London Arts Network (SELAN).
Join our creative art workshops in the East Room and listen to poetry, performance and spoken word.
CoolTan Arts guided Largactyl Shuffle tour
13.30–14.15 Level 4 Structure and Clarity15 places to be booked on a first come first served basis at 13.20 on the day (Level 4 concourse).
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. This interactive tour includes the opportunity for the audience to express their views and take part in a creative activity.
Creative workshops in the East Room
13.30–17.30East RoomDrop-in workshops throughout the afternoon
SlamAdArt: An installation using tents
Why tents?Shelter... resilience... fragility... displacement... support...We are a group of creative individuals, and artists, just like you who happen to have suffered issues of addiction at some point in their lives.
Members of the public are invited to contribute or interact with several tent installations.
SlamAdArt installation has been made possible with support from the Maudsley charity.
South East London Arts Network (SELAN) – Patchwork or Doodle the View Workshop
Draw the amazing view from the East Room, write a poem or create your own idea onto acetate. Your creation is then added to a Georgian window looking out to St Pauls Cathedral.
Studio Upstairs – Make Money From Art with Studio Upstairs
Join staff, volunteers and members as we make sculptures from fake banknotes and create abstract art using crayon and pencil rubbings from copper coins.
Portugal Prints – Create a crane, make a message, will a wish
Portugal Prints invite you to make origami cranes to fly – with a message and a wish. Make one crane for us, and make one to fly home for yourself. The cranes will fly from the ceiling, close to the local birds; a symbol for eternal youth, healing and prosperity in Japanese mythology. Come on the day with any other origami suggestions, for example origami hearts or boxes you would like to make.
At 15.55 Mike Hughes, an excellent musician, artist and worker at Portugal Prints, refreshes us with classical guitar, followed by an open mic session from 16.15 for poems, plans and profusions.
Seymour Art Collective – ‘A Wave of Infusiasm'
Seymour Art Collective presents ‘A Wave of Infusiasm’, an ongoing research project about beverage infusion and the rituals and ceremonies we enact to create our desired drinks. Come and share anecdotes, experiences and stories of tea straining, coffee brewing and other infusion based processes.