Tate Britain today announced its upcoming programme of free monthly Late at Tate Britain events, which take place on the first Friday of every month. Featuring music, live performances, discussions and workshops, the afterhours events also provide an exciting opportunity to explore the gallery by night. Late at Tate Britain is curated exclusively by Tate Collective Producers, 15-25 year olds who produce a range of free events and workshops for young people. The 2019 series will be inspired by displays, exhibitions and artworks in Tate’s collection including major retrospectives of work by Frank Bowling and William Blake.
Late at Tate Britain: Waves on 7 June will celebrate women in the arts, exploring the past, present and future of British art through the lens of women artists. Visitors will be invited to consider an alternative historical view, what it means to be a woman artist in the 21st century, how women artists and institutions can work together, and what the future holds for women in the arts. With an audio visual performance from artist Tamara MacArthur and a discussion from Maggie and Rene Matic. The programme for the evening will also include a workshop from Grrrl Zine, an alternative tour from Dr. Althea Greenan for the Goldsmiths Women's Art Library, and a panel discussion with Assistant Curator Sofia Karamani and Goldsmiths Lecturer Helena Reckitt.
Later in the series, events will explore social activism, drawing on Isaac Julien’s black and white film Looking for Langston, a lyrical exploration of black identity and sexuality during the Harlem Renaissance in New York. In October Late at Tate Britain will respond to the Bauhaus and Britain display which celebrates the centenary of the Bauhaus movement, while the November Late will draw on themes related to Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey.
Late at Tate Britain 2019:
7 June 2019 at 18.00–21.30
5 July 2019 at 18.00–21.30
2 August 2019 at 18.00–21.30
6 September 2019 at 18.00–21.30
4 October 2019 at 18.00–21.30
1 November 2019 at 18.00–21.30
6 December 2019 at 18.00–21.30
Late at Tate Britain is a free, drop-in event. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
Full programme details can be found on Tate’s website.
ABOUT LATE AT TATE BRITAIN
Late at Tate Britain is a gathering space for experimentation and idea generation inspired by displays and exhibitions. It is an ongoing research project currently developed and delivered by Tate Collective Producers.
ABOUT TATE COLLECTIVE
Tate Collective is the first free-to-join membership scheme for 16 to 25 year olds at a national UK museum and is open to people anywhere in the world to join online. Members are able to see any of Tate exhibitions for a fiver and also get discounts in Tate’s cafes and shops. They can also bring up to three friends to shows, each for £5.
ABOUT TATE COLECTIVE PRODUCERS
Our Tate Collective Producers are groups of 15-25 year olds based in London, Liverpool and St Ives. They collaborate to develop their ideas and knowledge about art, culture and creativity. The teams often work with emerging artists, designers, musicians and curators.