To celebrate our collection, we invited 16 – 25s to creatively respond to a series of iconic artworks from Tate Britain and Tate Modern. In celebration of their creativity, a curated selection of entries feature on billboards across London kindly given over by Jack Arts.
From 10 August for two weeks, find the billboards in these locations:
152 Royal College Street, Camden – responses to Ophelia
122 Peckham High Street, Southwark – responses to Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I
130 Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney – responses to Dearest Art Collector
715 Seven Sisters Road, near Seven Sisters Tube, Haringey – responses to Urvashi, Staged Portrait, Gulmohar Park, Delhi
Wells Terrace, near Finsbury Park Tube, Islington – responses to Swinging
Top of Jewel Road and Forest Road by Walthamstow Lloyd Park/William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow – responses to Plains of Heaven
Stockwell Road at Brixton Academy, Lambeth – responses to Head of a Man
THE OPEN CALL
The open call invited works in response to seven artworks in our collection, available to visit for free at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. The brief invited submitters to be as creative as possible with responses, so long as the work could be displayed in printed format on the billboard.
We received over 800 submissions ranging from poetry and make up looks, to photography and illustration. 48 works were chosen for the billboards by our panel of judges; GUAP mag's Ibrahim Kamara, producer Tobi Kyeremateng, and artist and educator Soofiya. All selected artists are paid for use of their works, which feature on billboards across London for two weeks from August 10.
Scroll down to view the billboard submissions chosen by our panel:
THE SELECTED ARTWORKS
Responses to Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, Bt
Responses to Head of a Man by John Simpson
Responses to Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I by Ibrahim El-Salahi
Responses to Dearest Art Collector by Guerilla Girls
Responses to Swinging by Wassily Kandinsky
Responses to Urvashi - Staged Portrait, Gulmohar Park, Delhi by Sheba Chhachhi
From the entries submitted Tate will, at its discretion, select those to be shown on billboards across London, on the Tate website, and on any other of Tate’s approved partner platforms.
The open call for submission is aimed at all young people aged 16–25 who are signed up to Tate Collective.
Don’t be rude. Anything defamatory or obscene won’t be accepted. Your submission must be suitable for under 18s.
Anything you submit must be your own original work. If your content contains other’s material e.g. images, video, music etc you must have obtained the necessary permissions to use the material. Make sure you get someone’s recorded consent to be included in the material before showing an image of their face.
Tate won’t use your content for commercial purposes (eg. merchandise) but we may use your content to promote our platform or project, such as:
· On social media, eg Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
· On our websites
· In-gallery at Tate sites
· On printed materials eg leaflets promoting the open call and other projects for young people
By sharing and uploading any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio-visual material) for this open call, you will be sharing your content with Tate who will be able to use your material in the following ways:
You agree to grant to Tate, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants, for Tate services in any existing or future media worldwide (including on Tate’s website accessed by international users) and in perpetuity.
While we intend to credit you as the creator of the material, there may be some instances in which this is not possible (for example, due to formatting constraints). We therefore require as a condition of submission that you waive any moral rights in your contribution. You also permit Tate to edit the material, if necessary. You also grant to Tate the right to sub-license these rights to approved partners.
Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it, including licensing that material to other websites.
If you do not grant Tate the permission set out above on these terms please do not submit or share your contribution with us. By submitting your contribution with us, you are deemed to accept these Terms and Conditions.