Teaching Resource

B is for Broadcast

A self-led resource to help you and your group investigate the gallery and artworks through sound

B is for Broadcast resource

B is for Broadcast student resource © Tate

This resource aims to:

  • Extend and deepen student learning in the gallery through meaningful encounters with art and artworks
  • Support conversation through looking, thinking and participating, making, performing, listening
  • Engage students with art and artworks through contemporary artists’ practice.
  • This resource invites the group to choose one or more individuals who will ‘guide’ the resto of the group by reading out-loud instructions and questions, This person (s) will be called the broadcaster(s).

We trust teachers’ expertise to adapt the resources according to their group’s ability. Have fun and experiment with the resource. Activities can be broken down or expanded.

We suggest teachers use the questions in the resources to help frame group discussion – this could be a whole group, smaller groups or in pairs. There are no wrong answers.

How do you use this resource?

  • One or more pupils are nominated to be the ‘broadcaster’ and read out instructions and questions to the group while the activity takes place.
  • By transforming the paper into a cone shape, the resource becomes an ear horn, used to explore the sounds in the gallery and, in particular, artworks that are made out of sound or contain sound as an element.
  • Having identified sounds, students are encouraged to reflect on them. If the artwork has spoken, what do they wish to say back/reply? Offering in this way an opportunity to experiment with the production of sounds.
  • Responding to the idea of Broadcast, students are invited to devise ways of sharing their message with others and reflect on the relation between having a voice and being heard, at a personal level and a collective one.

If you have additional questions about the resource, how to use this resource with a school group or if they are interested in other resources please contact the Schools & Teachers team.

About this activity

This resource was made by artist Hannah Kemp-Welch. Through sounds and zines, Hannah Kemp-Welch’s practice is often made collaboratively with communities, her artworks explore which voices are prominent in society.

Hannah is interested in exploring questions such as, how do we listen to others? How can we understand the world around us?

Her works invite play and experimentation, and encourage collective action as a catalyst for change.

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