Tate Britain courses

Critical Practice As Play

People looking at the artwork

Tate Teachers Summer School, 2017. Image © Tate (Alex Wojcik)

Explore the collection and develop critical, diverse and inclusive art practices in this three-day course for teachers and artists

Critical Practice as Play is a 3-day workshop based at Tate Britain devised to explore notions of representation, identity and power through being with the artwork on display. Working with artists participants will engage with one another and the museum through practical activity including performance/movement, textiles, conversations, storytelling and creative writing.

Questioning how we play with (and perform) our identities as individuals, in groups and in the world participants will explore critical, diverse and inclusive art practices.

Critical Practice as Play forms part of Janine Francois's doctoral research at Tate, exploring whether Tate can be a ‘safer space’ to discuss race and cultural difference within a teaching and learning context, and will include contributions from artists Camille Barton, Enam Gbewonyo and Kuchenga Shenje.

To book call 020 7887 8888 (option 3) or email schoolsandteachers@tate.org.uk

*As places are limited a nominal charge of £25 is required to ensure your place. This is non-refundable.

When booking on to this course you will be asked to sign a research consent form, completion of this prior to course date is necessary in order to attend.

Tate Britain

Clore Studio

London SW1P 4RG
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