Tate Britain Private View

Members Private View: Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling
Vitacress 1981
Private Collection, London
© Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019

Experience Frank Bowling's innovative explorations into the possibilities of painting

You are invited to enjoy this major retrospective in the evening after the gallery closes to the public. After you’ve explored the exhibition, why not stay for dinner at the Rex Whistler Restaurant or go for drinks in the Members Room. We recommend booking for the restaurant.


Born in Guyana (then British Guiana), Bowling moved to London in 1953, where he studied at the Royal College of Art alongside David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj. Discover works from the span of Bowling's illustrious career including the celebrated large-format 'map paintings' of the late 1960s, the visually arresting 'poured paintings' - made by pouring liquid paint down an inclined canvas - and the highly sculptural paintings of the 1980s evoking riverbeds.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


18 June 2019 at 18.45–21.30

18 July 2019 at 18.45–21.30