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Late at Tate Britain: Passage

Frank Bowling Tony's Anvil 1975,  Private collection, London, courtesy of Jessica McCormack,© Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019 

Explore the world of Frank Bowling

Inspired by one of the great British abstract expressionists, Frank Bowling, we look at the word ‘Passage’. Passage of music, poetry, the passage we take from A to B or in the terms ‘right of passage’. Curated by the Tate Collective Producers and the Bowling family, join us for an evening of interactive workshops, discussions and performances, looking at the significance of Frank Bowling’s own life passage.

The Huckster’s Route

Taylor Digital Studio

18.00 - 21.00

Follow Frank’s journey up the huckster’s route and then create your own. Join digital artist Shinji Toya and splice Ben and Frederick Bowling’s footage to create your own journey.

Patch your Passage

Turner Galleries

18.00 - 21.00

In response to Frank’s wife Rachel Scott whose sewn her own vibrant clothes for decades, join artist Elanor McDonald in adding a patch that represents your passage to the collaborative quilt.

Doc Browling and his Blues Professors

1840 Room

Set time TBC

Jazz and Blues have been a constant inspiration for Frank when creating his paintings. Gain some insight into Frank’s mind with very special music performances from Doc Bowling and his Blues Professors featuring Johannes Bowling.

Expressions of Paint


19.00 - 21.00

Frank Bowling was renowned for pushing the boundaries of paint and the way an artist uses it. Direct the Tate Collective Producers to create a new collaborative abstract artwork.

Capturing Light

Turner Collection

18.00 - 21.30

Throughout the history of painting capturing light has always been key, including in Bowling’s work. Get involved in a collage workshop surrounded by one of the masters of light, JMW Turner.

Bowling’s Walkthrough British Art

Modern Print Room

19.00 - 20.30

Take a look at what has inspired Frank Bowling through the history of British art with this one-off curated display by his Grandson, Frederick Bowling and the Tate Collective Producers.​

How-to Paint like Frank Bowling

Henry Moore Room

18.00 - 21.00

Tate made film looking at the painting techniques of Frank Bowling.

See an Artwork Come to Life

18.00 – 21.30

Across the gallery

Look out for an Instagram Nametag next to eight artworks throughout the gallery and use your phone to unlock stories and experience the works in a whole new way.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

2 August 2019 at 18.00–21.30

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