Tate Britain Late

Late at Tate Britain: Time

A night exploring the meaning of time

Now and then, sooner or later, we have to talk about time. Running out of it, up against it, just needing a bit more of it, time is one thing in life that makes us all equal.

Join us for an neighbourly collaboration between Chelsea College of Arts and Late at Tate Britain. For this Late at Tate Britain, we have invited students from Chelsea College of Arts to explore thoughts and ideas around time. Expect a mix of music, discussion, workshops and performance across both Tate Britain and Chelsea College, including cutting edge art at the latest student degree show.



Don't miss the Chelsea MA Summer Show for some cutting edge art and performance! Just head over the road to the Chelsea Parade Ground via the Manton Foyer and follow the music! Open until 21.00 (last entry 20.45)


Too Early To Love You, Too Late To Kiss You

Room 1840

Artist Luca Bosani transforms the floor of Room 1840 into an unconventional clock, where the seconds are marked by flamenco inspired steps and stomps. At the centre of the clock, two performers will interact displaying a fluid interpretation of time, as the result of their inner life, desires and emotions. With Connor Pelé Williams and Jack Wallace.


Object Biographies

Clore Studio

All objects have stories to tell. How do we unlock these histories and what do they mean? Join curator Jacqueline Winston-Silk for a hands-on, collaborative workshop to explore some of these ideas.

In The Moment

Manton Studio

How do you feel right now? In the present? What have you got to say? Join artist Heather Rees for an experimental collaborative mural workshop to explore your current emotional state.

Extended Realities

Taylor Digital Studio

Artists have imagined realities using various mediums, throughout history. If you could imagine or experience a time in history, when and where would that be? Come and join the Digital Maker Collective and help explore the concept of imagined histories and how we experience time, absence and empathy through immersive art, emergent technologies and virtual reality.


Looking For Langston

Clore Auditorium

Join us for a discussion between artist Isaac Julien and Director of Tate, Maria Balshaw as they explore themes of time and temporality in relation to his ground-breaking film Looking for Langston which is currently on display at Tate Britain. Isaac Julien is renowned for using moving-image techniques, like montage, to bring the historic past together with more recent events. Chaired by David Dibosa, Reader In Museology at University of the Arts London.

*Requires a free ticket, available to collect from the Clore Auditorium on a first-come, first-served basis from 18.00.


In Real Time

Henry Moore Room

Check out a live stream of the MA degree show as it’s happening. There’s also a chance to see a selection of cutting-edge time-based media from Chelsea MA Fine Art students. But why not pop over the road and see it IRL!

Time Frame

Top of the Manton Stairs

Some of the paintings on display are over 500 years old! Dig into the prop box, and strike a pose inspired by Tate’s Elizabethan portraits.

Flat Time

Prints & Drawings Room

See a curated selection of works from the Tate Collection inspired by the theme of time, including a rare chance to see some of John Latham prints.


Unedited Material From the Star

Manton Studio
18.00–21.30, 12 mins, on a loop

John Latham’s ideas have had a major influence on generations of younger artists, in particular his ideas exploring time. Check out this rare chance to see this animated documentation of his artwork Film Star.


Reprezent Radio Presents …

Chelsea Parade Ground

Join Reprezent Radio stalwarts collective and label, STAY FREE who are bridging the gap between the most contemporary Latin and Global Sounds, from Medellín to São Paulo. Headed by artist/producer Patrick and DJs Pedro Suave and Pipe Ramos.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

5 July 2019 at 18.00–21.30

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