Tate Britain Workshop

Soapbox: Who is an artist?

Alfred Stevens, ‘An Artist in his Studio’ c.1840–2
Alfred Stevens, An Artist in his Studio c.1840–2. Tate

Who is an artist? And can anyone be one?

Using Tate's collection as a starting point we consider the economic/political/social and class structures that can support a career as an artist, but can also act as barriers.

This session is part of an ongoing series. The subject for the next session is up to you to decide.

What is soapbox?

Soapbox at Tate Britain is an opportunity for people near or beyond the age of 60 to meet, to air opinions and share discussions on life and art.

Soapbox explores links between social issues that are important to you and the work of artists from our collection that are on display at Tate Britain. Soapbox will challenge your thinking and offer you the chance to say what you feel in a supportive and friendly group.​

Tate Britain

Taylor Digital Studio

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

10 January 2018 at 11.00–13.00