Tate Modern Workshop

Becoming Geometric Artworks

Natalia Goncharova Peasant woman. Costume design for 'Le Coq d'Or' 1937 State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia) © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019

Explore the use of straight lines and abstract shapes by creating costume in the style of Natalia Goncharova

Natalia Goncharova designed the costumes for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Having studied the sculptural and moulding qualities of costumes worn and performed in by dancers, her costumes became decorative art experiments.

At this workshop you will work alongside a costume designer to create your own experiments exploring the relationship between the body, movement and light. In the style of Goncharova, you will learn and apply practical techniques combining simple geometric shapes to create your own costume.


Clare McGarrigle

Clare McGarrigle is a Costume Designer and Educator. Clare’s practice explores the relationship between body, space, movement and light, where combinations of these elements question the boundaries and role of costume design. Clare has designed and made costumes for dance, opera and interactive theatre. Her work has been exhibited within open-air events, public art installations, live performances and film screenings. Clare lecturers on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University.​

Tate Modern

Clore Studio

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

7 September 2019 at 11.00–16.00