Tate Modern Festival

UNIQLO Tate Play Ei Arakawa's Mega Please Draw Freely Picnic

Kids sitting in a circle on the floor drawing

© Rikard Österlund

Picnic, play and make some mischief! Come along to a weekend-long picnic in Ei Arakawa’s mega artwork

Bring your own picnic or pick up some food from the café and enjoy an indoor picnic and playful activities at Tate Modern. You can draw on the Turbine Hall floor and on banners among the theatrical pine forest of UNIQLO Tate Play: Ei Arakawa's Mega Please Draw Freely.

Take part in interactive performances led by Arakawa. Children and young people will take the lead, guiding the artist and participants in a dance to create a collective circle drawing across the Turbine Hall floor.

Experience the special recreation of Gutai artist Motonaga Sadamasa’s performance work, Work (Smoke) 1957, which creates art from puffing giant smoke rings into the air, illuminated by coloured lights.

Outside Tate Modern by the river Thames you can also take part in recreating Yoshihara Jirō’s Please Draw Freely which inspired Ei Arakawa’s take over in the Turbine Hall.

Tate Modern's entrance is via the Turbine Hall on Holland Street. There are automatic sliding doors and a ramp down to the entrance.

There are lifts to every floor of the Blavatnik and Nathalie Bell buildings. Alternatively you can take the stairs.

  • Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor on the concourses.
  • A quiet room is available to use in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 4.
  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the Ticket desks.

For more information before your visit:

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Visitor numbers are being carefully managed to ensure that your visit is as safe and comfortable as possible. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas and protective screens on desks and counters. We are only accepting card or contactless payments and have installed hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.

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Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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14 August 2021

15 August 2021

11.30–12.30, 12.45–13.45, 14.00–15.00, 15.15–16.15, 16.30–17.30

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