Music programmed by NTS Radio
Full line–up coming soon!
Sketch the commission
Kara Walker’s Hyundai Commission is Fons Americanus. It's an ambitious 13–metre tall working fountain right in the Turbine Hall. Grab a seat, pick up a pencil and sketch the work.
Apples & Snakes presents: Shirley May
19.00 – 20.00, Terrace Shop, Blavatnik Building, Level 1
Join poet Shirley May as she reads from her poetry collection, She Wrote Her Own Eulogy. The collection discusses her family’s Jamaican heritage and the Black-British experience.
She Wrote Her Own Eulogy is published by Wrecking Ball Press
*Requires a free ticket, available to collect from the Level 0 ticket desk on a first–come, first–served basis from 17.00
Surrealist snapshot sketching
Blavatnik Building, Level 2
Join Originary Arts to draw your own dreamlike visions. Pick up a pencil and sketch from surreal scenes and Dora Maar-inspired life models. Plus strike your own poses and act out imagined advertising campaigns for fellow visitors to sketch.
Dora Maar photo missions
Blavatnik Building, Level 3
Sign in at the Department of Photographic Missions to begin. You’ll receive a series of strange and surreal photo challenges. They will take you on a journey around the building. Cameras at the ready!
Digital Display: #EverydayDora open call
Blavatnik Building, Level 4
We invited you to submit to #EverydayDora, capturing surreal moments in everyday life. Drop by to see the results of our open call.
Blavatnik Building, Level 6
19.00 – 19.40 Lucid Dreaming
Dreams are a crucial tool for surrealist artists, enabling them to peer into their unconscious minds. In lucid dreaming, the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming. Join Dr Josie Malinowski to learn the science behind it and discover how you can become lucid in your own dreams.
20.00 – 20.40 Mal readings: Sex Negative
Join Mal Journal for readings and a discussion. It will be led by contributing writers and poets Bhanu Kapil, Sasha Dugdale and Daisy Lafarge. They will explore sabotage, and pain as conveyed in the work of Dora Maar.
Mal is a literary journal of sexuality and erotics supported by Feeld.
21.00 – 21.30 Picasso, I Want My Face Back
Hear acclaimed poet Grace Nichols in conversation with Emma Jones, Curatorial Assistant at Tate Modern. Nichols will chat through her book, Picasso, I Want My Face Back. It was inspired by Picasso's iconic Weeping Woman, when it was displayed Tate Britain. It explores art, landscape and memory, which takes us on a journey through the imagined mind of Dora Maar.
Natalie Bell building, Level 4
Join artist Asma Istwani to create a surrealist collage. Reveal the inner workings of your unconscious mind!
Meet at 19.30, Natalie Bell Building, Level 4
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Join lively conversations around key artworks.
UNIQLO 10 Minute Art Talks
Various times, throughout the building
Look out for staff and volunteers from across Tate, who will be sharing their personal
insights into works from the collection in just 10 minutes.