Tate Modern Workshop

Studio Complex With Central Saint Martins

Student at St Martins School of Art

How to survive as an artist in the metropolis

Join and help us remake the studio of the future.

London, once a city with overlooked spaces open to occupation and experimentation, has become an increasingly difficult environment for emerging artists. Those graduating from art school now find fewer spaces in which to work, with affordable studios a thing of the past. In the five-year period between 2014 and 2019, it is predicted that 30 per cent of artists’ studios in London will be lost (see GLA’s Artists’ Workshop Study).

In response, artists are challenging and re-inventing the studio. Could it be a park bench, an online space or a public building? As artists, can we resist the tide and find new ways of reinstating art practice within the heart of the city?

Around 200 students from Central Saint Martins will construct fully functioning studios in Tate Exchange. Drop in and select a studio (or a series of studios) and join in a wide range of practical activities incorporating the many and diverse ways in which art is made today.

About Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins is an arts and design college and part of University of the Arts London. The College’s alumni include artists and designers who have challenged and shaped the world around us.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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15 January 2018 at 12.00–18.00

16 January 2018 at 12.00–18.00

17 January 2018 at 12.00–18.00

18 January 2018 at 12.00–18.00

19 January 2018 at 12.00–18.00

20 January 2018 at 12.00–18.00

21 January 2018 at 12.00–18.00

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