Tate Modern Workshop

Cultural Canvas

​Marc Hare, London, 1981 - courtesy of Nina Manandhar

​Marc Hare, London, 1981 - courtesy of Nina Manandhar

A weekend of workshops, music and discussion exploring what culture means to creative young Brits​​

Join us to explore cultural influences and how ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society are passed on through generations. Invited artists, creatives and influencers will share why culture matters to them, and you are invited to contribute your cultural experiences, too.

Drop in during the weekend to get take part in a workshop, contribute to an installation, hear a talk or DJ set exploring what culture means and why it matters.

Saturday 21 October

12.00–14.00 South London Meals workshop with food stylist Sienna Murdoch

Navigate Tate Modern's local cultural landscape through food mapping with food stylist Sienna Murdoch

14.00–17.00 #WhatWeWearTate Photo Studio with photographer Nina Manandhar

Take part in Nina Manandhar's #WhatWeWearTate Photo Studio and contribute a contemporary insight into digital youth culture

18.00–19.00 Touching Bass workshop

Join Touching Bass as they interpret their subcultural influences through music and sound

19.00–21.00 Touching Bass DJ set

Sunday 22 October

15.00–16.00 Discussion and poetry with Melz and Ògún

Discuss how digital technology connects the global black diaspora with MC and academic Melz and poet Ògún

Photo of Touching Bass

Touching Bass © Adama Jalloh

Photograph of Melz

MC and academic Melz © Will Stanley

Photograph of young people interacting with a map at the Tate Modern opening

Tate Modern opening weekend © Dan Weill Photography

Photo of ​Marc Hare

​Marc Hare, London, 1981. Courtesy of Nina Manandhar

Photo of poet Ogun

Poet Ògún © Martha Ibukun

Marcel Broodthaers, ‘Daguerre’s Soup’ 1975
Marcel Broodthaers
Daguerre’s Soup 1975
© DACS, 2021

Open Call: What We Wore x Tate

How do you represent yourself? As part of Cultural Canvas, you are invited to contribute your photographs to a live display. We want to see photos which showcase young people’s attitudes to self-representation in three different social spaces:

  • Home eg. in your house, a friends flat, student halls
  • On the street eg. out and about or going from a to b
  • Augmented eg. using a selfie filter or with a face swap

A selection of submissions will be displayed alongside a map of young people’s style, curated by Nina Manandhar using images from her project What We Wore.

How to get involved

Take part by sharing your photo(s) using the hashtag #WhatWeWearTate on Instagram or Twitter

You can also email your photo(s) to collectives@tate.org.uk (under 5MB please)

Terms and Conditions

From the entries submitted Tate and What We Wore will, at its discretion, select those to be shown in the display as part of the Cultural Canvas, on the Tate website, and on any other of Tate’s approved partner platforms.

Don’t be rude. Anything defamatory or obscene won’t be accepted.

Anything you submit must be your own original work. If your content contains other’s material e.g. images, video, music etc you must have obtained the necessary permissions to use the material. Get someone’s consent before showing an image of their face.

Tate won’t use your content for commercial purposes but we may use your content to promote our platform or project, such as:
• On social media, eg Facebook and Twitter
• On our websites
• In-gallery at Tate sites
• On printed materials eg leaflets promoting the open call and other projects for young people

You waive any moral rights in your contribution in order to permit Tate to edit your material if necessary.

in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it, including licensing that material to other websites.

If you do not grant Tate the permission set out above on these terms please do not submit or share your contribution with us. By submitting your contribution with us, you are deemed to accept these Terms and Conditions.

Before you submit your work, please read sections 4 and 7-11 of Tate’s website terms of use.

Cultural Canvas is curated by young people from Tate Collective London. Tate Collective run free events, workshops and talks for young people aged 15–25. The group get involved in every phase from concept to curating, marketing to running things on the day.

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