Tate Modern Workshop

Everybody should have their own art gallery With Thomas Tallis School

Help a group of young people build their own centre for contemporary art…in a garden shed

‘Everybody should have their own art gallery.’ So says artist Bob and Roberta Smith who created the Leytonstone Centre for Contemporary Art in his back garden.

We agree. That’s why a group of young people from the Thomas Tallis School Support Centre for Autism and Speech and Language Impairments is creating a centre for contemporary art in an old garden shed. Can you help them?

Plant an idea in our virtual garden. Watch the film of our work so far. Make some art for our gallery. 

This event is programmed by Thomas Tallis School, a Tate Exchange Associate.

Photo: Jon Nicholls 2016

Photo: Jon Nicholls 2016

Photo: Jon Nicholls 2016

Photo: Jon Nicholls 2016

Leytonstone Centre for Contemporary Art Photo courtesy: John Rogers

Project background

In 2012, Thomas Tallis School helped artist Ruth Ewan document a massive party for young people in The Savoy, celebrating the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. In 2013 they planted Professor Helen Storey’s Field of Jeans on school grounds to inspire ‘catalytic learning’. Prompted by these artists’ radical projects, Everybody Should Have Their Own Art Gallery within Tate Exchange investigates the connection between art, gardening and education. The work is inspired by artists and designers who engage with local communities and whose work asks important questions about the power of art to change the world for the better: how can art help us communicate? Why are gardens important for wellbeing? How can you create your own art gallery?

About Thomas Tallis School

Thomas Tallis School is a large, mixed and inclusive comprehensive school in South East London which places creativity, the arts and working in partnership with a diversity of creative practitioners at the heart of its curriculum.

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5 April 2017 at 12.00–16.00

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