Tate St Ives Late

Late At Tate

© Tate. Photo Kirstin Prisk

Relax with a drink and enjoy exhibitions, performances, music, talks and films after hours

Inspired by Huguette Caland’s exuberant and erotically charged paintings, we explore intimacy, bodies, lovers, and the feeling of sound through the body with performance, film and song alongside music and drinks in our terrace cafe.

Artist Susie Green has created a new performance, The Hold, responding to the flow of imagery in Caland’s work in relation to emotional responses and empathy between people.

Claire Ingleheart, singer, performer and songwriter will lead an informal singing activity in the Clore Sky Studio.

There will also be a screening of ‘Singing for the Sea’ by Bethan Huws.


From 18.30

Drinks and tapas will be served in our café from 18.30 until late with accompanying music

Singing: Tuesday Night Fun Club | Clore Sky Studio
Dynamic singing group Tuesday Night Fun Club led by Vicky Abbott kick off our night with powerful and feisty renditions of pop songs and original compositions. Expect to hear everything from Christine and The Queens to songs celebrating Penwith and womens’ voices.

Film: Bethan Huws, Singing for the Sea 1993 | Foyle Studio
Shot in the summer of 1993, the film documents an art work by Bethan Hews featuring Bulgarian singers, on a beach in Alnwick, Northumberland. In traditional Bulgarian costume, the women – known collectively as the Bistrista Babi (or Bistrista Grandmothers) – are seen singing and dancing at the water’s edge. Co-commissioned by Artangel and Antwerp 93.

Film: Henry Monk, Living with Painting 2018 | St Ives Studio
Living with Painting shows the late British painter Rose Hilton in her home and working environment, captured by family friend and filmmaker Henry Monk. The film sees her talking about her life in Cornwall, her late husband Roger Hilton and we spend time watching her paint in her studio.


Film: Dispatch Feminist Moving Image | Clore Sky Studio
This curated series of short films is programmed and introduced by Amy Watts from Dispatch Feminist Moving Image. Dispatch FMI is a feminist moving image project which aims to bring feminist cinema and theory to all by making screenings accessible, affordable, and educational.


Performance: Susie Green, The Hold | Huguette Caland exhibition
Artist Susie Green, who works in performance, painting and sculpture has created a new performance for Late at Tate responding to the flow of imagery in Huguette Caland’s work. Backed by a continual soundtrack, the performance explores emotional responses, being held by others and empathy between people.

Advisory: This performance contains adult content.


Film: Kim Coleman and Susie Green, If They Be Two | Foyle Studio

Followed by a talk with Kim Coleman at 20.30
If They Be Two addresses a time in two artists’ lives as they pause to reflect on their bodies, their experiences with and without lovers, and their relationship as friends. Presented as a two-screen video installation, the work depicts the artists’ unclothed bodies as they film each other at home, touching with the gaze of their cameras.

Advisory: This film contains images of nudity and strobing effect.


Singing workshop: Claire Ingleheart | Clore Sky Studio
Fancy a sing? Raise your endorphins and experience the joy and exhilaration of coming together and singing in harmony. Musical Director Claire Ingleheart (WildWorks, Falmouth University) will be teaching a beautiful, uplifting Bulgarian folk song. The workshop is open to all and is all taught by ear, no experience necessary. An uplifting way to end your Late at Tate!


Last orders in the café!

A crowd of people watch a performance taking place for Late at Tate at Tate St Ives

© Tate. Photo Kirstin Prisk

Two people silhouetted against the view from the cafe at Tate St Ives holding glasses of wine

© Tate. Photo Kirstin Prisk

People having a conversation in the gallery at Late at Tate at Tate St Ives

© Tate. Photo Kirstin Prisk

Three speakers sit in front of an audience delivering a talk for Late at Tate St Ives

© Tate. Photo Kirstin Prisk

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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Date & Time

19 July 2019 at 18.30–21.30