Tate St Ives Late

Late at Tate April including special guests Disco Rococo


Explore the theme of sculpture, movement and the work of Naum Gabo in the gallery after hours

This special Late at Tate gives visitors late access to the galleries with a special programme of performance, film and music in the galleries, Clore, Foyle and St Ives studios.

An A5 printed flyer will be available with programme timings for visitors and staff on the day.

Event programme

Music and more for our special celebration of sculpture and movement inspired by our current Naum Gabo exhibition. Relax with a drink and friends in the café and enjoy exhibitions, performances, music, talks and film after hours. Activities for children throughout the evening.

Live music from special guests, Disco Rococo, bringing their own brand of ‘Sad Pop’ to open and close the evening. Artist Rita Evans is creating a new commission for the event; a percussive instrument inspired by Naum Gabo’s artworks with local participants performing.

Throughout the evening

Making activities: One Stop Print Shop / Foyle Studio

Activities for young children and their guests will be on offer in the Foyle Studio. Make your own fabulous printed artwork inspired by the exhibition.

Special 10 minute talks / Naum Gabo exhibition

Tate St Ives staff give their personal perspectives on the works in the exhibition.

Live music: Only Now by Disco Rococo / ACCOUSTIC PERFORMANCE GALLERY 8


For Late at Tate, Disco Rococo will be performing Only Now, taking you on a musical journey in response to the Naum Gabo exhibition.

Alice Mahoney, Liam Jolly and Stuart Blackmore will bring unique, upbeat and new wave indie songs to the night. The three artists, now band members, met through the local art scene in Cornwall. Initially exhibiting and putting on events together, they soon started

jamming and Disco Rococo was born. Last year saw the release of their debut EP, About 2 Begin, which included the single Bullets N Bombs, an energetic, jangly, anti-war song with atmospheric stripped-back guitar, bubbling synth, driving drums and provocative lyrics.

Film: Hans Richter, film programme / Clore Sky Studio


Hans Richter was a German painter and experimental filmmaker. A contemporary and friend of Gabo during his time in Berlin, Richter’s film Rhythmus 21 is on display in Gallery 6. This short film programme features three of Richter’s groundbreaking works made in the 1920s, which still seem experimental and progressive today.

Performance: Rita Evans / Naum Gabo exhibition


Artist Rita Evans has been commissioned to make a special percussive instrument for Late at Tate audiences. Drawing on inspiration from the stringed and rotating works of Naum Gabo, Evans has constructed an instrument large enough for a group of performers to play as a group together. The sculpture has highly sensitive microphones hidden within it which are ‘played’ as the performers sew, thread and knot to create a network of threads.

Film: Coil of Days, Rita Evans / Clore Sky Studio


In Coil of Days, 2020 a film and live performance, a series of sound sculptures and instruments are revealed in eight scenes. Performers, instruments, words, feelings, materials and sounds come together in an intricate series of delicate and suspended relationships. Performers use their breath, body and movement to use the sculptures as instruments and shared tools. A voiceover narrates elements from the making of the work and later reflections, featuring passages inspired by the artist Ithell Colquhoun who is closely associated with Cornwall.

Live Music: Only Now by Disco Rococo / Clore Sky Studio


Join Disco Rococo on the roof for their final performance, showcasing new material from their upcoming EP.

Film: Naum Gabo, courtesy of BBC archives / Clore Sky Studio


Short film programme featuring archive footage of broadcast documentaries and feature programmes on Naum Gabo. With thanks to the BBC for permissions.

Don’t miss the new 3D film commissioned by Tate St Ives. A circle is a sphere seen from afar showing in the St Ives Studio throughout the night. Expect looming sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo and a unique soundtrack. This film by artist Richard Paul looks at the artists’ parallel interest in the forms of mathematical models. It combines photographs and footage taken in the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Tate St Ives and the University of Oxford archives. Don’t forget to put on your 3D glasses!

Café and Shop

From 18.30 drinks and tapas served all evening in the café. Last orders at 21.15. Shop open from 18.30. Closing between 21.00-21.30.

Tate St Ives

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Date & Time

10 April 2020 at 18.30–21.30