Enjoy live music, DJ sets, workshops and performances led by young creatives.
Get inspired, relax, and explore the galleries after hours. Festival tickets include access to our exhibition Outi Pieski, and displays Andy Holden: A Natural History of Nest Building and Modern Conversations.
U Studio Festival is curated by Tate Collective Producers at Tate St Ives.
16-25? Sign up for a free Tate Collective account and get discounts in our shop and café.
Cast a spell: Poetry workshop
Enjoy creative writing in our Cast A Spell Poetry Workshop. Use creative prompts to craft your own poetry. Reflect on your relationship with nature and use words to vision, raise questions and imagine alternative futures.
Catch a spell: Make a sensory spell pouch
Create a sensory spell pouch using reclaimed fabric, mark making and natural materials.
Craftivism pin badge making
Explore acts of collective craftivism, an activism that uses handicrafts as a medium to empower participants. Enjoy conversations and create a handcrafted pin badge.
15.00 and 18.30
Ghostpipe is a soil-stained sonic exploration through the natural world. This experimental sound-art project delves deep into the organic realm, using mushrooms, stones and sticks as sound sources. Dense, layered processing morphs these textures into clanking rhythms, melodies, and warm, mossy pads.
Each composition is a symbiotic dance between artist and environment, weaving together the primordial rhythms of nature with the human impulse for expression. Enjoy a live set by Ghostpipe, created in response to Outi Pieski in gallery 6.
Electric Crisp in the drum and bass cave
14.00–15.00 and 16.30–17.30
Electric Crisp is a synth artist and solo-producer based in St Ives, Cornwall. Taking inspiration from the Y2K movement, dance, trance and the 60s summer of love, Electric Crisp will be taking over Gallery 9 with specially created live sets and playlists.
DJ Good Doggy
14.00–15.00 and 16.00–18.00
Kate Merry (DJ Good Doggy) is a DJ with over a decade's experience playing venues across the UK. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of just about every genre and band that has existed since 1900 and a particular penchant for 80s and 90s RnB and dancehall riddims. Relax and enjoy the art and music in Gallery 6.
Cast a spell: Spoken word performance and open mic
16.00 and 17.30
Listen to poetry performances and join our open mic to share poetry created at our Cast a spell: Poetry workshop.
15.30 and 18.00
Watch as creatures emerge, and performers bring the artwork to life.
Food and drink
Enjoy delicious treats from Tate St Ives Cafe. The bar will remain open until 19.00, providing the perfect space to relax and watch the sunset over Porthmeor Beach.