Tracey Emin, My Bed 1998. Tate © Tracey Emin
Late at Tate will return to Tate Britain this season with a new series of free events curated by young people. The gallery will open on the first Friday evenings of April, June, August, October and December for specially curated late openings featuring music, live performances and workshops. 2016’s series will be inspired by key works in the Tate Collection, with the first event inspired by Tracey Emin’s My Bed.
Late at Tate event is curated exclusively by 15-25 year olds from Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London produce a range of free events and festivals for young people to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas.
The series will kick off on 11 April with an evening themed around Tracey Emin’s seminal work, My Bed (1998), which is currently on display in Tate Britain’s Tracey Emin and Francis Bacon room. The event will include performances by local producer Pokovsky and London-based collective, 404, zine-making workshops by Rudy Loewe and an informal performance-based discussion work by artist collective Bedfellows, tackling some of the themes in Emin’s work.
Later in the series, events will be themed around artworks including Winifred Nicholson’s Sandpipers, Alnmouth (1933), Rasheed Araeen’s Rang Baranga (1969), Shirazeh Houshiary’s Veil (1999) and The Cholmondeley Ladies (British School c.1600-10).
Late at Tate is part of the Circuit programme, led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Circuit is a four year national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums working in partnership with the youth and cultural sector. Led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it provides opportunities for young people to steer their own learning and create cultural activity across art disciplines. Circuit involves Tate Modern and Tate Britain; Tate Liverpool; Tate St Ives and partners from the Plus Tate network: Firstsite, Colchester; MOSTYN, Llandudno; Nottingham Contemporary; The Whitworth, Manchester; and Wysing Arts Centre and Kettleʼs Yard, Cambridgeshire
Late at Tate is a free, drop-in event. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. At this event, street food will be available.
Late at Tate Britain:
Tate Britain, 2016
Friday 1 April 18.00-22.00
Friday 3 June 18.00-22.00
Friday 5 August 18.00-22.00
Friday 7 October 18.00-22.00
Friday 2 December 18.00-22.00
Special offer: 50% off current exhibition tickets for under 25’s on production of valid I.D (last entry 21.00).