Late at Tate Britain: Passage, Friday 2 August 2019

Explore the world of Frank Bowling Inspired by one of the great British abstract expressionists, Frank Bowling, we look at the word ‘Passage’. Passage of music, poetry, the passage we take from A to B or in the terms ‘right of passage’. Curated by the Tate Collective Producers and the Bowling family, join us for an evening of interactive workshops, discussions and performances, looking at the significance of Frank Bowling’s own life passage. MUSIC #SNC100 present Black Top in conversation & LIVE! 1840’s Gallery 18.00 – 19.30 Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson have roots in Antigua & Jamaica respectively. Their improvised adventures have sparked collaborations with Marshall Allen (Sun Ra), Jamaldeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman) and Heiroglyphic Being. EXPLORE The Huckster’s Route 1840's Gallery 18.00 - 21.00 Follow Frank’s journey as a huckster along the South American coastline. Digital artist Gary Stewart will be abstracting footage of this journey to accompany live music performances. WORKSHOP Patch your Passage Clore Studio 18.00 - 21.00 In response to Frank’s wife Rachel Scott who's sewn her own vibrant clothes for decades, join artist Eleanor McDonald in adding a patch that represents your passage to the collaborative quilt. MUSIC Doc Browling and his Blues Professors 1840's Gallery 20.00 - 21.15 Jazz and Blues have been a constant inspiration for Frank when creating his paintings. Gain some insight into Frank’s mind with very special music performances from Doc Bowling and his Blues Professors featuring Johannes Bowling. FILM Frank through the Ages Duffield Room 18.00 - 21.30 Enjoy this rare archive footage of Frank in his studio in New York City, touching on his experiences in the big apple as well as his Guyanese heritage. WORKSHOP Paint Your Face Away Taylor Digital Studio 18.00-21.00 Join digital artist Shinji Toya in a drop-in digital face painting session to learn about facial recognition, the data economy of faces and the limitations of computer vision and AI. Create your own profile picture with the digital painting tool inspired by Frank Bowling’s painting style to explore how this process can obfuscate face detection technologies. WORKSHOP Expressions of Paint Gardens 19.00 - 21.00 Frank Bowling was renowned for pushing the boundaries of paint and the way an artist uses it. Direct the Tate Collective Producers to create a new collaborative abstract artwork. WORKSHOP Capturing Light Turner Collection 18.00 - 21.30 Throughout the history of painting capturing light has always been key, including in Bowling’s work. Get involved in a collage workshop surrounded by one of the masters of light, JMW Turner. FILM Frank Bowling’s Abstract World Auditorium 18.00 - 21.00 Brenda Emmanus meets abstract artist Frank Bowling, who became the first black Royal Academician in 2005, to coincide with a major retrospective of his work at Tate Britain. (Copy from BBC Website) FILM How-to Paint like Frank Bowling Henry Moore Room 18.00 - 21.00 Tate made film looking at the painting techniques of Frank Bowling. MUSIC Reprezent Radio Presents… Outside the Djanogly Cafe 18.00 – 21.30 Join the voice of young London Reprezent radio and special guests for the sound of the underground. EXPLORE See an Artwork Come to Life 18.00 – 21.30 Across the gallery Look out for an Instagram Nametag next to eight artworks throughout the gallery and use your phone to unlock stories and experience the works in a whole new way. TATE BRITAIN Millbank London SW1P 4RG Plan your visit DATE & TIME 2 August 2019 at 18.00–21.30

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