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06 Feb, 2014

In pictures: LGBT History Month

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Simeon SolomonSappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene 1864Watercolour on papersupport: 330 x 381 mmPurchased 1980 February is LGBT History Month: a chance to reflect on some of the great lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists and art inspired by the LGBT community In our selection you’ll find a mixture of friends, lovers, fantasies and […]

04 Feb, 2014

Work of the week: After by Richard Deacon

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Richard DeaconAfter 1998Wood, steel, aluminium and resinunconfirmed: 1700 x 9500 x 3000 mm Purchased from funds provided by CGNU plc 2002 © TateView the main page for this artwork As sculptures of wood, metal, cloth and clay by the expert material manipulator fill the galleries of Tate Britain, we take a closer look at one of the […]

Pictorial Architecture Red, Yellow, Blue, Paul Klee, 1923 Zentrum Paul Klee Last week in our Bauhaus lesson series, we learnt about Paul Klee’s teachings on line. This week we’re on to structure, and curator Matthew Gale helps us tackle a terrifying array of grids and numbers that surely can have nothing to do with painting… So, back […]

31 Jan, 2014

Does participation deliver equality?

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Installation view of Roger Coward’s You and Me Here We Are – What Can be Said to be Going On? 1977 (left) on display in Art Tuning Left © Tate Photography Artist and filmmaker Roger Coward, whose work features in Art Turning Left, shares his thoughts on the potential of participatory art work to deliver equality Participatory works of art […]

31 Jan, 2014

In pictures: Chinese New Year

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Bryan KnealeHorse 1985Chalk on papersupport: 1831 x 913 mmPresented by Sir Richard (later Lord) Attenborough 1987© Bryan Kneale According to the Chinese calendar, on 31January we enter the year of the Horse so we’ve herded the Chinese zodiac animals from Tate’s collection Which one are you? A hot-headed, mighty dragon? A profound yet unassuming snake? […]

The front cover of Paul Klee’s 1953 Pedgogical Sketchbook © Faber and Faber Limited Paul Klee was a teacher at the famous Bauhaus school – so let’s take his lessons! In the first of a new series, our blogs editor meets curator Matthew Gale to untangle Klee’s Pedagogical Sketchbook I thought I got Bauhaus. Iconic design school, primary […]

29 Jan, 2014

Archives & Access project: Conserving the Archives

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© The Estate of Graham Sutherland My name is Sophie Connor and I’m the Archive Conservator for this project. In the broadest terms, my job here is to make sure archive materials won’t be harmed in the process of digitisation, and to make sure as much information as possible (text or image) is visible when photographed. I’m lucky […]

29 Jan, 2014

Installing Richard Deacon at Tate Britain

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Richard Deacon’s 1998 wooden sculpture After being installed at Tate Britain Photo: Susan Holtham© Tate  Curator of Tate Britain’s Richard Deacon show, Clarrie Wallis, takes time out of installing the British sculptor’s work to reveal what it’s like to slot sculpture together, and how cereal packets come in handy  Installing sculpture is great fun. Tate has a fantastic […]

28 Jan, 2014

Feeling like a threat in Liverpool

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You feel like a threat, don’t you?  Tate Collective member Steven introduces their latest collaboration with artist Ruth Ewan, a publcation exploring the perception of youth in Liverpool As a member of Tate Collective Liverpool I was given the opportunity to collaborate with artist Ruth Ewan to produce an artwork for the Art Turning Left exhibition […]

28 Jan, 2014

In pictures: Jackson Pollock – a birthday tribute

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Jackson PollockYellow Islands 1952Oil on canvassupport: 1435 x 1854 mm frame: 1462 x 1945 x 41 mmPresented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery (purchased out of funds provided by Mr and Mrs H.J. Heinz II and H.J. Heinz Co. Ltd) 1961© ARS, NY and DACS, London 2002 Instead of standing at an easel and […]


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