Tate Lab

Providing space for young people to work with artists on a journey of creative exploration

Tate Lab takes place on the first Saturday of every month alternating between Tate Britain and Tate Modern.  The event is set up as a creative lab in which young people across London are invited to work with an artist to explore creative experimentation with materials in response to Tate’s current exhibitions and collection displays. A finished artistic product is not the main focus; Tate Lab’s are designed so that the journey of experimentation can lead to inspiration and creative exploration (for both the participants and the artists).

Tate Labs are designed by members of Tate Collective London working in collaboration with with artists across disciplines.

Previous workshops have featured work with Sputniko!, The New Radiophonic workshop, Tony Nwachukwu, Maurizio Anzeri, Yuri Suzuki and Codasign; exploring practice as diverse as expanded cinema, sound, paper sculpture, coding and conductive threads.

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Jotta Collective‘s Pinhole Camera Photography workshop inspired by Edvard Munch‘s exploration of photography, perspective and optical space.


Artist Lynn Loo experiments with 16mm film loops using different methods to manipulate the celluloid and experiment with projection. The event was inspired by installations of filmmaking pioneer Oskar Fischinger.


In response to the exhibition of Klein & Moriyama this Tate lab explored the potential of photo manipulation with artist Maurizio Anzeri, using embroidery to re-imagine the photographic portrait as a 3D object.