British Folk Art  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST AUGUST 2014

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British Folk ArtOverlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk Art is often seen as a poor relation to fine art. Tate Britain curator and folk art expert Dr Martin Myrone has brought together more than 100 artefacts from collections around the country in this celebration of traditional skills. On display will be such diverse items as Toby jugs, shop signs, carousel horses, naval embroidery, pin cushions made by invalids in the Crimean War, and a life-size sculpture of King Alfred fashioned in thatch. These hark back to a pre-industrial age and promise to shed as much light on our social history as our artistic one.

 

About Tate Britain

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. More about Tate Britain

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British Folk Art  Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum  

British Folk Art - Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum

British Folk Art Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  23% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 3 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  34% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  22% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th April to 1st October 2017 - Various Times
British Folk Art, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as British Folk Art
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 30th September 2017
British Folk Art, London, WC2H | 2 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 21st to 23rd and 28th to 30th Sep 2017 - Various Times
British Folk Art, 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 | 7 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 6 minutes from British Folk Art
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from British Folk Art
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 11 minutes from British Folk Art
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as British Folk Art
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 9 minutes from British Folk Art
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 9 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Shopping > Markets
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 8 minutes from British Folk Art
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from British Folk Art
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as British Folk Art
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London > Restaurants > International restaurants
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from British Folk Art
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Shepherd's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 22 minutes from British Folk Art
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Chocolate Films Ltd
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Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 25 minutes from British Folk Art
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 28 minutes from British Folk Art
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from British Folk Art
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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from British Folk Art
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 11 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 13 minutes from British Folk Art
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 15 minutes from British Folk Art
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 9 minutes from British Folk Art
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 12 minutes from British Folk Art
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 14 minutes from British Folk Art
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as British Folk Art
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from British Folk Art
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from British Folk Art
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Simeon Barclay: The Hero Wears Clay ShoesSimeon Barclay: The Hero Wears Clay ShoesThe Leeds-based multimedia artist who seeks to understand how we identify and situate ourselves within culture and tradition.2017-09-22T10:00:00+01002017-11-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Free EventOngoing
Simeon Barclay: The Hero Wears Clay Shoes
Rachel WhitereadRachel WhitereadRachel WhitereadIn autumn 2017, Tate Britain stages the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win the Turner Prize. That accolade came in 1993, the same year she made House (arguably her best known work), an 'inside out house' where the fireplaces of the interior could be seen on the outside. This life-sized cast of a condem2017-09-22T00:00:00+01002018-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES  12th September 2017 to 4th February 2018
VENUE  Tate Britain 
In autumn 2017, Tate Britain stages the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win the Turner Prize. That accolade came in 1993, the same year she made House (arguably her best known work), an 'inside out house' where the fireplaces of the interior could be seen on the outside. This life-sized cast of a condem... More about this event
 
Queer British Art 1861-1967Queer British Art 1861-1967Featuring works from 1861-1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England, with paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant and David Hockne2017-09-22T10:00:00+01002017-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
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Queer British Art 1861-1967
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British ArtBP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British ArtIconic works by artists including Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Lowry, Millais, Spencer, Stubbs and Whiteread, representing 500 years of British art, spread out over 20 refurbished rooms.2017-09-22T10:00:00+01002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in LondonThe EY Exhibition: Impressionists in LondonThe EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London delves into an overlooked chapter in the Impressionist story. Hosted by Tate Britain, it looks back to the 1870s, when France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, and explores how many artists chose to seek refuge across the Channel. Presenting captivating works by the like2017-11-02T00:00:00+00002018-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  2nd November 2017 to 29th April 2018
VENUE  Tate Britain 
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London delves into an overlooked chapter in the Impressionist story. Hosted by Tate Britain, it looks back to the 1870s, when France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, and explores how many artists chose to seek refuge across the Channel. Presenting captivating works by the like... More about this event
Impressionists In London: French Artists In Exile (1870-1904)Impressionists In London: French Artists In Exile (1870-1904)In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists such as Money, Tissot and Pissarro to seek refuge across the Channel. The works on display map their involvement with London and the British art scene.2017-11-02T10:00:00+00002018-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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