Focus: Frank Bowling

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 30TH APRIL 2013

ADDRESS
Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG 
 
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Dates:
30th April 2012 until 30th April 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
Saturday-Thursday, 10am-6pm | Friday 10am-10pm
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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Having encountered the work of abstract painters when he moved to New York in 1966, Frank Bowling became increasingly interested in the effects that could be created by paint. This led to his experimentation with poured paintings. Pouring paint directly onto the canvas, sometimes from as high as two metres, Bowling discovered this innovative style that saw the paint freefall onto the canvas and, as a result, boasted a unique action painting. Part of Tate's BP British Art Displays, this exhibition displays a range of the Guyana-born artist's work.

 

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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22 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
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Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  27% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £126  42% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
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BP Spotlight: Source
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd May to 14th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling
This display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Defiance
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - 7pm
Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 9 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
...More
 
 
 
On Soon
The LipSinkers
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 5th September 2014 - 9pm-2am
Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 9 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
DJ Squeaky and John Sizzle spin dance music, with comedy and cabaret....More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 11 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Focus: Frank Bowling

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Focus: Frank Bowling
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling
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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Focus: Frank Bowling

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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 8 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X | 11 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling
The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain gets its name from the specially commissioned Rex Whistler mural, 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats', which provides ... More
 
 
 
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City Café
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
A cool refined decor, pretension-free food and immaculate attention to detail across a versatile set of menus make this a brilliant contemporary version of a classic ... More
 
 
 
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Shepherd's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
This formal restaurant in Marsham Street retains its old school charm and remains popular with men in pin-striped suits - being close to Parliament and several ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 35 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 37 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 37 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 12 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 15 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 12 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 13 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 15 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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 Focus: Frank Bowling
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 12 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 14 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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 Focus: Frank Bowling
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 

Tate Britain events

 
Art In Focus: TalkArt In Focus: TalkFifteen minute talk on artwork.2nd September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Art In Focus: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 30th September 2014 - 1.15pm-1.30pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Fifteen minute talk on artwork.
Early Years Open Studio Programme Tate Britain: CourseEarly Years Open Studio Programme Tate Britain: CourseGallery and studio sessions for young children.2nd September 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Now On
Early Years Open Studio Programme Tate Britain: Course
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICING  Free, adv booking required
DATES  2nd September to 29th October 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Gallery and studio sessions for young children.
BP Spotlight: Frank Auerbach: Paintings And Drawings From The Lucian Freud EstateBP Spotlight: Frank Auerbach: Paintings And Drawings From The Lucian Freud EstateA display featuring paintings and drawings collected over the years by the late Lucian Freud, featuring studies of the landscapes of North London, and portraits of two important women in Auerbach's life, Estella Olive West and his wife, Julia.2nd September 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Frank Auerbach: Paintings And Drawings From The Lucian Freud Estate
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th August to 9th November 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
A display featuring paintings and drawings collected over the years by the late Lucian Freud, featuring studies of the landscapes of North London, and portraits of two important women in Auerbach's life, Estella Olive West and his wife, Julia.
BP Spotlight: SourceBP Spotlight: SourceThis display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st century digital and social media platforms.2nd September 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Source
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 14th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st century digital and social media platforms.
Early Years Open StudioEarly Years Open StudioGallery and studio sessions for young children.2nd September 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Ongoing
Early Years Open Studio
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICING  Free, adv booking required
DATES  8th July to 31st October 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Gallery and studio sessions for young children.
BP Spotlight: Alan DavieBP Spotlight: Alan DaviePaintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and beauty at odds with the common view of the alienation and disaffection of the post-war milieu.2nd September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Alan Davie
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Paintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and beauty at odds with the common view of the alienation and disaffection of the post-war milieu.
BP Spotlight: Chris KillipBP Spotlight: Chris KillipWorks by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues of working-class communities in the 1970s and 1980s.2nd September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Chris Killip
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Works by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues of working-class communities in the 1970s and 1980s.
Space (Ages 15-25)Space (Ages 15-25)An unstructured, creative session.2nd September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Space (Ages 15-25)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 30th September 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
An unstructured, creative session.
BP Spotlight: The Craze For PastelBP Spotlight: The Craze For PastelThis display explores the emergence of pastel in the 18th century and its phenomenal, if relatively short-lived, success as a fashionable alternative to oil paint. Tracing its evolution from natural chalk made from coloured earth - long used for figure and landscape sketches - into a full-colour portrait medium of fabricated, coloured chalk crayons2nd September 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: The Craze For Pastel
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 5th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display explores the emergence of pastel in the 18th century and its phenomenal, if relatively short-lived, success as a fashionable alternative to oil paint. Tracing its evolution from natural chalk made from coloured earth - long used for figure and landscape sketches - into a full-colour portrait medium of fabricated, coloured chalk crayons
Reception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life RoomReception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life RoomThis display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of the life room, and the changing status of life drawing from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will examine both conservative and innovative practice (with an emphasis on the latter) with unique perspectives from the archives of three a2nd September 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Reception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life Room
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of the life room, and the changing status of life drawing from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will examine both conservative and innovative practice (with an emphasis on the latter) with unique perspectives from the archives of three a
 

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BP Spotlight: Bodies Of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

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The works in this display focus on the nymph with or without her frequent companions: satyrs, infant cupids and other ...More

BP Spotlight: Source
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2014 

Tate Britain

This display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon ...More

Early Years Open Studio Programme Tate Britain: Course
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2014 

Tate Britain

Gallery and studio sessions for young children....More

BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Britain

Iconic works by artists including Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Lowry, Millais, Spencer, Stubbs and Whiteread, representing 500 years ...More

BP Spotlight: Chris Killip
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Tate Britain

Works by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues ...More

Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Tate Britain

The annual Tate Britain Commission, which fills Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries with a piece of specially created contemporary art, will ...More

 
Art In Focus: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Tate Britain

Fifteen minute talk on artwork....More

BP Spotlight: Frank Auerbach: Paintings And Drawings From The Lucian Freud Estate
Exhibitions | Until 9th November 2014 

Tate Britain

A display featuring paintings and drawings collected over the years by the late Lucian Freud, featuring studies of the landscapes ...More

Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

Tate Britain

Sculptor Phyllida Barlow will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission ...More

Space (Ages 15-25)
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Tate Britain

An unstructured, creative session....More

 
 
 
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