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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.

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  35% off
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Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th November 2015 to 24th September 2016
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling
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Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling
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139 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 | 7 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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Millbank Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
21-24 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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62 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 6 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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40 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London SW1V | 5 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
A social programme, a varied walks programme (5-11 miles, urban and rural) and weekends away for any Londoners who love to ramble.... More
 
 
 
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101 Tinworth Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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Painting with LightPainting with LightPainting with LightStunning works by Pre-Raphaelites and British Impressionists like John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler and John Singer Sargent will, for the first time, be shown alongside ravishing photographs which they inspired in Painting with Light . Tate Britain brings together photographs and paintings from the Victorian and 2016-08-29T00:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £18, concession £16
DATES  11th May to 25th September 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Stunning works by Pre-Raphaelites and British Impressionists like John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler and John Singer Sargent will, for the first time, be shown alongside ravishing photographs which they inspired in Painting with Light . Tate Britain brings together photographs and paintings from the Victorian and ... More about this event
 
Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979A modern art movement that can be hard to comprehend, conceptual art comes under the spotlight in Tate Britain's Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979. Taking a distinct period in British history, a time when both Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher were prime minister, the exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits o2016-08-29T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £12, concession £10.50
DATES  12th April to 29th August 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
A modern art movement that can be hard to comprehend, conceptual art comes under the spotlight in Tate Britain's Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979. Taking a distinct period in British history, a time when both Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher were prime minister, the exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits o... More about this event
 
Pablo BronsteinPablo BronsteinFor the Tate Britain Commission in 2016, Pablo Bronstein will unveil a site-specific performance piece in response to the imposing architecture of the Duveen galleries. The Argentinian artist is known for his use of architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment. His 'Erecting of the2016-08-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  26th April to 9th October 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
For the Tate Britain Commission in 2016, Pablo Bronstein will unveil a site-specific performance piece in response to the imposing architecture of the Duveen galleries. The Argentinian artist is known for his use of architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment. His 'Erecting of the... More about this event
Art and AlcoholArt and AlcoholArt and AlcoholArt and Alcohol at Tate Britain looks at the role of alcohol in British art from the 19th century to modern day. Ever since William Hogarth satirised the Georgian fascination with gin, artists have illustrated Britain's relationship with alcohol, whether it be a social lubricant or a warming friend during a social or family breakdown. This exhibiti2016-08-29T00:00:00+01002016-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th November 2015 to 24th September 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Art and Alcohol at Tate Britain looks at the role of alcohol in British art from the 19th century to modern day. Ever since William Hogarth satirised the Georgian fascination with gin, artists have illustrated Britain's relationship with alcohol, whether it be a social lubricant or a warming friend during a social or family breakdown. This exhibiti... More about this event
 
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.2016-08-29T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free ThinkingDavid Tremlett: Drawing For Free ThinkingA large-scale wall drawing consisting of bold blocks of colour and clean lines that are inspired by traditional styles of 20th-century constructivism.2016-08-29T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
Soapbox: Does Culture Influence Colour'Soapbox: Does Culture Influence Colour'A subject for the over 60s discussion group.2016-09-14T11:00:00+01002016-09-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Soapbox: Does Culture Influence Colour'
Turner Prize 2016Turner Prize 2016Turner Prize 2016Set up in 1984, the Tate's Turner Prize has been courting controversy ever since. The most notorious prize in the world of contemporary art, it carries a large cash prize - there's £40,000 in the pot - and instant fame for the winner who must be a British artist under fifty and have staged an 'outstanding' exhibition of work completed with2016-09-27T00:00:00+01002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
On Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
PRICING  TBC
DATES  27th September 2016 to 8th January 2017
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Set up in 1984, the Tate's Turner Prize has been courting controversy ever since. The most notorious prize in the world of contemporary art, it carries a large cash prize - there's £40,000 in the pot - and instant fame for the winner who must be a British artist under fifty and have staged an 'outstanding' exhibition of work completed with... More about this event
 
Paul NashPaul NashTate Britain presents the largest presentation of Paul Nash 's work for a generation. Known as a landscape artist, Nash was one of the most distinctive and most important British artists of the twentieth century. His downland and coastal landscapes of southern England, and its ancient past, provided a stage for his engagements with international 2016-10-26T00:00:00+01002017-03-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  TBC
DATES  26th October 2016 to 5th March 2017
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Tate Britain presents the largest presentation of Paul Nash 's work for a generation. Known as a landscape artist, Nash was one of the most distinctive and most important British artists of the twentieth century. His downland and coastal landscapes of southern England, and its ancient past, provided a stage for his engagements with international ... More about this event
 

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Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

After presenting a critically acclaimed version Ibsen's The Wild Duck in 2015, Simon Stone has now written and directed his ...More

 
Groundhog Day
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Theatre | Until 17th September 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

Based on the 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray, a new stage musical of Groundhog Day will ...More

 
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

The Queen has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the world and Scottish Artists 1750 ...More

 
Maria Merians Butterflies
Maria Merians Butterflies
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The ...More

 
Family Activities: Rex The Corgi's Adventures Around The Palace
Kids Events | On 29th August 2016 

Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

A storytelling session about the dog....More

Edward Barber
Edward Barber
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

A contemporary reinterpretation of images of the anti-nuclear protest movement in 1980s Britain, captured by the acclaimed documentary photographer, Edward ...More

 
Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

This free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the ...More

 
Visions of War Above and Below
Visions of War Above and Below
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

A long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of ...More

 
A Family In Wartime
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Focus: Frank Bowling

Photographs, personal testimonies, posters, film and paintings exploring how one ordinary family, the Allpresses, faced the daily challenge of living ...More

Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 1.44 miles from Focus: Frank Bowling

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
 
 
 
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