Focus: Frank Bowling

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 30TH APRIL 2013

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Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG†
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30th April 2012†until†30th April 2013
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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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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
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Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £86† 24% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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Plaza on the River Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £126† 33% 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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London > Events > Film Events †Dates: Monday 22nd September 2014 - 7pm
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling
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Songsmiths Present ¬“Journeys¬”
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Sunday 21st September 2014 - 3pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 7 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Songsmiths Nicky Spence, Marcus Farnsworth and Audrey Hyland perform songs about journeys, including Vaughan Williams, Britten, Schubert, Buxton Orr, Faure and Strauss....More
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Adams Antiques Fairs
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Sunday 21st September 2014 - 10am-4.30pm
Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre, 80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Adams Antiques Fairs returns this Sunday with over 140 stands of quality antiques and vintage items to the historic Horticultural Halls in Westminster....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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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
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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
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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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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 Cafť
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
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39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 13 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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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
Wine Bar ... More
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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

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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.21st 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†|†PRICINGFree
DATES25th August to 9th November 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUETate 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: 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.21st September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain, † Millbank† † † SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Alan Davie
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUETate 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.21st September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain, † Millbank† † † SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Chris Killip
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUETate 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.21st September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain, † Millbank† † † SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Space (Ages 15-25)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd May to 30th September 2014
VENUETate 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 crayons21st 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†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd May to 5th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUETate 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
Late Turner: Painting Set FreeLate Turner: Painting Set FreeLate Turner: Painting Set FreeWell timed to coincide with the movie of Turner, this major survey of the last works of the influential British landscape artist, J.M.W. Turner, features iconic works from his final period, the 15 years between 1835 and 1850. The exhibition will reassess Turner's extraordinary body of work created during this period, when some of his most celebra21st September 2014Sunday 25th January 2015 Where:
Tate Britain, † Millbank† † † SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Ongoing
Late Turner: Painting Set Free
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES10th September 2014 to 25th January 2015
VENUETate Britain†
Well timed to coincide with the movie of Turner, this major survey of the last works of the influential British landscape artist, J.M.W. Turner, features iconic works from his final period, the 15 years between 1835 and 1850. The exhibition will reassess Turner's extraordinary body of work created during this period, when some of his most celebra...†More about this event
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 a21st 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†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUETate 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
Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014Sculptor Phyllida Barlow will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission 2014, supported by Sotheby's.21st September 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain, † Millbank† † † SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture†|†PRICINGFree
DATES30th May to 19th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUETate Britain†
Sculptor Phyllida Barlow will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission 2014, supported by Sotheby's.
BP Spotlight: Andrea ButtnerBP Spotlight: Andrea ButtnerWorks that include woodcuts, reverse glass painting, sculpture, video and performance. She creates connections between art history and social or ethical issues, with a particular interest in notions of poverty, shame, vulnerability and dignity, and the belief systems that underpin them.21st September 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain, † Millbank† † † SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Andrea Buttner
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUETate Britain†
Works that include woodcuts, reverse glass painting, sculpture, video and performance. She creates connections between art history and social or ethical issues, with a particular interest in notions of poverty, shame, vulnerability and dignity, and the belief systems that underpin them.
BP Spotlight: Forgotten FacesBP Spotlight: Forgotten FacesThis display brings together portraits that were stars of the Tate collection in the early 20th century. Many were reproduced in books or as postcards. Diana of the Uplands, Charles Wellington Furse's portrait of his wife Katharine, for example, once rivalled Millais's Ophelia in popularity.21st September 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain, † Millbank† † † SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Forgotten Faces
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUETate Britain†
This display brings together portraits that were stars of the Tate collection in the early 20th century. Many were reproduced in books or as postcards. Diana of the Uplands, Charles Wellington Furse's portrait of his wife Katharine, for example, once rivalled Millais's Ophelia in popularity.

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Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

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Paintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and ...More

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