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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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  38% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 3 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
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 £79  31% 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  25% 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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Royal Academy Of Music Organ Department Showcase
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 24th April 2014 - 1.05pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 7 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Royal Academy Of Music Organ Department students perform Petr Eben's Two Invocations For Organ And Trombone, plus other pieces....More
 
 
 
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London International A Cappella Choir Competition: Heat 2
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 24th April 2014 - 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 7 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
A contest for a capella groups....More
 
 
 
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Richard Mosse: The Enclave
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Apr 2014 - 11.30am-5.30pm
Edel Assanti, 272-274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V | 13 minutes from Focus: Frank Bowling
Photographs exploring armed conflict in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, taken using a discontinued colour infrared film used for aerial surveillance ...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
 
 
 
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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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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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 2 miles from Focus: Frank Bowling
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... 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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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
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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
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
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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: TalkA gallery guide discusses a painting by Dutch artist Edward Collier.24th April 2014Wednesday 30th April 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Art In Focus: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  24th, 26th and 29th April 2014 - 1.15pm-1.30pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
A gallery guide discusses a painting by Dutch artist Edward Collier.
Ruin LustRuin LustRuin LustWhat is it about ruins that makes them so endlessly fascinating and so powerfully moving? The 18th century was mad about them (painting romantic pictures of them and even going as far as having decorative ruins built as features the grand landscapes of stately homes). In the 19th century they were associated with the dark effects of industrialisati24th April 2014Sunday 18th May 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Ongoing
Ruin Lust
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  4th March to 18th May 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
What is it about ruins that makes them so endlessly fascinating and so powerfully moving? The 18th century was mad about them (painting romantic pictures of them and even going as far as having decorative ruins built as features the grand landscapes of stately homes). In the 19th century they were associated with the dark effects of industrialisati... More about this event
 
Richard DeaconRichard DeaconRichard DeaconWelsh artist Richard Deacon (b. 1949) has built an international reputation based on his public sculptures, but this Tate Britain exhibition will explore his work on all scales, including veritable room-fillers such as the serpentine 'After' (1998). Deacon, who won the Turner Prize in 1987, calls himself a 'fabricator' rather than a sculptor, using24th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Ongoing
Richard Deacon
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture
DATES  5th February to 27th April 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Welsh artist Richard Deacon (b. 1949) has built an international reputation based on his public sculptures, but this Tate Britain exhibition will explore his work on all scales, including veritable room-fillers such as the serpentine 'After' (1998). Deacon, who won the Turner Prize in 1987, calls himself a 'fabricator' rather than a sculptor, using... More about this event
 
Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida BarlowTate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida BarlowTate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida BarlowThe annual Tate Britain Commission, which fills Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries with a piece of specially created contemporary art, will be by sculptor Phyllida Barlow this year who will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date. She "prefers to work with found objects, or easily accessible, unglamorous, DIY materials" according 24th April 2014Sunday 2nd November 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  31st March to 2nd November 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
The annual Tate Britain Commission, which fills Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries with a piece of specially created contemporary art, will be by sculptor Phyllida Barlow this year who will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date. She "prefers to work with found objects, or easily accessible, unglamorous, DIY materials" according ... 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.24th April 2014Wednesday 31st December 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  14th May 2013 to 31st December 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Iconic 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.
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.24th April 2014Saturday 31st December 2016 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th September 2012 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
A large-scale wall drawing consisting of bold blocks of colour and clean lines that are inspired by traditional styles of 20th-century constructivism.
Paint Club: Painting As A Document: TalkPaint Club: Painting As A Document: TalkAn artist and a writer discuss their relationship with particular paintings on display at Tate Britain25th April 2014Friday 25th April 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
On Soon
Paint Club: Painting As A Document: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 25th April 2014 - 1pm-2.30pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
An artist and a writer discuss their relationship with particular paintings on display at Tate Britain
Laura Oldfield-Ford And Jon Savage: TalkLaura Oldfield-Ford And Jon Savage: TalkThe artists discuss the use of ruins in their work.7th May 2014Wednesday 7th May 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
On Soon
Laura Oldfield-Ford And Jon Savage: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 7th May 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
The artists discuss the use of ruins in their work.
Ruin Lust With Amy Concannon: TourRuin Lust With Amy Concannon: TourA curator-led tour of the exhibition.9th May 2014Friday 9th May 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
On Soon
Ruin Lust With Amy Concannon: Tour
event > Tours
DATES  Friday 9th May 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
A curator-led tour of the exhibition.
Ruin Lust With Emma Chambers: TourRuin Lust With Emma Chambers: TourA tour of the exhibition with the curator.16th May 2014Friday 16th May 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
On Soon
Ruin Lust With Emma Chambers: Tour
event > Tours
DATES  Friday 16th May 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
A tour of the exhibition with the curator.
 

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

Tate Britain

A gallery guide discusses a painting by Dutch artist Edward Collier....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

 
Ruin Lust
Ruin Lust
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

Tate Britain

What is it about ruins that makes them so endlessly fascinating and so powerfully moving? The 18th century was mad ...More

 
Richard Deacon
Richard Deacon
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Tate Britain

Welsh artist Richard Deacon (b. 1949) has built an international reputation based on his public sculptures, but this Tate Britain ...More

 
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Britain

A large-scale wall drawing consisting of bold blocks of colour and clean lines that are inspired by traditional styles of ...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

Interalia 2014: Grenville Davey
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2014 

Chelsea College Of Art And Design 2 minutes walk from Tate Britain

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Vibe
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th June 2014 

Barcode Vauxhall 7 minutes walk from Tate Britain

Pop, R&B, hip hop, bashment and Afrobeat from Jason Prince and Matt Unique....More

Royal Academy Of Music Organ Department Showcase
Concerts | On 24th April 2014 

St John's Smith Square 7 minutes walk from Tate Britain

Royal Academy Of Music Organ Department students perform Petr Eben's Two Invocations For Organ And Trombone, plus other pieces....More

Royal Academy of Music Organ Department Showcase
Concerts | On 24th April 2014 

St John's Smith Square 7 minutes walk from Tate Britain

A performance of works by composers including Petr Eben's Two Invocations For Organ And Trombone....More

 
 
 
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