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Focus: Frank Bowling

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

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster

    from £106  30% off
    30 John Islip Street, London, SW1P  4DD  3 minutes away 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

     
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    Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London

    from £64  32% off
    18 Albert Embankment, London, SE1  7TJ  4 minutes away 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 Club & Residence London London

    Plaza on the River Club & Residence London

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    18 Albert Embankment, London, SE1  7TJ  4 minutes away 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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    Art In Focus: George Stubbs' Mares And Foals In A River Landscape: Talk London

    Art In Focus: George Stubbs' Mares And Foals In A River Landscape: Talk

    Ends Today
    Dates: Thursday 30th July 2015 - 1.15pm-1.30pm
    Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P  4RG  Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling

    An informative talk....More

     
    Blindfold Barnyard: A Super Sensory Tour Of Vauxhall City Farm London

    Blindfold Barnyard: A Super Sensory Tour Of Vauxhall City Farm

    Ends Today
    Dates: Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th July 2015 - 11am-5pm
    Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street, London, SE11  5HS  8 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

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    Radames 'Juni' Figueroa London

    Radames 'Juni' Figueroa

    Now On
    Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st July 2015 - 11am-6pm
    Edel Assanti, 272-274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V  1BB  13 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

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    St John's Smith Square

    Smith Square, Westminster, SW1P  3HA  7 minutes away 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

    Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, SW8  1RZ  11 minutes away 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

    42 Francis Street, Westminster, SW1P  1QW  11 minutes away 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

    Millbank, Westminster, SW1P  4RG  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

    Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, SE1  7LB  8 minutes away 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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    Newport Street Gallery

    Newport Street, Lambeth, SE11  6AY  9 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

    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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    Lassco House & Garden

    Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, SW8  2LG  8 minutes away 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

    12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, SW1V  1SH  11 minutes away 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

    Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, SW1X  7XL  11 minutes away 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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    Millbank, Westminster, SW1P  4RG  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

    30 John Islip Street, Westminster, SW1P  4DD  3 minutes away 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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    Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, SW1P  4LA  4 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

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    Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, SE1  6SB  22 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

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    Chocolate Films Ltd

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    Courtauld Institute of Art

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    South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, SW8  1RT  9 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

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    3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1H  0RH  12 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

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    340 Kennington Road, Kennington, SE11  4LD  14 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

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    Millbank, Westminster, SW1P  4RG  Same location as Focus: Frank Bowling

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    Emmanuel Centre

    9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, SW1P  3DW  7 minutes away from Focus: Frank Bowling

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    9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, SW1P  3DW  7 minutes away 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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    Art In Focus: George Stubbs' Mares And Foals In A River Landscape: TalkArt In Focus: George Stubbs' Mares And Foals In A River Landscape: TalkAn informative talk.30th July 2015Thursday 30th July 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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    Art In Focus: George Stubbs' Mares And Foals In A River Landscape: Talk

    Free Event Ends Today
    DatesThursday 30th July 2015 - 1.15pm-1.30pm | Pricing Free
     
    Tate Britain 

    An informative talk.

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    Karen Knorr: BP SpotlightKaren Knorr: BP SpotlightExhibition bringing together two series of work which combine image and text exploring patriarchal values in the upper middle classes and the aspirations and lifestyle of a privileged minority living in one of the most affluent parts of London.30th July 2015Sunday 4th October 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    Karen Knorr: BP Spotlight

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates14th July to 4th October 2015 - 10am-6pm | Pricing Free
     
    Tate Britain 

    Exhibition bringing together two series of work which combine image and text exploring patriarchal values in the upper middle classes and the aspirations and lifestyle of a privileged minority living in one of the most affluent parts of London.

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    Fighting HistoryFighting HistoryPaintings looking at the emotional power and traditions of history painting and its persistent place in art.30th July 2015Sunday 13th September 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    Fighting History

    Ongoing
    Dates9th June to 13th September 2015 - 10am-6pm
     
    Tate Britain 

    Paintings looking at the emotional power and traditions of history painting and its persistent place in art.

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    Contemporary Projects: The Weight Of DataContemporary Projects: The Weight Of DataRecent work by emerging artists who investigate the material world through the conversion of information from one state to another.30th July 2015Sunday 25th October 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    Contemporary Projects: The Weight Of Data

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates14th July to 25th October 2015 - 10am-6pm | Pricing Free
     
    Tate Britain 

    Recent work by emerging artists who investigate the material world through the conversion of information from one state to another.

    r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
     
    BP Spotlights: 'Poor Man's Picture Gallery': Victorian Art And Stereoscopic PhotographyBP Spotlights: 'Poor Man's Picture Gallery': Victorian Art And Stereoscopic PhotographyA selection of three-dimensional photographic images known as stereographs, a style make famous in the 19th century, and featuring ordinary men, women and children in scenes based on famous paintings of the day. Included in the display are a lent collection from Brian May, Queen's guitarist and astronomer.30th July 2015Sunday 1st November 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    BP Spotlights: 'Poor Man's Picture Gallery': Victorian Art And Stereoscopic Photography

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates14th July to 1st November 2015 - 10am-6pm | Pricing Free
     
    Tate Britain 

    A selection of three-dimensional photographic images known as stereographs, a style make famous in the 19th century, and featuring ordinary men, women and children in scenes based on famous paintings of the day. Included in the display are a lent collection from Brian May, Queen's guitarist and astronomer.

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    Barbara HepworthBarbara HepworthBarbara HepworthThe first major show dedicated to prominent British sculptor Barbara Hepworth for nearly 50 years opens at Tate Britain on 24th June 2015. This major retrospective charts her progress from small carvings to the significant work in bronze, wood and stone that marked her achievement as a sculptor. Most commonly associated with St Ives, Cornwall, wher30th July 2015Sunday 25th October 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    Barbara Hepworth

    Ongoing
    Dates24th June to 25th October 2015
     
    Tate Britain 

    The first major show dedicated to prominent British sculptor Barbara Hepworth for nearly 50 years opens at Tate Britain on 24th June 2015. This major retrospective charts her progress from small carvings to the significant work in bronze, wood and stone that marked her achievement as a sculptor. Most commonly associated with St Ives, Cornwall, wher... More about this event

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    Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture For A Modern WorldBarbara Hepworth: Sculpture For A Modern WorldA retrospective of the artist's work, including pre-war carvings, sculptures in wood, stone and bronze and rarely seen textiles, drawings, collages and photograms.30th July 2015Sunday 25th October 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture For A Modern World

    Ongoing
    Dates24th June to 25th October 2015
     
    Tate Britain 

    A retrospective of the artist's work, including pre-war carvings, sculptures in wood, stone and bronze and rarely seen textiles, drawings, collages and photograms.

    r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Sculpture
     
    Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina MackieTate Britain Commission 2015: Christina MackieA three-part installation by the artist inspired by her interest in pigments and the use of colour, exploring the notion of physical and compositional balance between natural elements and artificial objects.30th July 2015Sunday 18th October 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates24th March to 18th October 2015 | Pricing Free
     
    Tate Britain 

    A three-part installation by the artist inspired by her interest in pigments and the use of colour, exploring the notion of physical and compositional balance between natural elements and artificial objects.

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    BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55Display of photographs, drawings, proposals and sculptures capturing the building of the Hunstanton School in Norfolk, featuring pieces by Eduardo Paolozzi, Nigel Henderson, Alison and Peter Smithson and Ronald Jenkins.30th July 2015Sunday 4th October 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates24th November 2014 to 4th October 2015 | Pricing Free
     
    Tate Britain 

    Display of photographs, drawings, proposals and sculptures capturing the building of the Hunstanton School in Norfolk, featuring pieces by Eduardo Paolozzi, Nigel Henderson, Alison and Peter Smithson and Ronald Jenkins.

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    BP Spotlight: Spaces Of Black Modernism: London 1919-39BP Spotlight: Spaces Of Black Modernism: London 1919-39Exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photographs and archival material exploring the experiences and interactions of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in London's art world between the wars.30th July 2015Sunday 4th October 2015 Where:
    Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
    Category: event

    BP Spotlight: Spaces Of Black Modernism: London 1919-39

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates13th October 2014 to 4th October 2015 | Pricing Free
     
    Tate Britain 

    Exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photographs and archival material exploring the experiences and interactions of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in London's art world between the wars.

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