Robes Project enjoy exhibition at Tate Modern
Tate Modern recently welcomed clients from Robes Project, a local charity that provides winter night shelter accommodation to homeless people, for a viewing of the Mira Schendel exhibition.
Even though the majority of Tate Modern gallery is free, they offer a limited number of complimentary tickets to some community groups that would like to see the ticketed special exhibitions. Olivia Newington at Robes Project said, ‘What a fantastic time we had going to se itt...from our discussions with the guests afterwards, it was clear that they got a lot out of the exhibition and particularly liked the room where there are the hanging white strands. It was a lovely afternoon’.
Tate also organise a range of different programmes for a local audience. These include regular free community private views for Southwark and Lambeth residents, a community led programme of film screenings, a community garden with regular events co-ordinated by Bankside Open Spaces as well as special projects like Tate Modern and You. Tate Modern and You is a newsletter usually produced in partnership with an artist and community group or neighbourhood. The learning team also offer free Art into Life workshops led by an artist educator that explore the collection.
To find out more visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/transformingtm/community.htm
Could you or your business suggest a free afternoon activity for Robes Project guests to explore? Get in touch with robes.coordinator [at] slm-bermondsey.org.uk (Olivia Newington) with any ideas.