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Silent Sunday at Tate Modern

Tate Modern, Bridget Riley

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Bridget Riley

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Light

Tate Modern, Tate ExchangeMy visit to the Tate Modern on Friday 10th November, was the perfect start to my birthday weekend

wooden framed light shades

The Exchange is a room in the new building at the Tate for interactive projects. I didn’t stop to make a lampshade but did watch a few people doing it. You can get a free cuppa in the Tate Exchange Room – worth knowing!

The exibition in the Turbine Hall, by three Danish artists from an artists’ Collective called SUPERFLEX is also interactive – read all about it here. And see a photo of the artists here,

‘Interactive’ is my favourite form of art.

This exhibit strongly relies on LIGHT and reflection. You can lie on a stripey carpet and watch the huge shiny ball as it swings overhead….

Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

Click on any photo to see it in more detail.

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Lots of people were enjoying the bubbles this Mum was blowing as they walked up the carpet.

Whole families could swing together in the rest of the hall, it was fun.

This next picture is taken from a bridge that connects the two buildings.

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broken by split layers

Tate Modern

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One-a-week Photo Challenge, prompt: LIGHT

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and joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, prompts: BROKEN and OVER

Beach Clean Vase on Monday

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Still a little obsessed with my latest project – Beach Clean Art, I have set this oh-so-cute square vase filled with monbretia in front of one of my in-progress paintings and surrounded it with bits and pieces I have collected from the beach whilst doing my bit for the 2 Minute Beach Clean.

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using these beach clean pieces for a backdrop again, this time complete with beach clean ‘Cleopatra’

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and Tate Modern brooch

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Tate Modern is selling these as a fund raiser to celebrate the new extension – exciting times, I hope to visit soon.

I have been developing the background canvases I showed you in this post, with a bit of stamping

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A very roughly drawn ammonite (with a pencil) on the back of a polystryrene pizza packing disc has created some pretty good stamps I think.

I’ve been playing with bits of beach-clean to see which will make the finished piece.

These pieces are just laid on with no fixings whilst I decide – fixing everything securely is what takes the time – that is the work – all else is play.

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I like the idea of fixing the smaller canvas to the larger, creating a little shelf – ooo i am having fun!

What do you think – does it work?

Joining in with Cathy’s inspired international garden flowers meme

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Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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Monbretia with morning dew.

WWAL Tate Modern and the park

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This Wednesday Walk-along will have to be a bit of a quick dash as my days are a bit hectic at the moment. Last weekend I went on a trip to London to see my son and his family, I just had time for a wander along the South Bank to the Tate Modern …DSCF6627

and was excited to see an exhibition with ‘Poetry’ in the title.
DSCF6640 I couldn’t really get the Poetry side of it, but just had to take a picture of a fellow gallery goer with clothes to pick up the colours of the painting DSCF6647

and another chance view of a girl obligingly wearing clothes to match the scene by the riverDSCF6658

I waited a while outside Selfridges to catch a properly attired passer-by to go with this window display, but no one in pastels came along.

Selfridges window displays are like visiting an art gallery in themselves. Then I met my son after work and we travelled back to his home together.

On Saturday it was a walk in the park, to the playground and then feeding the ducksDSC_0235 DSC_0237So lovely to spend time with those delightful little ones – and my son of course!