Collective Matter for Tate Exchange

Septemeber 2016 - March 2017

Event at Tate Modern, 5th Floor, Switch House
Friday 10th March
12-6pm

In September along with Mary O’Malley and Eva Masterman, as Collective Matter, we were commissioned by the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership to develop a project 'Material Action' for Tate Exchange. This project brought together three galleries from South London; Gasworks, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall and Pump House Gallery and offered opportunities for 14-25 year olds to work with clay and share their stories of their local area. 

It was a huge project, we produced a range of workshops and events including the creation of a huge collaborative clay cityscape in the Beaconsfield arch, an storytelling exchange recording people's stories of where they live, brick-making workshops with secondary school pupils and a youth club in the Patmore Estate with the results displayed in an installation at Pump House Gallery, a panel discussion that brought together the three partner galleries and artistic communities to explore the wider critical landscape of the project and kintsugi and digital handmade workshops where new heirlooms were made at Gasworks.

A final event was held at Tate Modern on the 10th of March where we showed off the results of the six month project and recreated three of the clay workshops in the Tate Exchange space.

To see some of the stories we collected and find out more information, visit the project website:

www.materialaction.com