Tate Create | February Half Term

Charlotte Ballam

Half term activities for children - Swirling Sailboats!

The Tate is an iconic part of the town and for many, a visit is a must when in St Ives. Understandably, though, the thought of visiting a gallery with children in tow can be less than thrilling. Introducing Tate Create, a creative workshop that goes hand in hand with the current exhibition by artist Anna Boghiguian.

"Get creative this February Half Term - Be inspired by the many journeys of artist Anna Boghiguian and design a super sailboat to hang in our floating flotilla. Pick up a Voyager Sketch sheet, and head into the exhibition to get some ideas then print your own sail back in our learning studio and make a boat to hang in our floating flotilla on our washing line waves or take it with you to float away at home."

Tate Create runs from 16th - 24th February, between 11am - 15.00pm. There's no need to book, just drop in.

About the exhibition itself...

"This is the first retrospective in the UK of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian (Cairo, 1946). A close observer of the human condition, the artist draws equally on the past and present, poetry and politics, joyfulness and a critique of the modern world. This immersive exhibition features dramatic large-scale installations of paintings on sailcloth and papier-mache sculptures, alongside more intimate displays of artist books and elements of her own studio. For this exhibition, Anna Boghiguian has created a new work inspired by the industrial history of Cornwall; featuring characters, processes and materials drawn from the mining and fishing industries.

The Tate is an easy stroll away from the Sail Lofts five star accommodation, just head towards Porthmeor beach and you can't miss it. As corporate members of Tate St Ives, we contribute to the gallery’s ongoing program of development, and as our guest, you’re entitled to free entry, plus a 10% discount on purchases from the Tate shop and cafe bar. You’ll also receive free admission at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where you can explore the artist’s studio and gardens and view her original sculptures, drawings and paintings. Be sure to drop into the office for a complimentary ticket for you and your party.