Great British Art Debate

From Painting to Performance, To An Outdoor Celebration of Watercolour, In Videos

Four galleries worked together to use historic British Art collections to explore questions about nationhood and identity today. Four exhibitions, Watercolour, John Martin, Restless Times and Family Matters, all address different aspects of British artistic heritage and contemporary practice. The different artists, time periods and techniques in each exhibition show different views on Britain and the British people.

The following videos were produced in conjunction with the Watercolour exhibition at Tate Britain and were presented as part of the Great British Art Debate. 

 

How to paint with Watercolour: Inspiration

The Great British Art Debate presents a watercolour workshop full of surprising and inspiring ways to use watercolour in animation and fashion.

 

 

Reflections on Watercolour: Emily Evans

The Great British Art Debate presents an insight into the practice of contemporary mixed media and watercolour artist Emily Evans.

 

 

 Reflections on Watercolour: Sonia Yekinni

The Great British Art Debate presents an insight into the practice of artist and illustrator Sonia Yekinni, looking at her use of watercolour.

 

 

How to paint with Watercolour: Nicola Durvasula

The Great British Art Debate presents a Watercolour technique discussion between artists Emily Evans and Nicola Durvasula.

 

 

Performance work Great Art Debate

Tate Britain in collaboration with Nigel Barratt and Louise Mari from shunt present a live art performance based on Watercolour.

Find out more about Nigel and Louise’s work at www.nigelandlouise.com

This is all part of the Great British Art Debate, asking what art means to you.
Watch more videos and join the debate at www.greatbritishartdebate.org

 

 

Tate Britain’s Watercolour at Camp Bestival

The Great British Art Debate team took their wellies and watercolours to Camp Bestival with artists Neal Tait, Naomi Leake and Gavin Turk, and writer/performer/curator Richard Strange.