Tate Modern Slow Art Day 2019: ‘Fantastic’


According to the visitor experience team at Tate Modern, Slow Art Day 2019 was “fantastic.”

Participants slowly looking at The Snail by Henri Matisse

They organized two one-hour slow looking sessions split between two artworks and, then, after the sessions, the team invited the visitors to come together for tea, coffee, biscuits, and a discussion about the whole experience.

Here’s what some of the participants said:

“A really interesting session. I’m more mindful of how to observe art in the future.”

“What a wonderful idea!

“I understand now how you can spend so much time in a gallery looking at art!”

“The combination of looking at art slowly and with other people is a real eye opener.”

“Really like the concept. As someone who can feel a bit intimidated by the art world this felt like a really nice way in and gives me more confidence to engage with art in the future.”

“A brilliant concept, lovely to think that this is going on all around the world.”

“I will definitely bring friends next time. Do it again!”

“I felt like a part of a group/community and was an hour well spent.”

“We can’t wait for next year to do it again,” said Adriana Oliveira, Visitor Experience Manager there at Tate Modern.


Sunday Submissions


Kofe Nata

Kofe Nata’s A Postcard is one of many visual treats available for view on our smorgasbord of delectable art from our Sunday Submissions series across our social media domain.

Why don’t you try out the tasting menu here…?

– Karen

Sunday Artist Submissions

Like what you see? Join in on the artistic action by submitting your own work for consideration.

– Karen

Artist Submission Sundays

Ring in the New Year with new works by our featured artists!
Learn more about our selected artists for the week and how to submit your own work here.

– Karen

Sunday Artist Submissions

Like what you see? Join our esteemed featured artists this Sunday by submitting your work today!

As well, don’t forget to support these upcoming artists by sharing, liking, and re-tweeting these works across our social media platforms!

– Karen


Sunday Artist Submissions

Why not peruse our latest batch of submitted works by our talented artists during the holidays?

Also be sure to take advantage of this new found leisurely time to dust off some of your own work and submit it via tumblr to be featured across our social media channels!

– Karen

Sunday Artist Submissions

Same idea: support new and upcoming artists by featuring them through our social media channels.
Different Day: All of our artist submissions will now be posted on Sunday on all of Slow Art Day’s channels. Yes that’s right, facebook, tumblr, and twitter!

Submit your artwork today.

– Karen

tumblr Thursday Roundup

This week’s selection of submitted works varies from poppy, attention-grabbing graphics to minimalistic, ponderous sculptures. Think your work deserves to be in such good company? Head over to our tumblr and submit your best!

– Karen

Facebook Fridays

Blơơdy Mara

Blơơdy Mara

Our featured artist on our facebook page today is Blơơdy Mara.

See more of her works here, and check out Slow Art Day updates and daily art posts on our facebook page here.

– Karen

tumblr Thursdays Roundup

One of the over-arching themes of our tumblr artists today is abstracted landscapes. We love how our submitted artists have re-imagined the world.

See more eye-opening works at our tumblr.

– Karen

Facebook Fridays Features

Monochrome comes back in style with our Facebook featured artists. Get a closer look here.

– Karen