Psychodoodlz Work In The Tate Britain As Part Of The ‘Bring Your Tribe’ Event

This weekend just gone marked the start of a week that would see Street Art and Artists accorded long overdue recognition in London’s premier art institutions, namely the Tate, with work from Psychodoodlz being displayed in Tate Britain and the Crew members participating in live drawing, as well as the Drips & Runs event streamed live from the Tate Modern on Monday, seeing Street Artists actually paint a wall inside the Tate Modern (which we will be covering very soon). It is fantastic to see that such globally recognized premier institutions are finally beginning to acknowledge the place Street Art & Graffiti deserves in the canon of Modern Art History.

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Psychodoodlz were asked to provided a contribution work to the ‘Bring Your Tribe’ event held at The Tate Britain this last weekend, which focused upon the concept of the various social and family ties that construct our identities, with an event comprising, music, art, live drawing and a host of interactive experiences for people of all ages.

The fundamental collaborative nature of Psychodoodlz works made them a great choice to provide work for the event and participate in aiding visitors with drawing their own ideas relating to their own individual family ties. Representing a Graffiti or Street Art tribe, Psychodoodlz members Marc Craig, Nolij, Kednog, Fane, Angus, New Art Rioter and Jiwon Oh, set to paint their lengthy banner in the most appropriate setting of Leake Street, currently home to their group works and artistic output in London, in the process providing a Street Art work, painted on the Street. As well as the fact that their doodle driven works retain a fundamental tribal dynamic in its appearance, reminiscent of cave paintings, the earliest form of artistic expression.

It really was interesting and impressive to see work from Street Artists on display in such a prestigious setting, certainly one of the most fanciful locations we have seen Street Art work displayed, alongside the Tate Modern and St. Pauls Cathedral over the summer. Whilst arguably this detracts from the subversive dynamic element of Street Art, however we see this as a positive achievement in the realm of Street Art, presenting such works to a wider audience and demonstrating that the scholars are at last beginning to appreciate the role this most democratic expression of artistic output offers the world. Well done to the Tate Britain for inviting Psychodoodlz along and well done to Psychodoodlz for representing the Street Art community in such an iconic setting.

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Psychodoodlz crew members Aly Williamson, Nolij, Kednog, New Art Rioter & Marc Craig at work on the banner in Leake Street.

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Psychodoodlz crew members Aly Williamson, Nolij, Kednog & New Art Rioterat work on the banner in Leake Street.

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Psychodoodlz crew members Aly Williamson, Nolij, Kednog, New Art Rioter & Fane at work on the banner in Leake Street.

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Psychodoodlz work on display in the Tate Britain, what a setting, certainly different to most places we see Street Art displayed in any gallery.

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Part 1 of the banner.

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Part 2 of the banner.

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Part 3 of the banner.

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Part 4 of the banner.

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Part 5 of the banner.

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Detail of the banner work.

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Detail of the banner work.

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Detail of the banner work.

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Detail of the banner work.

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Detail of the banner work.

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Psychodoodlz participating in live drawing with members of the public. 

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Psychodoodlz participating in live drawing with members of the public.

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Psychodoodlz participating in live drawing with members of the public.

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Nolij, Jiwon Oh & Kednog live drawing at the Tate Britain.

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Aly Williamson at work live drawing.

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New Art Rioter at work live drawing.

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Aly Williamson at work live drawing.

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Visiting children enjoying the event.

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Work by Aly Williamson & Kednog.

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Work by Fane.

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Work by Aly Williamson.

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Work by New Art Rioter.

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Work by Nolij.

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Detail of some of the contributions from the visiting public.

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Detail of some of the standout contribution from a member of the visiting public.

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The event concluded with a carnival performance accompanied by brass music, calling on all members to dance and recall some of the prized memories. 

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The Psychodoodlz Crew standing triumphant with their contribution to the ‘Bring Your Tribe’ event. 

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