I love London! I have been happy to call the city my home for more than twelve years. My Tate scarf celebrates the energy and creativity I feel London provides.
The hand drawn illustration of the gallery came alive by sketching on site inside the turbine hall whilst falling in love with the graphic light and shadows created by the long narrow windows at both ends of the hall dreaming about the incredible exciting prospects of the NEW Tate Modern.
The colour and texture of the monochrome scarf was inspired by the tide of the river Thames, discovering how it’s cycle reveals incredible textures and colours on the riverbank outside the gallery.
The multi coloured version of this scarf was inspired by my visit to the Sonia Delaunay exhibition ‘EY’ at Tate Modern last year. Experiencing the full body of work of one of my absolute favourite design heroes and female artists is something I will never forget.
My true feeling is that it is not only the gallery space and art on show that makes visiting an exhibition a special experience. The other gallery visitors present at the time of your visit shapes your experience too. To celebrate the gallery audience I have included tiny hand drawn gallery visitors to the multi coloured version of my Tate scarf.
I am a Tate member and over the years I have held a membership I have visited more or less every major exhibitions on show in the Tate Modern allowing myself endless and unforgettable hours spent wandering the gallery discovering amazing art and artists. Ultimately, the Maria Hatling Tate scarf is a celebration of all of my collected experiences within this unique space and the incredibly exciting prospects of the opening of the new Tate Modern gallery.
This scarf is exclusive to Tate! You can buy it from the new gallery store inside the New Tate Modern and online from the 17th of June when the New Tate Modern opens to the public. Personally I cannot wait to explore the new gallery.