12 March 2016

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Oil Multinational BP Pulls Sponsorship Deal With Tate From 2017

This is the result a number of protest groups had worked towards for a number of years, the multinational Oil company BP is now to end all sponsorship with Tate from 2017. The oil giant has expressed plans not to renew their contract with the  museums as a result of public protest which has had a […]

17 June 2015

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Controversial BP Portrait Award Won by Matan Ben-Cnaan

The winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015 has been announced at the National Portrait Gallery. This comes at an uncertain time for the BP sponsored prize. Last Saturday 13 June, Tate Modern was taken over by protesters from Liberate Tate an organisation committed to ending the relationship between Tate and the oil giant BP. Over 70 artists […]

28 January 2015

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Tate Finally Discloses BP Sponsorship Figures

After Tate Gallery management was ordered by an Information Tribunal to give details of its BP sponsorship between 1990-2006, in a case brought by environmental campaigners, giving it 35 days to come forward with the information; this week marks a significant victory for activists campaigning for Tate to drop its controversial sponsorship deal with oil […]

15 September 2014

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Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry Exhibit For Maserati

‘Iconic’ British artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and Patrick Hughes have marked the opening of the new Maserati Marshall Motor Group showroom in Peterborough with an exhibition of exclusive art works. Invited guests were given the opportunity to see the exhibition of British masterpieces at a champagne reception at the brand new […]

2 September 2014

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Liberate Tate: New Protest Highlights Tate’s Relationship With Oil Giant BP

The art collective Liberate Tate are back with another protest highlighting the Tate’s relationship with the oil giant BP. A participatory performance in conversation with Tate’s refusal to disclose the amount of money it receives from BP is on the agenda on 6 September, 1pm. The exact Tate location has yet to be disclosed. The […]

2 September 2012

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Will Tate Modern Accept Protesters Guerrilla Sculpture

Tate Modern is considering  accepting a sculpture/performance piece installed in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall by over 100 members of the art collective Liberate Tate on 7 July. A public call for the London gallery to accept the work for the nation is causing controversy and raising issues about the gallery’s link to oil giant BP. […]