Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool
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Tate Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside London and is housed in a beautiful converted warehouse in the historic Albert Dock. Part of a family of galleries that include Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London and Tate St Ives in Cornwall, Tate Liverpool is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the North. Tate Liverpool displays work selected from the Tate Collection and special exhibitions which bring together artwork loaned from around the world. The exhibitions show modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present day which includes photography, video and installation as well as painting and sculpture.

There are a wide range of events and family activities which include free introductory tours, exhibition talks and lectures as well as free family events which take place every Sunday afternoon. Tate Shop and Tate Café are open during gallery hours.

All floors are accessible by wheelchair and wheelchairs are available on request.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sun (including Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.00 - 17.50

Last admission to special exhibitions is at 17.00

Closed 25-26 Dec and Good Friday

Admission charges

Admission free to Tate Collection
Charges for special exhibitions

No permanent collection. Collection displays from the Tate Collection.

Collection details

Fine Art, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Social History, World Cultures, Photography, Music, Performing Arts, Design

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Living Room

  • 1 November 2014 — 9 September 2015 *on now

This display of work from Tate’s collection links the institutional space of the museum to the familiar interior of the home. The works on display allude to the central role of domestic space in our lives and its representation as a subject matter for artists.

Artists featured includeIvor Abrahams;Naum Gabo, Sherrie Levine, Susan Hiller, Nan Goldin, Patrick Caulfield and Gabriel Orozco among others who disrupt and reconfigure the habits and habitats that surround them by exploring themes of the domestic in a gallery setting. The collection was curated as part of the 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, which presented artists who disrupt and reconfigure the habits and habitats that surround them by exploring themes of the domestic in a gallery setting.

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/living-room

Cathy Wilkes

  • 6 March — 31 May 2015 *on now

The most comprehensive gathering of her works to date, Cathy Wilkes brings together more than a decade of the Turner Prize nominated artist’s consistently lauded practice. Since the late 1990s Cathy Wilkes (b.1966) has made installations and assemblages which combine investigations into sculptural art history often with personal references.

Wilkes’s theatrical installations, which often incorporate paintings, open an investigation into the surreal and uncanny nature of everyday objects removed from context, as well as the communicative potential of art. The significance placed on each aspect of the installations highlights how our understanding of objects can transcend language barriers, offering a subjective experience to each visitor.

Admission

Tickets to Leonora Carrington include entry into Cathy Wilkes.
Adult £8.80 (without donation £8)
Concession £6.60 (without donation £6)

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/cathy-wilkes

Leonora Carrington

  • 6 March — 31 May 2015 *on now

Leonora Carrington invites you to discover the fantastical creations of the prolific painter and internationally celebrated member of the surrealist movement, Leonora Carrington (1917-2011).

The exhibition explores Carrington’s diverse creative practice, taking a selection of key paintings made throughout her career as its starting point. A prolific painter, the exhibition explores how Carrington established her distinctive take on surrealism. Working alongside other key members of the movement, such as Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, her paintings, filled with eccentric characters which shift between plant, animal, human, objects and everything in between, will remind visitors unfamiliar with her work of her better known peers.

Admission

Adult £8.80 (without donation £8)
Concession £6.60 (without donation £6)

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/leonora-carrington

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions

  • 30 June — 18 October 2015

Glenn Ligon (b 1960) is one of the most significant American artists of his generation. Much of his work relates to abstract expressionism and minimalist painting, remixing formal characteristics to highlight the cultural and social histories of the time, such as the civil rights movement.

This exhibition brings together artworks and other material he references in his own work and writings, or work with which he shares certain affinities. His practice, especially his painting, is deeply involved in the legacy of Post-War American art, which he enriches through references to American history, especially African-American experience. This exhibition features many major figures such as Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Jasper Johns alongside Ligon’s near contemporaries including Chris Ofili, Lorna Simpson and Felix Gonzales-Torres. Wider cultural phenomena such as the photojournalism of the Civil Rights struggle and Sun Ra’s seminal film Space is the Place also feature alongside the work of the artist.

Suitable for

Admission

Adult £11 (without donation £10)

Concession £8.25 (without donation £7.50)

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/glenn-ligon-encounters-and-collisions

Geta Bratescu

  • 30 June — 18 October 2015

Born in Romania in 1926, and working for much of her life within a Commmunist state, Bratescu’s vivid practice has manifested as performance, textile work, paper collage and film, each medium reflecting political and social themes of the time.

This introduction to Bratescu’s singular vision comprises a selection of works from 1960 to the present day which showcases her commitment to the drawn line, whether created in fabric with a sewing machine, by the body performing through space, or found within her detailed classical draughtsmanship. It reveals a consistency of independent purpose and design persisting across the decades.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/geta-bratescu

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

  • 30 June — 18 October 2015

Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative American artists of the twentieth century.

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots brings together the most significant showing of this widely debated body of work in a public institution since 1980. These paintings had a profound impact on the language of contemporary art, with noted art historian Michael Fried commenting that it was while Pollock was making his Black Pourings that he was ‘on the verge of an entirely new and different kind of painting … of virtually limitless potential’.

This exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the artist’s practice, starting with a room featuring a selection of paintings from 1947–49 as an introduction to the innovative directions represented by the Black Pourings period. Exhibiting works from the peak of the artist’s fame juxtaposed with his lesser known work offers the opportunity to appreciate Pollock’s broader ambitions as an artist and better understand the importance of the ‘blind spots’ in his practice.

Admission

Adult £11 (without donation £10)
Concession £8.25 (without donation £7.50)

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/jackson-pollock-blind-spots

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Creative Forum

  • 31 May 2015 1-4pm

Join us for a series of social and fun introductions to fashion, drama, textiles, photography, performance poetry/rap. Meet like-minded people, share your thoughts on the art world and develop your skills. Led by artist Sumuyya Khader and artist assistant Sufea Mohamad Noor.

No art experience or art knowledge needed, just an interest in exploring your creativity and being part of a new group of young creatives.

Creative Forum is part of Circuit, a four year national programme connecting galleries and young people aged 15–25

Suitable for

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/courses-and-workshops/creative-forum-0

Leonora Carrington Study Day

  • 23 May 2015 10:30am-4:30pm *on now

Explore the vast and astounding career of leading surreal artist Leonora Carrington in this study day led by Julie Robson (University of Liverpool). Through a series of talks, group discussions and gallery workshops you will uncover the extensive career of this unique artist.

Suitable for

Admission

£28 excludes exhibition entry

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/courses-and-workshops/leonora-carrington-study-day

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4BB
England

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Website

Website

www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

E-mail

visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk

Telephone

0151 702 7400

Fax

0151 702 7401

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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