Tate Liverpool is back: New and extended exhibitions

University of Liverpool partners Tate Liverpool have announced they will reopen on 18 May 2021.

University of Liverpool staff and students can benefit from many exciting opportunities to educate, collaborate and engage public audiences with our research, and experience for yourselves the joy of finally seeing art up close again.

The gallery reopens with two exhibitions which received great acclaim from audiences before the closure period; Don McCullin’s moving retrospective and the poignant Aliza Nisenbaum show that focuses on NHS workers in the city, starring the University’s very own Professor Calum Semple, which have both been extended until 5 September 2021.

Colleagues will also have the first opportunity to see the new Biennial exhibition, including a new commission by Ebony G. Patterson, from reopening until 20 June as the gallery joins with the visual arts sector across Liverpool for the UK’s largest free festival of contemporary art.

When the gallery reopens there will also be the chance to see photographs by young creatives capturing life during lockdown in the North West for a project curated by Tate Collective, Tate’s membership scheme for 16 to 25 year olds. 5 of the 30 photographs selected to appear on the billboards across Liverpool were taken by former or current University of Liverpool students and their photographs will be displayed at Tate Liverpool until 5 June 2021.

Over the coming weeks the University will release details of how staff and students can be part of our collaborative public engagement initiatives that support Tate’s exhibitions and enable them to engage with new audiences and contribute to the cultural life of our great city.

As the galleries reopen, Tate have taken every precaution to make the experience safe and enjoyable. To ensure people can keep a safe distance from each other, all visitors, including Members, will need to book a timed ticket in advance to visit the collection displays or exhibitions.

Further information

For more information about University staff and student benefits and to book tickets, please visit the Tate Partnership webpages  or contact Hannah Schumann, Research Partnerships Marketing Manager at h.schumann@liverpool.ac.uk.