Tate Liverpool collaboration: Expert painter and creator of high fashion, Lucy McKenzie

As part of the University of Liverpool’s award-winning partnership with Tate Liverpool we are proud to be supporting the first UK retrospective of Glasgow-born, Brussels-based artist Lucy McKenzie (b. 1977).

The special exhibition is open now and runs until 13 March 2022. All University staff and students can attend any time free of charge. Please see the booking requirements here.

This exhibition brings together over 80 works dating from 1997 to the present. You can enjoy large-scale architectural paintings, illusionistic trompe l’oeil works, as well as fashion and design. It highlights themes that have interested the artist throughout her career such as the iconography of international sport, the representation of women, gender politics, music subcultures and post-war muralism.

To showcase our commitment to creating an environment where people can challenge preconceived ideas about culture, art and academia. We will be exploring Lucy’s work in an innovative way by co-creating activities where staff and students get the opportunity to participate creatively and interactively on a different level, through unique events, talks and tours. This is an exciting opportunity to educate, collaborate and engage public audiences with our cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.

What’s on?

Our complementary programme kicks off with ‘Is Grime greater than Punk?’ in partnership with ON RECORD, 6 November 2021 at 12pm– 6pm.

Join us for an afternoon of workshops, discussions and live performances where we consider what has had the most enduring impact on music and culture – Grime or Punk? Book your tickets here for free.

Stay with us into the evening for Late at Tate. Taking place from 6pm – 9pm, where you can enjoy live music and performances throughout the evening. More details to follow.