Tate Exchange

As part of our partnership with Tate Liverpool you can to be part of the Tate Exchange Programme.

Tate Exchange is an open experiment; a space for an ongoing programme of events developed by artists, practitioners, and associates. It is a place where everyone is invited to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art.

The custom built space within the gallery provides a comfortable and flexible place for you to get involved. Members of the public are free to drop in for a talk, enjoy a chance encounter with a pop-up work of art, watch a live performance, join in a workshop, and experience art in new and unexpected ways.

Current projects

We have an exciting programme of workshops and events coming up. Follow the links below to find out more:

P‌ast projects

Our partnership with the Tate has already inspired researchers from across the University to find new ways to engage with audiences and to use their expertise in new and creative ways. Find out more below:

Illustrating Futures

How comics can improve mental wellbeing. An ongoing collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Comics Youth. Read more here.

Visions of the Future

Imagining a vision of the future using materials from the University’s Special Collections and Archives. Read more here.

Thinking is Seeing

Exploring the connections between different paintings in the same way as ancient astronomers looked at stars and found links and relationships between them. Read more here.

How to get involved

The programme theme for this year is ‘Movement’ which can be interpreted in many different ways, initial ideas and strands include: migration, political movement/action, performance, travel, movement and interaction of bodies. 

If you have a project idea and want to take part in Tate Exchange Liverpool then please get in touch with Kate Spicer, Partnership Manager. Please note, all applications need to go to Kate Spicer as direct applications will not be considered by Tate. 

If you would like your event to take place between September – December 2018 then the deadline for proposals is 6th April 2018. Please note that this programme is highly competitive and is open to all Tate Liverpool Associates.

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Download our Tate Exchange presentation for more details on the programme


Don’t forget that as a partner of Tate Liverpool all staff and students get free access to the Tate’s special exhibitions and a 10% discount in Tate Liverpool’s café and shop.