Tate Liverpool

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.

Take a closer look at just some of our recent Tate Exchange residencies in this short video:


Upcoming activities at Tate Liverpool

Following the latest guidance, Tate Liverpool will be closing from 31 December until further notice.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Tate when we reopen. The Don McCullin exhibition will remain until 9 May 2021 and our new collection displays will also be on show for you to enjoy.

Coming soon

Upcoming Tate Exchange residencies will be announced soon

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.

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Tearing Up The Past

Tearing Up the Past focuses on conflict and artistic resistance in Latin America. Collage and photo montage are ways to express a political dispute or to combat those who attempt to cover up traumatic events.

Henriatta Lacks

Who Wants to Live Forever

Telling the incredible story of Henrietta Lacks through art, science, storytelling and documentation.

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Room For Improvement

Stretch yourself physically, mentally and creatively in our Room for Improvement, explore the world of wellbeing and enjoy the unique opportunity to exercise in the art gallery.

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Refugee Journeys

This programme will examine the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route.

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Transits and Transformations

Reflections on higher education and the impact it has on transforming lives, especially for those who come to learning later in life.

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Illustrating Futures

Illustrating Futures is an ongoing collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Comics Youth.

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Made From Light

A series of creative workshops and talks exploring the art, science and the history of renewable energy, which has been around longer than you may think.

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Tate Architecture Studio

Using the early concept drawings for the design of the gallery, Liverpool School of Architecture’s students explored Tate Liverpool’s architecture.

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Portraying a Nation

World War photographs and paintings developed into educational activities through a ‘teach the teacher’ project.

Knowledge Is Power artwork

Knowledge Is Power

This residency from Zhuozhang Li included workshops, talks, performance and exhibitions, all focusing on the relation between individual and city, history and memory.

Staff and Students Discount

University Staff and Students are entitled to free entry to all paid exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, Tate Britain and Tate Modern; plus 10% discount in the Tate Liverpool Shop and 20% discount at the Tate Liverpool Cafe.*

* Staff and Students must present a valid University of Liverpool Staff or Student ID Card when visiting Tate Liverpool and a staff / student card together with a Corporate Supporter Pass (2020) for entry into Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Due to additional safety measures in place, you will need to prebook a ticket online for entry to all Tate shows. Book using your university email address to claim your free ticket.