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 and future 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:

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. Learn more here.

Portraying a Nation

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

Book of the Dead

The work of established artists interpreted by Egyptology experts, providing an insight into the beliefs of an ancient people. Read more here

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. Proposals that acknowledge the theme or connect to this year’s supported exhibition Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures are encouraged.

If you have a project idea and want to take part in Tate Exchange Liverpool then please read the Tate Exchange Liverpool Introduction, Guidelines and FAQs. Please note, all applications need to go to Hannah Schumann (Research Partnerships Marketing Manager) as direct applications will not be considered by Tate. Please complete a Tate Exchange University of Liverpool Proposal Submission Form.

If you would like your event to take place in December 2018 then the deadline for proposals is 5 November 2018. To hold an exchange event April – August 2019, please submit proposals by 17 December 2018.