All About Us: Transition
Tate Liverpool, Clore Studio
Exhibition runs Friday 4 December – Sunday 13 December 2015
All About Us was a joint project between Tate Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital that engaged children, young people, teachers and hospital staff in exploring archival materials from Tate and Liverpool Medical Institution archives.
The Project ran for eight months, during which time Harriet Hall (Lead Artist) and Michaela Swan (Trainee Project Manager), worked with local schools and communities to create online learning resource. Hospital staff, teachers, children and young people, took the theme of Transition and related it to the heritage of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, artistic practice, and everyday life.
All About Us is part of Archives & Access, a national programme of digital access, learning, and participation with archives and heritage, led by Tate and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Archives & Access will make 52,000 items from Tate’s archives fully accessible online and invite participation and shared learning through a new interactive Albums feature on the Tate website, which was launched in winter 2014.
The Albums feature allows people to group, tag, annotate and share their own collections of artworks and archive items. Online visitors will also be able to access a series of resources, such as films and study guides related to the digitised archive collections. These archive materials and digital tools will be used as the basis for partnership learning projects in the five different areas of the UK, between 2013-2017, of which All About Us is the second partner.
Work on display in the exhibition was produced during the All About Us project by children and young people from:
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital; Broadgreen International School; Sandfield Park School; Knotty Ash Primary School and FRESH.
Alongside Tate Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, the programme involves the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru, Ystradgynlais; Tate Britain, London: The Laing Art Gallery (Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums) Newcastle; and Turner Contemporary, Margate.