© Tate Liverpool
© Tate Liverpool

17 May – 2 June 2013

Wolfson Gallery & related events

Admission FREE

Supported by Gower Street Estates trading as Albert Dock Liverpool and the Bloxham Charitable Trust

On 24 May, Tate Liverpool celebrates the 25th anniversary of its opening, and twenty-five years of the regenerated Albert Dock.  A special free display, reflecting on the past quarter-century and looking forward to the gallery’s future, alongside a programme of family-friendly events programmed in parallel with partners across the Dock, will allow visitors to share in the celebrations.

The Tate Liverpool is 25 display (17-27 May, closed Wednesday 22 May) invites visitors to find out more about the gallery’s history, achievements, partnerships, programmes and artistic relationships over the past twenty-five years. The display format will be a timeline containing exhibition posters, gallery facts and memories and birthday wishes submitted by artists, staff and friends of the gallery.  Visitors will be encouraged to contribute their own stories or drawings to the timeline, and will have the opportunity to enjoy photographs and exhibition catalogues from past to present.

HRH Prince Charles at the gallery, 23 May 1988 © Tate Liverpool
HRH Prince Charles at the gallery, 23 May 1988 © Tate Liverpool

Visitors to will be able to add their memories of the Albert Dock to the interactive website makinghistory.albertdock.com from a special station within the display, which will remain in the gallery throughout the summer.  The web app is part of Gower Street Estates’ (GSE) Albert Dock: MAKING HISTORY campaign, which reflects the global significance and impact of Albert Dock and its place in Liverpool’s economic, cultural and social history.  The web app is an international platform for people to engage with the Albert Dock and share their memories even if they can’t visit in person.  Tate Liverpool is also encouraging visitors to tweet their memories and birthday messages to @tateliverpool using #TL25 or on Facebook.

The first exhibition, Mark Rothko: The Seagram Murals © Tate Liverpool
The first exhibition, Mark Rothko: The Seagram Murals © Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool will also be hosting a series of special events and activities linked to the birthday.  The Art of Parties (Friday 17 May 2013, 18.00 – 21.00) is part of the Light Night programme.  The event will feature music, live performances by A Sense of Sound and Company of Friends, activities, pampering by So Coco Rouge and party games inspired by the last twenty-five years.  The event is presented by In the Frame, a group of adults with learning disabilities who regularly meet at Tate to plan and deliver activities and events.  It is open to all and is a free event – no booking required.

For full events listing, see our ‘upcoming’ pages

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