Landmark building and gallery, Tate Liverpool, has announced that it will temporarily close from Monday 16 October 2023 as it undergoes a major reimagining, with the transformed gallery set to reopen in 2025.
Ahead of the closure period, Tate Liverpool will be extending its popular exhibition JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters until 24 September 2023, and it will also be one of the venues across the city hosting exhibitions for the 12th edition of Liverpool Biennial, open from 10 June to 17 September 2023.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy the galley’s free displays of the national collection of modern and contemporary art which are being extended until 15 October 2023.
While the building is closed, Tate Liverpool will continue to host events and one-off projects in collaboration with other spaces in the city. Following the success of the Mobile Museum in collaboration with Art Explora and MuMo, which is currently touring works from Tate’s collection around Liverpool City Region until April, the gallery’s off-site programme will ensure it retains a close connection to the local community, with plans for the programme for 2024 set to be announced in the coming months.
Established in 1988, Tate Liverpool helped create a blueprint for a wave of new galleries across the UK, redefining the role of the museum in the life of a city. Following a grant from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, Tate Liverpool is now working with 6a architects to reimagine the gallery spaces to meet the scale and ambition of today’s most exciting artists. They will also develop social spaces that better connect with the city and its communities, creating an environment that is flexible and inviting and able to host people, art and ideas in equal measure.