I have visited the Tate gallery in Liverpool a number of times since I have started studying graphic design. Located on Albert Docks the Tate was created to display work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day and international modern art. It also has a programme of temporary exhibitions.
I like visiting the Tate Liverpool as it always has different exhibitions on. At the moment, from June to October the Tate is holding the Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings exhibition which unfortunately I haven’t been able to visit yet.
In 2010, whilst studying graphic design in college, I visited the Tate Liverpool to see the Touched exhibition which was part of the Liverpool Biennial (the largest contemporary visual arts event in the UK). I very much enjoyed the exhibition and managed to see work from talented artists such as Wannes Goetschalckx, Otto Muehl and Eva Kot’atkova. The trip was a platform of inspiration for us as we had to design and produce a poster for the event. As well as being inspired by the word ‘touched’ my poster, pictured above was inspired by the work of Nicholas Hlobo and Ranjani Shettar who’s work was also featured in the Liverpool Biennial. It was a very time consuming brief as I stitched it all by hand and then scanned it into the computer and finalised it using Photoshop but I am very proud of the outcome as it is very bold and eyecatching.