Free Tate Liverpool Collection route

All Free Displays Winter

Aliza Nisenbaum

© Tate Liverpool (Gareth Jones)

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See portraits of Merseyside's NHS staff, art from around the world and explore optical art on this route through Tate Liverpool

You can visit all or some of the galleries on this route, as long as you follow the one-way system designed to keep all visitors safe. There will also be access to toilets, and our shop and café.

What you can see

Visitors will be able to see a new display of paintings by Aliza Nisenbaum, celebrating Merseyside’s NHS staff. The route then takes you up to the first floor to see two displays of the Tate collection. Democracies and Whose Tradition? bring more than 60 new artworks to our gallery. On the same floor, visit Ideas Depot which is a display of works selected by Primary teachers in Liverpool.

The route leads you up to the second floor where you will find Constellations. Here you can enjoy works by Mark Rothko, Nicholas Hlobo and Lynda Benglis. Also on this floor you can visit Op Art in Focus. This much-loved display explores optical art from the 1960s to today and features the well-known colourful floor installation, Zobop by Jim Lambie.  Both these displays will be on display until 31 January 2021.


Nicholas Hlobo, ‘Ikhonkco’ 2010
Nicholas Hlobo
Ikhonkco 2010
© Nicholas Hlobo, courtesy Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
Bridget Riley, ‘Untitled [Fragment 2/10]’ 1965
Bridget Riley
Untitled [Fragment 2/10] 1965
© Bridget Riley 2020. All rights reserved.
Xiao Lu Dialogue 1989

Xiao Lu Dialogue 1989, remade 2015

Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, ‘Untitled (Girl looking)’ 2010
Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Girl looking) 2010
© Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Pacita Abad, ‘European Mask’ 1990
Pacita Abad
European Mask 1990
© Courtesy of the Pacita Abad Art Estate
Wifredo Lam, ‘Ibaye’ 1950
Wifredo Lam
Ibaye 1950
© Tate

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