Tate Liverpool Late

Op Art Party

Op Art Party at Tate Liverpool

Join us after hours for an eclectic mix of art, music, workshops and talks

Bring your friends and check out Op Art in Focus, our new display featuring psychedelic artworks from the 1960s to today. NTS Radio will be here at Tate Liverpool playing an incredible mix of music from emerging and established DJs. Take part in a hands-on workshop curated by 15−25 year olds from Team Tate Collective. Or simply enjoy the incredible street food menu served up by Tate Café including Harissa falafel sliders and mango, avocado and chilli tacos.

Programme of Events

Music on the night from;


Young Liverpool-based producer and DJ. Founder of enigmatic club night Meine Nacht and co-founder of record label; Deep Sea Frequency.

Expect an amalgamation of breakbeat, post-dubstep, acid infused house, techno and Jungle in her sets, taking the listener on an expansive journey through musical curiosity.


With their slow-stepping, spacious urban dubscapes, Space Afrika harness ambient, Detroit techno and shades of early nineties Sheffield with a fresh and open approach to composition — this is dub techno stripped-down, sealed in a time capsule and sent back from the near future. Driving, echo-laden deep beats form the bed for a heavily subaquatic sound palette with undercurrents of cybernetic dread.


Jon K is very much a product of the experiences he had growing up on a skateboard in the late 80’s – citing Glen E Friedman’s ‘Fuck you heroes’ as a touchstone of his development.

The Manchester native is recognisable for his involvement in record store Fat City and his residency at the Hoya:Hoya club. He’s garnered huge praise from the likes of Joy Orbison, James T Cotton, Benji B, Don’t DJ, and JD Twitch. He’s your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ.

In Conversation with the White Pube with Tate Liverpool Director, Helen Legg

Join us on the evening for a special In-Conversation, hosted by Tate Liverpool Director Helen Legg. The White Pube is the collaborative practice of artists Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad under which they write criticism, exhibit, and curate. It is based at thewhitepube.com and on Instagram and Twitter. Since its launch in October 2015, The White Pube (TWP) have gained an international readership and an involved social media following due to their success in diversifying the identity of the art critic and empowering two writers as working class and a woman of colour. TWP write to demand artistic quality from practitioners and institutions, decolonise and democratise gallery audiences, and encourage subjective criticism as an accessible and relevant form of art writing.

Feeling social? Use #OpArtParty to share your photos. Don’t miss the most instagramable artwork in the gallery (maybe in the whole of Liverpool!) Jim Lambie’s Zobop 1999, a kaleidoscope of colours that floods the gallery floor.

Free entry, no need to book. Not to be missed.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Date & Time

28 September 2018 at 18.30–21.30