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Pompompom With Tate Liverpool's Family Collective

Tate Liverpool pompompom Photo: Jake Ryan

Tate Liverpool pompompom Photo: Jake Ryan

Tate Liverpool pompompom Photo: Jake Ryan

Tate Liverpool pompompom photo: Jake Ryan

Join us for Pompompom this February half-term and help us create a giant contemporary weaving installation!

Pompompom has been developed by Tate Liverpool’s Family Collective in response to the work on display in our free collections. Inspired by the playful in Simon Starling’s Five-Man Pendersen on display in the DLA Piper Series: Constellations and the recent weaving loom band craze, Pompompom will see the studio in the Clore Learning Centre transform into a large pompom filled installation!

Weave, thread and make pompoms using wool, string, foam and other fantastic materials. Then, head into the gallery to discover interconnected circles and lines across the artworks in DLA Piper Series Constellations.

Family Collective worked alongside artists Denise Wright, Jim Medway and Kevin Hunt and Learning Curators Debbie Goldsmith and Katy McCall to develop their ideas into a fun, accessible, interactive art activity for all the family to get involved in.

A candid film which has captured each Family Collective session tracing the process of developing the Family Collective and documenting their experiences from the very beginning of the project by filmmaker Jake Ryan will also be on display.

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pompompom at Tate Liverpool

Who are Tate Liverpool’s Family Collective?

Our Family Collective is a ground breaking initiative consisting of 13 parents who have been invited to work with artists at Tate Liverpool to co-create on the early years and families programme. The parents taking part all have children under five years old and regularly participate in children’s services at Anfield, Kensington and Yewtree Children’s Centers. Family Collective have been meeting regularly since September 2014 to co-create their first project transforming the Tate Liverpool’s Clore Learning Space including the  Family Space and Studio into exciting and innovative, hands-on creative spaces which will be open to the public during February half term.

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Clore Learning Centre

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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16–20 February 2015

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