Tate Liverpool Workshop


Image © Annika Eriksson

Explore our deep associations and connections with animals

Annika Eriksson’s project at Tate Exchange engages with the relations between humans and animals and our deep association and connections. This newly commissioned work takes place at Tate Liverpool and St Johns Market, in partnership with Freshfields Animal Rescue.

At St Johns Market murals are installed as a sculptural corridor in a market stall. The large-scale portraits of animals occupy the surface of the walls, and contain a level of tenderness and attention to the expressiveness of the animals portrayed in the images. The installation includes a soundtrack that extends into Tate Exchange, comprising a video, backdrop and a setting for a series of events bringing together experts, animal rights advocates and theorists.


Thursday 20 June, 15.00-17.00
In this talk led by Emma Jensen (Fundraising Manager) and Dina Cuthbertson (Trustee and Wildlife Ambassador) the cultural, economic and social influences that have shaped the way humans relate to animals will be discussed, as well as a presentation on the pioneering rescue work undertaken in Freshfields.
Visitors will learn how the work reinforces the perspective of the national award winning Freshfields Animal Rescue, and the core ethics that underpin every aspect of their work in making a daily difference for all animals towards the aim of achieving lasting positive change.

Wednesday 3 July, 14.00-16.00
Dr Claudia Mettke-Hofmann & Dr Torsten Wronski (Liverpool John Moores University) will discuss their ongoing research into gulls in the Merseyside region, particularly how human interaction has adapted the behaviour of birds, as well as other wildlife. They will also be joined by postgraduate students from the Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University.

We are grateful to the support of IASPIS, Sweden, Freshfields Animal Shelter, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, St John's Market, Liverpool and The Embassy of Sweden, London.

Special thanks to Scott Airbrushwork, Max Boss, Matt Fitts/The Block, Emma Jensen, David Wightman and James Owen.

St Johns Market Location: 125 St Georges Way, L1 1LY, Liverpool.

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19 June – 14 July 2019 at 10.00–17.50