Tate Liverpool is 25

Since 1988, Tate Liverpool has been the home of some of the world’s most important art works and attracted 15 million visitors. Opening its doors on 24 May, 1988, the gallery has become the most visited venue for modern and contemporary art outside of London. The gallery has already received several birthday wishes in the form of postcards, letters, emails and artworks, from Wayne Hemingway, Anthony McCall, Yoko Ono, Ed Ruscha, Bob and Roberta Smith, Zarina Bhimji and Colin Self. From 17 May until 2 June, Tate Liverpool will be celebrating in style with a specially curated exhibition entitled Tate Liverpool is 25.

Tate Liverpool is 25 features memorabilia from the gallery’s past, including exhibition posters presenting some of Tate Liverpool’s exhibition highlights. Photographs, scrapbooks and exhibition catalogues from past to present will also be on display. The exhibition will be an opportunity to find out more about the gallery’s achievements, with a fascinating timeline showing key points in the building’s history. Audiences will be invited to contribute their own memories and stories to the timeline, in words, drawings or photographs. There is also the chance to get interactive online, sending birthday wishes via Twitter and using the hash tag #TL25. The notes from the artistic well-wishers will also be on display, in the form of birthday cards, images, pictures, objects and tweets.

Tate Liverpool is 25 will celebrate the successes of Tate Liverpool through the memories of both the artists and the visitors.

Tate Liverpool is 25, 17 May – 2 June, Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4BB.

1. Exterior 2011 © Tate Liverpool.