Edge Hill University and Tate
Liverpool partnership announce exciting summer events programme
EDGE Hill University's ongoing
partnership with Tate Liverpool will see an exciting programme of events take
place over the coming months, including a film screening and in conversation
evening about artist Francis Bacon. To celebrate the exhibition:-
'Francis Bacon - Invisible Rooms', which runs until 18 September 2016,
the University's Institute for Creative Enterprise, an initiative that connects
students with leaders in the creative and cultural industries, will host the
evening in partnership with Tate Liverpool. The free event will comprise a
screening of 'Love is the Devil.' Study for a Portrait of Francis
Bacon, followed by an in conversation discussion with curator of the Francis
Bacon exhibition:- 'Kasia Redzisz.'
Roger Shannon, Professor of Film and Television and Director of the Institute
for Creative Enterprise said:- "The Francis Bacon evening will build on
the success of previous partnership events. The 'in conversations' we've held
with Tate Liverpool so far about artists Leonora Carrington and Jackson Pollock
have introduced themes of contemporary artistic relevance and contributed
greatly to the intellectual environment of this University's 'creative campus'.
The Francis Bacon evening and other planned events will continue in this vein by
bringing the curators of Tate Liverpool's major international exhibitions onto
the Edge Hill campus to discuss with students and lecturers the stimulating
background to the work being displayed in Tate Liverpool's critically acclaimed
Edge Hill has also signed on as a sponsor of the 'Yves Klein'
exhibition. Launching on 21 October 2016, it is the UK's 1st museum solo
exhibition in more than 20 years of the French artist. 1 of the most influential
figures of the post war era, Klein's career was marked by extraordinary
creativity and a bold attitude to art and life that was pivotal to later
movements from pop to performance art and beyond. Presenting around 30 major
works the exhibition throws fresh light on his artistic practice.
Mark Allanson, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University said that the
institution's relationship with Tate Liverpool is invaluable to the creative
development of students. "The Tate Liverpool programme provokes, inspires
and starts conversations. Our partnership with Tate adds a dimension to the
student experience by making a world class, innovative gallery readily available
to be explored. Projects flowing from the partnership provide students on
creative courses such as dance, film and writing, invaluable opportunities to
enhance their knowledge and employability."
Andrea Nixon, Executive Director, Tate Liverpool added:- "Partnership and
collaboration is at the heart of what we do here at Tate Liverpool. We're
thrilled to be continuing and developing our relationship with Edge Hill
University which allows us to engage with student audiences and create fantastic
joint programme together."