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Tate Liverpool to exhibit RESOLVE Collective and Greenhouse Project in early 2024

Tate Liverpool has announced plans to present two new installations at the start of 2024. RESOLVE Collective are working with community-focused spaces across Liverpool to redistribute and re-use material from Tate Liverpool and will share this work through their new installation, You Get a Car [Everybody Gets a Car]: RESOLVE Collective at the RIBA North gallery from 9 February. The project extends beyond the walls of the gallery, with activations and collaborations that will platform community organisations across the city. The Greenhouse Project are a group of young people from Lodge Lane, L8, who have created an audio-visual artwork that envisions how the impact of the climate crisis might look and sound for future generations and runs from 15 January.

Led by Seth Scafe-Smith, Akil Scafe-Smith and Melissa Haniff, RESOLVE Collective are an interdisciplinary design collective that combines architecture, engineering, technology and art to address current societal urgencies. Using furniture, appliances and building materials resulting from the temporary closure of Tate Liverpool, You Get a Car [Everybody Gets a Car] attempts to generate a sustainable legacy of redistribution in Liverpool which has a positive, long-term impact for the climate and creative aims of community organisations across the city.

While Tate Liverpool has been reaching out to their existing networks to redistribute resources from its closed building, RESOLVE Collective’s project aims to do this by building a redistributive network based on knowledge exchanges between Tate Liverpool and the partner organisations, organising material distribution across the city, and creating a new interactive exhibition in RIBA North that invites visitors to understand and participate in these processes.

The heart of the project will see RESOLVE Collective working in different areas of the city to support the vital work done by creative community organisations and their networks. This will include designing and constructing fit outs in some community spaces, donating specific material depending on organisational needs, and organising giveaway events at partner organisations and libraries to distribute useful items from Tate Liverpool across their communities.

You Get a Car [Everybody Gets a Car]: RESOLVE Collective exhibition will open on 9 February and run to mid-July in two phases. The first will see a new installation in the main gallery at RIBA North built from waste materials from Tate Gallery and documenting the work made with community organisations in the city. A second tactile and interactive installation will be built in the Winter Garden at Mann Island. For both parts the de-installation is an essential part of the design, reflecting on how the deconstruction of exhibitions can provide opportunities to sustainably help others as well as the planet.

Before that, from January, Tate Liverpool will present Future Forecast, an installation by The Greenhouse Project Young Events Producers. It is set in an imagined vision of the future, where extreme weather conditions have changed the landscape of Toxteth, and the rest of the world. The work is deeply personal to the group and includes their voices reciting a script they created in workshops with artist and LJMU lecturer Roy Claire Potter.

The group worked with artists including Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey to create a newly commissioned audio-visual artwork which was shown at the Late at Tate event in September. Due to its popularity, the gallery is bringing it back for an extended run at the RIBA North gallery.

Tate Liverpool has been working with the Greenhouse Project for 18 months, enabling young people to learn from gallery professionals. The scheme is intended to give children and young people in communities local to the gallery the opportunity to increase their creative potential and grow their life chances.