Art Gym

Lindsey Fryer, Head of Learning at Tate Liverpool, introduces an exhibition curated by young people.

‘We’re throwing open our doors to a new collaborative project created by Tate Collective Liverpool, a group aged 15–25 who programme activities for young people.  They’ve been working with 2015 Turner Prize winners, Assemble ,who won the prize for their collaboration with local residents in the Granby Four Streets, Liverpool and have devised an innovative participative environment, an alternative space for the purpose of art, an Art Gym.’


Rather than a traditional gym, Art Gym was an open invitation to all our visitors to improve their art skills regardless of experience.  There was lots to do, from the drop-in activity art stations to a range of special talks, and classes run by a wide range of local and well-known artists – all programmed by Tate Collective Liverpool. Visitors could learn how to make a zine or how to become a craftivist.  Training plans were be made, and goals set, with the help of motivational gym assistants drawn from our enthusiastic Tate Collective team, working in the specially designed gym-like space created by Assemble.

Above, we show you a film about what happened at Art Gym, but we also wanted to share our promo video, which was developed with Tate Collective Liverpool: