HOME from HOME is a free art programme for refugees and asylum seekers at Tate Liverpool
Curator and Project Leader - Adi Lerer
The programme developed to connect local migrant communities to each other and the city-wide cultural offer, using Tate’s art collection as tool for knowledge exchange and as a way of study together. It is a skills development programme that aims to help migrants to establish themselves in the city region.
The programme considers the role of the gallery as a social connecter in it's local context.
During the Home from Home programme, participants explore Tate’s international collection and exhibitions. They identified artworks that resonates with them. They then research an artwork (in the broadest sense) from their country of origin that they feel can entre into dialogue with the artwork they had chosen from Tate’s collection.
Through creative activities and integral ESOL exercises, (English for Speakers of Other Languages), the group interpret artworks; gaining confidence to speak fluently about their selected piece, and offering personal insights which often connect to their experiences. Field trips, including Tate Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial exhibitions, introduced them to the cultural life of the city.
At the end of the Home from Home programme a celebratory event took place, with participants acting as guides and delivering a public talk on their chosen artwork; one from the Tate collection and another from their country of origin.
The Home from Home programme also includes a mentoring scheme, to support the professional development of participants who are practising artists. The mentoring scheme connects mentees with local artist groups and has shown early success in equipping participants with transferrable skills and letting them grow into Liverpool’s creative community.
Photograph by Brian Roberts 2021
HOME from HOME activities
Watch here the latest film with presentations of the 2022 Home from Home cohort.
Watch here the film of the 2021 Home from home cohort with clips of the presentations.
Read here the publication of the 2021 Home from Home iteration.
Gallery leaflet 2021
Each member of the programme explored Tate’s collection displays and researched and wrote about one of the works, linking it to another
artwork from their home country. Selected texts have been edited into a gallery leaflet and was freely distributed in the collection displays Democracies and Whose Tradition?
Click here to view the two page digital version of the leaflet
UN/COMPLICATED exhibition at Baltic Creative, Liverpool
HOME from HOME mentees collaborated with local artist and exhibited their artworks at Baltic Creative, Liverpool in November 2021