A relaxed and varied weekend discovering everything Liverpool Biennial has to offer, exploring historic buildings, unexpected spaces, and renowned art galleries.
Begin your Biennial journey at Tate Liverpool, an artistic powerhouse positioned in a Grade I listed former warehouse on the Albert Dock, with works from Torkwase Dyson, Nolan Oswald Dennis, and Edgar Calel.
Trace a path along the River Mersey towards Open Eye Gallery, experiencing the strong maritime winds that defined Liverpool’s colonial history, where the artists highlight Western exploitative practices related to the extraction and destruction of natural resources in African countries.
Continue into Liverpool One for Rudy Loewe’s new large-scale installation ‘The Reckoning’ (2023) before heading towards Bluecoat where artists explore the possibilities for joy amidst catastrophe.
Wander up the lively and eclectic Bold Street to FACT for Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski’s ‘Respire (Liverpool)’ (2023), a meditation on breath as a means of individual and collective liberation.
Finally, stroll up towards Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter to visit Victoria Gallery and Museum where the artists investigate ancestral memory and contemporary experience.
On your second day of exploring Liverpool Biennial, take a break from traditional art galleries to experience art in historic buildings and unexpected spaces.
Start your day at our festival hub, Tobacco Warehouse, a Grade II listed building and the world’s largest brick-built warehouse, situated on Stanley Dock
Catch the train, hop on an e-scooter, or wander back towards Liverpool City Centre stopping by Princes Dock to experience Eleng Luluan’s monumental sculpture at Liverpool Waters. Continue your journey to Liverpool’s former Cotton Exchange, opened in 1907, where artists explore resistance, indigenous knowledge and ancestral healing.
From here, take a brief detour to St Nicholas Church Gardens to immerse yourself in Ranti Bam’s ‘Ifa’ sculptures, before heading towards the World Museum where Brook Andrew and Gala Porras-Kim examine how museum spaces can be used to both understand the past and speculate on the future.
Finally, wander over to St John’s Garden, adjacent to St George’s Hall, where Nicholas Galanin presents ‘Threat Return’ (2023): a gathering of overturned, cast-bronze handwoven baskets, modified to resemble burglary masks.
If you find yourself with spare time, hop on a train to Crosby Beach to discover Anthony Gormley’s legendary ‘Another Place’ or explore other artworks that have a permanent home in the city.
Tate LiverpoolFind out more
Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
Monday to Sunday 10.00am-5:50pm
Open Eye GalleryFind out more
19 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Liverpool ONE: Rudy LoeweFind out more
Thomas Steers Way, L1
BluecoatFind out more
School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am–5:00pm
FACTFind out more
88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm
Victoria Gallery & MuseumFind out more
University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, Liverpool, L69 3DR
Tobacco WarehouseFind out more
Stanley Dock, 21a Regent Road Stanley, Liverpool L3 0BA
Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters: Eleng LuluanFind out more
Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters, L3
Cotton ExchangeFind out more
Bixteth St, Liverpool L3 9LQ
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
St Nicholas Church Gardens: Ranti BamFind out more
Old Churchyard, Liverpool L2
World MuseumFind out more
William Brown St, L3 8EN
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am-5:00pm
St John’s Gardens: Nicholas GalaninFind out more
St George’s Quarter, Liverpool L1
Crosby Beach: Another PlaceFind out more
Crosby Beach, Liverpool, L23 6SX