Our Creative Consultants inspired by contemporary photographs from Tate Britain and artworks from our own collection create a visual dialogue.
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 10 February 2007–Sunday 22 April 2007
In 2007, our young Creative Consultants chose two contemporary photographs from Tate Britain to hang with the artworks in our Victorian galleries, created a visual dialogue between old and new.
Their inspiration came from two art works. Soliloquy 1 by Sam Taylor Wood is an ambiguous contemporary take on Victorian suicide while Hannah Starkey’s photograph The Butterfly Catchers shows two teenage girls searching for something in a bleak post-industrial landscape.
Visual Dialogues is a partnership programme managed by Tate Britain which engages young people working with Manchester Art Gallery, Birmingham Art Gallery, Sheffield Museums and Galleries Trust, Tyne and Wear Museums (Laing Art Gallery) and Tate Britain, London. It was funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education and Skills as part of the Strategic Commissioning Education Programme, 2006-07.
More information can be found about each artist on Tate’s website, click on the links to take you there.
Soliloquy I by Sam Taylor Wood
Photograph on paper
Tate, London 2006. Purchased with funds provided by the Gytha Trust 1999 © Sam Taylor-Wood, courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube, London