Exhibition – “Colour me happy! @ the Colour Lab, Tate Liverpool (to 13 Sept)

January 1, 2009toSeptember 13, 2009

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This summer Tate Liverpool invites families to experiment with colour in the Colour Lab.

As part of the forthcoming exhibition Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool will present Colour Lab, an interactive space for families. Taking place within the exhibition, Colour Lab will invite children and adults to conduct their own colour explorations.

Visitors are invited to experiment with giant magnetic boards, play games and activities. Colour Lab is free with exhibition admission.

Activities within Colour Lab will focus on playing and experimenting with colour through paper-based activities, such as:

  • ‘Colour Sudoku’
  • Wall and floor-based 3-D games

A ‘Colour Wheel’ game invites visitors to play with colour through the spin of a colour wheel, and a magnetic sculpture game offers the opportunity to create sculptures on the wall using a selection of magnetic objects. In the game ‘Colour Code’ visitors are invited to invent codes on a magnetic wall, while younger visitors take to the floor to build sculptures with coloured blocks.

Other activities include a specially-designed online colour game, developed by Tate Media, and a variety of colour-inspired children’s books.

Also inspired by the Colour Chart exhibition, Tate Liverpool presents Paint It In, a series of summer painting workshops for families. Paint It In takes place from 25 July – 31 August (11.00 – 17.00) and is free. Experiment with colour in the painting studio by exploring the artists and artworks from Colour Chart, and use artist’s techniques and colour clues from all around Tate Liverpool.

For more interactive fun activities for children visit www.tate.org.uk/kids

Where do we go?
Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock
L3 4BB

Visitor information: 0151 702 7400

How much does it costs?
Concessions £5.90
Free for children under 12.