Emily Speed: Flatland

25 September 2021 – 5 June 2022

Experience a new film installation by North West based artist Emily Speed. The film is inspired by Edwin Abbott’s 1884 novella Flatland, a satire of Victorian society, where all existence is limited to two dimensions and women are restricted to thin, straight lines.

Known for her work examining the relationship between the body and architecture, Speed’s practice considers how a person is shaped by the buildings they have occupied and how a person occupies their own psychological space. Working in many different media, including sculpture, drawing, performance and film, Speed regularly collaborates with choreographers, dancers and filmmakers and embeds community groups and reallife narratives within her work.

Emily Speed was announced as the successful applicant of the inaugural Art North West scheme; an open call issued by our gallery for artists based in the north west of England to submit ideas for a project or exhibition to be shown at Tate Liverpool.


Further information:
  • Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am –5.30 pm. Booking is recommended, particularly for exhibitions as they may sell out, but tickets for both the free collection and exhibitions are available on the door.
  • Free admission
  • Location Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
  • Getting there: By train  – The nearest station  is James Street station, Liverpool L27PQ (720 metres approx.) – mainline rail tickets to Liverpool Lime Street station are valid for travel to James Street Station; By bus – Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is directly opposite the Albert Dock, approximately 365 metres from Tate Liverpool. Route C4 also stops at the Albert Dock; By car  –  follow the brown signs to the Waterfront – the Q-Park Liverpool ONE in Strand Street is close by; By ferry – Mersey Ferries from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral call at the Pier Head (960 metres approx.)
  • For more information  please call 0151 702 7400