Tate Liverpool

May 2022

Tate Liverpool today announced 6a architects will lead the design for a major reimagining of the landmark gallery on Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. The firm won the tender to transform the renowned gallery’s spaces following an open competition which garnered applications from around the world.

The practice was chosen from a shortlist of Asif Khan architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Witherford Watson Mann architects and 6a architects.

Helen Legg, Director, Tate Liverpool, said: “We’re looking forward to working with 6a and their team to get under the skin of the current building and the way it functions for visitors, staff and works of art to creating a future vision for the building. 6a have a wonderful track record of quality designs for cultural institutions and we’re confident that their experience in this area will complement our approach as we look to reimagine the scope of what we can deliver for our audiences in the coming years.”

Following a grant from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, Tate will work with 6a to reimagine the gallery spaces to meet the scale and ambition of today’s most exciting artists, while creating social spaces that better connect with the city and its communities, creating an environment that is flexible and inviting and able to host people, art and ideas in equal part.

Ingrid Pollard: Carbon Slowly Turning at mk Gallery

April 2022

12 March - 29 May 2022 mk Gallery, Milton Keynes

Ingrid Pollard's exhibition Carbon Slowly Turning has opened at mk Gallery. This first major survey of her 40-year career includes delicately hand-tinted landscape photographs, a flotilla of small ceramic boats and a cast of protagonists that includes boxers, musicians, tango-dancers and writers. The exhibition includes two new works – a film that meditates on the human body as it moves through space and time, and a triptych of monumental, dynamic sculptures.

Ingrid Pollard is one of four artists nominated for the Turner Prize 2022.

Photo Rob Harris

Center for Art, Research and Alliances (cara), New York

February 2022

The Center for Art, Research and Alliances (cara) – an emergent arts nonprofit, research center, and publisher based in New York announced its formal launch on 2 February. cara is 6a’s first project in the US. 6a was appointed in 2017 to design the transformation of a unique former playing card factory built in 1909 into a suite of flexible public programming, research, and exhibition spaces.

cara aims to expand public discourses and historical records to reflect art’s abundant pasts, presents, and futures. The launch builds upon a two-year publishing program with a schedule of new initiatives, including research fellowships, exhibitions, and public programs that seek to challenge dominant narratives and the harms resulting from them. 

cara announced the spring 2022 opening of its 8,000-square-foot public space at 225 West 13th Street, in the West Village. cara joins a block known for its activist history, with neighbours including the lgbtq Community Center, Integral Yoga Institute, and the Church of the Village, which held the first pflag meeting in 1973. As part of cara’s ongoing public program, a curated bookstore designed by Mexican-German designers Studio Manuel Raeder and Rodolfo Samperio will occupy the ground floor. cara is developing its visual identity with Amsterdam-based design studio The Rodina.

Click here to follow cara's programme

Photo Michael Vahrenwald