Natural Breaks has been working with the Tate Liverpool and Project Art Works for the past year helping the Tate Liverpool look at ways to make the visitor experience for people with profound and complex disabilities as smooth as possible.  We have been fortunate enough to be involved in various workshops and our CEO Diane Hesketh gave a talk in August about ‘Art, Social Care and Commissioning’ at the Tate Liverpool as part of the Project Art Works Tate Takeover which we were very pleased to be a part of.

The Tate Liverpool is currently hosting the Fernand Leger Exhibition until the 19th March and Natural Breaks were lucky enough to be invited along for a guided tour of the exhibition to find out more.  Ed was our Tour Guide on the day and he was brilliant – extremely knowledgeable about the works of Leger and getting us to feel confident to say what we thought of the art we were seeing.  Fernand Leger was a surrealist and his paintings are extremely colourful and beautiful.  Anthony said “I really liked the one that was about the First World War.  You could see that it was soldiers playing cards and smoking pipes.  I really liked the machine ones too.”  There was also silent movies that Fernand Leger had made all of the costumes for – Ed told us that he never appeared in the films himself. 

CEO Diane Hesketh said “We are really grateful to the Tate Liverpool team for arranging for people to have a tour guide to help us around the gallery and explain the exhibition.  The team at the Tate Liverpool really brought the day to life and we can’t thank you all enough.  We are really looking forward to being involved with the Tate Liverpool and Project Art Works in April.”