Tabitha Jussa: Memorandum of Understanding

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Metal is delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ by Tabitha Jussa at the Bluecoat, a solo exhibition which was awarded as part of her 2014 Liverpool Art Prize win.

Focussing on social planning, Tabitha Jussa’s artwork will be contrasting Liverpool with the burgeoning city wide developments of Shanghai – Liverpool’s twin city which she visited in 2012. The exhibition presents atmospheric panoramic views across each cityscape while reflecting on the different pace of change in each country and region. Each large scale photograph consists of between 10-50 individual negative images, composited together digitally to create a newly constructed view of each place.

The work follows on from the exhibition she presented at the Liverpool Art Prize at Edge Hill Station in May 2014, looking at different examples of social housing across Liverpool. This exhibition explores more widely the different perspectives of planning and development in other major cities.

Tabitha says of the exhibition: “The ability to map our sense of belonging through the physical landscape is something we might take for granted. When change suddenly occurs it can evoke a real sense of loss. On occasion the destruction of certain buildings can cause a gut wrenching reaction, as if something of ones self has been violently removed.”

After the launch event, the exhibition can be seen from Sat 11 April – Sun 5 July, 2015, at The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX. For more info call
0151 702 5324 or email

Admission is free and open daily from 10am – 6pm.

Also showing as part of the LOOK/15 festival is Xavier Ribas: Nitrate, the first major solo exhibition in the UK by Barcelona born photographer Xavier Ribas, and Tricia Porter: Liverpool Photographs 1972-74 an exhibition documenting inner city Liverpool in the early 1970s.

The exhibition is financially supported by L8 Legacy Projects. With thanks to National Museums Liverpool.

The Liverpool Art Prize launched in 2008 and has been under the strategic direction of Metal since 2010.

Related events

Sat 2 May 2pm Tabitha Jussa leads a tour of Memorandum of Understanding. Free

Wed 15 Apr 6pm
Exhibition Talk: Dr Fei Chen from the University of Liverpool’s architecture department responds to Tabitha Jussa’s exhibition Memorandum of Understanding with a focus on China’s urbanisation. Free, booking required

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