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Void joins PlusTate

Void Gallery are delighted to be invited to join the PlusTate network, with a focus on community, innovation, and internationalism.

Tate has announced that 13 more visual arts organisations will join the Plus Tate network, taking the cohort of member organisations across the country to 48. Launched in 2010, Plus Tate shares collections and expertise to build a network that exchanges knowledge, skills and resources to strengthen the contemporary visual arts ecology in the UK. The announcement comes alongside news that Tate has moved its national partnerships department to Liverpool under director Helen Legg.

The new members range in size and include universities, collection-based galleries and non-venue organisations, all with a commitment to better reflecting their local communities and developing close connections with a range of audiences. Among the new Plus Tate partners are Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), whose programme reflects on the social and political impact of globalisation; DASH, a disabled-led organisation that creates opportunities for disabled artists to develop their creative practice; Void, a contemporary art space which places participation, engagement and learning at its heart; and Autograph, which explores identity, representation, human rights and social justice through photography and film.

Void Director Mary Cremin, said: ‘These are challenging times in the arts sector so to be part of this network will allow Void to work and collaborate with our colleagues across the UK to create new models and ways of thinking in how to create a sustainable and supportive arts sector and community.’

The new Plus Tate partners are: Autograph, Gasworks, Iniva and The Showroom in London; Cooper Gallery and Dundee Contemporary Arts in Dundee; DASH in Shropshire; De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea; Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea; Leeds Art Gallery; New Art Exchange in Nottingham; Site Gallery in Sheffield; and Void in Derry~Londonderry. Manchester Art Gallery will also join its sister gallery, the Whitworth, as part of the network.


The 13 new Plus Tate partners join the existing network of 35 organisations, which are:


Artes Mundi, Arnolfini, BALTIC, Camden Arts Centre, Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester, Chisenhale Gallery, Firstsite, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Glynn Vivian, Grizedale Arts, Golden Thread Gallery, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, John Hansard Gallery, The Hepworth, HOME, Ikon, Kettle’s Yard, Liverpool Biennial, The MAC Belfast, mima, MK Gallery, Modern Art Oxford, MOSTYN, Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Nottingham Contemporary, The Pier Arts Centre, the South London Gallery,Spike Island, Towner, Turner Contemporary, Whitworth Art Gallery, Wysing Arts Centre and the four Tate galleries.

For further information about PlusTate please visit the PlusTate web page.