This April, get ready for a day of dancing as a mobile museum full of masterpieces rolls into town to celebrate St Helens’ year as Borough of Culture.
The Art Explora Mobile Museum, in collaboration with Tate and MuMo, is embarking on a ten-week tour across the Liverpool City Region to showcase work from the national Tate collection for the very first time.
The mobile museum, founded by Ingrid Brochard and designed by Matali Crasset, will tour a version of the exhibition Radical Landscapes, shown at Tate Liverpool in Summer 2022, featuring works by Turner, Constable, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, John Nash and Jeremy Deller. The exhibition also includes works by leading contemporary artists including the 2022 Turner Prize winner Veronica Ryan and shortlisted artist Ingrid Pollard.
To celebrate the Art Explora Mobile Museum’s arrival in St Helens for Borough of Culture – which will also see primary schools and community groups visit the exhibition during its stay – performance art group Boss Morris will lead a day of dancing in the community. Boss Morris have created a progressive vision of Morris dancing to increase social engagement and interest in this unique and ancient English folk dance.
St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Communities Culture, Councillor Anthony Burns, said: “The Art Explora Mobile Museum is a fantastic concept, making masterpieces created by some of the country’s most famous artists accessible to everyone, and I’m delighted to see it will stop in St Helens, forming a significant part of our Borough of Culture events programme.
“It promises to be a memorable day, with Boss Morris adding to the fabulous entertainment on offer with dance performances and workshops, so if you’re able to, please come out and support this inclusive event as we look ahead to an exciting year as Borough of Culture.”
This free event will take place on Saturday 1 April between 1:00pm-3:00pm.
For more information, including location, and to book on a dance workshop, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-the-art-explora-mobile-museum-with-boss-morris-tickets-588287011287
For more details on events taking place as part of St Helens Borough of Culture please visit: www.culturesthelens.co.uk