Talking Pictures was a project developed to enable links between refugees and asylum seekers living in Liverpool. The project was run with the Tate Liverpool and the project aimed to help participants develop the skills to become a tour guide at an art gallery as well as improving self-esteem, confidence and to help reduce the isolation they felt when trying to develop new skills to broaden their knowledge in the art area.
The modern and contemporary art collection was a perfect gallery for the project due to it being very central, easy to access and free to the public. Every Thursday the participants got together as a group and attended a three-hour session/workshop in Tate Liverpool giving them chance to explore the constellations collection and a free visit to the Theaster Gates exhibition that was currently
At the end of the six weeks the group all took part in a guided tour, where they would each stand up and talk about a piece of art that speaks to them.
Along with being part of the workshops I was also part of the team that created the publication shown in the pictures. Below are links to the full publication online and a video that includes the participants.