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Freshfields Animal Rescue invite you to see their rescued animals as you've never seen them befo

Freshfields Animal Rescue would like to invite you to see their rescued animals as you've never seen them before. They'll be the centre of attraction in Annika Eriksson's 'Animal' exhibition at the Tate Liverpool.

Freshfields animals are the focus of the exhibition, which will continue from 19th June to 14th July at Tate Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB. Admission is free.

A spokeswoman from Freshfield Animal Rescue said: “The launch event is at 3pm on Thursday 20th June at the Tate, and we would love to see you there for a special introductory talk about our work and the animals featured in the portraits.”

“Now in our 40th year of rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused and unwanted animals, Freshfields' vision is a world which respects the incredible diversity of life and the inherent value of living beings, from dogs and cats to the farm animals, birds and wildlife with which we share this planet. We know that our relationship with animals is changing on a global level, with complex ethical questions about power and responsibility, and our capacity as humans to change and evolve.”

“Art has always had the power to raise questions and challenge social norms. Behind every one of Annika's portraits is a life: a unique and valued creature who has been given new hope by the compassion of human beings at Freshfields Animal Rescue.”

“We hope that their stories will invite visitors to explore how they look at animals, on both an artistic and emotional level.”

“Please share and tell your friends. It promises to be a very special exhibition, honouring the stories of our unique and extraordinary animals.”

Annika Eriksson’s project at Tate Exchange engages with the relations between humans and animals and our deep association and connections. This newly commissioned work takes place at Tate Liverpool and St Johns Market, in partnership with Freshfields Animal Rescue.

At St Johns Market murals are installed as a sculptural corridor in a market stall. The large-scale portraits of animals occupy the surface of the walls, and contain a level of tenderness and attention to the expressiveness of the animals portrayed in the images. The installation includes a soundtrack that extends into Tate Exchange, comprising a video, backdrop and a setting for a series of events bringing together experts, animal rights advocates and theorists.


Thursday 20 June, 15.00-17.00

In this talk led by Emma Jensen (Fundraising Manager) and Dina Cuthbertson (Trustee and Wildlife Ambassador) the cultural, economic and social influences that have shaped the way humans relate to animals will be discussed, as well as a presentation on the pioneering rescue work undertaken in Freshfields.

Visitors will learn how the work reinforces the perspective of the national award winning Freshfields Animal Rescue, and the core ethics that underpin every aspect of their work in making a daily difference for all animals towards the aim of achieving lasting positive change.

Wednesday 3 July, 14.00-16.00

Dr Claudia Mettke-Hofmann & Dr Torsten Wronski (Liverpool John Moores University) will discuss their ongoing research into gulls in the Merseyside region, particularly how human interaction has adapted the behaviour of birds, as well as other wildlife. They will also be joined by postgraduate students from the Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University.


Tate Exchange Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

Liverpool L3 4BB

Plan your visit


19 June – 14 July 2019 at 10.00–17.50

Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre

Phone: ‪0151 931 1604‬

Mobile: ‪07956 216 106‬

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