Coming soon: Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024


European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024


Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024



6 May - 12 May 2024

Past Events

MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

Past Events

Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

Past Events

Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024


National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024


Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024


Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024


As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024


Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024


26 March 2024

Past Events

Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024


Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

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21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025


Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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2 March 2024


We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024


Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 31 May 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Past Events

Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

Past Events

Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

Past Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024


Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

Past Events

Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

Past Events

Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

Past Events

We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

Past Events

Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

Past Events

End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

Past Events

Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

Past Events

Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

Past Events

Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

Past Events

Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

Past Events

Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

Past Events

Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

Past Events

Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past Events

MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

Past Events

Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

Past Events

Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

Image credit: Andrii Dostliev, Lia Dostlieva, Fairy Castles of Donetsk, 2018–2020

Callout For New Photography Criticism

Writers wanted! To celebrate Eurovision 2023, Open Eye Gallery, The Double Negative and ArtReview collaboratively invite writers from the Liverpool City Region to pitch article ideas.

Co-published across The Double Negative and ArtReview, the commissioned piece will bridge two countries, image and text during the largest ever exhibit of Ukrainian photography in the UK, HOME.

This callout is open to writers and critics from, or living in, the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral) at any stage of their career.

Deadline 5pm, Sunday 30 April 2023.

The theme and programme:

‘Home’ is a multidimensional concept often related to house, family, haven, self or gender. What does it mean to be at home – is it a place, space, feeling, culture, practices, and/or an active state of being in the world?

Your photography criticism will contribute to Open Eye Gallery’s HOME: Ukrainian photography inspiring UK words (4 May-28 May 2023), an exhibition of photography and poetry across 40 venues, as well as wider commentary around EuroFestival, which will take over Liverpool in the lead up to The Eurovision Song Contest.

Your pitch:

An in-depth, critical (meaning, examination, interpretation, analysis or appraisal) magazine feature, essay, or experimental text of 1000 words. It should pay close attention to the work of one or more photographers exhibiting in HOME, who can all be found here: Ukrainian Photography, HOME (pdf).

Publishing and audiences:

This is an exceptional opportunity to introduce our national and international audiences to photographers from Ukraine, and a new writer from the Liverpool City Region, during Eurovision 2023.

Your writing will be read by specialist and general audiences across two magazines: The Double Negative (independent, dedicated art criticism based in Liverpool since 2011, platforming writers and artists from the North of England) and ArtReview (one of the world’s leading contemporary art magazines, based in London since 1948).

Writer’s fee with travel bursary:

£600 for 1000 words, including research, editing time, and travel expenses.


Pitches received by 30 April, shortlisted, and one person selected and notified by 8 May. Text will be written, edited and published online by 25 May 2023.

Submit your pitch:

Please email pitches to The Double Negative Co-editor, Laura Robertson,, by 5pm, Sunday 30 April 2023, including:

  • A short pitch outlining your idea (200 words maximum)

  • A short biography, including what area you’re living in, or come from, in the Liverpool City Region (50 words or less)

  • A link to your writing or website (or attached example), giving us a sense of your style.

We look forward to hearing from you! Good luck, or, Удачі!

Image credit: Andrii Dostliev, Lia Dostlieva, Fairy Castles of Donetsk, 2018–2020

HOME is commissioned by Culture Liverpool / Liverpool City Council

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