Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Events

Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February 2024

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

6 February - 6 March 2024

Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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

Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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

Events

Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

Events

Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

Events

Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

Events

Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

Events

Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

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

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

Past Events

Bernice Mulenga: Artist Talk

18 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Local Roots @ The Atkinson

14 October 2023

Exhibitions

Community @ Ellesmere Port Library

26 October - 11 April 2024

Past Events

Critique Surgery for Socially Engaged Photographers

6 November 2023

Past Events

Deeds Not Words: panel discussion

12 October 2023

Past Exhibitions

Deeds Not Words @ Atrium Space

3 October - 22 October 2023

Ode To Our Space @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

A Look At A New Perspective @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: Crow Dark Dawn

19 October 2023

Past Events

Exhibition Launch: A Place of Our Own

28 September 2023

Reflections

12 September - 22 December 2023

Past Events

Sandra Suubi ‘Samba Gown’ Procession

9 September 2023

Exhibitions Future Exhibitions

A Place of Our Own

29 September - 22 December 2023

Past Events

POETRY BOOK LAUNCH: JACK BENNETT – LUNETTE

7 September 2023

Exhibitions

A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot

31 August 2023

Projects Past Exhibitions

Our Home. Our Place. Our Space. @ Walton

16 August - 2 October 2023

Past Events

Poetry Reading: Coast to Coast to Coast’s sixth Birthday!

16 September 2023

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Home Trails App

Join us to explore the Liverpool city region and celebrate Ukrainian culture! Open Eye Gallery and University of Liverpool have partnered to launch an exciting new app for EuroFestival to lead visitors to different locations on the Home Trails, highlighting what Home means for diverse perspectives. 

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An app designed by the University of Liverpool team will lead EuroFestival guests and Liverpool locals to independent spaces to see Home-themed Ukrainian photography collections in five trails across the city region. The themes of the trails are Land, Making, Liberty, Resistance, Settings. The twenty-five places on the trails include cafes, shops, museums and galleries. Each place will have an artwork by a contemporary Ukrainian photographer and a postcard for sale – profit will go to the Hospitallers medical group, an organisation focusing on sourcing and delivering medical supplies for paramedics who save human lives in Ukraine. 

We invite everyone to collect the postcards and upload your own poem, lyric or a letter in response to Open Eye Stories: just leave a comment under a photo that you have chosen

 Step-by-Step Guide:

  • First, download the app onto your smartphone. 
  • Locate the five Home Trails leading to twenty-five independent venues in the Liverpool city region with their own artwork and postcard available for sale. 
  • Share your experience of Ukrainian photography with us! Post a written response, a poem, or a letter to a photographer at Open Eye Stories.  
  • Post a selfie or a photo with a Ukrainian artwork and use the hashtag #withukrainianculture on social media.

 

Exhibitions in Liverpool City Region

Each trail ends in a unique exhibition: 

  • Williamson Art Gallery & Museum (April 26 – May 27, open Weds – Thurs 10–5:30pm, Friday 10:30 – 9pm, Saturday 10 – 4:30pm). This exhibition offers various interpretations of the concept of ‘Resistance’ by bringing together the work of 3 different Ukrainian photographers. Mykhaylo Palinchak had never covered military conflicts before but after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, he transformed his photographic practices to record the atrocities committed by the Russian army and the resistance of the Ukrainian people.  At this time, Andrii Rachynskiy also turns to the documentary genre recording the widespread practice of people painting over the road signs and toponyms to disorient the occupation army. Elena Subach’s project ‘Lamkist’ (Fragility) is aimed at the poetisation and monumentalisation of mundane and fragile ordinary things, a reflection on the often unnoticed artefacts of the everyday. It reveals the presence of resistance in the coming together and coming apart of natural and man-made objects.
  • Norton Priory (27 April – 31 May, open Fri – Tues 10 – 5pm). The two featured Ukrainian photography projects demonstrate different aspects of being with a place – from owning to conquering it to cultivating or occupying it. In Anatoliy Babiychuk’s project, the village of Horaivka stands as an exemplary story of a small village that has kept a traditional way of living, cultivating a deep connection with the land typical of Ukrainian tradition. Exhibited in the walled garden, Black on Prussian Blue by Andriy Dostliev and Lia Dostlieva explores the notion of a perpetrator’s gaze based on the study of the photographs from the family album of a Wehrmacht soldier who served in the Luftwaffe during WWII.
  • Kirkby Gallery (01 May – 15 June, open Mon – Sat 10 – 5pm). Nazar Furyk represents the generation of artists whose practices are characterised by an exploratory approach to photographic imagery and photographic subjects. His project “Simple Things” blurs the boundaries of photographic genres searching for new pictorial forms or questioning the role of the medium today.  
  • Unity Theatre (01 – 12 May, open Thurs – Saturday 10 – 10pm). ‘To Know Us Better’ project by Anton Shebetko celebrates queer Ukrainians who are living or temporarily staying in Europe. Their experience and hopes for a better future are documented in a series of portraits and heartfelt interviews. 
  • The Atkinson (04 May – 15 June, open Mon – Sat 10 – 4pm). The projects ‘My World is not Real Enough for an Apocalypse’ by Sasha Kurmaz and ‘Dreamland Donbas’ by  Viktor Marushchenko were both shot in the Donetsk region but at different times and told about different people and communities.  The heroes and heroines of Marushchenko’s photographs are the illegal coal miners trying to make ends meet. Kurmaz’s story is about the ‘social life of the young generation in the Donetsk region, its form and relationship in the environment.’ 

Home Trails is a part of the HOME programme.

Funders: DCMS, The British Council, Spirit of 2012, Arts Council England.

Supporters: Ukrainian Institute, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool BID.

Partners: Ukrainian.Photographies, Ukrainian Institute, dot-art, Kirkby Gallery, The Atkinson, Norton Priory, Unity Theatre, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Merseyrail, National Poetry Library, University of Liverpool, The Poetry Society, The Double Negative, Liverpool Poetry Space, Hurricane Films, Arthouse Traffic Films, Tilly Hire, Ocean Outdoor.

Home Trails venues: 92 Degrees Southport, Tempest, Mersey Made, Hafla Hafla, SUP, 92 Degrees Baltic, The Brink, Keith’s, Arts Bar Hope Street, 92 degrees (Hardman Street), The World of Glass Museum, Dead Ink Books, Shenanigans, Nova Scotia, Arts Bar Baltic, Bold Street Coffee, Victoria Gallery and Museum, The Egg Cafe, Ropes and Twines, Press Bros.

With kind support from EuroFestival. Commissioned by Culture Liverpool / Liverpool City Council.

 

 

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