Events

100 Years of The Wasteland

17 November 2022

Events

National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

Exhibitions

(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

Events

In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

Exhibitions

Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: BA Hons Photography with Social Practice – UCEN, Manchester, with Open Eye Gallery

2 July - 5 July 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

Past Events

Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #22: Bags For Life – Luke Saxon

1 May - 31 May 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

Past Events

An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

Past Events

Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

Past Events

Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Past Events

Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #21: Ancestral Folk – Eunice Pais

1 April - 30 April 2022

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

Exhibitions

Saturday Girl About Town at Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Wigan

28 January 2022

Past Exhibitions

WE

31 March - 1 May 2022

Past Events

Who Cares? – Symposium exploring the role of art & design in health & care

26 April 2022

Past Events

Socially Engaged Photography Network: North West regional meet up event ‘Co-authoring the Collection’ 

28 April 2022

HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN/ FEEDING LIVERPOOL: REIMAGINING YOUR FUTURE FOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

9 March 2022

SESSION 3: DERELICTION TO DELICIOUS

11 March 2022

PELOTON COOP: JOY RIDE

18 March 2022

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: Grow Your Own

23 February - 20 March 2022

Taking Root Bootle – Growing on the Streets: Involving local residents In greening up public spaces

10 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Panel Discussion

12 March 2022

Past Events

ECOSYSTEM 2: OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

19 February - 20 March 2022

SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE

2 March - 5 March 2022

Session 3: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

12 March 2022

Taster Menu

11 March 2022

Session 2: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 2: Introduction to beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 1: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 1: Introduction to Beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 2: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 2: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Session 1: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 1: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Compost Works – An Introduction into Composting

9 March 2022

Hope Community Garden/ Feeding Liverpool: Reimagining your Future Food Neighbourhood

9 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Rethinking our Food System

9 March - 12 March 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: NOVUS: Restricted Views – Creative Outlooks

1 December - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: On the Brink

27 January - 19 March 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #20: Matt Dunne

9 February - 28 February 2022

Arts Groupie Workshops

26 February - 19 March 2022

TREE: Live Storytelling Session

19 March 2022

Horti-Culture Sharing Sessions with Arts Groupie and Incredible Edible

19 March - 9 March 2022

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Elena Subach - Fragility, 2019-2021
Mstyslav Chernov - Chaotic shelling of a residential area in Mariupol, dead bodies on the streets and shelters, March 7, 2022
Mykhailo Palinchak - Sirens Whisper, Monument to Dante Alighieri with sandbags to protect against Russian shelling in Kyiv, March 26, 2022
Yaroslav Solop - Eternal Return, 2011

Introducing Ukrainian. Photographies

We are Ukrainian curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi, our not-for-profit organization ‘Ukrainian Photography’ was established in Kyiv in 2020, with the aim of supporting the development of photography in Ukraine through exhibition projects, research, and publications. In March 2022 we started to work on the development of the online platform ‘Ukrainian. Photographies’. 

 

With the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the lives of all Ukrainians changed. Although, of course, it has affected not only Ukrainians, because these bloody events will also lead to the reconsideration of many socio-cultural developments that failed to stop this monster. Our project ‘Ukrainian. Photographies’ appeared not only as a reaction of Ukrainian citizens to the war but also as the result of rethinking the functions and capabilities of cultural workers in wartime, addressing the question of how to be useful when it seems that only weapons are; how to rearrange your knowledge and skills on wartime rails. With our project ‘Ukrainian. Photographies’, we seek to ensure and increase the visibility of the Ukrainian photographic sector, to find new meanings, connections, and associations in the works of Ukrainian photographers, inviting researchers and curators from other countries to collaborate. Every month, a new exhibition project will appear on the online platform, which will offer a new vector of views on Ukrainian art and possibly a new approach to working with it. Along with the appearance of online exhibitions, the archive of Ukrainian photography will be replenished and deepened – we will develop an archive of works and projects of Ukrainian photographers, which, at the same time, will become the basis for the work of foreign colleagues and the record of all the work that appears today and is quickly dispersed in the information vortex of war.

 

An important component of ‘Ukrainian. Photographies’ will also be the texts, which can be divided into several categories. Research texts about Ukrainian photographers, their projects or individual works. These texts will complement the exhibition projects and reveal implicit connections and contexts. A series of interviews with Ukrainian photographers will be prepared by the authors of the project. This section, probably, will become the fundamental one in the long run, because these texts will record the changes and transformations that have been and are taking place in the Ukrainian photographic sector because of the war. The third thematic category of the blog will be materials about other Ukrainian wartime initiatives. Ukrainian musicians, artists, museum workers, theatre professionals, and filmmakers are restructuring their practices to help overcome the hardships the Ukrainian society is facing today. These texts will capture one of the important phenomena of this war – resistance – this is formed at all levels of society, using unconventional approaches and mechanisms.

 

We launch ‘Ukrainian. Photographies’ with our exhibition ‘Refractions. Home’ as an introduction to the following exhibitions and publications that will be published on the platform in the future. The works of 18 Ukrainian photographers featured in the exhibition were created both before and after the war started. Some works directly comprehend the Russian invasion of Ukraine since 2014, while others have no direct connection to the war, but are now compelled to be seen as having such. Regardless of the time, place or chosen focus, all photographers, as well as the authors of the exhibition, talk about a common and the most important place – their home.

 

All visual and textual materials on the platform, in addition to performing their basic functions, have an extremely important goal – to help raise funds to help Ukrainian photographers, many of whom today are left without the usual working conditions, planned projects, and job opportunities. Part of the funds raised will be distributed among photographers, and the other part – among humanitarian initiatives that help save the lives of people and animals in Ukraine every day. Any contribution will be extremely important for strengthening the already existing incredible support of the Ukrainian people.

 

  • Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi

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