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Launch Night — Wake Up Together: Ren Hang & Where Love is Illegal

15 November 2018

Projects Culture Shifts

Where Things are Different

15 August 2017

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The Art of Social Mobility with Tate Exchange

20 November - 25 October 2018

Exhibitions

She Dreams – Yan Wang Preston

24 September - 5 November 2018

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Homotopia: Alaska

23 November 2018

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Homotopia: Ancestral Constellations

26 November 2018

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Homotopia: Brews and Brows

27 November 2018

Main Exhibition

Wake Up Together

15 November - 17 February 2019

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Homotopia: Twin Peaks

29 November 2018

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19 September - 25 September 2018

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209 Women Crowdfunder

6 September - 17 October 2018

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XU ZHEN: OPTIMIZING

13 July - 7 September 2018

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HIDDEN WORLDS

14 July - 16 July 2018

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New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August 2018

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SEEING FUTURES: HUGH BAIRD PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERGRADUATES & ALUMNI

29 June 2018

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‘ELLESMERE PORT’ WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION

22 June 2018

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Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

14 July - 28 October 2018

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China Conversation

17 June 2018

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MA Course Brief

1 September 2018

Main Exhibition

Our North

28 March - 30 March 2018

Past Exhibitions

Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

The Pier Head – Tom Wood

12 January - 25 March 2018

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Ferry Folk

11 January - 25 March 2018

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Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

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Finding Fangorn

26 October - 26 November 2017

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Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

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OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

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Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

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Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

28 October - 18 December 2016

Wall Work

40 Years of Open Eye Gallery: 1977-2017

5 January 2017

Past Exhibitions

North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

6 January - 19 March 2017

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Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

Projects Culture Shifts

Life Beyond Diagnosis

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

Home Is A Person/ L8: The World Lived Here

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

POSITIVE CHANGES

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

WINDS OF CHANGE

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

St Helens

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

As and When

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

Wirral: Another Language/ In The Pink Room

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Animator Training

9 October 2016

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Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July - 16 October 2016

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Walter & Zoniel: Spectra

9 July - 16 October 2016

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Tromarama

9 July - 31 July 2016

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Telling Tales

6 July - 11 July 2016

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Collected Possibilities

15 June - 19 June 2016

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Open 2: Pieces of You

15 April - 5 June 2016

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Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman

15 January - 3 April 2016

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Edith Tudor-Hart: Quiet Radicalism

2 March - 29 April 2013

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Mishka Henner: Precious Commodities

2 March - 29 April 2013

Past Exhibitions

A Lecture Upon The Shadow

7 December - 17 February 2013

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OUR NORTH

Andy Yates, Our North Project Assistant

 

In a world that is being shaped on a global scale, how do we still identify with where we’re from?  Are young people still shaped by the history and community they live in or are their lives shaped by their new access to a global world, interacted with through a screen? These questions are the foundation of our current Heritage Lottery Funded project with young people, Our North.

 

 

Our North is a new project giving the young people of Sefton and Runcorn an opportunity to explore northern identity through the themes of heritage, fashion and culture. Inspired by recent exhibition North: Identity, Photography and Fashion, the young people will work with artists, producers and curators to uncover what the north means to them today. It’s crucial that we overcome the habit of stereotyping young people today, particularly those from the North. Our North seeks to help young people use photography to communicate what their regional identity means to them today.

 

 

So far, they have undertaken a number of sessions – research into our photographic archive; interviews with industry professionals; photowalks documenting sites of cultural heritage in Liverpool, Sefton and Runcorn with photographer Stephanie Wynne – all exploring the way the North has been depicted, constructed and celebrated. The sessions have inspired the young people, and their next step is to create their very own fashion shoot.

 

 

The fashion shoot will be self-led, combining the interests of the young people with what they have learned during the recent sessions. Fashion is something that plays a role in our lives daily. Every morning we make a conscious decision to get dressed and think about what we are going to wear. During a session with North curator Adam Murray, he raised the question, ‘why did you decide to wear what you’re wearing today?’ This question has greatly influenced the direction of the project as it created a starting place for a discussion about fashion. Whether it’s because it is clean and comfy or because you belong to a certain subculture that dress a certain way, we actively choose what we wear.

 

 

Their work will form a new publication, an online showcase on PhotoStories and a digital display in the gallery.

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