Exhibitions

209 Women

14 December - 8 February 2019

Events

Coast to Coast to Coast: map, line, and stitch

20 December 2018

Events

Book Launch: Carousel

6 December 2018

Projects Culture Shifts

Where Things are Different

15 August 2017

Exhibitions

She Dreams – Yan Wang Preston

24 September - 5 November 2018

Main Exhibition

Wake Up Together

15 November - 17 February 2019

Exhibitions

DISTINCTLY

19 September - 25 September 2018

Projects

209 Women Crowdfunder

6 September - 17 October 2018

Past Exhibitions

XU ZHEN: OPTIMIZING

13 July - 7 September 2018

Past Exhibitions

HIDDEN WORLDS

14 July - 16 July 2018

Past Exhibitions

New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August 2018

Exhibitions

SEEING FUTURES: HUGH BAIRD PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERGRADUATES & ALUMNI

29 June 2018

Past Exhibitions

‘ELLESMERE PORT’ WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION

22 June 2018

Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

14 July - 28 October 2018

Past Exhibitions

China Conversation

17 June 2018

Projects

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

Past Exhibitions

Ferry Folk

11 January - 25 March 2018

Projects Past Exhibitions

Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

Past Exhibitions

Finding Fangorn

26 October - 26 November 2017

Past Exhibitions

Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

Past Exhibitions

OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

Past Exhibitions

Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

Past Exhibitions

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

Projects Past Exhibitions

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

Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July - 16 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Walter & Zoniel: Spectra

9 July - 16 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Tromarama

9 July - 31 July 2016

Past Exhibitions

Telling Tales

6 July - 11 July 2016

Past Exhibitions

Collected Possibilities

15 June - 19 June 2016

Past Exhibitions

Open 2: Pieces of You

15 April - 5 June 2016

Past Exhibitions

Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman

15 January - 3 April 2016

Past Exhibitions

Edith Tudor-Hart: Quiet Radicalism

2 March - 29 April 2013

Past Exhibitions

Mishka Henner: Precious Commodities

2 March - 29 April 2013

Past Exhibitions

A Lecture Upon The Shadow

7 December - 17 February 2013

Past Exhibitions

Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

Past Exhibitions

E. Chambre Hardman

7 December - 17 February 2013

Past Exhibitions

Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

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St Helens

PUBLIC INSTALLATION

WORLD OF GLASS FOOTBRIDGE, ST HELENS

 

‘Where Things Are Different’ is a photographic project based around the space shared by the post-industrial communities of St Helens today. Generations of workers live their lives together, gathering memories, telling stories and creating folklore. This project focuses on how this community understands the past, and how the past shapes its understanding of the present.

 

Focusing upon the experiences that aren’t documented in books or curated in museums but only exist as stories amongst people, Where Things are Different is a project that explores how fact and fiction operate within the context of community.

 

King worked closely for several months with members and groups of St Helens post-industrial communities – Beechams, Pilkingtons, historical and restoration societies, miners and labour club entertainers. His project sought to unearth the shared experience that resides within these now displaced workforces. Taking the form of social get-togethers, many hours of informal conversations were recorded and then transcribed to create sources for unpicking accounts and imagery. Many of these same participants and community members went on to collaborate and perform in King’s images, many of which were constructed reenactments of memories.

 

The final photographs take the form of large-scale (2.5 x 2m) light boxes on the banks of the Sankey Canal. Located at the back of Pilkington’s Glass Works, for decades pipes pumped out warm water from the glass making process into this section of canal, known locally as The Hotties, which – according to folklore – for many years supported a thriving ecosystem of tropical fish, discarded by a local pet shop owner.

 

Culture Shifts is supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund. Delivered in partnership with Heart of Glass, St Helens.

PUBLIC INSTALLATION

WORLD OF GLASS FOOTBRIDGE, ST HELENS

 

‘Where Things Are Different’ is a photographic project based around the space shared by the post-industrial communities of St Helens today. Generations of workers live their lives together, gathering memories, telling stories and creating folklore. This project focuses on how this community understands the past, and how the past shapes its understanding of the present.

 

Focusing upon the experiences that aren’t documented in books or curated in museums but only exist as stories amongst people, Where Things are Different is a project that explores how fact and fiction operate within the context of community.

 

King worked closely for several months with members and groups of St Helens post-industrial communities – Beechams, Pilkingtons, historical and restoration societies, miners and labour club entertainers. His project sought to unearth the shared experience that resides within these now displaced workforces. Taking the form of social get-togethers, many hours of informal conversations were recorded and then transcribed to create sources for unpicking accounts and imagery. Many of these same participants and community members went on to collaborate and perform in King’s images, many of which were constructed reenactments of memories.

 

The final photographs take the form of large-scale (2.5 x 2m) light boxes on the banks of the Sankey Canal. Located at the back of Pilkington’s Glass Works, for decades pipes pumped out warm water from the glass making process into this section of canal, known locally as The Hotties, which – according to folklore – for many years supported a thriving ecosystem of tropical fish, discarded by a local pet shop owner.

 

Culture Shifts is supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund. Delivered in partnership with Heart of Glass, St Helens.

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