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22 May 2024

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6 May - 12 May 2024

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

9 May 2024

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Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

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Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

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National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

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

10 April - 18 May 2024

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

23 March - 28 September 2024

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

1 March - 30 June 2024

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Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

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Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

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Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

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PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

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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

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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

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

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Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

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Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

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Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

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Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

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Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

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MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

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Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

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Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

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Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

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Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

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Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

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HOME: Launch Event

4 May, 6pm – 8pm

RSVP 

Home

Ukrainian Photography inspiring UK Words

Open Eye Gallery invites you to the launch of the UK’s largest showcase of Ukrainian photography, Home, developed with 49 partners and 44 sites across Liverpool City Region as part of EuroFestival.

Welcoming speeches from:

Tetyana Filevska, Creative Director, Ukrainian Institute

Claire McColgan, CBE, Director of Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council

Jane Beardsworth, Senior Manager, Arts Council England

Singing Our Socks Off choir will sing welcome songs about belonging together at 6 pm. Speeches 6.30 pm.

The launch will celebrate:

  • 11 new commissions by Ukrainian photographers & UK poets, creating diptychs in public spaces and on Merseyrail sites;
  • 6 exhibitions featuring 20 Ukrainian photographers across 6 cultural venues;
  • an app inviting people to 5 Home Trails taking you to 25 independent dwell spaces hosting a Ukrainian artwork and encouraging everyone to collect the postcard and respond with their own words;
  • a book, a zine, a film, a school activity pack, a new writing competition, poetry readings, community workshops and events.

Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi, curators, said: We believe that the visibility of Ukrainian culture is vital for its decolonisation, which, in turn, is a prerequisite for securing our identity and the right to own our history and future.

The exhibition has been created in a dialogue between the Ukrainian, European and British photography sectors and presents diverse approaches to work with the photographic medium and different perspectives on Ukraine’s past and present”.

Sarah Fisher, director of Open Eye Gallery, said:Home as about the celebration and survival of Ukrainian culture amidst more urgent survival, and Open Eye Gallery team are proud to stand with Ukraine as they fight for their home.  

Our era of international sharing online sees people uploading 2 billion photographs per day. Photography is now the international language of democracy. Home’s photographers reveal Ukrainians’ current experience, and as importantly, fundamental human values that underpin our idea of ‘home’: family and friends in a safe space, the beautiful landscapes of our home country, human creativity and the culture within which we recognise ourselves – our identity”.

Commissioned for EuroFestival by Culture Liverpool / Liverpool City Council.

The Home programme was made meaningful through collaboration between Open Eye Gallery and Ukrainian. Photographies, and we would like to thank the following:

UKRAINIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Anatoliy BABIYCHUK, Valentine BO, Oleksandr BURLAKA, Igor CHEKACHKOV, Alexander CHEKMENEV, Andrii DOSTLIEV, Lia DOSTLIEVA, Maryna FROLOVA, Nazar FURYK, Sasha KURMAZ, Viktor MARUSHCHENKO, Mykhaylo PALINCHAK, Evgeniy PAVLOV, Polina POLIK ARPOVA, Victoria PIDUST, Viacheslav POLIAKOV, Andriy RACHYNSKYI, Anton SHEBETKO, Yaroslav SOLOP, Elena SUBACH, Daria SVERTILOVA.

UK POETS:

John HEGLEY, Hanan ISSA, Jackie KAY, Roger MCGOUGH (CBE), James CONOR PATTERSON, Deryn REES-JONES.

FUNDERS:

DCMS

The British Council

Spirit of 2012

Arts Council England

SUPPORTERS:

Ukrainian Institute

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool BID

HOME DELIVERY PARTNERS:

ace & tate, Arthouse Traffic Films, ArtReview, Arts Bar Baltic, BITA, Bold Street Coffee, C&D Properties, Dead Ink Books, dot-art, Edgehill University, Engage, European Poetry Festival, Hafla Hafla, Hurricane Films, Keith’s, Kirkby Gallery, Liverpool Bid, Liverpool Arts Bar, Liverpool Culture Team, Liverpool One, Liverpool Poetry Space, Max Literacy, MerseyMade, Merseyrail, MerseyFerry, Norton Priory, Nova Scotia, Ocean Outdoor, Open Culture, Press Bros, Ropes and Twines, Shenanigans, Singing Our Socks Off Community Choir, SUP, Tempest, Tilly Hire, The Atkinson, The Brink, The Double Negative, The Egg Cafe, The Poetry Society, The World of Glass Museum, UCEN – Manchester, Ukrainian Institute, Unity Theatre, University of Liverpool, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Windows, 92 degrees (Hardman St, Baltic and Southport).

HOME GUEST CURATORS:

Kateryna Filyuk, Ben Harman, Louise Pearson, Monika Szewczyk, Amelie Schüle, Lindsay Taylor.

AT HOME GUEST WRITERS:

Sarah Hymas, Saul Leslie, Bernadette McBride, Anita Pati, Oleksandra Pron, Deryn Rees-Jones, Pauline Rowe, David Tierney.

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

Image: Igor Chekachkov, from the Daily Lives of the Displaced series, Lviv, Ukraine, 2022

4 May, 6pm – 8pm

RSVP 

Home

Ukrainian Photography inspiring UK Words

Open Eye Gallery invites you to the launch of the UK’s largest showcase of Ukrainian photography, Home, developed with 49 partners and 44 sites across Liverpool City Region as part of EuroFestival.

Welcoming speeches from:

Tetyana Filevska, Creative Director, Ukrainian Institute

Claire McColgan, CBE, Director of Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council

Jane Beardsworth, Senior Manager, Arts Council England

Singing Our Socks Off choir will sing welcome songs about belonging together at 6 pm. Speeches 6.30 pm.

The launch will celebrate:

  • 11 new commissions by Ukrainian photographers & UK poets, creating diptychs in public spaces and on Merseyrail sites;
  • 6 exhibitions featuring 20 Ukrainian photographers across 6 cultural venues;
  • an app inviting people to 5 Home Trails taking you to 25 independent dwell spaces hosting a Ukrainian artwork and encouraging everyone to collect the postcard and respond with their own words;
  • a book, a zine, a film, a school activity pack, a new writing competition, poetry readings, community workshops and events.

Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi, curators, said: We believe that the visibility of Ukrainian culture is vital for its decolonisation, which, in turn, is a prerequisite for securing our identity and the right to own our history and future.

The exhibition has been created in a dialogue between the Ukrainian, European and British photography sectors and presents diverse approaches to work with the photographic medium and different perspectives on Ukraine’s past and present”.

Sarah Fisher, director of Open Eye Gallery, said:Home as about the celebration and survival of Ukrainian culture amidst more urgent survival, and Open Eye Gallery team are proud to stand with Ukraine as they fight for their home.  

Our era of international sharing online sees people uploading 2 billion photographs per day. Photography is now the international language of democracy. Home’s photographers reveal Ukrainians’ current experience, and as importantly, fundamental human values that underpin our idea of ‘home’: family and friends in a safe space, the beautiful landscapes of our home country, human creativity and the culture within which we recognise ourselves – our identity”.

Commissioned for EuroFestival by Culture Liverpool / Liverpool City Council.

The Home programme was made meaningful through collaboration between Open Eye Gallery and Ukrainian. Photographies, and we would like to thank the following:

UKRAINIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Anatoliy BABIYCHUK, Valentine BO, Oleksandr BURLAKA, Igor CHEKACHKOV, Alexander CHEKMENEV, Andrii DOSTLIEV, Lia DOSTLIEVA, Maryna FROLOVA, Nazar FURYK, Sasha KURMAZ, Viktor MARUSHCHENKO, Mykhaylo PALINCHAK, Evgeniy PAVLOV, Polina POLIK ARPOVA, Victoria PIDUST, Viacheslav POLIAKOV, Andriy RACHYNSKYI, Anton SHEBETKO, Yaroslav SOLOP, Elena SUBACH, Daria SVERTILOVA.

UK POETS:

John HEGLEY, Hanan ISSA, Jackie KAY, Roger MCGOUGH (CBE), James CONOR PATTERSON, Deryn REES-JONES.

FUNDERS:

DCMS

The British Council

Spirit of 2012

Arts Council England

SUPPORTERS:

Ukrainian Institute

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool BID

HOME DELIVERY PARTNERS:

ace & tate, Arthouse Traffic Films, ArtReview, Arts Bar Baltic, BITA, Bold Street Coffee, C&D Properties, Dead Ink Books, dot-art, Edgehill University, Engage, European Poetry Festival, Hafla Hafla, Hurricane Films, Keith’s, Kirkby Gallery, Liverpool Bid, Liverpool Arts Bar, Liverpool Culture Team, Liverpool One, Liverpool Poetry Space, Max Literacy, MerseyMade, Merseyrail, MerseyFerry, Norton Priory, Nova Scotia, Ocean Outdoor, Open Culture, Press Bros, Ropes and Twines, Shenanigans, Singing Our Socks Off Community Choir, SUP, Tempest, Tilly Hire, The Atkinson, The Brink, The Double Negative, The Egg Cafe, The Poetry Society, The World of Glass Museum, UCEN – Manchester, Ukrainian Institute, Unity Theatre, University of Liverpool, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Windows, 92 degrees (Hardman St, Baltic and Southport).

HOME GUEST CURATORS:

Kateryna Filyuk, Ben Harman, Louise Pearson, Monika Szewczyk, Amelie Schüle, Lindsay Taylor.

AT HOME GUEST WRITERS:

Sarah Hymas, Saul Leslie, Bernadette McBride, Anita Pati, Oleksandra Pron, Deryn Rees-Jones, Pauline Rowe, David Tierney.

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

Image: Igor Chekachkov, from the Daily Lives of the Displaced series, Lviv, Ukraine, 2022

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