Coming soon: Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024

Events

European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

Events

Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

Exhibitions

JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

Past Events

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

9 May 2024

Past Events

Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

Past Events

Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

Exhibitions

National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

Exhibitions

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

10 April - 18 May 2024

Exhibitions

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

23 March - 28 September 2024

Exhibitions

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

1 March - 30 June 2024

Exhibitions

Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

Past Events

Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

Exhibitions

Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

Past Events

PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Past Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

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

Past Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Past 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

Past Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past 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

Past Events

Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

Past Events

Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

Past Events

Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

Past Events

Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

Past Events

Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

Past 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

Past 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

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Home. Settings @ The Atkinson

4 May - 15 June 2023

Part of the HOME project

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.’ 

Viktor Maruschenko was a celebrated documentary photographer who became the central figure in the popularisation of contemporary photography and the development of photography education in Ukraine. Sasha Kurmaz is one of the leading contemporary Ukrainian artists working with photography, among other mediums; he also was a student and later a teacher at Maruschenko’s school. 

The Atkinson exhibition is a part of the HOME programme, organised by Open Eye Gallery and commissioned by Culture Liverpool for EuroFestival. Working together with Ukrainian curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi (Ukrainian. Photographies) and partners in Liverpool City Region, HOME reflects on the question What does home mean?

An app, designed by University of Liverpool team, will lead the EuroFestival guests and Liverpool City Region locals to independent spaces to see Home-themed Ukrainian photography collections in 5 trails across the city region. The themes of the trails are Land, Making, Liberty, Resistance, Settings. The Atkinson is the end point of the Settings trail. A setting can protect, save, help, giving a feeling of comfort and security. It can also be hostile and unwelcoming, a source of fear and uncertainty. Just as we transform them, our surroundings transform us. A setting shapes the stories of its inhabitants; it defines who we are, who we can become. 

The Atkinson will also host an artwork by a contemporary Ukrainian photographer and a postcard for sale from the front desk – all 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.

 

The Atkinson opening times:

10am – 4pm, Monday – Saturday

For full visiting information check their Visit Us page.

More exhibitions at The Atkinson

About the HOME project

Image credit: Sasha Kurmaz, From the My World Is Not Real Enough For An Apocalypse series, Donetsk, Ukraine, 2011.

Part of the HOME project

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.’ 

Viktor Maruschenko was a celebrated documentary photographer who became the central figure in the popularisation of contemporary photography and the development of photography education in Ukraine. Sasha Kurmaz is one of the leading contemporary Ukrainian artists working with photography, among other mediums; he also was a student and later a teacher at Maruschenko’s school. 

The Atkinson exhibition is a part of the HOME programme, organised by Open Eye Gallery and commissioned by Culture Liverpool for EuroFestival. Working together with Ukrainian curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi (Ukrainian. Photographies) and partners in Liverpool City Region, HOME reflects on the question What does home mean?

An app, designed by University of Liverpool team, will lead the EuroFestival guests and Liverpool City Region locals to independent spaces to see Home-themed Ukrainian photography collections in 5 trails across the city region. The themes of the trails are Land, Making, Liberty, Resistance, Settings. The Atkinson is the end point of the Settings trail. A setting can protect, save, help, giving a feeling of comfort and security. It can also be hostile and unwelcoming, a source of fear and uncertainty. Just as we transform them, our surroundings transform us. A setting shapes the stories of its inhabitants; it defines who we are, who we can become. 

The Atkinson will also host an artwork by a contemporary Ukrainian photographer and a postcard for sale from the front desk – all 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.

 

The Atkinson opening times:

10am – 4pm, Monday – Saturday

For full visiting information check their Visit Us page.

More exhibitions at The Atkinson

About the HOME project

Image credit: Sasha Kurmaz, From the My World Is Not Real Enough For An Apocalypse series, Donetsk, Ukraine, 2011.

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