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27 June 2024

Coming Soon. LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

28 June - 1 September 2024

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13 June 2024

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LAF X OPEN EYE GALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION LAUNCH

4 June 2024

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Home Tour @ Rochdale

6 June - 12 July 2024

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Photography Workshop: Birkenhead

30 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: St Helens

23 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Runcorn

16 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Liverpool City Centre

15 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Bootle

9 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Huyton

1 June 2024

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Everyone is Moving – Your Journeys, Your Neighbourhoods @ Atrium Space

4 June - 30 June 2024

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European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024

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Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

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JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

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 - 30 June 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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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 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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Home Tour @ Rochdale

6 June - 12 July 2024

Celebration event: 18 June, 4 – 7 pm, Ukrainian Centre (15 Mere St, Rochdale)

Contemporary Ukrainian photography comes to Rochdale! The Home exhibition brings together diverse projects from 5 Ukrainian artists who offer distinct ways of seeing and thinking  about Ukraine, reflecting on both its history and its contemporary visual culture. Their works will be displayed at Rochdale train station, Rochdale council building, Ukrainian Church and Ukrainian Centre, and will be accompanied by events during the Refugee Week (17 – 24 June). The exhibition is curated by Open Eye Gallery and hosted by Culture Co-op.

Ukrainian curators Max Gorbatskyi and Viktoria Bavykina have selected a breadth of perspectives which range from specially commissioned works in which artists photographed citizens in their current habitat alongside other works that look at identity, landscape, experimental art, folk and popular culture.  

The works will be exhibited in the following locations:

  • Yaroslav Solop: The Siren is Sounding. Rochdale Train Station, OL11 1DR;
  • Elena Subach: Chairs. Rochdale Council Building, Number One Riverside, Smith St, OL16 1XU (Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 – 5; Tue, Thur: 9 – 6; Sat: 10 – 3);
  • Alexander Chekmenev: Citizens of Kyiv. Ukrainian Church, UCC Oldham, Yorkshire Street, OL16 1LA (Mon – Fri: 10 – 1; Sat: closed, Sun: 10 – tbc);
  • Andrii Dostliev and Lia Dostlieva: Black on Prussian Blue and inside Igor Chekachkov: The Lives of the Displaced. Ukrainian Centre, 15 Mere St, OL11 1HJ (Mon: 4 – tbc; Wed, Thur: 9 – 4; Sat, Sun: 1 – tbc; Tue, Fri closed).

The exhibition will be accompanied by events during the Refugee Week (17 – 24 June):

  • 18 June, 4.30 – 6.30 pm (Rochdale Ukrainian Centre, 15 Mere St, Rochdale OL11 1HJ): celebration event and artist talk to mark refugee week and the Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK words exhibition displayed across Rochdale until the 7th July, organised by Open Eye Gallery in partnership with Culture Coop.
    – 4:30 pm: welcome drinks
    – 5 pm: screening of Home from Home exhibition film
    – 5:15 – 6.30 pm: Artist and curator talk. Photographer Igor Chekachkov will sit alongside Open Eye Gallery’s director Sarah Fisher and curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi to discuss the origins and ideas behind the current touring exhibition.
  • 22 June, 11 am – 3 pm (Ukrainian Centre, Mere St): Dumpling day, a feast of activities and flavours, celebrating the diverse communities of Rochdale and their shared culinary heritage. Hosted by Touchstones Rochdale!

 

Home tour was made possible with Arts Council England funding. The exhibition was first shown in Liverpool at Open Eye Gallery in May 2023.

The Culture Co-op is a network of cultural organisations, artists and local residents across the Rochdale borough. Our job is to fund communities to decide what counts as art and culture, where it happens, who makes it, and who experiences it. Together, we’ll create new activities with funding from the Arts Council, through the Creative People and Places programme. This work will be driven by quality, creativity and relevance to the local area. It will also be designed to improve the quality of life of the people who live there.

The Culture Co-op is based on the ideas behind the original Rochdale Cooperative, which was formed on 21 December 1844. And, like the original movement, everybody involved will have shared ownership and decision-making.

Touchstone Rochdale is an art gallery and museum house in a historic Grade II listed building. The building is currently undergoing a major capital redevelopment project that will see the restoration of original features and the establishment of a new dining and museum space, performance space and creative studios. During the redevelopment period, Touchstones is working with communities on co-curated and co-created exhibitions and events, and continuing the important work of maintaining Rochdale borough’s heritage and local studies collections.

Touchstones Rochdale is part of Your Trust, a charity that works in the heart of the Rochdale Borough community, inspiring people to live more active, creative and healthy lifestyles. The charity connects people with their cultural heritage, encourages creativity and fosters wellbeing for every member of its diverse community.   

Image credit: Alexander Chekmenev, Citizens of Kyiv series 2022–2023

Celebration event: 18 June, 4 – 7 pm, Ukrainian Centre (15 Mere St, Rochdale)

Contemporary Ukrainian photography comes to Rochdale! The Home exhibition brings together diverse projects from 5 Ukrainian artists who offer distinct ways of seeing and thinking  about Ukraine, reflecting on both its history and its contemporary visual culture. Their works will be displayed at Rochdale train station, Rochdale council building, Ukrainian Church and Ukrainian Centre, and will be accompanied by events during the Refugee Week (17 – 24 June). The exhibition is curated by Open Eye Gallery and hosted by Culture Co-op.

Ukrainian curators Max Gorbatskyi and Viktoria Bavykina have selected a breadth of perspectives which range from specially commissioned works in which artists photographed citizens in their current habitat alongside other works that look at identity, landscape, experimental art, folk and popular culture.  

The works will be exhibited in the following locations:

  • Yaroslav Solop: The Siren is Sounding. Rochdale Train Station, OL11 1DR;
  • Elena Subach: Chairs. Rochdale Council Building, Number One Riverside, Smith St, OL16 1XU (Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 – 5; Tue, Thur: 9 – 6; Sat: 10 – 3);
  • Alexander Chekmenev: Citizens of Kyiv. Ukrainian Church, UCC Oldham, Yorkshire Street, OL16 1LA (Mon – Fri: 10 – 1; Sat: closed, Sun: 10 – tbc);
  • Andrii Dostliev and Lia Dostlieva: Black on Prussian Blue and inside Igor Chekachkov: The Lives of the Displaced. Ukrainian Centre, 15 Mere St, OL11 1HJ (Mon: 4 – tbc; Wed, Thur: 9 – 4; Sat, Sun: 1 – tbc; Tue, Fri closed).

The exhibition will be accompanied by events during the Refugee Week (17 – 24 June):

  • 18 June, 4.30 – 6.30 pm (Rochdale Ukrainian Centre, 15 Mere St, Rochdale OL11 1HJ): celebration event and artist talk to mark refugee week and the Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK words exhibition displayed across Rochdale until the 7th July, organised by Open Eye Gallery in partnership with Culture Coop.
    – 4:30 pm: welcome drinks
    – 5 pm: screening of Home from Home exhibition film
    – 5:15 – 6.30 pm: Artist and curator talk. Photographer Igor Chekachkov will sit alongside Open Eye Gallery’s director Sarah Fisher and curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi to discuss the origins and ideas behind the current touring exhibition.
  • 22 June, 11 am – 3 pm (Ukrainian Centre, Mere St): Dumpling day, a feast of activities and flavours, celebrating the diverse communities of Rochdale and their shared culinary heritage. Hosted by Touchstones Rochdale!

 

Home tour was made possible with Arts Council England funding. The exhibition was first shown in Liverpool at Open Eye Gallery in May 2023.

The Culture Co-op is a network of cultural organisations, artists and local residents across the Rochdale borough. Our job is to fund communities to decide what counts as art and culture, where it happens, who makes it, and who experiences it. Together, we’ll create new activities with funding from the Arts Council, through the Creative People and Places programme. This work will be driven by quality, creativity and relevance to the local area. It will also be designed to improve the quality of life of the people who live there.

The Culture Co-op is based on the ideas behind the original Rochdale Cooperative, which was formed on 21 December 1844. And, like the original movement, everybody involved will have shared ownership and decision-making.

Touchstone Rochdale is an art gallery and museum house in a historic Grade II listed building. The building is currently undergoing a major capital redevelopment project that will see the restoration of original features and the establishment of a new dining and museum space, performance space and creative studios. During the redevelopment period, Touchstones is working with communities on co-curated and co-created exhibitions and events, and continuing the important work of maintaining Rochdale borough’s heritage and local studies collections.

Touchstones Rochdale is part of Your Trust, a charity that works in the heart of the Rochdale Borough community, inspiring people to live more active, creative and healthy lifestyles. The charity connects people with their cultural heritage, encourages creativity and fosters wellbeing for every member of its diverse community.   

Image credit: Alexander Chekmenev, Citizens of Kyiv series 2022–2023

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