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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

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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

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Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

Exhibitions

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

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

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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

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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

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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JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

To accompany our MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE screening and discussion we are featuring “Journey to Eden” photoproject on our Digital Window Gallery. 

‘Journey to Eden’ (2023-2024) by photographer Siarhei Yazlavetski and art director Aleh Razhkou, is a poignant documentary photography series that delves into the profound self-reflection of a gay couple from Eastern Europe. This couple found refuge in London against the tumultuous backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, capturing their emotional journey through evocative imagery.

Through the ingenious use of long exposure and other techniques, the photographs aim to vividly illustrate the couple’s profound anxiety and emotional turmoil. The deliberate distortion of their bodies during the extended exposure mirrors the chaos of their past and present uncertainty, creating a powerful visual metaphor. Amidst this turmoil, some images gently capture their intimate moments, accentuating the idea that their unwavering love and support provide solace and strength, much like the vibrant plants that adorn their Eden-like home.

This project delves into the themes of resilience, sanctuary, and monogamy. It raises thought-provoking questions about the impact of migration on a relationship—has their love evolved or transformed since moving to the UK? The alluring world of open relationships and a multitude of potential partners presents new opportunities, but also potential challenges. Through a series of mesmerizing slide photographs, the project invites viewers to contemplate the complexities of love and partnership in the face of change and to witness the blossoming of an intimate sanctuary amid the uncertainty of their lives.

In “Journey to Eden,” the pinhole camera’s unique qualities serve as a storytelling device, capturing the physical and emotional turbulence of the couple’s journey while highlighting the beauty and resilience of their loving partnership. The project presents a compelling exploration of migration’s impact on love, drawing viewers into an evocative narrative that challenges preconceived notions and prompts reflection on the universal themes of love, sanctuary, and the pursuit of happiness.

Aleh Razhkou, a Cultural Projects Director from Belarus now residing in London, is passionate about exploring xenophobia and the pathways to its eradication through his latest works. In a continual state of experimentation and self-observation, Razhkou collaborates with fellow creators, utilizing art as a universal language that bridges diverse communities. He places a special emphasis on the recognition and acceptance of the queer community in society.

 Siarhei Yazlavetski, a London-based photographer originally from Belarus, specializes in landscapes and documentary photography. His work explores self-reflection and surreal worlds, inviting viewers to introspect. With accolades including exhibitions in Minsk and honourable mentions, Yazlavetski’s precision, honed through his background in software engineering, defines his approach. Exclusively using film cameras of various formats, he crafts images with philosophical depth, drawing from his diverse educational background. Captivated by photography from a young age, Yazlavetski now shares his unique perspective with the world.

 

To accompany our MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE screening and discussion we are featuring “Journey to Eden” photoproject on our Digital Window Gallery. 

‘Journey to Eden’ (2023-2024) by photographer Siarhei Yazlavetski and art director Aleh Razhkou, is a poignant documentary photography series that delves into the profound self-reflection of a gay couple from Eastern Europe. This couple found refuge in London against the tumultuous backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, capturing their emotional journey through evocative imagery.

Through the ingenious use of long exposure and other techniques, the photographs aim to vividly illustrate the couple’s profound anxiety and emotional turmoil. The deliberate distortion of their bodies during the extended exposure mirrors the chaos of their past and present uncertainty, creating a powerful visual metaphor. Amidst this turmoil, some images gently capture their intimate moments, accentuating the idea that their unwavering love and support provide solace and strength, much like the vibrant plants that adorn their Eden-like home.

This project delves into the themes of resilience, sanctuary, and monogamy. It raises thought-provoking questions about the impact of migration on a relationship—has their love evolved or transformed since moving to the UK? The alluring world of open relationships and a multitude of potential partners presents new opportunities, but also potential challenges. Through a series of mesmerizing slide photographs, the project invites viewers to contemplate the complexities of love and partnership in the face of change and to witness the blossoming of an intimate sanctuary amid the uncertainty of their lives.

In “Journey to Eden,” the pinhole camera’s unique qualities serve as a storytelling device, capturing the physical and emotional turbulence of the couple’s journey while highlighting the beauty and resilience of their loving partnership. The project presents a compelling exploration of migration’s impact on love, drawing viewers into an evocative narrative that challenges preconceived notions and prompts reflection on the universal themes of love, sanctuary, and the pursuit of happiness.

Aleh Razhkou, a Cultural Projects Director from Belarus now residing in London, is passionate about exploring xenophobia and the pathways to its eradication through his latest works. In a continual state of experimentation and self-observation, Razhkou collaborates with fellow creators, utilizing art as a universal language that bridges diverse communities. He places a special emphasis on the recognition and acceptance of the queer community in society.

 Siarhei Yazlavetski, a London-based photographer originally from Belarus, specializes in landscapes and documentary photography. His work explores self-reflection and surreal worlds, inviting viewers to introspect. With accolades including exhibitions in Minsk and honourable mentions, Yazlavetski’s precision, honed through his background in software engineering, defines his approach. Exclusively using film cameras of various formats, he crafts images with philosophical depth, drawing from his diverse educational background. Captivated by photography from a young age, Yazlavetski now shares his unique perspective with the world.

 

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