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

9 MAY / 6–7 PM / FREE, RSVP

A short video art transports us to an imaginary world where heterosexual couples cannot legalise their relationships. The events take place during the war in Ukraine, which exacerbates the problems faced by couples – the inability to arrange guardianship for their children or to visit an injured partner in the hospital. Some of the characters are representatives of the LGBTQ+ community, who tell their authentic stories at the end of the video.

The MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY project was prepared as part of an advocacy campaign aimed at lobbying for the adoption of bill No. 9103 “On the Institute of Registered Partnerships” in Ukraine. This bill would allow LGBTQ+ couples to have some of the rights that heterosexual couples have after marriage. For example, they would have equal rights in matters related to property, inheritance, insurance, pensions, medical care, and other important aspects of life.

The project will be presented by director Yuriy Dvizhon and art director Aleh Razhkou, followed by a panel discussion with Homotopia representatives on the theme of “Power of art in advocacy”. The panel discussion aims to explore the role of art in transforming society. Can art projects influence laws? How to achieve a successful advocacy campaign through art? Can the experience of art activists from one country be useful to representatives of another, and how to achieve synergy on the global stage?

Visitors to the presentation will have the opportunity to speak personally with the creators of the project MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE and also pose their questions to the panellists.

Yuriy Dvizhon is a film director, creative producer, LGBTQ, and HIV activist from Ukraine who communicates with his audience using art videos and films. He is included in the “Top 30 under 30” by the oldest English-language newspaper, Kyiv Post, for his contribution to the development of Ukrainian society. Some of his works were officially selected or won at Ukrainian and international festivals (1.4 Awards, Berlin Music Video Awards, Bolton International Film Festival, Kyiv Fashion Film Festival, LGBT+ Film Festival Poland, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, and many others). In 2023, The Shark Awards shortlisted him as a Best New Talent director.

Aleh Razhkou, 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, he 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.

 

9 MAY / 6–7 PM / FREE, RSVP

A short video art transports us to an imaginary world where heterosexual couples cannot legalise their relationships. The events take place during the war in Ukraine, which exacerbates the problems faced by couples – the inability to arrange guardianship for their children or to visit an injured partner in the hospital. Some of the characters are representatives of the LGBTQ+ community, who tell their authentic stories at the end of the video.

The MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY project was prepared as part of an advocacy campaign aimed at lobbying for the adoption of bill No. 9103 “On the Institute of Registered Partnerships” in Ukraine. This bill would allow LGBTQ+ couples to have some of the rights that heterosexual couples have after marriage. For example, they would have equal rights in matters related to property, inheritance, insurance, pensions, medical care, and other important aspects of life.

The project will be presented by director Yuriy Dvizhon and art director Aleh Razhkou, followed by a panel discussion with Homotopia representatives on the theme of “Power of art in advocacy”. The panel discussion aims to explore the role of art in transforming society. Can art projects influence laws? How to achieve a successful advocacy campaign through art? Can the experience of art activists from one country be useful to representatives of another, and how to achieve synergy on the global stage?

Visitors to the presentation will have the opportunity to speak personally with the creators of the project MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE and also pose their questions to the panellists.

Yuriy Dvizhon is a film director, creative producer, LGBTQ, and HIV activist from Ukraine who communicates with his audience using art videos and films. He is included in the “Top 30 under 30” by the oldest English-language newspaper, Kyiv Post, for his contribution to the development of Ukrainian society. Some of his works were officially selected or won at Ukrainian and international festivals (1.4 Awards, Berlin Music Video Awards, Bolton International Film Festival, Kyiv Fashion Film Festival, LGBT+ Film Festival Poland, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, and many others). In 2023, The Shark Awards shortlisted him as a Best New Talent director.

Aleh Razhkou, 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, he 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.

 

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