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24 November 2021

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Today, Tomorrow and Somewhere in between

11 November 2021

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6 November 2021

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: CROSSING SECTORS

30 September - 7 November 2021

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30 September - 12 December 2021

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LATE NIGHT OPENING: COLLECTIVE MATTERS

15 October 2021

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Collective Matters: Meet and Greet

22 October 2021

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Holding the Baby: Banner making workshop

16 October 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Tabitha Jussa

17 September - 6 November 2021

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1 October - 12 December 2021

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Polly Braden: Holding The Baby

30 September - 31 October 2021

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Open Rooms #16: Agency of Women

23 September 2021

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PLATFORM ISSUE 04: CROSSROADS

10 September 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Our Lands

23 August - 19 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Essay Series

30 August 2021

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Rivers of the World

6 September 2021

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Open Rooms #15: Common Ground

8 September 2021

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Instagram Residency: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

30 August - 5 September 2021

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10 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Contemporary Art X Science Fiction

2 September 2021

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19 August 2021

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9 September 2021

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18 August - 19 September 2021

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10 June - 3 September 2021

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Return To Nature

30 July 2021

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22 May - 4 July 2021

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We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival — Jessica El Mal: Grounds For Concern

16 July - 15 August 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

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Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

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9 June - 13 June 2021

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23 June - 27 June 2021

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16 June - 20 June 2021

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First Light: Photography Writing Now – Tilt Launch Party

9 July 2021

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24 June 2021

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23 June - 27 June 2021

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9 June - 13 June 2021

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16 June - 20 June 2021

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10 June 2021

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10 June - 20 June 2021

LightNight 2021: Play

21 May 2021

Heavy Gardening Art Trail Photowalk

21 May 2021

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

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First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

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3 June 2021

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OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

How, in 2017, do we bring about meaningful change?

Open 3: Affecting Change looks at how real change is made today, and what role photography has in that process. The exhibition features five rising photographers working in the North West.

The works on show look into the daily lives of people working hard to transform the lives of others. The artists have worked in collaboration with various collectives across Liverpool, a city renowned for transcending insular politics by championing positive change.

To produce the work in the show, the five young artists have immersed themselves in the practices of five community organisations driving positive change. Rather than document their normal rituals, the artists worked alongside the people in each organisation to encapsulate their ethos and share their successes.

 

Yetunde Adebiyi has produced a set of images with Between the Borders, a group proactive in their concern for the issues surrounding migration. They address this crucial discussion through a zine dedicated to supporting refugees and clarifying the asylum process. The zine is a space for poetry, essays and art from both UK citizens and people amidst their journey through the asylum process. Yetunde’s work, all shot on film, will be presented in a zine format across the walls of the gallery with an accompanying publication.

 

 

As part of the project, Yetunde accompanied the group to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire, to participate in an on-going protest against the living conditions and asylum situation of the women detained there, some of whom have been held for years awaiting deportation.

 

 

Danny Ryder focuses on News From Nowhere – Liverpool’s long-running radical community bookshop. Danny is taking over the gallery’s upstairs space, recreating the not-for-profit bookshop and hosting a range of independent, feminist and children’s literature for anyone to browse and buy. The replica bookshop will also function as a reading room and social space, with seating and hot drinks provided.

 

 

Libbi Groves is a photography student at Hugh Baird College living with cerebral palsy. Her photographs look at how Stick ‘n’ Step, a Wirral-based charity, empowers and inspires children living with cerebral palsy to become more confident and ambitious. Her work focuses on the dedication and resilience of the young people the charity works with, looking at how they overcome their personal barriers and become stronger every day.

 

 

Jane MacNeil has produced a series with North Docks Community Group, a collective that are ensuring Liverpool’s soon-to-be redeveloped North Docks remain accessible and habitable to all the people currently living and working there.

 

 

Matty Lambert, the final photographer in Open 3: Affecting Change, has worked alongside UTS Foundation, an athletics institution that offers free and accessible coaching, health and well-being sessions to vulnerable community groups across the Wirral. These groups include disaffected young people, older people with health or mobility issues, and people recovering from cancer care.

 

Open 3: Affecting Change is supported by Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, as part of their mission to help the development of promising young North West artists working in visual arts.

 

#Affecting Change

How, in 2017, do we bring about meaningful change?

Open 3: Affecting Change looks at how real change is made today, and what role photography has in that process. The exhibition features five rising photographers working in the North West.

The works on show look into the daily lives of people working hard to transform the lives of others. The artists have worked in collaboration with various collectives across Liverpool, a city renowned for transcending insular politics by championing positive change.

To produce the work in the show, the five young artists have immersed themselves in the practices of five community organisations driving positive change. Rather than document their normal rituals, the artists worked alongside the people in each organisation to encapsulate their ethos and share their successes.

 

Yetunde Adebiyi has produced a set of images with Between the Borders, a group proactive in their concern for the issues surrounding migration. They address this crucial discussion through a zine dedicated to supporting refugees and clarifying the asylum process. The zine is a space for poetry, essays and art from both UK citizens and people amidst their journey through the asylum process. Yetunde’s work, all shot on film, will be presented in a zine format across the walls of the gallery with an accompanying publication.

 

 

As part of the project, Yetunde accompanied the group to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire, to participate in an on-going protest against the living conditions and asylum situation of the women detained there, some of whom have been held for years awaiting deportation.

 

 

Danny Ryder focuses on News From Nowhere – Liverpool’s long-running radical community bookshop. Danny is taking over the gallery’s upstairs space, recreating the not-for-profit bookshop and hosting a range of independent, feminist and children’s literature for anyone to browse and buy. The replica bookshop will also function as a reading room and social space, with seating and hot drinks provided.

 

 

Libbi Groves is a photography student at Hugh Baird College living with cerebral palsy. Her photographs look at how Stick ‘n’ Step, a Wirral-based charity, empowers and inspires children living with cerebral palsy to become more confident and ambitious. Her work focuses on the dedication and resilience of the young people the charity works with, looking at how they overcome their personal barriers and become stronger every day.

 

 

Jane MacNeil has produced a series with North Docks Community Group, a collective that are ensuring Liverpool’s soon-to-be redeveloped North Docks remain accessible and habitable to all the people currently living and working there.

 

 

Matty Lambert, the final photographer in Open 3: Affecting Change, has worked alongside UTS Foundation, an athletics institution that offers free and accessible coaching, health and well-being sessions to vulnerable community groups across the Wirral. These groups include disaffected young people, older people with health or mobility issues, and people recovering from cancer care.

 

Open 3: Affecting Change is supported by Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, as part of their mission to help the development of promising young North West artists working in visual arts.

 

#Affecting Change

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