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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VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Collective Matters celebrates and reflects upon a series of socially engaged projects developed over the past two to three years across the North West region. Over this time, artists and communities have come together to explore how photography can be used as a tool for self-expression, reflection and resilience in what is becoming an ever increasingly isolated world. What has come from these various collaborations is a testament to the fact that with creativity comes purpose, belonging and a space to create new conversations about the people and places around us.

VIEW IT HERE

Install shot - Collective matters

Gallery 1 presents work by local photography collective, Clickmoor, based in MyClubmoor. The group were supported by artists Emma Case and Katherine Monaghan to develop their own photographic skills and identity. The work offers a glimpse into each member’s journey through this process, both practically and emotionally.

Also on display in Gallery 1 is the project Haven, a collaboration by photographer Stephanie Wynne and Wirral Women, who have produced work relating to themes of safety, focusing on the places that sustain us during difficult and isolated times. The work is intentionally three dimensional and tactile, as a direct response to the virtual 2D spaces we have spent much of the past two years within.

Gallery 2 showcases work by recent graduates from our joint MA in Socially Engaged Photography with the University of Salford. Featured graduates are Gerard Francis, Rachel Mason, Lāsma Poiša and her collective Snappy Valley, and Andy Yates. These four photographers’ works reflect the diversity of practice coming from the next generation of socially engaged practitioners.

Just Between Friends is a project developed and produced by artists Robert Parkinson and Gary Bratchford and a community group in Castlefields, Runcorn, recently established as the Phoenix Amateur Photography Group (PAP). The project is a cross-site exhibition split across Gallery 3, our external gallery walls, and four public realm installations in Runcorn. The project reflects how relationships are developed and formed through the acts of conversation, walking and photography, and how each one of these actions interacts with and informs the other. The cross-site nature of the project creates a further exchange between site and gallery, and to better reconcile the relationship between community and institution, city and suburb.

Collective Matters reflects ideas of what we love, what inspires us, what frustrates us, and ultimately what makes us human. With this, we want to know what matters to you. We welcome you to engage with our dedicated space in Gallery 2 as well as our online programme to continue these conversations through interactive sessions, pop-up showcases, talks and workshops. In this respect, this show is not the final product, but simply part of the journey. We explore, we learn and we share. With this comes growth for our communities, our artists, for us as a gallery and for you, our audience. Collectively, we are community.

Collective Matters celebrates and reflects upon a series of socially engaged projects developed over the past two to three years across the North West region. Over this time, artists and communities have come together to explore how photography can be used as a tool for self-expression, reflection and resilience in what is becoming an ever increasingly isolated world. What has come from these various collaborations is a testament to the fact that with creativity comes purpose, belonging and a space to create new conversations about the people and places around us.

VIEW IT HERE

Install shot - Collective matters

Gallery 1 presents work by local photography collective, Clickmoor, based in MyClubmoor. The group were supported by artists Emma Case and Katherine Monaghan to develop their own photographic skills and identity. The work offers a glimpse into each member’s journey through this process, both practically and emotionally.

Also on display in Gallery 1 is the project Haven, a collaboration by photographer Stephanie Wynne and Wirral Women, who have produced work relating to themes of safety, focusing on the places that sustain us during difficult and isolated times. The work is intentionally three dimensional and tactile, as a direct response to the virtual 2D spaces we have spent much of the past two years within.

Gallery 2 showcases work by recent graduates from our joint MA in Socially Engaged Photography with the University of Salford. Featured graduates are Gerard Francis, Rachel Mason, Lāsma Poiša and her collective Snappy Valley, and Andy Yates. These four photographers’ works reflect the diversity of practice coming from the next generation of socially engaged practitioners.

Just Between Friends is a project developed and produced by artists Robert Parkinson and Gary Bratchford and a community group in Castlefields, Runcorn, recently established as the Phoenix Amateur Photography Group (PAP). The project is a cross-site exhibition split across Gallery 3, our external gallery walls, and four public realm installations in Runcorn. The project reflects how relationships are developed and formed through the acts of conversation, walking and photography, and how each one of these actions interacts with and informs the other. The cross-site nature of the project creates a further exchange between site and gallery, and to better reconcile the relationship between community and institution, city and suburb.

Collective Matters reflects ideas of what we love, what inspires us, what frustrates us, and ultimately what makes us human. With this, we want to know what matters to you. We welcome you to engage with our dedicated space in Gallery 2 as well as our online programme to continue these conversations through interactive sessions, pop-up showcases, talks and workshops. In this respect, this show is not the final product, but simply part of the journey. We explore, we learn and we share. With this comes growth for our communities, our artists, for us as a gallery and for you, our audience. Collectively, we are community.

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