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29 May - 9 June 2024

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European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 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

Past Events

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

Exhibitions

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

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

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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

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

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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

Exhibitions

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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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 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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Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

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Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

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Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

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Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

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MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

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Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

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Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

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Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

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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: Home. Perspectives

4 May - 21 May 2023

VIEW THE VR HERE 

This exhibition highlights contemporary Ukrainian photography by reflecting the vibrancy, diversity and creativity of modern Ukrainian culture.

The Home. Perspectives exhibition brings together diverse projects from 17 Ukrainian artists who offer distinct approaches to image creation, and ways of seeing and thinking about Ukraine.

The exhibition is curated by Mariama Attah, Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi, together with six invited curators representing different cultural institutions across Europe and the UK who shared their perspectives on Ukrainian photography through the projects they selected and commented on.

Invited curators:

  • Kateryna Filyuk (IZOLYATSIA. Platform for cultural initiatives, Kyiv and 89 books, Palermo),
  • Ben Harman (Stills – centre for photography, Edinburgh),
  • Louise Pearson (National Galleries of Scotland),
  • Amelie Schüle (FOAM Amsterdam),
  • Monika Szewczyk (The Arsenal Gallery, Białystok),
  • Lindsay Taylor (the University of Salford Art Collection, Salford)

 

Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi, curators (Ukrainian. Photographiessaid: “While preparing this project, we realised that Ukrainian photography is very home-centred. In the sense that through their photographs, the authors, in one way or another, talk about their home, their own Ukraine.

Even if photographs often conceal more than they reveal, it is exactly through this multiplicity of subjects and themes, approaches and practices, photographs of revolution, war, houses crushed by russian missiles, images of miners, youth, cityscapes and abstractions, that the image of contemporary Ukraine somehow emerges”.

Sarah Fisher, director of Open Eye Gallery, said: “Home as about the celebration and survival of Ukrainian culture amidst more urgent survival, and Open Eye Gallery team are proud to stand with Ukraine as they fight for their home.  

Our era of international sharing online sees people uploading 2 billion photographs per day. Photography is now the international language of democracy. Home’s photographers reveal Ukrainians’ current experience, and as importantly, fundamental human values that underpin our idea of ‘home’: family and friends in a safe space, the beautiful landscapes of our home country, human creativity and the culture within which we recognise ourselves – our identity”.

Featured photographers: 

Valentine Bo

Igor Chekachkov

Alexander Chekmenev

Andrii Dostliev & Lia Dostlieva

Sasha Kurmaz & Sasha Burlaka

Viktor Marushchenko

Evgeniy Pavlov

Victoria Pidust

Viacheslav Poliakov

Polina Polikarpova

Andriy Rachynskiy

Anton Shebetko

Yaroslav Solop

Elena Subach

Daria Svertilova

Image credit: Polina Polikarpova, from the Pretty Ghetto series

Home. Perspectives is a part of Home programme, produced by Open Eye Gallery, Ukrainian. Photographies and partners across Liverpool City Region during EuroFestival. Commissioned by Culture Liverpool / Liverpool City Council.

Funders: DCMS, The British Council, Spirit of 2012, Arts Council England.

Supporters: Ukrainian Institute, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool BID.

Partners: Ukrainian.Photographies, Ukrainian Institute, dot-art, Kirkby Gallery, The Atkinson, Norton Priory, Unity Theatre, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Merseyrail, National Poetry Library, University of Liverpool, The Poetry Society, The Double Negative, Liverpool Poetry Space, Hurricane Films, Arthouse Traffic Films, Tilly Hire, Ocean Outdoor.

Home Trails venues: 92 Degrees Southport, Tempest, Mersey Made, Hafla Hafla, SUP, 92 Degrees Baltic, The Brink, Keith’s, Arts Bar Hope Street, 92 degrees (Hardman Street), The World of Glass Museum, Dead Ink Books, Shenanigans, Nova Scotia, Arts Bar Baltic, Bold Street Coffee, Victoria Gallery and Museum, The Egg Cafe, Ropes and Twines, Press Bros.

VIEW THE VR HERE 

This exhibition highlights contemporary Ukrainian photography by reflecting the vibrancy, diversity and creativity of modern Ukrainian culture.

The Home. Perspectives exhibition brings together diverse projects from 17 Ukrainian artists who offer distinct approaches to image creation, and ways of seeing and thinking about Ukraine.

The exhibition is curated by Mariama Attah, Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi, together with six invited curators representing different cultural institutions across Europe and the UK who shared their perspectives on Ukrainian photography through the projects they selected and commented on.

Invited curators:

  • Kateryna Filyuk (IZOLYATSIA. Platform for cultural initiatives, Kyiv and 89 books, Palermo),
  • Ben Harman (Stills – centre for photography, Edinburgh),
  • Louise Pearson (National Galleries of Scotland),
  • Amelie Schüle (FOAM Amsterdam),
  • Monika Szewczyk (The Arsenal Gallery, Białystok),
  • Lindsay Taylor (the University of Salford Art Collection, Salford)

 

Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi, curators (Ukrainian. Photographiessaid: “While preparing this project, we realised that Ukrainian photography is very home-centred. In the sense that through their photographs, the authors, in one way or another, talk about their home, their own Ukraine.

Even if photographs often conceal more than they reveal, it is exactly through this multiplicity of subjects and themes, approaches and practices, photographs of revolution, war, houses crushed by russian missiles, images of miners, youth, cityscapes and abstractions, that the image of contemporary Ukraine somehow emerges”.

Sarah Fisher, director of Open Eye Gallery, said: “Home as about the celebration and survival of Ukrainian culture amidst more urgent survival, and Open Eye Gallery team are proud to stand with Ukraine as they fight for their home.  

Our era of international sharing online sees people uploading 2 billion photographs per day. Photography is now the international language of democracy. Home’s photographers reveal Ukrainians’ current experience, and as importantly, fundamental human values that underpin our idea of ‘home’: family and friends in a safe space, the beautiful landscapes of our home country, human creativity and the culture within which we recognise ourselves – our identity”.

Featured photographers: 

Valentine Bo

Igor Chekachkov

Alexander Chekmenev

Andrii Dostliev & Lia Dostlieva

Sasha Kurmaz & Sasha Burlaka

Viktor Marushchenko

Evgeniy Pavlov

Victoria Pidust

Viacheslav Poliakov

Polina Polikarpova

Andriy Rachynskiy

Anton Shebetko

Yaroslav Solop

Elena Subach

Daria Svertilova

Image credit: Polina Polikarpova, from the Pretty Ghetto series

Home. Perspectives is a part of Home programme, produced by Open Eye Gallery, Ukrainian. Photographies and partners across Liverpool City Region during EuroFestival. Commissioned by Culture Liverpool / Liverpool City Council.

Funders: DCMS, The British Council, Spirit of 2012, Arts Council England.

Supporters: Ukrainian Institute, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool BID.

Partners: Ukrainian.Photographies, Ukrainian Institute, dot-art, Kirkby Gallery, The Atkinson, Norton Priory, Unity Theatre, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Merseyrail, National Poetry Library, University of Liverpool, The Poetry Society, The Double Negative, Liverpool Poetry Space, Hurricane Films, Arthouse Traffic Films, Tilly Hire, Ocean Outdoor.

Home Trails venues: 92 Degrees Southport, Tempest, Mersey Made, Hafla Hafla, SUP, 92 Degrees Baltic, The Brink, Keith’s, Arts Bar Hope Street, 92 degrees (Hardman Street), The World of Glass Museum, Dead Ink Books, Shenanigans, Nova Scotia, Arts Bar Baltic, Bold Street Coffee, Victoria Gallery and Museum, The Egg Cafe, Ropes and Twines, Press Bros.

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