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Admission Free
Start Time 18:00
End Time 20:00

Open Eye Gallery is proud to be a commissioned organisation for EuroFestival, which will take over Liverpool in the lead up to The Eurovision Song Contest.

Working together with Ukrainian curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi (Ukrainian.Photographies) and partner organisations in Liverpool City Region, Open Eye Gallery will produce exhibitions, publications and events in the gallery and across Liverpool city region, reflecting on the question What does home mean?

With over 40 venues, this is the largest exhibit of Ukrainian photography in the UK.

Singing Our Socks Off choir will sing welcome songs about belonging together at 6 pm. Speeches 6.30 pm.

The launch will celebrate:

  • 11 new commissions by Ukrainian photographers & UK poets, creating diptychs in public spaces and on Merseyrail sites;
  • 6 exhibitions featuring 20 Ukrainian photographers across 6 cultural venues;
  • an app inviting people to 5 Home Trails taking you to 25 independent dwell spaces hosting a Ukrainian artwork and encouraging everyone to collect the postcard and respond with their own words;
  • a book, a zine, a film, a school activity pack, a new writing competition, poetry readings, community workshops and events.


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