Winds of Change
18 September 2017 – 13 January 2018
Liverpool based photographic artist Tony Mallon has been working in collaboration with a group of older women from Northwood in Kirkby, who are part of the Golden Years group. The project acts as a welcome return home for Tony, who grew up in the area the women are based.
A number of women from the Golden Years group are known for breaking down stereotypes of being an older resident despite age, health and mobility. As testimony to this, as volunteers, they recently took on a soon to be closed centre in Northwood to keep a community hub alive. These women, some of which have lived in Kirkby for over 50 years, moved to the area on the promise of fresh air, outdoor space and a cleaner, better life away from the Liverpool city ‘slums’.
Winds of Change brings together a series of collaboratively devised and produced photographs, which reflects these women’s lives and activism for their local area.The exhibition and project is part of a larger project called Culture Shifts. This is a new socially engaged photography programme, working with 12 national and international photographers embedded in communities across seven areas of Liverpool City Region. The aim of the project is to work with communities to explore their stories in a way that is meaningful to them.
Collaborating with photographers, communities will co-author a series of photo stories, reflecting on their identity, interests or lives. The photo stories form the basis of eight exhibitions across seven venues in Liverpool City Region. There is also a new open online platform, Photostories, that anyone is welcome to contribute to.
There is an exhibition launch event on Thursday 14 September between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Tina Ball on 443 5617 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can enjoy tea, coffee and a bowl of scouse on the evening.
Teacher First Preview for Schools – Thursday 14 September 2017, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
(immediately followed by the exhibition launch, 4.30 – 6.30pm) at Kirkby Gallery
Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY
An opportunity for teaching and school staff to see the Winds of Change exhibition before it opens to the public – and to meet Liverpool based photographic artist Tony Mallon who has been working in collaboration with a group of older women from Northwood in Kirkby, to bring together a series of collaboratively devised and produced photographs, which reflects these women’s lives and activism for their local area.
The exhibition is part of a larger project called Culture Shifts, led by The Open Eye Gallery. This event will allow teachers to see behind the scenes and the opportunity for class visits. It is a great opportunity to view what’s on offer for schools and find out how to book a free place for your school group to visit the exhibition.
To book a free place on the ‘Teacher First’ Preview
Email: email@example.com / 0151 443 5617