Through photography, film and audio, artist Kevin Crooks has been documenting a number of individuals and community groups situated in the port cities of Hull and Liverpool since 2017. Throughout the production of You’re Only Here for the Culture, Kevin has captured personal accounts from people who have been directly and indirectly impacted by the legacy of both European Capital of Culture in Liverpool and UK City of Culture in Hull, ten years apart. Kevin wanted to explore how in the short and long-term future these significant cultural events may alter and affect communities in these cities.
In the context of the refugee crisis, rising homelessness, environmental catastrophes, right-wing populism and the tragedies caused by deterritorialised capitalism many people see themselves, their identities and sovereignty under threat.
Martin Parr shows how the lives of Mancunians have changed but also reveals how there is continuity in how we live our lives.
A new collection of contemporary landscape photography opens at Argentea Gallery on 2 November. Out of the Woods of Thought is a fascinating exploration of the natural world through a series of highly atmospheric works by some of the UK’s most exciting landscape photographers.
Last few weeks to see the photography exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry, which charts the history of the museum and the building restoration work carried out since it moved to the site of the historic Liverpool Road Station in 1983.
A new exhibition portraying the skills and satisfaction of manual occupations is coming to The Treasure House, Beverley, on Saturday 10 November. The creation of photographer Peter Barker, ‘Working Hands’ is a series of photographs which show how hand and mind are linked in skilled work, from bookbinding to sheepshearing, from hat making to dog grooming. The photographs suggest a connection between inner and outer worlds, between body and mind, and between thinking and doing.