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Liverpool based photographic artist Tony Mallon has been working in collaboration with a group of 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 very area the women are based. Regardless of age, health or mobility a number of women from the Golden Years group are known for breaking down stereotypes of being an 'older resident'. 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 whom 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”. The project offered the group the chance to explore this past aspirations of Northwood with the reality of today.
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: Local, which presents collaboratively produced photography from eight socially engaged photography projects across Liverpool.
Dates: 18th September 2017 - 13th January 2018
Open: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00, Saturday 10:00 - 13:00