Elizabeth Wewiora is a creative practitioner, freelance producer and Head of Social Practice at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. She also teaches on the MA in Socially engaged photography course at University of Salford. Across her multiple roles she actively seeks out to instigate collaborative projects that support and promote social change and wellbeing. Often her work takes place outside of the gallery, working on residency projects, across health, social housing, justice, learning, heritage and environmental settings.
She is a long-term artist collaborator with Many Hands Craft Collective (an over60s group based at Victoria Square, Northwards Housing in Ancoats, Manchester). Together they explore arts and craft as an activist tool for the creative agency of older communities. Between 2016-2018 they collaborated with Liz on a Masters by Research project exploring the role of photography as a socially engaged practice. She has also undertaken a number of commissions and projects with Museum of Liverpool, University of Reading, Open Eye Gallery, TATE Exchange AA2A residency, FACT and CCA (Glasgow). Liz tends to work mostly in photography and video, but is interested in the expanded notions of what photography can be, often playing with traditional or alternative materials to produce work.
This talk is hosted as part of our Blast! Creative Network programme. Taking place online once a month the BCN programme offers talks, workshops, opportunities and social events to bring emergent artists based in Sandwell or the Black Country a yearlong events programme that provides a space for knowledge sharing and support. You can apply to join the network and learn about upcoming sessions here.
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