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Born 1958 in Liverpool. Lives and works in the United Kingdom.
John Volynchook's current work Faultlines (2015-19) locates fragments of contested landscape within the UK Oil and Gas Authority onshore licence blocks scheduled for shale gas extraction. Using photography and testimony, the work investigates sense of place and belonging; examining lines of tension between local communities and the contentious method of fossil fuel production using hydraulic fracturing known as 'fracking'. The images are informed and inspired by stories gathered from people met within the anti-fracking movement.
Faultlines is an Arts Council funded collaborative project with ecologist and writer Helen Baczkowska.
2014 MFA Photographic Arts (with distinction) - University of Plymouth
2008 Postgraduate Certificate in Photography (with distinction) - University of the Arts, London
1994 MSW (Social Work) - University of York
1980 BSc (hons) Physiology & Biochemistry - University of Reading
2019 Sefton Open - The Atkinson, Southport
2017 Liverpool Art Fair - Pier Head Village, Liverpool
2017 Warrington Contemporary Festival
2017 Sefton Open - The Atkinson, Southport
2016 West Lancashire Open - Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2015 Flow - Peninsula Arts, Plymouth
2014 Photomasters - Truman Brewery, London
2014 Sefton Open - The Atkinson, Southport
2014 The Gallery, Liverpool
2013 Warrington Open - Pyramid Gallery, Warrington
2014 The Moss - Pyramid Gallery, Warrington
2015 Arts Council England 'Grants for the Arts'
2013 Warrington Photography Open - award winner
2015 Beyond the Shingle Bank book selected by Impressions Gallery for Photobook Fair
2006 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
2000 Award for Innovation - Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames