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Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #22: Bags For Life – Luke Saxon

1 May - 31 May 2022

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VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

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An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

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Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

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Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Events

Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #21: Ancestral Folk – Eunice Pais

1 April - 30 April 2022

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

Exhibitions

Saturday Girl About Town at Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Wigan

28 January 2022

Past Exhibitions

WE

31 March - 1 May 2022

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Who Cares? – Symposium exploring the role of art & design in health & care

26 April 2022

Past Events

Socially Engaged Photography Network: North West regional meet up event ‘Co-authoring the Collection’ 

28 April 2022

HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN/ FEEDING LIVERPOOL: REIMAGINING YOUR FUTURE FOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

9 March 2022

SESSION 3: DERELICTION TO DELICIOUS

11 March 2022

PELOTON COOP: JOY RIDE

18 March 2022

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: Grow Your Own

23 February - 20 March 2022

Taking Root Bootle – Growing on the Streets: Involving local residents In greening up public spaces

10 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Panel Discussion

12 March 2022

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ECOSYSTEM 2: OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

19 February - 20 March 2022

SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE

2 March - 5 March 2022

Session 3: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

12 March 2022

Taster Menu

11 March 2022

Session 2: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 2: Introduction to beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 1: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 1: Introduction to Beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 2: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 2: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Session 1: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 1: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Compost Works – An Introduction into Composting

9 March 2022

Hope Community Garden/ Feeding Liverpool: Reimagining your Future Food Neighbourhood

9 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Rethinking our Food System

9 March - 12 March 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: NOVUS: Restricted Views – Creative Outlooks

1 December - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: On the Brink

27 January - 19 March 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #20: Matt Dunne

9 February - 28 February 2022

Arts Groupie Workshops

26 February - 19 March 2022

TREE: Live Storytelling Session

19 March 2022

Horti-Culture Sharing Sessions with Arts Groupie and Incredible Edible

19 March - 9 March 2022

Liver Bird Safari with Arts Groupie

26 February - 26 February 2022

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Shop the Look Project with Emma Summerscales Open studio

11 February 2022

Mersey Green Map

4 February - 14 March 2022

Climate Cafés

26 January - 9 March 2022

Growing Sudley CIC: Nature’s Apothecary Workshops

23 January - 6 March 2022

Cyanotype Workshop with Edd Carr

25 February 2022

Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Writing Workshops

30 January - 17 March 2022

Hope and Fear

25 January - 30 March 2022

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Peloton Liverpool Cooperative

16 February - 18 February 2022

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Open Source #21: Ancestral Folk – Eunice Pais

1 April - 30 April 2022

 

A capulana is a 1.90-meter long rectangular cotton fabric printed with geometric and colourful patterns, it is a symbolic fabric of a Mozambican woman and acts as a means of communication in the continuous production of identities; it is a symbol of belonging. During the first lockdown, Pais went on a 4 month journey, picturing her mother’s memories and life as a Mozambican woman whose identity has been scattered to the point of near-erasure due to colonialism.

The voyage of Vasco da Gama in 1498 marked the beginning of a gradual process of colonisation and settlement in 1505. After over four centuries of Portuguese rule, Mozambique gained independence in 1975, becoming the People’s Republic of Mozambique shortly after. Colonialism meant that people abided by the colonizer’s way of dressing. Capulanas went from being a symbol of unified identity to one of fragmented and displaced identities. Ancestral Folk is a way of reclaiming narratives. Pais asked her mother to wear her capulana in varying ways in response to questions asked:

– Past reimagined: How would one wear a capulana if Mozambique
hadn’t been colonised?

-Present: I asked her to wrap a capulana thinking of present times,
her identity and having to move from Africa to Europe.

-Future, a speculative narrative: I asked her to wrap a capulana as
if she would for a fashion editorial.

 

A capulana is a 1.90-meter long rectangular cotton fabric printed with geometric and colourful patterns, it is a symbolic fabric of a Mozambican woman and acts as a means of communication in the continuous production of identities; it is a symbol of belonging. During the first lockdown, Pais went on a 4 month journey, picturing her mother’s memories and life as a Mozambican woman whose identity has been scattered to the point of near-erasure due to colonialism.

The voyage of Vasco da Gama in 1498 marked the beginning of a gradual process of colonisation and settlement in 1505. After over four centuries of Portuguese rule, Mozambique gained independence in 1975, becoming the People’s Republic of Mozambique shortly after. Colonialism meant that people abided by the colonizer’s way of dressing. Capulanas went from being a symbol of unified identity to one of fragmented and displaced identities. Ancestral Folk is a way of reclaiming narratives. Pais asked her mother to wear her capulana in varying ways in response to questions asked:

– Past reimagined: How would one wear a capulana if Mozambique
hadn’t been colonised?

-Present: I asked her to wrap a capulana thinking of present times,
her identity and having to move from Africa to Europe.

-Future, a speculative narrative: I asked her to wrap a capulana as
if she would for a fashion editorial.

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