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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

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We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

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Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 6 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

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Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

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Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

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Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

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Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

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Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

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MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

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Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

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Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

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Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

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Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

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Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

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Bernice Mulenga: Artist Talk

18 November 2023

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Local Roots @ The Atkinson

14 October 2023

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Community @ Ellesmere Port Library

26 October - 11 April 2024

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Critique Surgery for Socially Engaged Photographers

6 November 2023

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Deeds Not Words: panel discussion

12 October 2023

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Deeds Not Words @ Atrium Space

3 October - 22 October 2023

Ode To Our Space @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

A Look At A New Perspective @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

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Book Launch: Crow Dark Dawn

19 October 2023

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Exhibition Launch: A Place of Our Own

28 September 2023

Reflections

12 September - 22 December 2023

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Sandra Suubi ‘Samba Gown’ Procession

9 September 2023

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7 September 2023

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31 August 2023

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16 August - 2 October 2023

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Poetry Reading: Coast to Coast to Coast’s sixth Birthday!

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 FEBRUARY / 2 PM – 4 PM / FREE, REGISTER

Spaces are limited. If you’re unable to attend, please return your ticket at Eventbrite

Join us for the book launch of What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes with Ana Alenso, editor and artist, Lucía Pizzani, artist contributor to the book, and Raquel Villar-Pérez, curator at Impressions Gallery.

Like a mighty river that flows and deviates from its course, What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes invites us on a journey to decipher the hidden predatory logic within the mechanisms of gold mining exploitation and the resulting socio-ecological devastation in the Guayana and Venezuela’s Amazon regions. More than a warning, this publication presents a collective and sensitive cartography of this mining conflict through a diversity of art projects, poems, essays, diagrams, satellite visions, and documentary images.

In this conversation between Ana Alenso, editor and artist, Lucía Pizzani, artist contributor to the book, Raquel Villar-Pérez, curator at Impressions Gallery, and the public, we will discuss the origins of the book, the work of Latin American artists and how do they engage with communities affected by extractivist practices in their countries, and how the singularity of Guayana and Venezuela informs global debates on extractivism and climate emergency.

Ana Alenso.Berlin-based Venezuelan artist Ana Alenso’s artistic practice delves into the intersections of socio-ecological consequences stemming from extractivism, global resource politics, and the trade of precious metals and fossil fuels. Her poetic, industrial, yet darkly dystopian works are often temporary and closed-circuit assemblages, consisting of sculptures, photographs, sound, and video. Recent exhibitions include the Geneva Biennale: Sculpture Garden in Switzerland, Street Fight at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland; Oil, Beauty, and Horror in the Petrol Age at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; The Garden Bridge at Brücke Museum and El Museo de la democracia in NGBK, Berlin.

Lucía Pizzani. Born in Caracas and based in London, Pizzani’s practice involves the body and self always informed by materiality. Having worked as part of the environmental movement in Venezuela for many years, these concerns are still very present in her research and production. Recent exhibitions, residencies and commissions include Planet B Climate Change and the new sublime, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud at Palazzo Bolanni (Venice), Peckham24 (London), Casino Luxemburg (Luxemburg), TEA Museum (Tenerife), Casa Wabi and the Puerto Escondido Botanical Garden (Oaxaca, Mexico), LaunchPad Lab (Charente, France) and Hacienda La Trinidad Art Centre (Caracas). 

Raquel Villar-Pérez. Raquel Villar-Pérez is the curator at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, where she is responsible for the exhibitions programme of the gallery, commissions, and public events. Broadly, she is interested in de- and anti- colonial discourses within contemporary visual art from the Global Majority. Her focus is on the work of women-identified image-makers who tackle notions of migration, transnational feminisms, social and environmental justice in original expansive ways.

Image: Marco Montiel Soto

We encourage you to use public transport or carpooling when getting to the events.

Open Eye Gallery is a short walk from the Liverpool ONE shopping centre and the Albert Dock. 

By train. We are 20 minutes walk from Lime Street station. James Street station, served by Wirral Line trains, is a two minute walk. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is a five minute walk. Visit Merseytravel for details of local train services. 

By bus. The nearest bus and coach station is at Liverpool ONE, served by National Express coaches. Merseytravel has details of  local bus services. 

By ferry. The gallery is two minutes walk from the Pier Head Ferry Terminal, from which Mersey Ferries run regular services to the Wirral. 

By bicycle. There are bicycle bays close  to the gallery, opposite the entrance to the Museum of  Liverpool, beside the Great  Western Railway building.

If you wish to offset the carbon footprint of your travel, you can do it with Carbon Neutral Britain, Carbon Footprint, Forest Carbon, My Carbon Plan or any other project that you trust.

 

24 FEBRUARY / 2 PM – 4 PM / FREE, REGISTER

Spaces are limited. If you’re unable to attend, please return your ticket at Eventbrite

Join us for the book launch of What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes with Ana Alenso, editor and artist, Lucía Pizzani, artist contributor to the book, and Raquel Villar-Pérez, curator at Impressions Gallery.

Like a mighty river that flows and deviates from its course, What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes invites us on a journey to decipher the hidden predatory logic within the mechanisms of gold mining exploitation and the resulting socio-ecological devastation in the Guayana and Venezuela’s Amazon regions. More than a warning, this publication presents a collective and sensitive cartography of this mining conflict through a diversity of art projects, poems, essays, diagrams, satellite visions, and documentary images.

In this conversation between Ana Alenso, editor and artist, Lucía Pizzani, artist contributor to the book, Raquel Villar-Pérez, curator at Impressions Gallery, and the public, we will discuss the origins of the book, the work of Latin American artists and how do they engage with communities affected by extractivist practices in their countries, and how the singularity of Guayana and Venezuela informs global debates on extractivism and climate emergency.

Ana Alenso.Berlin-based Venezuelan artist Ana Alenso’s artistic practice delves into the intersections of socio-ecological consequences stemming from extractivism, global resource politics, and the trade of precious metals and fossil fuels. Her poetic, industrial, yet darkly dystopian works are often temporary and closed-circuit assemblages, consisting of sculptures, photographs, sound, and video. Recent exhibitions include the Geneva Biennale: Sculpture Garden in Switzerland, Street Fight at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland; Oil, Beauty, and Horror in the Petrol Age at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; The Garden Bridge at Brücke Museum and El Museo de la democracia in NGBK, Berlin.

Lucía Pizzani. Born in Caracas and based in London, Pizzani’s practice involves the body and self always informed by materiality. Having worked as part of the environmental movement in Venezuela for many years, these concerns are still very present in her research and production. Recent exhibitions, residencies and commissions include Planet B Climate Change and the new sublime, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud at Palazzo Bolanni (Venice), Peckham24 (London), Casino Luxemburg (Luxemburg), TEA Museum (Tenerife), Casa Wabi and the Puerto Escondido Botanical Garden (Oaxaca, Mexico), LaunchPad Lab (Charente, France) and Hacienda La Trinidad Art Centre (Caracas). 

Raquel Villar-Pérez. Raquel Villar-Pérez is the curator at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, where she is responsible for the exhibitions programme of the gallery, commissions, and public events. Broadly, she is interested in de- and anti- colonial discourses within contemporary visual art from the Global Majority. Her focus is on the work of women-identified image-makers who tackle notions of migration, transnational feminisms, social and environmental justice in original expansive ways.

Image: Marco Montiel Soto

We encourage you to use public transport or carpooling when getting to the events.

Open Eye Gallery is a short walk from the Liverpool ONE shopping centre and the Albert Dock. 

By train. We are 20 minutes walk from Lime Street station. James Street station, served by Wirral Line trains, is a two minute walk. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is a five minute walk. Visit Merseytravel for details of local train services. 

By bus. The nearest bus and coach station is at Liverpool ONE, served by National Express coaches. Merseytravel has details of  local bus services. 

By ferry. The gallery is two minutes walk from the Pier Head Ferry Terminal, from which Mersey Ferries run regular services to the Wirral. 

By bicycle. There are bicycle bays close  to the gallery, opposite the entrance to the Museum of  Liverpool, beside the Great  Western Railway building.

If you wish to offset the carbon footprint of your travel, you can do it with Carbon Neutral Britain, Carbon Footprint, Forest Carbon, My Carbon Plan or any other project that you trust.

 

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