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ASSEMBLIES: OPEN EYE HUB

16 September 2022

VR: Visualising Pollution – Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

VR: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: Clickmoor on Climate

15 August - 4 September 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL @ WIGAN AND LEIGH

1 October 2022

Exhibitions

Make, Mend and Sustain – Digital Window Gallery

14 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOKBOOK CLUB: THE OVERSTORY BY RICHARD POWERS, Pages 1-28

25 September 2022

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Guided Walk: Bats of Sefton Park

1 September 2022

Exhibitions

A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot Town Centre

25 July 2022

Exhibitions

Reclaiming @ Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

13 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #2

27 August 2022

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Guided Walk: Bees of Sefton Park

31 July - 31 July 2022

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Guided Walk: A History of Sefton Park Landscape

21 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #1

6 August 2022

Exhibitions

WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE STUDENTS

14 July - 4 September 2022

COMING SOON: MIMESIS: A BEAT BEFORE THE RAPTURE @ NEW ADELPI ATRIUM

19 October - 16 November 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: ARE YOU LIVING COMFORTABLY? @ NEW ADELPHI EXHIBITION GALLERY

10 October - 23 December 2022

Exhibitions

Before it Melts into Solid: Carmel College Students

14 July - 4 September 2022

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Journal Launch: Coast to Coast to Coast

13 August 2022

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Writing Workshop: Listening to the River Mersey with Maria Isakova-Bennett

13 August 2022

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ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE: Growing Culture, Community and Creativity

4 September 2022

COMING SOON: Let’s Grow Preston

23 July 2022

Exhibitions

DOT-ART ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS

14 July - 28 July 2022

Past Events

An evening with Guillemot Press Poets

22 July 2022

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OPEN SOURCE #24 DARAGH DRAKE: ANAM CARA

14 July - 18 August 2022

Exhibitions

MWALULA – HELLEN SONGA @ LIVERPOOL GROWING SPACES

11 July - 4 September 2022

Past Events

LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Launch Party

14 July 2022

Past Events

Visual Studies X Open Eye Gallery Roundtable

14 July 2022

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LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022: CLIMATE

15 July - 4 September 2022

Past Exhibitions

Make, Mend & Sustain @ Chester Charity Shops

8 July - 5 August 2022

LOOK Events Past Exhibitions

Before it Melts into Solid @ World of Glass, St. Helens

30 June - 26 July 2022

Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

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Our Planet, Our Future! A conversation on Sustainable Futures in St Helens

9 July - 9 July 2022

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Planting for the Planet @ RHS Garden Bridgewater

27 May - 27 August 2022

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Whose High Street is it? Unlocking Creative Futures in Our Own Town Centres

29 June 2022

Events

POETRY READING: 100 Years of The Waste Land

17 November - 17 November 2022

Events

National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

Past Exhibitions

(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

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In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

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Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

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Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

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VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

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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

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Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

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COMING SOON: ARE YOU LIVING COMFORTABLY? @ NEW ADELPHI EXHIBITION GALLERY

10 October - 23 December 2022

Coming Soon – New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, University of Salford, Salford

Are you Living Comfortably? is an example of how the imagination of art can interpret the discovery of science. McCoy Wynne deployed the similarities of scientific research and artistic creativity by taking a step-by-step approach, citing each area of their research in the final artwork and exploring beyond the Energy House for information and ideas. Conversation and curiosity are two important features in both art and science, McCoy Wynne took diverse steps in their own practice: Measuring their carbon footprint whilst working as photographers, planting their own vegetables from seed, and further researching, sustainability, the importance of trees and green space in the urban environment. 

Energy House was created in a laboratory chamber, like a lab rat the house is tested, measured and its changes analysed. The rooms are filled with wires, sensors and equipment to detect every temperature and atmospheric change. Anyone working in the house, including the 2 photographers, also became part of the monitoring – recorded by the heat they radiate and the C02 they exhaled. McCoy Wynne visualised heat using a thermal imaging camera, they incorporated these images, their temperature scales and referenced the thermal colours, within the layers of the final pictures.

For many years McCoy Wynne have photographed property awaiting re-development or for sale. In this context Energy House felt familiar, like another empty property awaiting refurbishment and new residents. They have recreated the house, giving it a new imagined life, dressed as if ready for sale or rent with views from its windows and set within its own gardens. The details of this imagined world are semi-opaque to give a new sense of reverie to scientific study.

McCoy Wynne have created every detail of this final set of pictures, assembled from the photographs they took of the house, interiors, research and specific furnishings, to make the laboratory house now recognisable as a home. 

 

Image Credit: McCoy Wynne, from the series Are You Living Comfortably? 

Coming Soon – New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, University of Salford, Salford

Are you Living Comfortably? is an example of how the imagination of art can interpret the discovery of science. McCoy Wynne deployed the similarities of scientific research and artistic creativity by taking a step-by-step approach, citing each area of their research in the final artwork and exploring beyond the Energy House for information and ideas. Conversation and curiosity are two important features in both art and science, McCoy Wynne took diverse steps in their own practice: Measuring their carbon footprint whilst working as photographers, planting their own vegetables from seed, and further researching, sustainability, the importance of trees and green space in the urban environment. 

Energy House was created in a laboratory chamber, like a lab rat the house is tested, measured and its changes analysed. The rooms are filled with wires, sensors and equipment to detect every temperature and atmospheric change. Anyone working in the house, including the 2 photographers, also became part of the monitoring – recorded by the heat they radiate and the C02 they exhaled. McCoy Wynne visualised heat using a thermal imaging camera, they incorporated these images, their temperature scales and referenced the thermal colours, within the layers of the final pictures.

For many years McCoy Wynne have photographed property awaiting re-development or for sale. In this context Energy House felt familiar, like another empty property awaiting refurbishment and new residents. They have recreated the house, giving it a new imagined life, dressed as if ready for sale or rent with views from its windows and set within its own gardens. The details of this imagined world are semi-opaque to give a new sense of reverie to scientific study.

McCoy Wynne have created every detail of this final set of pictures, assembled from the photographs they took of the house, interiors, research and specific furnishings, to make the laboratory house now recognisable as a home. 

 

Image Credit: McCoy Wynne, from the series Are You Living Comfortably? 

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