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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

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COMING SOON: Clickmoor on Climate

15 August - 4 September 2022

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COMING SOON: LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL @ WIGAN AND LEIGH

1 October 2022

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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

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A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot Town Centre

25 July 2022

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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

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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

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

10 October - 23 December 2022

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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

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DOT-ART ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS

14 July - 28 July 2022

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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

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MWALULA – HELLEN SONGA @ LIVERPOOL GROWING SPACES

11 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Launch Party

14 July 2022

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Visual Studies X Open Eye Gallery Roundtable

14 July 2022

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LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022: CLIMATE

15 July - 4 September 2022

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Make, Mend & Sustain @ Chester Charity Shops

8 July - 5 August 2022

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

30 June - 26 July 2022

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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

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POETRY READING: 100 Years of The Waste Land

17 November - 17 November 2022

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National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

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(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

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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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Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

文化轉移: 全球變動

 

How do you see your city? Can different cultures reveal new perspectives of familiar urban spaces?

Our urban landscape is shifting day by day. As the city changes, so does the way we see and use it. ‘Culture Shifts: Global’ explores these urban changes and the way we can make sense of them through photography, sharing the stories of the places where we live, work and play.

The photographs in this exhibition were all taken in either Liverpool or Hong Kong. Both cities grew out of ports; they share a rich and colourful history and an increasingly intertwining present.

On the ground floor is work by Luke Ching and Wo Bik Wong, two Hong Kong based photographers who were invited to undertake residencies in Liverpool in early 2017. These new commissions are shown alongside existing works made previously in Hong Kong. The first floor features newly commissioned work looking at housing in Hong Kong by Derek Man, a photographer born in Hong Kong but now living in the UK.

Each photographer takes a different approach to presenting urban and industrial spaces. But uniting them all is an exploration of what it means, in the 21st century, to call a city a home.

This programme is exhibition is part of LOOK/17: Liverpool International Photography Festival. The theme for this year is ‘Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/Hong Kong’.

 

Luke Ching

Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, L30AN is a series of photographs created during a 10-day residency in Liverpool in January 2017. Titanic Hotel is a renovated 200-year old warehouse, a formerly industrial space converted into somewhere that people inhabit for a short time. Ching transformed an entire newly refurbished hotel room into a pinhole camera, capturing the views of the rapidly transforming docklands from each window. Like a warehouse, a hotel is transient by nature, providing a short accommodation.

 

 

Wo Bik Wong

Wo Bik Wong is one of China’s leading female photographers. She has shown internationally at over 100 exhibitions, although less frequently in the West. Wong has produced a series of photographs taken around the Port of Liverpool building alongside interiors and buildings of Hong Kong. Composite images of old colonial buildings are made to explore continuous shifts between dereliction and redevelopment towards a new identity. Through the medium of photography, Wong continues her journey of revealing international cultural and artistic issues.

 

 

Derek Man

29-year-old Derek was born in Hong Kong but has lived in the UK for the past 12 years. Commissioned by Open Eye Gallery, Derek Man re-visited Hong Kong to look at the housing market.

Between the human need for shelter and the commercial need for growth, Derek’s photos look at the lives of the people caught in this tension: from the families living in cramped conditions to the estate agents desperate to sell off land. In this cityscape and others like it, the struggle of finding stable homes for everyone grows increasingly more urgent every day.

 

 

Special thanks to University of Salford Art Collection, ILFORD PHOTO and Titanic Hotel for supporting Luke Ching’s project, and to the HK Home Affairs Bureau for their support.

 

Photos by Rob Battersby, 2017

文化轉移: 全球變動

 

How do you see your city? Can different cultures reveal new perspectives of familiar urban spaces?

Our urban landscape is shifting day by day. As the city changes, so does the way we see and use it. ‘Culture Shifts: Global’ explores these urban changes and the way we can make sense of them through photography, sharing the stories of the places where we live, work and play.

The photographs in this exhibition were all taken in either Liverpool or Hong Kong. Both cities grew out of ports; they share a rich and colourful history and an increasingly intertwining present.

On the ground floor is work by Luke Ching and Wo Bik Wong, two Hong Kong based photographers who were invited to undertake residencies in Liverpool in early 2017. These new commissions are shown alongside existing works made previously in Hong Kong. The first floor features newly commissioned work looking at housing in Hong Kong by Derek Man, a photographer born in Hong Kong but now living in the UK.

Each photographer takes a different approach to presenting urban and industrial spaces. But uniting them all is an exploration of what it means, in the 21st century, to call a city a home.

This programme is exhibition is part of LOOK/17: Liverpool International Photography Festival. The theme for this year is ‘Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/Hong Kong’.

 

Luke Ching

Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, L30AN is a series of photographs created during a 10-day residency in Liverpool in January 2017. Titanic Hotel is a renovated 200-year old warehouse, a formerly industrial space converted into somewhere that people inhabit for a short time. Ching transformed an entire newly refurbished hotel room into a pinhole camera, capturing the views of the rapidly transforming docklands from each window. Like a warehouse, a hotel is transient by nature, providing a short accommodation.

 

 

Wo Bik Wong

Wo Bik Wong is one of China’s leading female photographers. She has shown internationally at over 100 exhibitions, although less frequently in the West. Wong has produced a series of photographs taken around the Port of Liverpool building alongside interiors and buildings of Hong Kong. Composite images of old colonial buildings are made to explore continuous shifts between dereliction and redevelopment towards a new identity. Through the medium of photography, Wong continues her journey of revealing international cultural and artistic issues.

 

 

Derek Man

29-year-old Derek was born in Hong Kong but has lived in the UK for the past 12 years. Commissioned by Open Eye Gallery, Derek Man re-visited Hong Kong to look at the housing market.

Between the human need for shelter and the commercial need for growth, Derek’s photos look at the lives of the people caught in this tension: from the families living in cramped conditions to the estate agents desperate to sell off land. In this cityscape and others like it, the struggle of finding stable homes for everyone grows increasingly more urgent every day.

 

 

Special thanks to University of Salford Art Collection, ILFORD PHOTO and Titanic Hotel for supporting Luke Ching’s project, and to the HK Home Affairs Bureau for their support.

 

Photos by Rob Battersby, 2017

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