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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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A Place of Our Own

29 September - 22 December 2023

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POETRY BOOK LAUNCH: JACK BENNETT – LUNETTE

7 September 2023

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A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot

31 August 2023

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Our Home. Our Place. Our Space. @ Walton

16 August - 2 October 2023

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

16 September 2023

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Erosion: panel discussion

9 MARCH / 2 PM – 4 PM / FREE, REGISTER

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

‘Erosion’  is a piece of research and a photographic exploration by Stephanie Wynne of how post WW2 the structural ‘waste’ of war was disposed of or reused. The work developed from a study of the beach at Crosby, which lies 5 miles north of Liverpool City Centre. Tonnes of rubble from the bombed homes and businesses of Liverpool and Bootle were dumped on a mile long stretch of the coast, post 1945.

The photographs disclose a very singular landscape, a recumbent ruin steadily being revealed – shifted and eroded by the tide. Across Europe huge quantities of rubble had to be cleared,  this reverberates with the dreadful current conflicts around the world – when or if  a conflict is over, how does the structure of a city or landscape recover? The past and present appalling loss of life is beyond comprehension, with every brick or piece of blasted concrete serving as a crude testament.

The project continues with the questions of: Can post conflict waste be reused, recycled and more importantly reduced, can we recover and learn? Specifically, how does the unique rubble beach at Crosby continue to affect our natural coastal environment?

Speakers:

João Medeiros has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in civil and structural engineering, with several years of expertise in the concrete precast industry, and is now finalising a Doctoral degree with the University of Liverpool. As a researcher with an experimental approach, he has been studying bacterial self-healing low-carbon concretes with Ordinary Portland cement replacements and recycled organic fibres as concrete reinforcement, with experience in teaching and assessment of laboratory classes of concrete and prestressed concrete, as well as teaching assistant of a module of materials for durable and sustainable construction with Professor Luigi di Sarno.

Stephanie Wynne has worked as a photographer for over 25 years. Stephanie’s primary interest in photography is in the broad subject areas of landscape and the built environment, particularly the impacts of environmental change. She takes a co-operative approach to her picture making and since 1997 has been one of the two photographers in McCoy Wynne, working collaboratively on commissioned and personal projects. Their most recent major collaboration project ‘Are You Living Comfortably?’ is held in the University of Salford Art Collection. Stephanie has further collaborated with individuals and community groups using photography as a Socially Engaged Practice, culminating in exhibitions at Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool and Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. Additionally, for many years, Stephanie has worked as a part-time lecturer in both Further and Higher Education and is currently a lecturer on the BA(Hons) Photography And Social Practice course at UCEN Manchester and visiting lecturer to Department of Art & Design at the University of Chester. Stephanie is a founding member of the SixbySix photography collective.

Kate Spencer is an environmental geochemist who works closely with geomorphologists, hydrologists and ecologists to provide fundamental science to underpin effective management of fine sediment in estuaries and lowland rivers. Her principal research interest is in understanding the source, distribution and behaviour of sediment-bound contaminants and to quantify how this is impacted by natural disturbance, anthropogenic management and restoration activities. Key research highlights include improved understanding of the influence of environmental parameters on contaminant behaviour; flocculation and cohesive sediment transport; the development of innovative geochemical tracers; and the interactions between physical and biogeochemical processes in saltmarsh environments.

 

Image: Stephanie Wynne

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.

 

9 MARCH / 2 PM – 4 PM / FREE, REGISTER

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

‘Erosion’  is a piece of research and a photographic exploration by Stephanie Wynne of how post WW2 the structural ‘waste’ of war was disposed of or reused. The work developed from a study of the beach at Crosby, which lies 5 miles north of Liverpool City Centre. Tonnes of rubble from the bombed homes and businesses of Liverpool and Bootle were dumped on a mile long stretch of the coast, post 1945.

The photographs disclose a very singular landscape, a recumbent ruin steadily being revealed – shifted and eroded by the tide. Across Europe huge quantities of rubble had to be cleared,  this reverberates with the dreadful current conflicts around the world – when or if  a conflict is over, how does the structure of a city or landscape recover? The past and present appalling loss of life is beyond comprehension, with every brick or piece of blasted concrete serving as a crude testament.

The project continues with the questions of: Can post conflict waste be reused, recycled and more importantly reduced, can we recover and learn? Specifically, how does the unique rubble beach at Crosby continue to affect our natural coastal environment?

Speakers:

João Medeiros has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in civil and structural engineering, with several years of expertise in the concrete precast industry, and is now finalising a Doctoral degree with the University of Liverpool. As a researcher with an experimental approach, he has been studying bacterial self-healing low-carbon concretes with Ordinary Portland cement replacements and recycled organic fibres as concrete reinforcement, with experience in teaching and assessment of laboratory classes of concrete and prestressed concrete, as well as teaching assistant of a module of materials for durable and sustainable construction with Professor Luigi di Sarno.

Stephanie Wynne has worked as a photographer for over 25 years. Stephanie’s primary interest in photography is in the broad subject areas of landscape and the built environment, particularly the impacts of environmental change. She takes a co-operative approach to her picture making and since 1997 has been one of the two photographers in McCoy Wynne, working collaboratively on commissioned and personal projects. Their most recent major collaboration project ‘Are You Living Comfortably?’ is held in the University of Salford Art Collection. Stephanie has further collaborated with individuals and community groups using photography as a Socially Engaged Practice, culminating in exhibitions at Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool and Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. Additionally, for many years, Stephanie has worked as a part-time lecturer in both Further and Higher Education and is currently a lecturer on the BA(Hons) Photography And Social Practice course at UCEN Manchester and visiting lecturer to Department of Art & Design at the University of Chester. Stephanie is a founding member of the SixbySix photography collective.

Kate Spencer is an environmental geochemist who works closely with geomorphologists, hydrologists and ecologists to provide fundamental science to underpin effective management of fine sediment in estuaries and lowland rivers. Her principal research interest is in understanding the source, distribution and behaviour of sediment-bound contaminants and to quantify how this is impacted by natural disturbance, anthropogenic management and restoration activities. Key research highlights include improved understanding of the influence of environmental parameters on contaminant behaviour; flocculation and cohesive sediment transport; the development of innovative geochemical tracers; and the interactions between physical and biogeochemical processes in saltmarsh environments.

 

Image: Stephanie Wynne

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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