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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

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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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LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022: CLIMATE

15 July - 4 September 2022

For 2022 LOOK Climate Lab and LOOK Photo Biennial -Climate all partner with local and international communities and artists to explore the climate agenda. 

In January to March 2022, LOOK Climate lab saw communities, researchers, artists and visionaries taking over Open Eye Gallery, running a variety of labs inviting the public to workshops and discussions on tackling climate change and moving towards climate justice and healthy, sustainable living. 

Exhibitions grow out of Lab partnerships to further explore the agency of people within a sometimes overwhelming climate emergency, and LOOK Photography Biennial – Climate showcases photography which transcend languages, borders and cultures throughout summer and autumn 2022 across the northwest.  

Open Eye Gallery shows On The Ground: The Story of Trans-Nzoia Through The Trees, the work of a two month residency in the Kitale forest in Kenya, by photographer Frederick Dharshie Wissah. Working in partnership with the Museums of Western Kenya in Kitale, this project celebrates the importance of the forest which forms an integral part of the museum collection. Photographer Frederick Dharshie was commissioned as a photographer-in-residence to live and work with the community to understand how stories of the trees are passed between generations, to capture how this small ecosystem maintains its balance, and to understand who the forest is important to. The project is also currently on display in the National Museums of Western Kenya. Alongside this is Tree Story – A History of Liverpool City Region Through Its Trees. Collaborating with dot-art, Mersey Forest, 4 local schools and 4 community groups, we invited people to share stories about a tree that is important to them, their families or community well-being.

We also had the opportunity to expand the field of photographers and artists we work with through our open call. We asked people around the world to share their projects that responded to themes on climate change. Ink Collective explore the role of and reliance on bees and other species’ in their first project together. Andrew Esiebo’s project on tyres is a reminder of our dependence on cars, the prevalence of tyres and the need to repurpose or reintegrate them. This series forms part of the research project Pneuma-City. Marth Gray uses Google Earth map coordinates to point to areas of microplastic pollution. The images of these locations are then printed as bioplastic cyanotypes.  Imogen Locke explores the capabilities of mycelium as a non-human organism and living network. Marilene Ribeiro focuses on the destructive nature of forest fires. Ribeiro manipulates the negatives by burning and then editing them.

Other Lines by David Kendall, looks into thermal imaging and asks audiences to question what pollution looks like, smells like, and feels like while watching the time-lapse showing atmospheric pollution along the Wirral Peninsula.

The final project in Open Eye Gallery is MWALULA – Hellen Songa introduces us to the Mwalula Green-Life Farm, a plant-based, organic farming project located in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. More of MWALULA will be shown in four partner food-growing settings in Liverpool- Faiths4Change, Hope Community Garden, Friends of Everton Park, and John Archer Hall,alongside many of the portraits and stories of Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Growers Network.  Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Network. Descriptions alongside the portraits highlighted the positive benefits individuals gain from being involved in growing food voluntarily and communally, and reflect and that these projects have on local nature.

On the outside walls a selection of images indicate other LOOK 22  exhibitions in partnership with communities, including: Planting for the Planet, young people working with RHS Gardens Bridgewater (Salford) from June. 

Make, Mend an Sustain, Chester university photography and fashion students showing in charity shops across Chester

Before it Melts into Solids, artist Andrew Broadey, photographer Kevin Crooks and a group of Carmel College students explore how images can guide us to navigate the ecological crisis, on display from July at World of Glass (St Helens).

Launching in October as part of the second wave are three exhibitions. Steve McCoy and Stephanie Wynne’s ongoing collaborative photography project with University Salford Art Collection and Energy House Are You Living Comfortably? will be exhibited at The New Adelphi Gallery, Salford. In New Adelphi Atrium, Mimesis: A Beat Before the Rapture by Megan Powell will be on display. This project examines our connection with the natural world through ongoing visual research into bees and the mutuality of the hive. Also launching in October in Wigan, local community and global voices come together in exhibitions exploring our relationship to climate, coinciding with the launch of a new Open Eye Hub in Leigh and an exhibition of Wigan and Leigh College student work at Spinners Mill.

 

Image: © Andy Broadey

For 2022 LOOK Climate Lab and LOOK Photo Biennial -Climate all partner with local and international communities and artists to explore the climate agenda. 

In January to March 2022, LOOK Climate lab saw communities, researchers, artists and visionaries taking over Open Eye Gallery, running a variety of labs inviting the public to workshops and discussions on tackling climate change and moving towards climate justice and healthy, sustainable living. 

Exhibitions grow out of Lab partnerships to further explore the agency of people within a sometimes overwhelming climate emergency, and LOOK Photography Biennial – Climate showcases photography which transcend languages, borders and cultures throughout summer and autumn 2022 across the northwest.  

Open Eye Gallery shows On The Ground: The Story of Trans-Nzoia Through The Trees, the work of a two month residency in the Kitale forest in Kenya, by photographer Frederick Dharshie Wissah. Working in partnership with the Museums of Western Kenya in Kitale, this project celebrates the importance of the forest which forms an integral part of the museum collection. Photographer Frederick Dharshie was commissioned as a photographer-in-residence to live and work with the community to understand how stories of the trees are passed between generations, to capture how this small ecosystem maintains its balance, and to understand who the forest is important to. The project is also currently on display in the National Museums of Western Kenya. Alongside this is Tree Story – A History of Liverpool City Region Through Its Trees. Collaborating with dot-art, Mersey Forest, 4 local schools and 4 community groups, we invited people to share stories about a tree that is important to them, their families or community well-being.

We also had the opportunity to expand the field of photographers and artists we work with through our open call. We asked people around the world to share their projects that responded to themes on climate change. Ink Collective explore the role of and reliance on bees and other species’ in their first project together. Andrew Esiebo’s project on tyres is a reminder of our dependence on cars, the prevalence of tyres and the need to repurpose or reintegrate them. This series forms part of the research project Pneuma-City. Marth Gray uses Google Earth map coordinates to point to areas of microplastic pollution. The images of these locations are then printed as bioplastic cyanotypes.  Imogen Locke explores the capabilities of mycelium as a non-human organism and living network. Marilene Ribeiro focuses on the destructive nature of forest fires. Ribeiro manipulates the negatives by burning and then editing them.

Other Lines by David Kendall, looks into thermal imaging and asks audiences to question what pollution looks like, smells like, and feels like while watching the time-lapse showing atmospheric pollution along the Wirral Peninsula.

The final project in Open Eye Gallery is MWALULA – Hellen Songa introduces us to the Mwalula Green-Life Farm, a plant-based, organic farming project located in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. More of MWALULA will be shown in four partner food-growing settings in Liverpool- Faiths4Change, Hope Community Garden, Friends of Everton Park, and John Archer Hall,alongside many of the portraits and stories of Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Growers Network.  Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Network. Descriptions alongside the portraits highlighted the positive benefits individuals gain from being involved in growing food voluntarily and communally, and reflect and that these projects have on local nature.

On the outside walls a selection of images indicate other LOOK 22  exhibitions in partnership with communities, including: Planting for the Planet, young people working with RHS Gardens Bridgewater (Salford) from June. 

Make, Mend an Sustain, Chester university photography and fashion students showing in charity shops across Chester

Before it Melts into Solids, artist Andrew Broadey, photographer Kevin Crooks and a group of Carmel College students explore how images can guide us to navigate the ecological crisis, on display from July at World of Glass (St Helens).

Launching in October as part of the second wave are three exhibitions. Steve McCoy and Stephanie Wynne’s ongoing collaborative photography project with University Salford Art Collection and Energy House Are You Living Comfortably? will be exhibited at The New Adelphi Gallery, Salford. In New Adelphi Atrium, Mimesis: A Beat Before the Rapture by Megan Powell will be on display. This project examines our connection with the natural world through ongoing visual research into bees and the mutuality of the hive. Also launching in October in Wigan, local community and global voices come together in exhibitions exploring our relationship to climate, coinciding with the launch of a new Open Eye Hub in Leigh and an exhibition of Wigan and Leigh College student work at Spinners Mill.

 

Image: © Andy Broadey

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