Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ Edinburgh Art Festival

2 August - 5 October 2024

Projects

Share your community gardening story: tips for zine-making

1 July 2024

Exhibitions

Blast Sheets by Max Boardman @ Digital Window Gallery

28 June - 1 September 2024

Exhibitions

Crossing Sectors 2024 @ Digital Window Gallery

2 July - 31 July 2024

Events

Four Poets

24 October 2024

Projects

Open Eye Gallery and RHS

1 January 2023

Past Events

WORKSHOP: Photo Album of the Irish

28 June 2024

Past Events

Launching LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

27 June 2024

LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

28 June - 1 September 2024

Past Events

FIRE IT UP FUND FUNDEES ANNOUNCED

13 June 2024

Past Events

LAF X OPEN EYE GALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION LAUNCH

4 June 2024

Past Exhibitions

Home Tour @ Rochdale

6 June - 12 July 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Birkenhead

30 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: St Helens

23 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Runcorn

16 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Liverpool City Centre

15 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Bootle

9 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Huyton

1 June 2024

Exhibitions

Everyone is Moving – Your Journeys, Your Neighbourhoods @ Atrium Space

4 June - 30 June 2024

Past Events

European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024

Exhibitions

JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

Past Events

Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

Past Events

MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

Past Events

Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

Past Events

Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

Exhibitions

National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

Exhibitions

Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024

Exhibitions

Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

Past Exhibitions

As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024

Exhibitions

Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

Past Events

Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

Exhibitions

Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

Past Events

PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Past Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 31 July 2024

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

6 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Past Events

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

29 February 2024

Past Events

Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

Past Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

Past Events

Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

Past Events

Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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Open Eye Gallery and RHS

The RHS has been working with the Socially Engaged Photography Network to encourage and upskill communities in creative storytelling. This took place through regional projects that followed the stories of local groups throughout the growing year and their experiences, motivations and activities.

Throughout 2023, photographer Gwen Riley Jones was commissioned by RHS and Open Eye Gallery to work with 3 community gardening groups, Q Gardens, Strand Community Hub and Petrus Incredible Edibles Rochdale (PIER) in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, to co-create a series of photographs which told their gardening and growing story.

Meanwhile in Glasgow, Scotland, photographers Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant were commissioned by RHS and Street Level Photoworks to collaborate on a photography project with the Cranhill Community Development Trust, to document the story of the gardening and cooking initiatives on their site.

Both projects were showcased as part of our LOOK Climate Lab 2024. Both projects were part of our national initiative, the Socially Engaged Photography Network (SEPN), which is a network we set up in 2018 to accelerate the discussion and profile of socially engaged photography practice in the UK.

We hope you enjoy the work produced, which includes a series of zines, photographic resources and videos. We hope it can inspire you to document your own gardening stories!

The RHS has been working with the Socially Engaged Photography Network to encourage and upskill communities in creative storytelling. This took place through regional projects that followed the stories of local groups throughout the growing year and their experiences, motivations and activities.

Throughout 2023, photographer Gwen Riley Jones was commissioned by RHS and Open Eye Gallery to work with 3 community gardening groups, Q Gardens, Strand Community Hub and Petrus Incredible Edibles Rochdale (PIER) in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, to co-create a series of photographs which told their gardening and growing story.

Meanwhile in Glasgow, Scotland, photographers Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant were commissioned by RHS and Street Level Photoworks to collaborate on a photography project with the Cranhill Community Development Trust, to document the story of the gardening and cooking initiatives on their site.

Both projects were showcased as part of our LOOK Climate Lab 2024. Both projects were part of our national initiative, the Socially Engaged Photography Network (SEPN), which is a network we set up in 2018 to accelerate the discussion and profile of socially engaged photography practice in the UK.

We hope you enjoy the work produced, which includes a series of zines, photographic resources and videos. We hope it can inspire you to document your own gardening stories!

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