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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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Open Source #21: Ancestral Folk – Eunice Pais

1 April - 30 April 2022

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Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

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Saturday Girl About Town at Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Wigan

28 January 2022

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WE

31 March - 1 May 2022

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Who Cares? – Symposium exploring the role of art & design in health & care

26 April 2022

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Socially Engaged Photography Network: North West regional meet up event ‘Co-authoring the Collection’ 

28 April 2022

HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN/ FEEDING LIVERPOOL: REIMAGINING YOUR FUTURE FOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

9 March 2022

SESSION 3: DERELICTION TO DELICIOUS

11 March 2022

PELOTON COOP: JOY RIDE

18 March 2022

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: Grow Your Own

23 February - 20 March 2022

Taking Root Bootle – Growing on the Streets: Involving local residents In greening up public spaces

10 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Panel Discussion

12 March 2022

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ECOSYSTEM 2: OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

19 February - 20 March 2022

SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE

2 March - 5 March 2022

Session 3: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

12 March 2022

Taster Menu

11 March 2022

Session 2: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 2: Introduction to beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 1: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 1: Introduction to Beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 2: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 2: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Session 1: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 1: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Compost Works – An Introduction into Composting

9 March 2022

Hope Community Garden/ Feeding Liverpool: Reimagining your Future Food Neighbourhood

9 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Rethinking our Food System

9 March - 12 March 2022

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VR: NOVUS: Restricted Views – Creative Outlooks

1 December - 12 December 2021

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VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: On the Brink

27 January - 19 March 2022

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Open Source #20: Matt Dunne

9 February - 28 February 2022

Arts Groupie Workshops

26 February - 19 March 2022

TREE: Live Storytelling Session

19 March 2022

Horti-Culture Sharing Sessions with Arts Groupie and Incredible Edible

19 March - 9 March 2022

Liver Bird Safari with Arts Groupie

26 February - 26 February 2022

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Shop the Look Project with Emma Summerscales Open studio

11 February 2022

Mersey Green Map

4 February - 14 March 2022

Climate Cafés

26 January - 9 March 2022

Growing Sudley CIC: Nature’s Apothecary Workshops

23 January - 6 March 2022

Cyanotype Workshop with Edd Carr

25 February 2022

Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Writing Workshops

30 January - 17 March 2022

Hope and Fear

25 January - 30 March 2022

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Peloton Liverpool Cooperative

16 February - 18 February 2022

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Open Rooms #18: FireHawks

THURS 18 NOV / 6–7PM / LIVE ON TWITCH

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Open Eye Gallery is delighted to be working on a new research project with artist Stephen King, exploring children and adults who set fires in the UK, funded by Open Eye Gallery and Arts Council England. The project, Firehawks, takes its name from an Australian bird which create bushfires by dropping already burning sticks in an attempt to direct prey fleeing the original blaze. They actively transform their landscapes to ensure their nourishment, and account as a key cause of bushfires in Australia. 

Artist Stephen King is embarking on Firehawks research project to explore parallels of the firehawk phenomenon to children who set fires. A substantial proportion of deliberately set fires are started by children and young people. Research has identified the main causes of fire setting behaviour, often not uncovered until adulthood: play, peer pressure, a cry for help (due to stress), or a child who has been affected by traumatic experiences. Children use the power of fire due to feelings of helplessness. King wishes to reflect his personal experience alongside the experience of others about this use of natural element as a form of control.

As part of this initial research we are hosting an Open Rooms discussion event inviting the artist, project participant Jenny and criminologist Joanna Foster from Fabtic, an organisation dedicated to supporting children and families living with firesetting behaviour, to discuss their experiences to date and aspirations for the collaborative project. The discussion will be chaired by Open Eye Gallery’s Head of Social Practice Liz Wewiora and we welcome your questions via the twitch chat room and our discord forum space.

THURS 18 NOV / 6–7PM / LIVE ON TWITCH

BOOK HERE

Open Eye Gallery is delighted to be working on a new research project with artist Stephen King, exploring children and adults who set fires in the UK, funded by Open Eye Gallery and Arts Council England. The project, Firehawks, takes its name from an Australian bird which create bushfires by dropping already burning sticks in an attempt to direct prey fleeing the original blaze. They actively transform their landscapes to ensure their nourishment, and account as a key cause of bushfires in Australia. 

Artist Stephen King is embarking on Firehawks research project to explore parallels of the firehawk phenomenon to children who set fires. A substantial proportion of deliberately set fires are started by children and young people. Research has identified the main causes of fire setting behaviour, often not uncovered until adulthood: play, peer pressure, a cry for help (due to stress), or a child who has been affected by traumatic experiences. Children use the power of fire due to feelings of helplessness. King wishes to reflect his personal experience alongside the experience of others about this use of natural element as a form of control.

As part of this initial research we are hosting an Open Rooms discussion event inviting the artist, project participant Jenny and criminologist Joanna Foster from Fabtic, an organisation dedicated to supporting children and families living with firesetting behaviour, to discuss their experiences to date and aspirations for the collaborative project. The discussion will be chaired by Open Eye Gallery’s Head of Social Practice Liz Wewiora and we welcome your questions via the twitch chat room and our discord forum space.

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