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Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

Open Source Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

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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Peer to Peer: UK / HK

Online Festival

11 – 14 November 2020

Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors.

The Festival will include an online exhibition of digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based artists, including 5 new commissions by artists nominated by UK and Hong Kong based partners. There will also be a series of digital residencies taking place across partner organisation’s social media channels as well as a set of curated panel discussions.

Register and view the full festival programme here

In the spirit of exchange and collaboration the Festival is piloting a distributed leadership model, involving co-curation and co-production with partner organisations. The Festival is led by Ying Kwok (Festival Director and independent curator, HK), with Lindsay Taylor (University of Salford Art Collection)Open Eye Gallery and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), supported by a project team.

Instagram Residency:

Raúl Hernandez

Raul Hernandez

Raúl Hernandez will be taking over Open Eye Gallery’s Instagram account for four consecutive weekends. Through photographs, captions and Instagram stories, Raúl explains the process of his project ROOM AVAILABLE, a series about his own adaptation as a foreigner in Hong Kong during the last three years. Nominated by Bess Chan, Hong Kong International Photo Festival. View all Peer to Peer: HK / UK social media residencies here.

Critical Response:

Raúl Hernandez’s Peer To Peer Digital Residency

Writer Lauren Stephens responds to Raul Hernandez’s digital residency and themes of belonging and being an outsider, referencing her own experiences of being an American in the UK.

VR — The New West

 

David Lockwood, The New West

The New West is a virtual reality exhibition curated by David Lockwood with the assistance of his son Hugo and charts their exploration as avatars, Arthur Morgan and John Marston, travelling within the rapidly evolving geographies of Red Dead Redemption and this new west. Photographs from the avatars archives and thoughts from their diary have been printed and hung on the Open Eye Gallery walls, filmed by a VR camera and the show posted back online. Here Lockwood plays with layers of mediation, asking us to question our relationship with the documenting of landscape and the human impact on the natural world, by connecting perceptions of the past with our knowledge of the present.

David Lockwood was nominated by Open Eye Gallery director Sarah Fisher to exhibit as part of Peer to Peer: UK/HK.

Digital Exhibition:

Lee Wing Ki

The large-format black-and-white photography is a visual journey of the photographer walking at night in Hong Kong in 2019 and 2020. In the midst of social unrest in Hong Kong and social distancing in the world, these images portray a city and its cityspace that is often devoid of human presence but left with traces of human desire and thinking. In a city where censorship of freedom of speech and political censorship is imposed, the photographer wonders, what is left for us to see and witness? On the Digital Window Gallery, these images serve as temporary windows to connect the geographical restrictions that we are facing and also reference the past, presence and future of Hong Kong. A work-in-progress series, the photographers will continue work on pondering the change of cityscape in Hong Kong.

Images: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, I cant remember a time i didn’t need you (moment), 2020, Interactive Game (still)

Raul Hernandez, Room Available, 2017, film

David Lockwood, The New West: Exploration of the Geological Parallel, 2020, VR photography

Online Festival

11 – 14 November 2020

Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors.

The Festival will include an online exhibition of digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based artists, including 5 new commissions by artists nominated by UK and Hong Kong based partners. There will also be a series of digital residencies taking place across partner organisation’s social media channels as well as a set of curated panel discussions.

Register and view the full festival programme here

In the spirit of exchange and collaboration the Festival is piloting a distributed leadership model, involving co-curation and co-production with partner organisations. The Festival is led by Ying Kwok (Festival Director and independent curator, HK), with Lindsay Taylor (University of Salford Art Collection)Open Eye Gallery and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), supported by a project team.

Instagram Residency:

Raúl Hernandez

Raul Hernandez

Raúl Hernandez will be taking over Open Eye Gallery’s Instagram account for four consecutive weekends. Through photographs, captions and Instagram stories, Raúl explains the process of his project ROOM AVAILABLE, a series about his own adaptation as a foreigner in Hong Kong during the last three years. Nominated by Bess Chan, Hong Kong International Photo Festival. View all Peer to Peer: HK / UK social media residencies here.

Critical Response:

Raúl Hernandez’s Peer To Peer Digital Residency

Writer Lauren Stephens responds to Raul Hernandez’s digital residency and themes of belonging and being an outsider, referencing her own experiences of being an American in the UK.

VR — The New West

 

David Lockwood, The New West

The New West is a virtual reality exhibition curated by David Lockwood with the assistance of his son Hugo and charts their exploration as avatars, Arthur Morgan and John Marston, travelling within the rapidly evolving geographies of Red Dead Redemption and this new west. Photographs from the avatars archives and thoughts from their diary have been printed and hung on the Open Eye Gallery walls, filmed by a VR camera and the show posted back online. Here Lockwood plays with layers of mediation, asking us to question our relationship with the documenting of landscape and the human impact on the natural world, by connecting perceptions of the past with our knowledge of the present.

David Lockwood was nominated by Open Eye Gallery director Sarah Fisher to exhibit as part of Peer to Peer: UK/HK.

Digital Exhibition:

Lee Wing Ki

The large-format black-and-white photography is a visual journey of the photographer walking at night in Hong Kong in 2019 and 2020. In the midst of social unrest in Hong Kong and social distancing in the world, these images portray a city and its cityspace that is often devoid of human presence but left with traces of human desire and thinking. In a city where censorship of freedom of speech and political censorship is imposed, the photographer wonders, what is left for us to see and witness? On the Digital Window Gallery, these images serve as temporary windows to connect the geographical restrictions that we are facing and also reference the past, presence and future of Hong Kong. A work-in-progress series, the photographers will continue work on pondering the change of cityscape in Hong Kong.

Images: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, I cant remember a time i didn’t need you (moment), 2020, Interactive Game (still)

Raul Hernandez, Room Available, 2017, film

David Lockwood, The New West: Exploration of the Geological Parallel, 2020, VR photography

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