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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

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

Past Events

An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

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Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

Past Events

Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Events

Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions

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

28 January 2022

Past Exhibitions

WE

31 March - 1 May 2022

Past Events

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

26 April 2022

Past Events

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

Exhibitions

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

Past Events

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

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: NOVUS: Restricted Views – Creative Outlooks

1 December - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: On the Brink

27 January - 19 March 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

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

Past Events

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

Past Events

Peloton Liverpool Cooperative

16 February - 18 February 2022

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PLATFORM ISSUE 3: HOPE

Download e-publication of PLATFORM Issue 3 here (interactive PDF)

 

At the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020, PLATFORM was handed over to a new team. The original publication displayed the creative talents of the Open Eye Gallery volunteers. We wanted to continue this vision whilst addressing the unusual times we found ourselves in. In such creatively challenging times, how could we not focus on the wonderful art produced?

Our aim for the previous issue of PLATFORM, titled ‘The New Normal’, was to distil a challenging yet inventive time in history, whilst foregrounding the talents of our volunteers who still managed to create during the lockdown. At a time when the world was in flux, deciding to focus on the idea of ‘normality’ was a chance to make sense of a seemingly senseless world.

Now, with another lockdown underway, the ‘new normal’ has lasted far longer than anticipated. Whilst the world around us partially carries on – shops are still open, key workers still power on – those at home have adjusted to the familiar reality of a collective lockdown. Surely, we have always worn masks in large crowds? Was there a time we didn’t stand in a socially-distanced queue? We can’t quite remember…

Though sometimes it feels disheartening, as if this reality is the only reality, it will not last. For this reason, there is hope. Hope in the everyday. Hope in those carrying on, adjusting, creating. We have even found gratitude in every day: who we love, whom we admire, what we hold dear to us.

So, this edition of PLATFORM focuses on the theme of ‘Hope.’ As you read on, if you feel like listening to music, take a look at our ‘PLATFORM Hope’ playlist. You can find this here or by searching the playlist name on Spotify. We encourage you to think about what brings you hope in these times. Who knows, maybe we’ll even put a smile on your face – if we’re lucky.

 

Follow PLATFORM in Instagram: @oeg_platfrom

 

Purchase a printed copy of Issue 2 here.

Download e-publication of PLATFORM Issue 3 here (interactive PDF)

 

At the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020, PLATFORM was handed over to a new team. The original publication displayed the creative talents of the Open Eye Gallery volunteers. We wanted to continue this vision whilst addressing the unusual times we found ourselves in. In such creatively challenging times, how could we not focus on the wonderful art produced?

Our aim for the previous issue of PLATFORM, titled ‘The New Normal’, was to distil a challenging yet inventive time in history, whilst foregrounding the talents of our volunteers who still managed to create during the lockdown. At a time when the world was in flux, deciding to focus on the idea of ‘normality’ was a chance to make sense of a seemingly senseless world.

Now, with another lockdown underway, the ‘new normal’ has lasted far longer than anticipated. Whilst the world around us partially carries on – shops are still open, key workers still power on – those at home have adjusted to the familiar reality of a collective lockdown. Surely, we have always worn masks in large crowds? Was there a time we didn’t stand in a socially-distanced queue? We can’t quite remember…

Though sometimes it feels disheartening, as if this reality is the only reality, it will not last. For this reason, there is hope. Hope in the everyday. Hope in those carrying on, adjusting, creating. We have even found gratitude in every day: who we love, whom we admire, what we hold dear to us.

So, this edition of PLATFORM focuses on the theme of ‘Hope.’ As you read on, if you feel like listening to music, take a look at our ‘PLATFORM Hope’ playlist. You can find this here or by searching the playlist name on Spotify. We encourage you to think about what brings you hope in these times. Who knows, maybe we’ll even put a smile on your face – if we’re lucky.

 

Follow PLATFORM in Instagram: @oeg_platfrom

 

Purchase a printed copy of Issue 2 here.

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