Events

100 Years of The Wasteland

17 November 2022

Events

National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

Exhibitions

(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

Events

In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

Exhibitions

Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: BA Hons Photography with Social Practice – UCEN, Manchester, with Open Eye Gallery

2 July - 5 July 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

Past Events

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

Past Events

Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

Past Events

Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Past 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

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Return To Nature

Photography by Mario Popham, for wigan arts festival, photographing nature during lockdown. A black and white photograph of a tree trunk.

Through lockdown and the pandemic, a lot of us have felt our connection to green spaces grow. Having our options for leisure activities cut down dramatically has allowed us time and space to appreciate the landscape around us.

Over the last few months Joe Roper has been documenting this return to nature and specifically Pennington Flash’s impact on its local community as well as visitors to the area.

These portraits and found objects are somewhat a reflection of the events of the last 18 months but what shines through is a sense of peace, and a feeling of connection with the flash. People visit this site for different reasons whether that be volunteering to help nature thrive in this unique habitat or to play and explore in its tranquil environment.

Photography by Mario Popham, for wigan arts festival, photographing nature during lockdown. A black and white photograph of a person in nature, holding a dog.

Return to Nature has been commissioned by Wigan Council and Open Eye Gallery for the Wigan Arts Festival 2021. Return to Nature continues with an exhibition of photography by Mario Popham in Haigh Woodland Country Park and an exhibition called We Are Nature by Wigan and Leigh College Students in Mesnes Park.

Get involved by tagging your photographs of your own return to nature by using the hashtag #returntonature on social media.

Find out more here

Image:

Return to Nature 3066, 2021 by Mario Popham

Return to Nature 2919,  2021 by Mario Popham

Return to Nature 3032. 2021 by Mario Popham

Photography by Mario Popham, for wigan arts festival, photographing nature during lockdown. A black and white photograph of a tree trunk.

Through lockdown and the pandemic, a lot of us have felt our connection to green spaces grow. Having our options for leisure activities cut down dramatically has allowed us time and space to appreciate the landscape around us.

Over the last few months Joe Roper has been documenting this return to nature and specifically Pennington Flash’s impact on its local community as well as visitors to the area.

These portraits and found objects are somewhat a reflection of the events of the last 18 months but what shines through is a sense of peace, and a feeling of connection with the flash. People visit this site for different reasons whether that be volunteering to help nature thrive in this unique habitat or to play and explore in its tranquil environment.

Photography by Mario Popham, for wigan arts festival, photographing nature during lockdown. A black and white photograph of a person in nature, holding a dog.

Return to Nature has been commissioned by Wigan Council and Open Eye Gallery for the Wigan Arts Festival 2021. Return to Nature continues with an exhibition of photography by Mario Popham in Haigh Woodland Country Park and an exhibition called We Are Nature by Wigan and Leigh College Students in Mesnes Park.

Get involved by tagging your photographs of your own return to nature by using the hashtag #returntonature on social media.

Find out more here

Image:

Return to Nature 3066, 2021 by Mario Popham

Return to Nature 2919,  2021 by Mario Popham

Return to Nature 3032. 2021 by Mario Popham

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