Exhibitions

VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

Exhibitions

Return To Nature

30 July 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

Exhibitions

We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

Exhibitions

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival — Jessica El Mal: Grounds For Concern

16 July - 15 August 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

Exhibitions

VR Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions

VR Student Exhibitions: Youth Culture by Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

Exhibitions

VR Student Exhibitions: Arc with Hugh Baird

16 June - 20 June 2021

Past Events

First Light: Photography Writing Now – Tilt Launch Party

9 July 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #14: Separated Together

24 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Digital Window Gallery: Postcards from us x

10 June - 20 June 2021

LightNight 2021: Play

21 May 2021

Heavy Gardening Art Trail Photowalk

21 May 2021

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

Past Events

Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Interior Tension

22 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Networked Beings

8 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Things Are Strange

25 May 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #12: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

6 May 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 May - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

Exhibitions

Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

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Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Corrupted Archives

30 March 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight – Connecting new photography with writing

16 March 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #11: ON THE CORNERS OF ARGYLE AND GLENWOOD – PHOTOBOOK IN COLLABORATION

11 March 2021

Freelance Photographer in Residence Position

23 February 2021

Family Page

23 February 2021

About Alternative Lens

23 February 2021

Projects

Introducing Energy House

23 February 2021

Past Events

Open Rooms #10: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

25 February 2021

The Course

12 February 2021

Past Events

PLATFORM ISSUE 3: HOPE

12 February 2021

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OPEN CALL: THE STORY OF LIVERPOOL THROUGH ITS TREES

1 January - 30 April 2021

Past Events

OPEN CALL: HOMETOWNS

11 February - 31 March 2021

Past Events

WHAT WE DO IN LOCKDOWN

5 January 2021

HYPERTEXT: Books Beyond Bars – Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Ruth White – The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes

28 November 2020

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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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