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ASSEMBLIES: OPEN EYE HUB

16 September 2022

VR: Visualising Pollution – Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

VR: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

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COMING SOON: Clickmoor on Climate

15 August - 4 September 2022

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COMING SOON: LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL @ WIGAN AND LEIGH

1 October 2022

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Make, Mend and Sustain – Digital Window Gallery

14 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOKBOOK CLUB: THE OVERSTORY BY RICHARD POWERS, Pages 1-28

25 September 2022

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Guided Walk: Bats of Sefton Park

1 September 2022

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A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot Town Centre

25 July 2022

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Reclaiming @ Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

13 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #2

27 August 2022

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Guided Walk: Bees of Sefton Park

31 July - 31 July 2022

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Guided Walk: A History of Sefton Park Landscape

21 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #1

6 August 2022

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WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE STUDENTS

14 July - 4 September 2022

COMING SOON: MIMESIS: A BEAT BEFORE THE RAPTURE @ NEW ADELPI ATRIUM

19 October - 16 November 2022

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COMING SOON: ARE YOU LIVING COMFORTABLY? @ NEW ADELPHI EXHIBITION GALLERY

10 October - 23 December 2022

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Before it Melts into Solid: Carmel College Students

14 July - 4 September 2022

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Journal Launch: Coast to Coast to Coast

13 August 2022

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Writing Workshop: Listening to the River Mersey with Maria Isakova-Bennett

13 August 2022

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ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE: Growing Culture, Community and Creativity

4 September 2022

COMING SOON: Let’s Grow Preston

23 July 2022

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DOT-ART ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS

14 July - 28 July 2022

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An evening with Guillemot Press Poets

22 July 2022

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OPEN SOURCE #24 DARAGH DRAKE: ANAM CARA

14 July - 18 August 2022

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MWALULA – HELLEN SONGA @ LIVERPOOL GROWING SPACES

11 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Launch Party

14 July 2022

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Visual Studies X Open Eye Gallery Roundtable

14 July 2022

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LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022: CLIMATE

15 July - 4 September 2022

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Make, Mend & Sustain @ Chester Charity Shops

8 July - 5 August 2022

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Before it Melts into Solid @ World of Glass, St. Helens

30 June - 26 July 2022

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Student Exhibitions: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

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Our Planet, Our Future! A conversation on Sustainable Futures in St Helens

9 July - 9 July 2022

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Planting for the Planet @ RHS Garden Bridgewater

27 May - 27 August 2022

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Whose High Street is it? Unlocking Creative Futures in Our Own Town Centres

29 June 2022

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POETRY READING: 100 Years of The Waste Land

17 November - 17 November 2022

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National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

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(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

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In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

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Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

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Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

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VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

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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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ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE: Growing Culture, Community and Creativity

SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER / 3–4.30PM / OPEN EYE GALLERY

FREE, BOOK HERE


Join us at Open Eye Gallery for tea & coffee, a sweet thing and conversation!

Andrea Ku, Gwen Riley Jones and Hellen Songa will be joined by Open Eye Gallery curator Mariama Attah

Our three chosen artists all have a wealth of individual experience in either growing culture, working with a community, or creativity via nature. We invite you to explore with us how their practices overlap and what we can learn from working collectively towards climate solutions via image making, understanding biodiversity and building relationships with each other. 

SPEAKERS

Hellen Songa is a Zambian-Rwandan photographic journalist and documentarian with a focus on environmentalism, community-organising, food growing, and people power. 

MWALULA, Hellen’s most recent project, is presented in Gallery 3 as a part of LOOK Biennial and will form a focal point during Rooting for the Future. Hellen set out on a recent trip to their father’s, Chileshe, home country of Zambia after 23 years of separation. Mwalula Green-Life Farm is a plant-based, organic farm bought and run by Chileshe. Despite the differences in location and culture, they reconnected through their similar interests in farming. This photography project is a continuation of Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Growers Network, a recent exhibition at Open Eye Gallery during the LOOK Climate Lab 2022, January – March 2022. Portraits of Liverpool Community Food Growers Network members were displayed with short texts explaining their involvement and interest in growing food and sharing insights, showing  this as an achievable route into gardening, growing and volunteering.

Gwen Riley Jones is a photographer and socially engaged practitioner based in Greater Manchester. Gwen is currently Socially Engaged Photographer-in-Residence at Salford Art Collection in partnership with Open Eye Gallery. They have been working with groups of young people across Salford to explore how collections can be used and understood to help us tell stories. 

Gwen recently worked with youth environment charity Action for Conservation and a group of talented young people to create artworks displayed in The Planting for the Planet exhibition at RHS Garden Bridgewater. The exhibition  runs from 28 May – 16 November and celebrates our communities contributions to tackling climate action by greening Greater Manchester.The project also demonstrates the importance of plants and nature in creating resilient, healthy and beautiful spaces for people and the planet to coexist. 

Andrea Ku is the founder of B4Biodiversity, a group of people who aim to raise the awareness of urban biodiversity through educational, practical and creative projects, eg. landscape design & building, beekeeping training, horticulture & gardening, arts projects and more. She is also an artist in her own right, taking on a facilitator’s role in her approach to making work. Andrea will be facilitating both a Bee Walks and a Bat Walk for the public as part of the LOOK Biennial!

These speakers will be chaired by Open Eye Gallery curator, Mariama Attah.

Mariama is a photography curator and editor with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, using photography and visual culture to amplify under and misrepresented voices. Mariama was previously assistant editor of Foam Magazine and prior to this, she was curator of Photoworks, where was responsible for developing and curating progammes and events, including Brighton Photo Biennial. She was also commissioning and managing editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual. Speaking about the LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate, Mariama says:

We hope the Biennial prompts questions and reflections and encourages visitors to make links between the everyday and the overview, to understand the ways they may personally be affected but most importantly to consider ways in which we can positively engage and advocate for change.

SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER / 3–4.30PM / OPEN EYE GALLERY

FREE, BOOK HERE


Join us at Open Eye Gallery for tea & coffee, a sweet thing and conversation!

Andrea Ku, Gwen Riley Jones and Hellen Songa will be joined by Open Eye Gallery curator Mariama Attah

Our three chosen artists all have a wealth of individual experience in either growing culture, working with a community, or creativity via nature. We invite you to explore with us how their practices overlap and what we can learn from working collectively towards climate solutions via image making, understanding biodiversity and building relationships with each other. 

SPEAKERS

Hellen Songa is a Zambian-Rwandan photographic journalist and documentarian with a focus on environmentalism, community-organising, food growing, and people power. 

MWALULA, Hellen’s most recent project, is presented in Gallery 3 as a part of LOOK Biennial and will form a focal point during Rooting for the Future. Hellen set out on a recent trip to their father’s, Chileshe, home country of Zambia after 23 years of separation. Mwalula Green-Life Farm is a plant-based, organic farm bought and run by Chileshe. Despite the differences in location and culture, they reconnected through their similar interests in farming. This photography project is a continuation of Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Growers Network, a recent exhibition at Open Eye Gallery during the LOOK Climate Lab 2022, January – March 2022. Portraits of Liverpool Community Food Growers Network members were displayed with short texts explaining their involvement and interest in growing food and sharing insights, showing  this as an achievable route into gardening, growing and volunteering.

Gwen Riley Jones is a photographer and socially engaged practitioner based in Greater Manchester. Gwen is currently Socially Engaged Photographer-in-Residence at Salford Art Collection in partnership with Open Eye Gallery. They have been working with groups of young people across Salford to explore how collections can be used and understood to help us tell stories. 

Gwen recently worked with youth environment charity Action for Conservation and a group of talented young people to create artworks displayed in The Planting for the Planet exhibition at RHS Garden Bridgewater. The exhibition  runs from 28 May – 16 November and celebrates our communities contributions to tackling climate action by greening Greater Manchester.The project also demonstrates the importance of plants and nature in creating resilient, healthy and beautiful spaces for people and the planet to coexist. 

Andrea Ku is the founder of B4Biodiversity, a group of people who aim to raise the awareness of urban biodiversity through educational, practical and creative projects, eg. landscape design & building, beekeeping training, horticulture & gardening, arts projects and more. She is also an artist in her own right, taking on a facilitator’s role in her approach to making work. Andrea will be facilitating both a Bee Walks and a Bat Walk for the public as part of the LOOK Biennial!

These speakers will be chaired by Open Eye Gallery curator, Mariama Attah.

Mariama is a photography curator and editor with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, using photography and visual culture to amplify under and misrepresented voices. Mariama was previously assistant editor of Foam Magazine and prior to this, she was curator of Photoworks, where was responsible for developing and curating progammes and events, including Brighton Photo Biennial. She was also commissioning and managing editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual. Speaking about the LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate, Mariama says:

We hope the Biennial prompts questions and reflections and encourages visitors to make links between the everyday and the overview, to understand the ways they may personally be affected but most importantly to consider ways in which we can positively engage and advocate for change.

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