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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

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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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Socially Engaged Photography Network: North West regional meet up event ‘Co-authoring the Collection’ 

THURSDAY 28 APRIL / 12PM – 1.30PM / BOOK HERE

This event welcomes you to join the discussion about commissioning socially engaged projects from both the photographers and commissioners point of view. Speakers Gwen Riley Jones and Rosie Naylor talk about their commissioning experience, following that will be an open conversation for all to take part in.

How can photography be used as a tool to re-ignite discussions around archives and collections, who are these archives for and whose story do they seek to tell? And what benefits are there to commissioning socially engaged approaches to exploring collections, working not only with photographers but partners beyond our own sector to explore the role of archives and collections today?

These are just some of the questions facing cultural organisations today and we would like you to join in the discussion too. SEPN members Redeye Photography Network and Open Eye Gallery have invited the University of Salford Contemporary Art Collection team to discuss their first socially engaged photographer in residence commission. The collection will discuss their approach to commissioning this type of work, and their cross sector partnership model for realising the programme. We will also hear from the current photographer in residence Gwen Riley Jones about the process so far and key community partner, Rosie Naylor, RHS Bridgewater Garden’s Community Engagement Coordinator.

About the Speakers

Rosie Naylor, Community Engagement Coordinator based at RHS Garden Bridgewater. I am the citizen engagement lead for an EU-funded innovation partnership project in Greater Manchester called IGNITION, and I have spent the last 3 years exploring different approaches to engaging community and youth audiences in how plants and urban greening can make cities resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Gwen Riley Jones, Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence at University of Salford Art Collection in partnership with Open Eye Gallery. Collaborating with young people in Salford to explore the purpose of art. Critiquing and questioning the Salford Art Collection with Salford Youth Council and partnering with RHS Bridgewater and young people from Action for Conservation, to create imagery communicating the outcomes of IGNITION.

Liz Wewiora is a visual artist and creative producer/ curator, specialising in socially engaged practice with a background in photography. She has worked independently and across organisation roles in the North West and Glasgow, including FACT, CCA Glasgow, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Glasgow Sculpture Studios as well as undertaking her own independent artist commissions with the likes of AA2A, Manchester Histories, Centre Point, NHS, Mersey Travel and Allotments Society UK.  Liz is the Head of Social Practice for Open Eye Gallery, leading on their socially engaged programme working with and for communities and cross-sector partners across the city region. She also manages the national network for socially engaged photography (SEPN) who have organised this event.

THURSDAY 28 APRIL / 12PM – 1.30PM / BOOK HERE

This event welcomes you to join the discussion about commissioning socially engaged projects from both the photographers and commissioners point of view. Speakers Gwen Riley Jones and Rosie Naylor talk about their commissioning experience, following that will be an open conversation for all to take part in.

How can photography be used as a tool to re-ignite discussions around archives and collections, who are these archives for and whose story do they seek to tell? And what benefits are there to commissioning socially engaged approaches to exploring collections, working not only with photographers but partners beyond our own sector to explore the role of archives and collections today?

These are just some of the questions facing cultural organisations today and we would like you to join in the discussion too. SEPN members Redeye Photography Network and Open Eye Gallery have invited the University of Salford Contemporary Art Collection team to discuss their first socially engaged photographer in residence commission. The collection will discuss their approach to commissioning this type of work, and their cross sector partnership model for realising the programme. We will also hear from the current photographer in residence Gwen Riley Jones about the process so far and key community partner, Rosie Naylor, RHS Bridgewater Garden’s Community Engagement Coordinator.

About the Speakers

Rosie Naylor, Community Engagement Coordinator based at RHS Garden Bridgewater. I am the citizen engagement lead for an EU-funded innovation partnership project in Greater Manchester called IGNITION, and I have spent the last 3 years exploring different approaches to engaging community and youth audiences in how plants and urban greening can make cities resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Gwen Riley Jones, Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence at University of Salford Art Collection in partnership with Open Eye Gallery. Collaborating with young people in Salford to explore the purpose of art. Critiquing and questioning the Salford Art Collection with Salford Youth Council and partnering with RHS Bridgewater and young people from Action for Conservation, to create imagery communicating the outcomes of IGNITION.

Liz Wewiora is a visual artist and creative producer/ curator, specialising in socially engaged practice with a background in photography. She has worked independently and across organisation roles in the North West and Glasgow, including FACT, CCA Glasgow, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Glasgow Sculpture Studios as well as undertaking her own independent artist commissions with the likes of AA2A, Manchester Histories, Centre Point, NHS, Mersey Travel and Allotments Society UK.  Liz is the Head of Social Practice for Open Eye Gallery, leading on their socially engaged programme working with and for communities and cross-sector partners across the city region. She also manages the national network for socially engaged photography (SEPN) who have organised this event.

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