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 Events

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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VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Collective Matters celebrates and reflects upon a series of socially engaged projects developed over the past two to three years across the North West region. Over this time, artists and communities have come together to explore how photography can be used as a tool for self-expression, reflection and resilience in what is becoming an ever increasingly isolated world. What has come from these various collaborations is a testament to the fact that with creativity comes purpose, belonging and a space to create new conversations about the people and places around us.

VIEW IT HERE

Install shot - Collective matters

Gallery 1 presents work by local photography collective, Clickmoor, based in MyClubmoor. The group were supported by artists Emma Case and Katherine Monaghan to develop their own photographic skills and identity. The work offers a glimpse into each member’s journey through this process, both practically and emotionally.

Also on display in Gallery 1 is the project Haven, a collaboration by photographer Stephanie Wynne and Wirral Women, who have produced work relating to themes of safety, focusing on the places that sustain us during difficult and isolated times. The work is intentionally three dimensional and tactile, as a direct response to the virtual 2D spaces we have spent much of the past two years within.

Gallery 2 showcases work by recent graduates from our joint MA in Socially Engaged Photography with the University of Salford. Featured graduates are Gerard Francis, Rachel Mason, Lāsma Poiša and her collective Snappy Valley, and Andy Yates. These four photographers’ works reflect the diversity of practice coming from the next generation of socially engaged practitioners.

Just Between Friends is a project developed and produced by artists Robert Parkinson and Gary Bratchford and a community group in Castlefields, Runcorn, recently established as the Phoenix Amateur Photography Group (PAP). The project is a cross-site exhibition split across Gallery 3, our external gallery walls, and four public realm installations in Runcorn. The project reflects how relationships are developed and formed through the acts of conversation, walking and photography, and how each one of these actions interacts with and informs the other. The cross-site nature of the project creates a further exchange between site and gallery, and to better reconcile the relationship between community and institution, city and suburb.

Collective Matters reflects ideas of what we love, what inspires us, what frustrates us, and ultimately what makes us human. With this, we want to know what matters to you. We welcome you to engage with our dedicated space in Gallery 2 as well as our online programme to continue these conversations through interactive sessions, pop-up showcases, talks and workshops. In this respect, this show is not the final product, but simply part of the journey. We explore, we learn and we share. With this comes growth for our communities, our artists, for us as a gallery and for you, our audience. Collectively, we are community.

Collective Matters celebrates and reflects upon a series of socially engaged projects developed over the past two to three years across the North West region. Over this time, artists and communities have come together to explore how photography can be used as a tool for self-expression, reflection and resilience in what is becoming an ever increasingly isolated world. What has come from these various collaborations is a testament to the fact that with creativity comes purpose, belonging and a space to create new conversations about the people and places around us.

VIEW IT HERE

Install shot - Collective matters

Gallery 1 presents work by local photography collective, Clickmoor, based in MyClubmoor. The group were supported by artists Emma Case and Katherine Monaghan to develop their own photographic skills and identity. The work offers a glimpse into each member’s journey through this process, both practically and emotionally.

Also on display in Gallery 1 is the project Haven, a collaboration by photographer Stephanie Wynne and Wirral Women, who have produced work relating to themes of safety, focusing on the places that sustain us during difficult and isolated times. The work is intentionally three dimensional and tactile, as a direct response to the virtual 2D spaces we have spent much of the past two years within.

Gallery 2 showcases work by recent graduates from our joint MA in Socially Engaged Photography with the University of Salford. Featured graduates are Gerard Francis, Rachel Mason, Lāsma Poiša and her collective Snappy Valley, and Andy Yates. These four photographers’ works reflect the diversity of practice coming from the next generation of socially engaged practitioners.

Just Between Friends is a project developed and produced by artists Robert Parkinson and Gary Bratchford and a community group in Castlefields, Runcorn, recently established as the Phoenix Amateur Photography Group (PAP). The project is a cross-site exhibition split across Gallery 3, our external gallery walls, and four public realm installations in Runcorn. The project reflects how relationships are developed and formed through the acts of conversation, walking and photography, and how each one of these actions interacts with and informs the other. The cross-site nature of the project creates a further exchange between site and gallery, and to better reconcile the relationship between community and institution, city and suburb.

Collective Matters reflects ideas of what we love, what inspires us, what frustrates us, and ultimately what makes us human. With this, we want to know what matters to you. We welcome you to engage with our dedicated space in Gallery 2 as well as our online programme to continue these conversations through interactive sessions, pop-up showcases, talks and workshops. In this respect, this show is not the final product, but simply part of the journey. We explore, we learn and we share. With this comes growth for our communities, our artists, for us as a gallery and for you, our audience. Collectively, we are community.

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