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6 July 2024

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22 May 2024

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JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

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MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

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Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

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Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

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National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

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Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024

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Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

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As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024

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Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

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Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

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Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

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PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

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We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

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Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 31 May 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 31 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

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Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

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Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

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Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

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Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

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Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

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MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

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Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

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Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

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Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

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Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

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Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

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VR: LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate

15 July - 4 September 2022

For 2022 LOOK Climate Lab and LOOK Photo Biennial -Climate all partner with local and international communities and artists to explore the climate agenda. 

In January to March 2022, LOOK Climate lab saw communities, researchers, artists and visionaries taking over Open Eye Gallery, running a variety of labs inviting the public to workshops and discussions on tackling climate change and moving towards climate justice and healthy, sustainable living. 

VIEW THE EXHIBITION HERE

Exhibitions grow out of Lab partnerships to further explore the agency of people within a sometimes overwhelming climate emergency, and LOOK Photography Biennial – Climate showcases photography which transcend languages, borders and cultures throughout summer and autumn 2022 across the northwest.  

Open Eye Gallery shows On The Ground: The Story of Trans-Nzoia Through The Trees, the work of a two month residency in the Kitale forest in Kenya, by photographer Frederick Dharshie Wissah. Working in partnership with the Museums of Western Kenya in Kitale, this project celebrates the importance of the forest which forms an integral part of the museum collection. Photographer Frederick Dharshie was commissioned as a photographer-in-residence to live and work with the community to understand how stories of the trees are passed between generations, to capture how this small ecosystem maintains its balance, and to understand who the forest is important to. The project is also currently on display in the National Museums of Western Kenya. Alongside this is Tree Story – A History of Liverpool City Region Through Its Trees. Collaborating with dot-art, Mersey Forest, 4 local schools and 4 community groups, we invited people to share stories about a tree that is important to them, their families or community well-being.

We also had the opportunity to expand the field of photographers and artists we work with through our open call. We asked people around the world to share their projects that responded to themes on climate change. Ink Collective explore the role of and reliance on bees and other species’ in their first project together. Andrew Esiebo’s project on tyres is a reminder of our dependence on cars, the prevalence of tyres and the need to repurpose or reintegrate them. This series forms part of the research project Pneuma-City. Martha Gray uses Google Earth map coordinates to point to areas of microplastic pollution. The images of these locations are then printed as bioplastic cyanotypes.  Imogen Locke explores the capabilities of mycelium as a non-human organism and living network. Marilene Ribeiro focuses on the destructive nature of forest fires. Ribeiro manipulates the negatives by burning and then editing them.

Other Lines by David Kendall, looks into thermal imaging and asks audiences to question what pollution looks like, smells like, and feels like while watching the time-lapse showing atmospheric pollution along the Wirral Peninsula.

The final project in Open Eye Gallery is MWALULA – Hellen Songa introduces us to the Mwalula Green-Life Farm, a plant-based, organic farming project located in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. More of MWALULA will be shown in four partner food-growing settings in Liverpool- Faiths4Change, Hope Community Garden, Friends of Everton Park, and John Archer Hall,alongside many of the portraits and stories of Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Growers Network.  Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Network. Descriptions alongside the portraits highlighted the positive benefits individuals gain from being involved in growing food voluntarily and communally, and reflect and that these projects have on local nature.

On the outside walls a selection of images indicate other LOOK 22  exhibitions in partnership with communities, including: Planting for the Planet, young people working with RHS Gardens Bridgewater (Salford) from June. 

Make, Mend an Sustain, Chester university photography and fashion students showing in charity shops across Chester

Before it Melts into Solids, artist Andrew Broadey, photographer Kevin Crooks and a group of Carmel College students explore how images can guide us to navigate the ecological crisis, on display from July at World of Glass (St Helens).

Launching in October as part of the second wave are three exhibitions. Steve McCoy and Stephanie Wynne’s ongoing collaborative photography project with University Salford Art Collection and Energy House Are You Living Comfortably? will be exhibited at The New Adelphi Gallery, Salford. In New Adelphi Atrium, Mimesis: A Beat Before the Rapture by Megan Powell will be on display. This project examines our connection with the natural world through ongoing visual research into bees and the mutuality of the hive. Also launching in October in Wigan, local community and global voices come together in exhibitions exploring our relationship to climate, coinciding with the launch of a new Open Eye Hub in Leigh and an exhibition of Wigan and Leigh College student work at Spinners Mill.

 

For 2022 LOOK Climate Lab and LOOK Photo Biennial -Climate all partner with local and international communities and artists to explore the climate agenda. 

In January to March 2022, LOOK Climate lab saw communities, researchers, artists and visionaries taking over Open Eye Gallery, running a variety of labs inviting the public to workshops and discussions on tackling climate change and moving towards climate justice and healthy, sustainable living. 

VIEW THE EXHIBITION HERE

Exhibitions grow out of Lab partnerships to further explore the agency of people within a sometimes overwhelming climate emergency, and LOOK Photography Biennial – Climate showcases photography which transcend languages, borders and cultures throughout summer and autumn 2022 across the northwest.  

Open Eye Gallery shows On The Ground: The Story of Trans-Nzoia Through The Trees, the work of a two month residency in the Kitale forest in Kenya, by photographer Frederick Dharshie Wissah. Working in partnership with the Museums of Western Kenya in Kitale, this project celebrates the importance of the forest which forms an integral part of the museum collection. Photographer Frederick Dharshie was commissioned as a photographer-in-residence to live and work with the community to understand how stories of the trees are passed between generations, to capture how this small ecosystem maintains its balance, and to understand who the forest is important to. The project is also currently on display in the National Museums of Western Kenya. Alongside this is Tree Story – A History of Liverpool City Region Through Its Trees. Collaborating with dot-art, Mersey Forest, 4 local schools and 4 community groups, we invited people to share stories about a tree that is important to them, their families or community well-being.

We also had the opportunity to expand the field of photographers and artists we work with through our open call. We asked people around the world to share their projects that responded to themes on climate change. Ink Collective explore the role of and reliance on bees and other species’ in their first project together. Andrew Esiebo’s project on tyres is a reminder of our dependence on cars, the prevalence of tyres and the need to repurpose or reintegrate them. This series forms part of the research project Pneuma-City. Martha Gray uses Google Earth map coordinates to point to areas of microplastic pollution. The images of these locations are then printed as bioplastic cyanotypes.  Imogen Locke explores the capabilities of mycelium as a non-human organism and living network. Marilene Ribeiro focuses on the destructive nature of forest fires. Ribeiro manipulates the negatives by burning and then editing them.

Other Lines by David Kendall, looks into thermal imaging and asks audiences to question what pollution looks like, smells like, and feels like while watching the time-lapse showing atmospheric pollution along the Wirral Peninsula.

The final project in Open Eye Gallery is MWALULA – Hellen Songa introduces us to the Mwalula Green-Life Farm, a plant-based, organic farming project located in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. More of MWALULA will be shown in four partner food-growing settings in Liverpool- Faiths4Change, Hope Community Garden, Friends of Everton Park, and John Archer Hall,alongside many of the portraits and stories of Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Growers Network.  Volunteer Voices: Liverpool Food Network. Descriptions alongside the portraits highlighted the positive benefits individuals gain from being involved in growing food voluntarily and communally, and reflect and that these projects have on local nature.

On the outside walls a selection of images indicate other LOOK 22  exhibitions in partnership with communities, including: Planting for the Planet, young people working with RHS Gardens Bridgewater (Salford) from June. 

Make, Mend an Sustain, Chester university photography and fashion students showing in charity shops across Chester

Before it Melts into Solids, artist Andrew Broadey, photographer Kevin Crooks and a group of Carmel College students explore how images can guide us to navigate the ecological crisis, on display from July at World of Glass (St Helens).

Launching in October as part of the second wave are three exhibitions. Steve McCoy and Stephanie Wynne’s ongoing collaborative photography project with University Salford Art Collection and Energy House Are You Living Comfortably? will be exhibited at The New Adelphi Gallery, Salford. In New Adelphi Atrium, Mimesis: A Beat Before the Rapture by Megan Powell will be on display. This project examines our connection with the natural world through ongoing visual research into bees and the mutuality of the hive. Also launching in October in Wigan, local community and global voices come together in exhibitions exploring our relationship to climate, coinciding with the launch of a new Open Eye Hub in Leigh and an exhibition of Wigan and Leigh College student work at Spinners Mill.

 

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