Heavy Gardening is a new trail of seven art works, running from Wood Street to Wapping Dock, produced by artist Andrew Merritt of Something & Son, in partnership with dot-art, Open Eye Gallery and First Take, as part of Liverpool City Council’s Urban GreenUP project which seeks to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change.
Andrew has transformed seven small pieces of public infrastructure and human engineering to make them useful habitats for other species. Through this playful approach to urban design, we can create city habitats that encourage biodiversity to the area and even reintroduce species that may have been lost.
First Take worked with local communities to produce seven short films, accessed by QR codes, showcasing nature-based artworks, green interventions and encouraging local people to talk about the benefits of greening their environment.
Join us at the start of the trail outside FACT to find out more about urban wildlife with the RSPB, pick up a map and start your self-led journey.
Find the trail map at: www.dot-art.co.uk/heavy-gardening
Photowalks at 17:00 or 19:00
If you’d prefer a guided trail, you can book onto a guided Photowalk with Open Eye Gallery’s Andy Yates. Andy will take you between the seven art installations, inviting you to capture the trail and take part in a series of photography challenges.
Photowalks take place at 17:00 and 19:00. There are 12 free places available on each photowalk, booking is essential.
Audience: Specifically aimed at adults but is family friendly
Age guidance: 16+ for photowalk, self guided tour open to all ages
More Heavy Gardening events:
88 Wood Street
0151 707 7000