21 May 2021 5pm – Late

Online Discussion – Heavy Gardening: A Cross Sector Approach to the Green Agenda

18:00 — 18:30

Open Eye Gallery

Join us for an online discussion to hear the team behind the Heavy Gardening art trail discuss how art and culture can help build engagement with the green agenda.

On LightNight 2021, dot-art and Open Eye Gallery launch a new trail of seven art works, sited along the Baltic Corridor from Wapping Dock to Bold Street, produced by internationally renowned artist Andrew Merritt of Something & Son. Andrew has transformed seven small pieces of public infrastructure (such as billboard, drainage system, vent systems), to make them useful for other species.

Join us for an online discussion to hear the team behind the Heavy Gardening art trail discuss how art and culture can help build engagement with the green agenda and help communities feel part of the fight against climate change.

Hosted by Lucy Byrne, Managing Director at dot-art, joined by:

Ben Deed – LERC Manager, Merseyside BioBank

Andrew Merritt – Artist & Co-founder of Something & Sons

Dr Juliet Staples – Senior Project Manager, URBAN GreenUP

Andy Yates – Creative Producer, Open Eye Gallery

The Heavy Gardening art trail forms part of the wider EU funded Horizon 2020 URBAN GreenUP project currently taking place in Liverpool. dot-art, Open Eye Gallery and First Take were commissioned to deliver the art element of the project.

Image credit: Andrew Merritt

Activity Packs

Over the next two years Open Eye Gallery is working with a range of partners to develop a programme with a focus on climate change. To complement our online LightNight events, which explore how we can engage with the green agenda through art, we’ve created ‘Grow-at-Home’ activity packs. The packs contain native wildflower seeds, photo challenges and projects by local artists and organisations engaging with the green agenda and a small number are available to collect and take home from the gallery on LightNight.

If you are taking part in LightNight’s online offer from home, you can order an activity pack to be posted to you. To order, email sorcha@openeye.org.uk by 13th May to receive on time for LightNight.

Audience: Specifically aimed at adults but is family friendly

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Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island
L3 1BP

0151 236 6768