New Exhibition – Local Roots

New Exhibition – Local Roots

What do the trees of Sefton mean to you?

Over the past 3 months, participants from Life Rooms Bootle, students from Hugh Baird University Centre and photographer Andy Yates have been exploring this question through a series of photography and creative writing workshops.

Inspired by an initial visit to see the recent ‘The Poetry of Trees’ exhibition at The Atkinson, the participants explored trees in green spaces and urban settings in their local area. They created a series of poignant photographs and wrote poems which responded to these environments. Using ‘The Poetry of Trees’ book as a starting point, the participants also went on to produce a series of small zines which brought the imagery and writing together.

The exhibition in the Atkinson foyer space celebrates the individual and collective work produced by both the Life Rooms and Hugh Baird participants.

This project is a co-commission by Open Eye Gallery, The Atkinson and Life Rooms, as part of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Local Roots

14 October – 11 November 2023
Mon-Sat. 10am-4pm. Free entry. (Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays)

Posted on 16 October 2023 under Exhibition, General news

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