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An evening of presentations and discussions about all things green in photography. Photographers Phil Barton and Walter Lewis will be showing how they investigate issues around environmental sustainability in their work.

Phil Barton's The Oxford Road Murders is a postal work documenting the destruction of over 120 mature trees along the Oxford Road Corridor between April 2015 and March 2018. Each postcard contains a photographic documentation of the murder, the location and date, along with a website link to a site highlighting the value of urban trees. The work is a part of Phil's campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of mature deciduous trees in urban settings.

Feeding Body and Soul by Walter Lewis is the story of a small but growing group of people around England and Wales who have rejected globalised, factory-scale food production, and instead chosen to become farmers producing food in ways which constitute an agrarian renaissance.

About the speakers...
Phil Barton is a practising artist, currently studying for an MA at Central Saint Martins in Art and Science. Phil's work is inspired by Gustav Metzger's challenge to all artists to @Remember Nature and by his concerns about biodiversity loss and climate change.  Phil is the former chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, the charity which campaigns for a cleaner, greener England and which runs a range of environmental programmes including EcoSchools, Green Flag Awards for green spaces, Blue Flag beaches and Waste Watch. Phil formerly worked on regeneration skills for the NWDA, for Defra on rural voluntary sector policy, established the National Centre for Business & Ecology for the Cooperative Bank and for Groundwork in the North West and nationally. He established the Mersey Basin Trust as part of the successful 25 year Mersey Basin Campaign to clean the waters of the Mersey catchment.

After studying for degrees in biochemistry, Walter Lewis spent 35 years earning a living at the interface of technology and commerce. This came to an end in 2012 when he decided to follow his dreams of being a fine art/documentary photographer, studying a Master of Arts at the University of Sunderland. Since then he has worked to evolve a practice which creates visual narratives which arise from, and which promote serious reflection on who we are, what we are and how we relate to the world around us.

Who is it for?
This event is for anyone interested in art or photography concerned with the environment.

When
This event runs from 7pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 5 December, doors open at 6.30pm.

Where
This event takes place at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU, UK. The venue is fully accessible.

Tickets

** Please note this event is now sold out **
If you would like to come but don't have a ticket you can either contact charlie booth directly on charlie@redeye.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. Or you could turn up on the day incase we have any cancellations but please note entry is not guaranteed. 

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Image credit: 1601 Business School by Phil Barton

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