Turning Green to Brown
John Davies photography exhibition 5 July to 10 August 2014
The Meadows portraits launch night
Thursday 10 July at 6:30pm
Unit 51 Coffee Baltic Creative
49 Jamaica St L1 0
During the month of May this year, John Davies spent 90 minutes each day for 10 days in the public green space of the Meadows parkland. He asked a total of 114 adults if he could take their picture. 98 people agreed to have their portraits made to be included in exhibitions to help promote awareness of the potential loss of the Meadows. The Mayor of Liverpool is proposing to sell off Sefton Park Meadows for executive housing.
This is an example of what is happening in local authorities throughout England: assets sold off and services cut to meet the requirements of central government’s austerity measures along with pressure to build housing on green space as a more profitable alternative to building on brown-field sites. A planning application to develop and sell the Meadows will probably be decided by September 2014.
Portraits of people in Sefton Park Meadows, Liverpool – on show at 3 venues across Liverpool:
Quaker Meeting House Cafe, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT (next to Bluecoat Centre)
Open Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm & 6:00-10:00pm.
Unit 51 Coffee, Baltic Creative, Jamaica Street, Liverpool L1 0AF
Open daily 8:30am-5:30pm or later.
The Old Police Station, 80 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UU (front entrance)
Open Thursday to Sunday 12:00am-6:00pm.
All portraits will be shown at the Old Police Station on Lark Lane. These will be all together in 2 big frames.
Other venues will have a selection of large prints.
For further details contact John Davies on firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.johndavies.uk.com