Can't See the Wood for the Trees

Published on

The grand opening is finally here!

The private view is this Thursday 6 June from 6pm till 8pm at the Victoria Gallery where we are exhibiting some new work.

Here is some further information about the forthcoming exhibition:



7 June - 4 July 2019

Ashton St / Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3DR Open Tuesday - Saturday

10am - 5pm This exhibition project explores the impact and benefit of trees within our urban environment: a creative and scientific collaboration examining the role of trees within the city.

This new photographic work from John Davies and Tabitha Jussa working in collaboration with Dr Andrew Hacket Pain, Dr Morag Rose from the University of Liverpool and Jon Power of University of Chester has seen Davies and Jussa explore green spaces within Liverpool, focusing on the value of trees past, present and future.

John Davies has combined his artistic practice with his active interest in helping to protect open and green space within our urban environment. His work in this exhibition is from various projects relating to sites that have been threatened by building development plans or the loss, or potential loss, of green space in Liverpool. The destruction of trees is an inevitable casualty of these development schemes.

Tabitha Jussa has focused on Oglet shore in Liverpool, a modest pocket of unmanaged woodland.  Her work explores the sense of escape that can be found within an urban wilderness, a rare opportunity to reconnect with nature and feed the soul. The trees and woodlands have been explored from a microscopic and macroscopic level that begin to reveal their complexities, highlighting the beauty and importance of our local nature both for our own wellbeing and also for that of our planet.

Exhibition images on display from: Oglet Shore, Sefton Park (Meadows), Calderstones Park, Walton Hall Park, Flat Iron green space, Bixteth Street Gardens, Allerton Priory Green Wedge and more.

Also at Victoria Gallery & Museum:

Panel discussion - Tuesday 18 June at 4pm.

At the Flat Iron open green space:

Performance/intervention with Dr. Morag Rose - 15 June at 2pm and 4:30pm.

Performances last approx. 30mins at the Flat Iron between Saint James

Place & Mill Street, off Upper Parliament Street L8 5RH.