Urban Forest was on display in the Visitors Centre
from 17 February until 30 March 2015.
The photography exhibition explored the 'greening' of the
urban environment. The exhibition by professional photographers,
McCoy Wynne, featured young trees often planted to improve urban
areas struggling to survive against threats such as pollution and
The photographs focus on the dichotomy of the trees' apparent
vulnerability and their tenacity in a busy cityscape. The
exhibition also highlights the differences between the 'Natural'
forest and the manufactured 'Urban' forest.
Photographer Stephen McCoy said: "We were keen to
exhibit at Ness Gardens because the contrast between the managed
landscape at Ness and the managed landscape of tree-planting on the
streets raises awareness of the plight of some urban
"Many of the photographs in the`Urban Forest' exhibition show
trees under siege in a sometimes hostile environment and
this contrasts with the well looked after species at Ness
The exhibition continues McCoy Wynne's longstanding concerns with
environmental issues, landscape and the depiction of Liverpool and
the Merseyside region.
the images that formed the exhibition can be viewed
here (external link)