About The Artist

portrait of hellen
Hello! My name is Hellen Songa. I am a photographic journalist with Zambian and Rwandan ethno-background, currently based in Liverpool.
With a focus on the relationship between civilians and the powers that be, I seek to further explore social themes pertaining to environmentalism, climate justice and food sovereignty as well as ideas related to community and tribal organising.

Portrait by Howard Jackson

FEATURES

Open Eye Gallery PLATFORM Issue 3: HOPE. February 12, 2021.

Rooted Zine Issue 10: Capturing: Humans of People Power. January 10, 2020.

Baltic Triangle: Vertical Farm Growing in the Basement of Baltic School Launches its New Greens Project. November 5, 2019.

EXHIBITIONS

Scenegraphic Studios (3D Art Gallery): ‘The Other Side of the Story’. August 2021.

Open Eye Gallery LOOK Climate Lab 2022: ‘Volunteer Voices’. March – April 2022.

Open Eye Gallery LOOK Climate Photo Biennial 2022: ‘Volunteer Voices’ and ‘MWALULA’. July – September 2022.

LOOK Climate Lab 2022 at 4 community food-growing spaces: John Archer Hall, Hope Community Garden at St Margaret’s Church, Faiths4Change at St Michael’s in the City, Friends of Everton Community Garden: ‘MWALULA’.

PARTNERS (Past and Present)

Open Eye Gallery, Arts Council England (Lottery Fund), Groundwork UK, Liverpool Food Growers Network, Scouse Flowerhouse, Scenegraphic Studios, Convenience Gallery.

OTHER EXCITING THINGS

Visual Storytelling Workshop Facilitator: I hosted 8 workshops funded by Arts Council England Lottery Fund at Hope Community Garden, John Archer Hall, Faiths4Change and Everton Community Garden from April – July 2022. Outcome: designing a magazine with participants photo stories.

Board of Directors for Squash Liverpool C.I.C, an art and health initiative, cafe, shop, community garden and seed saving library.