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VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

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Return To Nature

30 July 2021

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VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

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We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival — Jessica El Mal: Grounds For Concern

16 July - 15 August 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: Youth Culture by Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: Arc with Hugh Baird

16 June - 20 June 2021

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First Light: Photography Writing Now – Tilt Launch Party

9 July 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #14: Separated Together

24 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Digital Window Gallery: Postcards from us x

10 June - 20 June 2021

LightNight 2021: Play

21 May 2021

Heavy Gardening Art Trail Photowalk

21 May 2021

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

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First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Interior Tension

22 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Networked Beings

8 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Things Are Strange

25 May 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #12: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

6 May 2021

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Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 May - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

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Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

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Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Corrupted Archives

30 March 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight – Connecting new photography with writing

16 March 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #11: ON THE CORNERS OF ARGYLE AND GLENWOOD – PHOTOBOOK IN COLLABORATION

11 March 2021

Freelance Photographer in Residence Position

23 February 2021

Family Page

23 February 2021

About Alternative Lens

23 February 2021

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Introducing Energy House

23 February 2021

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Open Rooms #10: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

25 February 2021

The Course

12 February 2021

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PLATFORM ISSUE 3: HOPE

12 February 2021

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OPEN CALL: THE STORY OF LIVERPOOL THROUGH ITS TREES

1 January - 30 April 2021

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OPEN CALL: HOMETOWNS

11 February - 31 March 2021

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WHAT WE DO IN LOCKDOWN

5 January 2021

HYPERTEXT: Books Beyond Bars – Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Ruth White – The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes

28 November 2020

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Announcement: New Photography Course with UCEN

Higher education provider UCEN Manchester has officially launched its new partnership with renowned Open Eye Gallery, which will shape the future of its photography courses.

 

Sarah Fisher, Executive Director at Open Eye Gallery, joined Lisa O’Loughlin, Principal, Michael Walsh, Vice Principal and Dean of UCEN Manchester, and David Gaffney, Senior Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, at UCEN Manchester’s Fielden campus to sign the new partnership between the FdA Contemporary Photographic Practicescourse and the gallery.

Backed by the Arts Council England, the partnershipwill enable students to engage with professionals from the sector, including photographers, publishers, curators and creative producers.

Lisa O’Loughlin, Principal, said: “Today marks the official start of our partnership with Open Eye Gallery, which will help to provide some truly amazing experiences for our photography students and tutors at UCEN Manchester. Industry partnerships like this one are critical to preparing our students for the world of work and we are delighted to be working in partnership with one of the country’s most prestigious galleries.”

Michael Walsh said: “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, whose professional expertise will enable our students to gain the industry experience and skills that will help them to make their mark in the creative industries.”

Andrew Moseley, Tutor and course leader, said: “This partnership provides amazing opportunities for our students and will make our course one of the most exciting, industry-led photography courses in the UK and further afield.”

As one of the leading photography spaces in Europe, Open Eye Gallery present an international programme of contemporary photography exhibitions in the UK and globally.

Sarah Fisher, Executive Director at Open Eye Gallery, said: “UCEN Manchester is the perfect partner for us. We both recognise the need to support people from a wide range of backgrounds to gain photographic skills.

“Photography has always been important, but is now the main visual language by which people share their own lives and interests – with billions of photographs uploaded on social media every day – and increasingly, we all make purchasing decisions based on photographs of goods and services on line.

“The growing interest in photography is reflected in growth of visitors to our exhibitions each year – hundreds of thousands – and in the growth in pupils choosing photography at GCSE. A UCEN Manchester and Open Eye Gallery partnership has the collective knowledge to support the next generation of photographers to have real impact in the world.”

David Gaffney, Senior Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, said: “We’re really delighted that this partnership has been established between Open Eye Gallery and UCEN Manchester. The benefits it will provide in terms of industry experience in training future creative practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds are immensely valuable.”

The partnership will enable UCEN Manchester students to access:

  • personal tutorship from the Head Curator
  • exclusive work placements
  • the gallery’s socially engaged photography residencies
  • a final BA show curated by the Open Eye Gallery Head Curator
  • exhibition opportunities within the gallery
  • wider Open Eye Gallery partner organisations such as Shutter Hub, Redeye, Axis Web and the Socially Engaged Network
  • post-course support and networks.

Apply now for FdA Contemporary Photographic Practicesor find out more about our wide range of Creative Arts and Digital Mediacourses.

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