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EXHIBITION LAUNCH: SHANGHAI SACRED — LIZ HINGLEY & CHEN HANGFENG

6 June - 6 June 2019

Events

LOOK Photo Biennial — Peer to Peer Symposium: China/UK Practice and Play

7 June - 7 June 2019

Events

OPEN EYE GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE: PORTRAITURE

29 May - 29 May 2019

Events

OPEN EYE GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE: ENVIRONMENT

12 June - 22 June 2019

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENTS – STEPHANIE WYNNE

1 April - 7 July 2019

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 07 – MARIE SMITH

1 May - 31 May 2019

Projects

VR — Wake Up Together (Ren Hang & Where Love is Illegal)

23 April 2019

Events

OPEN SOURCE IN CONVERSATION: MARIE SMITH

30 May - 30 May 2019

Main Exhibition

Belonging: Students of Whitby High School

18 April - 28 April 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 06 – MARIA ANSELL

1 April - 30 April 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 05 – ELIZABETH GLEAVE

1 March - 31 March 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 04 – LEIA MORRISON

1 February - 28 February 2019

Past Exhibitions

Here And Now

19 February - 23 February 2019

Exhibitions

PAULINE ROWE & DAVE LOCKWOOD – THE ALLOTMENTS

29 August - 28 September 2019

Exhibitions

Stephanie Wynne and Stephen McCoy — Triangulation

18 July - 22 August 2019

Exhibitions

TABITHA JUSSA & JOHN DAVIES – CAN’T SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

6 June - 4 July 2019

Exhibitions

Yan Wang Preston — Forest

6 June - 30 August 2019

Exhibitions

LIZ HINGLEY – SHANGHAI SACRED

6 June - 25 September 2019

Main Exhibition Future Exhibitions

Kinship

9 May - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 03 – OLLIE HAYWARD

1 January - 31 January 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 02 – RACHEL GLASS

1 December - 31 December 2018

Projects Exhibitions

209 Women

28 February - 14 April 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 01 – HEATHER GLAZZARD

1 November - 30 November 2018

Projects Culture Shifts

Where Things are Different

15 August 2017

Past Exhibitions

She Dreams – Yan Wang Preston

24 September - 10 February 2018

Past Exhibitions

Wake Up Together

15 November - 17 February 2019

Exhibitions

DISTINCTLY

27 September - 24 November 2019

Projects

209 Women Crowdfunder

6 September - 17 October 2018

Past Exhibitions

XU ZHEN: OPTIMIZING

13 July - 7 September 2018

Past Exhibitions

HIDDEN WORLDS

14 July - 16 July 2018

Past Exhibitions

New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August 2018

Exhibitions

SEEING FUTURES: HUGH BAIRD PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERGRADUATES & ALUMNI

29 June 2018

Past Exhibitions

‘ELLESMERE PORT’ WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION

22 June 2018

Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

14 July - 28 October 2018

Past Exhibitions

China Conversation

17 June 2018

Projects

MA Course Brief

1 September 2018

Main Exhibition

Our North

28 March - 30 March 2018

Past Exhibitions

Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

The Pier Head – Tom Wood

12 January - 25 March 2018

Past Exhibitions

Ferry Folk

11 January - 25 March 2018

Projects Past Exhibitions

Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

Past Exhibitions

Finding Fangorn

26 October - 26 November 2017

Past Exhibitions

Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

Past Exhibitions

OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

Past Exhibitions

Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

Past Exhibitions

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

28 October - 18 December 2016

Wall Work

40 Years of Open Eye Gallery: 1977-2017

5 January 2017

Past Exhibitions

North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

6 January - 19 March 2017

Projects Past Exhibitions

Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

Projects Culture Shifts

Life Beyond Diagnosis

9 October 2016

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Jemma O'Brien, part of Kirkby Futures, 2019

New Funding Allows Open Eye Gallery to Launch New Programmes of Co-Authored Culture

New funding for Open Eye Gallery is allowing them to significantly scale up their work in

socially engaged photography over the next three years. Working with new resources from Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Access and Participation Fund, the organisation is introducing new projects across the region that seek to explore how culture can be co-authored with people. These projects will include a new community photography hub, a programme working with prisoners, and a new set of artist residencies with public health organisations.

 

This support comes at a pivotal time for Open Eye Gallery, as it moves towards embracing a model of co-authorship across all of its activity. In this way of working, the organisation brings various photographers, groups and organisations together to co-produce collaborative projects about social, political, economic or environmental issues that reflect the voices of everyone involved: making culture with people, rather than just for people. Throughout this period, the gallery will periodically showcase work produced from all of its co-authored projects in its gallery space, on its digital window gallery, online, and in publications.

 

Two new roles have already been created to lead this activity: Liz Wewiora, Head of Engagement and Andy Yates, Young People’s Creative Producer. Amongst the projects planned is a new initiative with NOVUS educational organisation, who with funding support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation will develop a two year prison programme supporting those within the criminal justice system and their families to use photography as a form of learning and expression.

 

A new collaboration with local residents from Clubmoor will seek to establish a self-sustaining photography hub in North Liverpool, operated with participants of community organisation My Clubmoor. In the run up to this, Open Eye Gallery will establish a programme working with people over 60 in the area, as part of their Young at Art initiative with FACT and National Museums Liverpool, leading to an intergenerational photography hub.

 

New artist residencies with healthcare organisations NHS Merseycare Foundation Trust and Community Integrated Care will also shortly be announced, in which photographers will work with people to explore how photography can be instrumental in managing mental health.

 

Other major projects from Open Eye Gallery this year include LOOK Photo BIennial 2019, the culmination of a two-year period of international exchange with China. Open Eye Gallery is based at 19 Mann Island, Liverpool, but also programmes extensively in other venues: last year, it staged 22 exhibitions locally and internationally. It is the only dedicated photography gallery in the North West, and one of the only galleries dedicated to exploring how we use photography today.

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