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Poscards from us x: Online Art Workshops

29 January - 12 February 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

HYPERTEXT: Yasmine Akim ‘Decolonise art schools & showcase the agency of marginalised people’

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jason Evans – Sound & Vision

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: ROOT-ed Zine – Our Experience of Navigating through Arts and Media as People of Colour

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Present and Continuous Q&A with Liz Wewiora and the Many Hands Craft Collective

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jade Montserrat in conversation with Nikita Gill

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Sam Hutchinson in conversation with Aram Sabbah of Skatepal

28 November 2020

Get Involved: The Story of Liverpool Through Its Trees

24 November 2020

Past Events

Home Turf: Fans, Foodbanks and Photography

17 December 2020

Past Events

Scottie Press: Digital Residency

7 December - 11 December 2020

Past Events

Tell It Like It Is: Ian Clegg and Laura Robertson in Conversation

20 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2020

Exhibitions

Peer to Peer HK/UK — Lee Wing Ki: Night Walk (an excerpt)

16 November - 30 November 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer: UK / HK

11 November 2020

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Watch: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

A Message From Open Eye Gallery: Covid-19 Update

2 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR — The New West

30 October 2020

Past Exhibitions

TO BE FRANK

30 October - 15 November 2020

Past Exhibitions

THE LIVES WE LEAD

28 October - 11 November 2020

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Love Is An Action: Black History Panel

29 October 2020

Projects

VR — The Time We Call Our Own

3 September 2020

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Exhibition: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2021

Projects

Harold Offeh — When Was The Time I Could Call My Own?

15 October 2020

Projects

Mirjam Wirz — Sonidero City

8 October 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #9 Access to Art: Who is art for? (w/ Mike Pinnington and Larry Achiampong)

13 October 2020

Projects

PLATFORM ISSUE 2: THE NEW NORMAL

7 October 2020

Past Events

Atrium Exhibition: Illustrating Anthropology

12 November - 30 November 2020

Past Events

Laurence Westgaph: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #18 – KELEENNA ONYEAKA

1 October - 31 October 2020

Projects

Tobias Zielony — Maskirovka

27 August 2020

Projects

Save Some Space (The Time We Call Our Own Online #4)

20 August 2020

Projects

Andrew Miksys — Disko (The Time We Call Our Own: Online #3)

6 August 2020

Projects

Oliver Sieber: Imaginary Club (The Time We Call Our Own: Online #2)

30 July 2020

Projects

Getting Ready: Amelia Lonsdale and Her Mum (#1)

23 July 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #17 – SAMANTHA JAGGER

3 September - 30 September 2020

Past Exhibitions

you out tonight?

10 August 2020

Projects

folio20: Hugh Baird University Centre

10 August 2020

Projects

Sarah Eyre (Untitled)

10 August 2020

Projects

Activity Packs for Older People

20 July 2020

Projects

Young People + Family Activity Packs

20 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #3: Photographing the Internet (w/ Mishka Henner)

7 May 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #2: Separated Together

30 April 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #7: Photography Does Not Love You (Katrina Sluis w/ Jacob Bolton)

2 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #8: Photography and Racialisation

9 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #5: Class of 2020 — Seba Kurtis in conversation with Mariama Attah

18 June 2020

Projects

Love is an Action

11 June 2020

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Mariama Attah

Open Eye Gallery Welcomes New Curator: Mariama Attah

This week Open Eye Gallery welcomes Mariama Attah as the organisation’s new curator. Mariama is a photography curator, editor and writer with a particular interest in the power of photography to represent visual culture. Working with the team and community partners, she will lead the Liverpool photography gallery’s programme as it moves more towards embracing co-authorship and socially engaged practice: working with people to push for social change. She will also teach on an FdA course based at UCEN Manchester: Contemporary Photographic Practices, and will be co-writing the Open Eye Photography BA programme that launches September 2021.

Mariama was previously Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine. Before this, she was Curator at Photoworks, where she was responsible for developing and curating exhibition programs and events, including Brighton Photo Biennial, as well as commissioning and editing Photoworks Annual.

Mariama Attah, Curator at Open Eye Gallery said:

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Open Eye Gallery. Their dedication to socially engaged practice is a reminder that photography and visual arts have the power to advocate for, and shape change at many levels in society.”

Mariama Attah joins Open Eye Gallery following a period focusing socially engaged photography. Bringing different voices, photographers and communities together, the gallery establishes projects in which the collaborative process is just as important as the final product.

Sarah Fisher, Director at Open Eye Gallery said:

“Over the past few years, we’ve been working to embed socially engaged processes across everything we do, exploring photography’s capacity to act as a visual language that can inspire, empower, and accelerate social causes. We’re thrilled to have found someone as excited about this potential for photography as we are, and are looking forward to all the ways that Mariama’s thinking will enrich the work we do.”

Andrew Moseley, Course Leader FdA Contemporary Photographic Practices at UCEN Manchester, said:

This unique collaboration between Open Eye Gallery and UCEN Manchester is the result of a year-long conversation between myself and Executive Director Sarah Fisher. The appointment of Mariama Attah as curator will allow us to refine our new cross industry/education partnership to reimagine what a BA programme can offer. Young people from a wider demographic are interacting with photography in new exciting ways, shifting from text to images to discover the world, Mariama is perfectly placed in this appointment to encourage and guide our students to become the next generation of photographers.”

Open Eye Gallery produces exhibitions, long-term collaborative projects, publications, festivals, and university courses — locally and worldwide. It welcomes over 85,000 visitors to it’s Liverpool waterfront gallery every year, over 200,000 to projects in other venues, and many more to its online spaces. In September, it launches Contemporary Photographic Practices, a new FdA course in partnership with UCEN Manchester: enrolment is open.

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