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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

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First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

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First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

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Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Corrupted Archives

30 March 2021

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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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Gingko Tree - Liverpool John Moores, by Andy Yates as part of The Story of Liverpool Through its Trees

Residency Announcement: Andy Yates and On The Ground

Starting in October 2020, photographer Andy Yates will be undertaking a residency with Open Eye Gallery for the project On The Ground.

On The Ground is a socially engaged residency project using photography, and audio visual work to explore the current climate crisis and approaches to sustainability with and for the Liverpool community. Environmental photographer in residence Andy Yates, will spend time with local communities of interest, as well as exploring site-specific urban green initiatives across the city. Together, with participants and key cultural and environmental partners, Andy will co-author and create a new body of work for digital and/ or physical exhibition partnered with Open Eye Gallery, the Urban Green Up initiative led by Liverpool City Council, and partnering dot-art, Mersey Forest and the Bio-Diversity Bank.

Funding will support research and development time, as an artist in residence, plus some production support. Activity will employ collaborations championed as best practice in socially engaged art, engaging discrete communities with each other & through his practice, co-authoring artistic & contextual content. Activity may include initial site visits, interactive workshops, photo-walks and active collaborations with cross sector experts in environmental studies and climate change. 

This will culminate in a new body of photographic and audio-visual work for exhibition at Open Eye Gallery as part of the LOOK 2022 Biennial, as well as online and through critical reflective blogs via the Socially Engaged Photography Network, and broader partners on climate change programme including partners in Australia. 

As the photographer in residence, Andy comes from the starting point of his own lived experience, acknowledging a greater need to understand what individuals can do to truly support sustainable living, and will be learning as a process of engagement with others as the residency progresses.  

Andy has also been working on ‘The Story of Liverpool Through Its Trees‘,  a public project to create a history of the Liverpool  City Region through its trees.  The project is being delivered by Open Eye gallery and dot-art, with support from Liverpool City Council and Mersey Forest.

Image: Gingko Tree – Liverpool John Moores, by Andy Yates as part of The Story of Liverpool Through its Trees

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