Exhibitions

Here And Now

19 February - 23 February 2019

Exhibitions

PAULINE ROWE & DAVE LOCKWOOD – THE ALLOTMENTEERS AND OTHER STORIES

22 August - 19 September 2019

Exhibitions

Stephanie Wynne and Stephen McCoy — Triangulation

18 July - 15 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 - 31 August 2019

Exhibitions

LIZ HINGLEY – SHANGHAI SACRED

6 June - 25 September 2019

Future Exhibitions

Kinship

9 May - 7 July 2019

Events

SELFHOOD: YOUNG PEOPLE LED TOUR OF ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

21 February 2019

Events

SELFHOOD: POLAROID PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

21 February 2019

Events

SYMPOSIUM: CIVIC AGENCY OF ART

20 February 2019

Events

BOOK LAUNCH: COAST TO COAST TO COAST

23 February 2019

Events

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: HERE AND NOW

19 February 2019

Events

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: 209 WOMEN

28 February 2019

Projects Exhibitions

209 Women

14 December - 8 February 2019

Projects Culture Shifts

Where Things are Different

15 August 2017

Past Exhibitions

She Dreams – Yan Wang Preston

24 September - 10 February 2018

Main Exhibition

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

Projects Culture Shifts

Home Is A Person/ L8: The World Lived Here

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

POSITIVE CHANGES

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

WINDS OF CHANGE

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

St Helens

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

As and When

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

Wirral: Another Language/ In The Pink Room

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Animator Training

9 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July - 16 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Walter & Zoniel: Spectra

9 July - 16 October 2016

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About

Focusing on exchange with China, LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 uses the evolving language of photography to unlock international dialogue. The programme sets out to bring different cultures into conversation to reflect on shifting national identities, worldwide environmental issues and how we can communicate effectively.

Worldwide, many countries are reinforcing their borders and turning increasingly inwards, but a collective international awareness is also on the rise. Global issues must be tackled from a sense of global belonging; this edition of LOOK Photo Biennial seeks to activate this belonging.

As a medium, photography is equipped for this: images are shareable, accessible and can transcend borders, languages and cultures. LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 is formed of two ‘chapters’. Most of the biennial takes place in Liverpool, but there are also exhibitions in Manchester, Preston and Shanghai.

To navigate the biennial, we have developed three interwoven strands: TRANSPLANT, TRANSLATE and TRANSITION. Chapter one, TRANSPLANT, (June – September) looks at attempts to re-root the past into the present, focusing on the friction between the two. Chapter two (October – December) has two strands: TRANSLATE looks at how the overwhelming present can be broken down and better understood through photography, and TRANSITION incorporates projects and talks that can give us the perspective we need to forecast and shape the future. Throughout the programme, we also seek to champion women working in photography, who have historically been underrepresented.

LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 takes place across Liverpool, The Wirral, the wider North West and in Shanghai. It is delivered by Open Eye Gallery, and funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and The Foyle Foundation. It is delivered in partnership with Wirral Borough of Culture, University of Salford Art Collection, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Redeye. Venue partners include Victoria Gallery & Museum, Museum of Liverpool, Williamson Gallery & Museum, and the University of Central Lancashire. Further funding support comes from Spectrum and Colloids.

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