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WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY & WELLBEING WORKSHOP: ‘HERE AND NOW 3’

13 August 2018

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THIS IS SHANGHAI, EARLY OPENING

15 August 2018

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THIS IS SHANGHAI, LATE OPENING

16 August 2018

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BOOK LAUNCH AND Q&A WITH PHOEBE KIELY ‘THEY WERE MY LANDSCAPE’

23 August 2018

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BOOK LAUNCH: ‘FOREST’ BY YAN WANG PRESTON

30 August 2018

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XU ZHEN: OPTIMIZING

13 July - 7 September 2018

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New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August 2018

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HIDDEN WORLDS

14 July - 16 July 2018

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SEEING FUTURES: HUGH BAIRD PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERGRADUATES & ALUMNI

29 June 2018

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‘ELLESMERE PORT’ WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION

22 June 2018

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Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

14 July - 28 October 2018

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China Conversation

17 June 2018

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MA Course Brief

1 September 2018

Main Exhibition

Our North

28 March - 30 March 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April - 17 June 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

The Pier Head – Tom Wood

12 January - 25 March 2018

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Ferry Folk

11 January - 25 March 2018

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Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

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Finding Fangorn

26 October - 26 November 2017

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Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

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OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

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Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

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Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

28 October - 18 December 2016

Wall Work

40 Years of Open Eye Gallery: 1977-2017

5 January 2017

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North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

6 January - 19 March 2017

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Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

Culture Shifts

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

Toxteth

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Positive Changes at The Atkinson

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Kirkby

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

St Helens

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Exhibition: Halton

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

Wirral: Another Language/ In The Pink Room

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Animator Training

9 October 2016

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Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July - 16 October 2016

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Walter & Zoniel: Spectra

9 July - 16 October 2016

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Tromarama

9 July - 31 July 2016

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Telling Tales

6 July - 11 July 2016

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Collected Possibilities

15 June - 19 June 2016

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Open 2: Pieces of You

15 April - 5 June 2016

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Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman

15 January - 3 April 2016

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Edith Tudor-Hart: Quiet Radicalism

2 March - 29 April 2013

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Mishka Henner: Precious Commodities

2 March - 29 April 2013

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A Lecture Upon The Shadow

7 December - 17 February 2013

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Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

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E. Chambre Hardman

7 December - 17 February 2013

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Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

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Sinta Tantra – Together, Yet Forever Apart: Liverpool Biennial 2012

1 September - 1 January 2014

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Still Outside (Or Unexplained)

22 June - 2 September 2012

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Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures

22 June - 2 September 2012

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A LECTURE UPON THE SHADOW

A LECTURE UPON THE SHADOW

A LECTURE UPON THE SHADOW

A Lecture Upon The Shadow

7 December - 17 February 2013

A Lecture Upon The Shadow brings together new work by six artists from the North West and Shanghai. Using different approaches, the artists play with light, shadow and form to re-imagine familiar situations, exploring photography’s relationship to illusion and the everyday.

The exhibition takes its title from a poem by the English Renaissance poet John Donne. It is a unique collaboration between Open Eye Gallery and ShanghART, Shanghai’s leading commercial gallery.

The six exhibiting artists are: David Jacques (Liverpool); Tabitha Jussa (Liverpool); David Penny (Manchester); Fan Shi San (Shanghai); Man Yi (Shanghai) and Liang Yue (Shanghai).

David Jacques’ new series Corpus Mercatorium (2012) is inspired by the writings of 16th Century Demonologist Johann Weyer. It brings together photographic portraits from corporate PR web pages and photographs from WW1 archives, collaged together to create a surreal narrative. A short story accompanies the work, presented as a transcribed counseling session that describes the journey of an office worker as she makes her way into the city. Corpus Mercatorium includes a further text-based piece which isn’t included in this exhibition

Liang Yue’s new photographs Numerous Continuation: Summer Autumn Chaos (2012) were taken in deteriorating lighting conditions and capture frozen moments from everyday life. By subtly manipulating her images, Liang Yue enhances the effects of natural and artificial light on the camera lens and the surface of the image, creating imaginary scenes caught somewhere between twilight and darkness.

Fan Shi San’s project Two of Us (2009 -) explores the identity formation of people born in China since the introduction of the one child policy (a population control measure that applies to married, urban couples, in place since 1978). Constructing images of young people together with their imaginary reflections, the works are suggestive of separation and loneliness, as the two characters in the images never seem to be able to communicate.

Man Yi’s Memory of Water (2006 – 2010) traces details of a landscape surrounding the Yangtze River as it follows its natural course through the Yangtze region and into the East China Sea. Details are barely visible, caught in darkness, evoking a strange sense of detachment and unease. Man Yi’s experiments with light and depth of field create illusory spaces that are full of suspense and difficult to define.

A Lecture Upon The Shadow premiered at ShanghART’s H Space from 27 July to 27 August 2012 as part of the UK Now Festival, a major visual and performing arts festival taking place across China from April – November 2012.

A Lecture Upon The Shadow brings together new work by six artists from the North West and Shanghai. Using different approaches, the artists play with light, shadow and form to re-imagine familiar situations, exploring photography’s relationship to illusion and the everyday.

The exhibition takes its title from a poem by the English Renaissance poet John Donne. It is a unique collaboration between Open Eye Gallery and ShanghART, Shanghai’s leading commercial gallery.

The six exhibiting artists are: David Jacques (Liverpool); Tabitha Jussa (Liverpool); David Penny (Manchester); Fan Shi San (Shanghai); Man Yi (Shanghai) and Liang Yue (Shanghai).

David Jacques’ new series Corpus Mercatorium (2012) is inspired by the writings of 16th Century Demonologist Johann Weyer. It brings together photographic portraits from corporate PR web pages and photographs from WW1 archives, collaged together to create a surreal narrative. A short story accompanies the work, presented as a transcribed counseling session that describes the journey of an office worker as she makes her way into the city. Corpus Mercatorium includes a further text-based piece which isn’t included in this exhibition

Liang Yue’s new photographs Numerous Continuation: Summer Autumn Chaos (2012) were taken in deteriorating lighting conditions and capture frozen moments from everyday life. By subtly manipulating her images, Liang Yue enhances the effects of natural and artificial light on the camera lens and the surface of the image, creating imaginary scenes caught somewhere between twilight and darkness.

Fan Shi San’s project Two of Us (2009 -) explores the identity formation of people born in China since the introduction of the one child policy (a population control measure that applies to married, urban couples, in place since 1978). Constructing images of young people together with their imaginary reflections, the works are suggestive of separation and loneliness, as the two characters in the images never seem to be able to communicate.

Man Yi’s Memory of Water (2006 – 2010) traces details of a landscape surrounding the Yangtze River as it follows its natural course through the Yangtze region and into the East China Sea. Details are barely visible, caught in darkness, evoking a strange sense of detachment and unease. Man Yi’s experiments with light and depth of field create illusory spaces that are full of suspense and difficult to define.

A Lecture Upon The Shadow premiered at ShanghART’s H Space from 27 July to 27 August 2012 as part of the UK Now Festival, a major visual and performing arts festival taking place across China from April – November 2012.

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