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LAF X OPEN EYE GALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION LAUNCH

4 June 2024

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30 June 2024

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23 June 2024

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16 June 2024

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15 June 2024

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9 June 2024

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1 June 2024

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European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

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29 May - 9 June 2024

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Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

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9 May 2024

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18 May 2024

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Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

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20 April - 24 November 2024

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10 April - 18 May 2024

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Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

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1 March - 30 June 2024

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Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

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10 April 2024

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Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

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PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

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We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

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Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 30 June 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 31 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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18 January - 31 March 2024

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21 January 2024

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31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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22 February 2024

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17 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

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A Portrait Of…

2 August - 29 September 2019

Launch Night: 1 Aug, 6-8PM. RSVP Here.

 

Portraits change the way we understand one another. Whether this is professional photos, selfies on Instagram or snapshots of our friends, the photos that we take of ourselves and each other speak volumes about who we are and who we want to be.

Through portraits, we come face to face with someone else: they create a space in which we can challenge the assumptions that we often hold about people. This exhibition presents projects that give us a chance to empathise, to consider the experience of someone else’s life.

SIXTEEN asks ‘what’s it like to be sixteen years old now’? Craig Easton invited leading photographers to join him and collaborate with more than one hundred and seventy young people from across the UK to explore their hopes and fears. Open Eye Gallery has selected work by four of the female photographers in the group: Linda Brownlee, Lottie Davis, Jillian Edelstein and Kate Peters. Using photography, writing, and social media these portraits, and the wider SIXTEEN portfolio, give prominence to voices rarely heard.

In another project, Open Eye Gallery worked with Vida Creative Learning, a local group of young women who come together to work on photography projects as a way to build resilience and increase self-esteem. The group made a selection of work from the gallery’s archive, guided by their interest in what people wear, how they choose to appear in photos and and how this expresses their identity. Their selections include work from recent years and older projects, including Teresa Eng, Yan Wang Preston, Michelle Sank, Dave Turner and John McDonald.

Edwin Bowey (b. 1924), London, 2011, Freestyle Wrestler.Katherine Green(web-res)
Dorothy Tyler (née Odam) (b. 1920), Surrey, 2008, High Jump (silver medal). Katherine Green

Before 2012, the last time the Olympic games took place in the UK was 1948. Katherine Green met with the surviving athletes, and took portraits of them as they looked at photos of themselves competing 64 years before the 2012 games. She also recorded their memories as they shared them out loud; these recordings are presented alongside their portraits. The Olympians seeks to allow everyone to consider the rich lives that older people have lived, encouraging reflection on the stories and experiences that exist in all generations.

A Portrait Of... runs from 2 August to 29 September, with a free public launch night on the 1st August, 6-8PM. Open Eye Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm, and entrance is always free. Open Eye Gallery is supported by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council, Foyle Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. A Portrait Of… forms part of RISE, Culture Liverpool’s year of celebrating extraordinary women. SIXTEEN is a national touring project initiated by Craig Easton and produced with Anne Braybon and Liz Wewiora. A wider series of works can be found in Liverpool at TATE Exchange, TATE Liverpool, Liverpool ONE, Ropes and Twines, Bootle Strand and on Southport’s High Street in partnership with the Atkinson, Southport.

Launch Night: 1 Aug, 6-8PM. RSVP Here.

 

Portraits change the way we understand one another. Whether this is professional photos, selfies on Instagram or snapshots of our friends, the photos that we take of ourselves and each other speak volumes about who we are and who we want to be.

Through portraits, we come face to face with someone else: they create a space in which we can challenge the assumptions that we often hold about people. This exhibition presents projects that give us a chance to empathise, to consider the experience of someone else’s life.

SIXTEEN asks ‘what’s it like to be sixteen years old now’? Craig Easton invited leading photographers to join him and collaborate with more than one hundred and seventy young people from across the UK to explore their hopes and fears. Open Eye Gallery has selected work by four of the female photographers in the group: Linda Brownlee, Lottie Davis, Jillian Edelstein and Kate Peters. Using photography, writing, and social media these portraits, and the wider SIXTEEN portfolio, give prominence to voices rarely heard.

In another project, Open Eye Gallery worked with Vida Creative Learning, a local group of young women who come together to work on photography projects as a way to build resilience and increase self-esteem. The group made a selection of work from the gallery’s archive, guided by their interest in what people wear, how they choose to appear in photos and and how this expresses their identity. Their selections include work from recent years and older projects, including Teresa Eng, Yan Wang Preston, Michelle Sank, Dave Turner and John McDonald.

Edwin Bowey (b. 1924), London, 2011, Freestyle Wrestler.Katherine Green(web-res)
Dorothy Tyler (née Odam) (b. 1920), Surrey, 2008, High Jump (silver medal). Katherine Green

Before 2012, the last time the Olympic games took place in the UK was 1948. Katherine Green met with the surviving athletes, and took portraits of them as they looked at photos of themselves competing 64 years before the 2012 games. She also recorded their memories as they shared them out loud; these recordings are presented alongside their portraits. The Olympians seeks to allow everyone to consider the rich lives that older people have lived, encouraging reflection on the stories and experiences that exist in all generations.

A Portrait Of... runs from 2 August to 29 September, with a free public launch night on the 1st August, 6-8PM. Open Eye Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm, and entrance is always free. Open Eye Gallery is supported by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council, Foyle Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. A Portrait Of… forms part of RISE, Culture Liverpool’s year of celebrating extraordinary women. SIXTEEN is a national touring project initiated by Craig Easton and produced with Anne Braybon and Liz Wewiora. A wider series of works can be found in Liverpool at TATE Exchange, TATE Liverpool, Liverpool ONE, Ropes and Twines, Bootle Strand and on Southport’s High Street in partnership with the Atkinson, Southport.

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