Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 April - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

Exhibitions

Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

Exhibitions

Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Corrupted Archives

30 March 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight – Connecting new photography with writing

16 March 2021

Past Events

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

Projects

Introducing Energy House

23 February 2021

Past Events

Open Rooms #10: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

25 February 2021

The Course

12 February 2021

Past Events

PLATFORM ISSUE 3: HOPE

12 February 2021

Events

OPEN CALL: THE STORY OF LIVERPOOL THROUGH ITS TREES

1 January - 30 April 2021

Events

OPEN CALL: HOMETOWNS

11 February - 31 March 2021

Events

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 Past Exhibitions

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

16 November - 30 November 2020

Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer: UK / HK

11 November 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

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

Past Events Past Exhibitions

Love Is An Action: Black History Panel

29 October 2020

Projects Past Exhibitions

VR — The Time We Call Our Own

3 September 2020

Past Exhibitions

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

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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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