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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

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Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April - 17 June 2018

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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

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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

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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

9 October 2016

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Toxteth

9 October 2016

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Positive Changes at The Atkinson

9 October 2016

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Kirkby

9 October 2016

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St Helens

9 October 2016

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Exhibition: Halton

9 October 2016

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Wirral: Another Language/ In The Pink Room

9 October 2016

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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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BOOK LAUNCH: ‘FOREST’ BY YAN WANG PRESTON

30 AUGUST / FREE / 6PM – 7:30PM

 

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Launching at Open Eye Gallery: ‘Forest’, a new book by British-Chinese artist Yan Wang Preston. It follows the trail of tree migration and ecology recovery throughout China and claimed 1st place in the Syngenta Photography Award, 2017.

During the book launch, Yan Wang Preston will give a multi-media talk on nature and urbanisation within the socio-political context of the project. She will also discuss her artistic inspirations as well as practical experiences on making the large-format photographs and producing the book.

In 2013, during a long-term photography project along the Yangtze river, Yan Wang Preston (1976) made an incisive observation: in the small village of Xialiu stood an over three-hundred-year-old tree, Frank, in all of its glory, right in the center of a community that was, at the time of Preston’s visit, being coerced into moving so that a dam could be built in the same location. Three months later, and no trace of the village or the tree could be seen. The residents had moved up the mountain. The seventy tonne tree was sold for twenty-five-thousand Euros to a hotel in a nearby county, Binchuan. Preston found the tree, divested of all its branches and leaves and bandaged in plastic, inside the skeleton of the hotel, which was still under construction—like a living sculpture that has yet to become cognisant of its new surroundings. In China, a country where cities are constantly being developed, transplanting and re-constructing nature is big businesses.

 

Signed copies of ‘Forest’ will be available at a discounted price of £40 during the night.

 

Image credit: Longan woodland, University City, Chongqing, 2011. From Forest series (2010-2017), ©Yan Wang Preston

30 AUGUST / FREE / 6PM – 7:30PM

 

RSVP HERE

 

Launching at Open Eye Gallery: ‘Forest’, a new book by British-Chinese artist Yan Wang Preston. It follows the trail of tree migration and ecology recovery throughout China and claimed 1st place in the Syngenta Photography Award, 2017.

During the book launch, Yan Wang Preston will give a multi-media talk on nature and urbanisation within the socio-political context of the project. She will also discuss her artistic inspirations as well as practical experiences on making the large-format photographs and producing the book.

In 2013, during a long-term photography project along the Yangtze river, Yan Wang Preston (1976) made an incisive observation: in the small village of Xialiu stood an over three-hundred-year-old tree, Frank, in all of its glory, right in the center of a community that was, at the time of Preston’s visit, being coerced into moving so that a dam could be built in the same location. Three months later, and no trace of the village or the tree could be seen. The residents had moved up the mountain. The seventy tonne tree was sold for twenty-five-thousand Euros to a hotel in a nearby county, Binchuan. Preston found the tree, divested of all its branches and leaves and bandaged in plastic, inside the skeleton of the hotel, which was still under construction—like a living sculpture that has yet to become cognisant of its new surroundings. In China, a country where cities are constantly being developed, transplanting and re-constructing nature is big businesses.

 

Signed copies of ‘Forest’ will be available at a discounted price of £40 during the night.

 

Image credit: Longan woodland, University City, Chongqing, 2011. From Forest series (2010-2017), ©Yan Wang Preston

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