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Digital Window Gallery: Tabitha Jussa

17 September - 6 November 2021

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1 October - 12 December 2021

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Polly Braden: Holding The Baby

30 September - 31 October 2021

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Open Rooms #16: Agency of Women

23 September 2021

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PLATFORM ISSUE 04: CROSSROADS

10 September 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Our Lands

23 August - 19 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Essay Series

30 August 2021

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Rivers of the World

6 September 2021

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Instagram Residency: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

30 August - 5 September 2021

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PLATFORM: Issue 4 Launch Party

10 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Contemporary Art X Science Fiction

2 September 2021

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Open Rooms #15: Common Ground

8 September 2021

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Launch Party: One Day At A Time

19 August 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

9 September 2021

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Sam Batley: ONE DAY AT A TIME

18 August - 19 September 2021

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VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

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Return To Nature

30 July 2021

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VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

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We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival — Jessica El Mal: Grounds For Concern

16 July - 15 August 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

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Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: Youth Culture by Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: Arc with Hugh Baird

16 June - 20 June 2021

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First Light: Photography Writing Now – Tilt Launch Party

9 July 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #14: Separated Together

24 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Postcards from us x

10 June - 20 June 2021

LightNight 2021: Play

21 May 2021

Heavy Gardening Art Trail Photowalk

21 May 2021

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

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First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Interior Tension

22 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Networked Beings

8 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Things Are Strange

25 May 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #12: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

6 May 2021

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Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 May - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

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Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

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First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

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Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

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Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

Photography has become a crucial part of the way that we communicate with each other every day, a kind of language of its own. How, then, can this global language be used in a way that unites communities and champions positive change?

Culture Shifts: Local presents collaboratively produced photography from eight socially engaged photography projects across Liverpool. The currently ongoing work demonstrates how photography as an art practice can be used to help communities define themselves, bridge cultural divides and communicate the vital issues of today.

 

© Rob Battersby

 

The projects are all part of the citywide, long-term Culture Shifts project. Each of the eight projects involves select photographers working alongside one or more groups, including a support and services network for women, residents of Granby Four Streets (site of the Turner prize-winning Assemble project), and youth groups dedicated to LGBT+ support and Youth Parliament.

A selection of the work was presented at Open Eye Gallery throughout Autumn 2017, with an additional solo offsite exhibition for each project in a space in the neighbourhood of each community featured.

 

 

Takiyah Daly at her home, Andrew Jackson & Granby Four Streets CLT, 2017

Takiyah Daly at her home, © Andrew Jackson & Granby Four Streets CLT, 2017

 

Unlike documentary photography, the staging, selection and production of the images has been decided between the groups and the photographs they were working with. Because of this, the question of who took the image has little importance. This is part of Open Eye Gallery’s mission to champion socially engaged photography – photo-based projects that are participatory, in which the collaborative and conversational process of creating the photos is just as important as the final pieces.

 

 

©Rob Battersby

 

Featuring:

Tadhg Devlin with the SURF Dementia Network group

Andrew Jackson, Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley with Granby Four Streets CLT

Tony Mallon with Women from Northwood Golden Years group

Gary Bratchford and Robert Parkinson with Widnes Golden Generation group and the Women of Windmill Hill

Colin McPherson with New Beginnings and Sefton Youth Voice group

Stephanie Wynne and Steph Fawcett with Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and women from Wirral Change

Stephen King with Communities from St. Helen’s steel, glass and canal industries.

 

This programme has been funded by the Strategic Touring Fund, Arts Council England.

Photography has become a crucial part of the way that we communicate with each other every day, a kind of language of its own. How, then, can this global language be used in a way that unites communities and champions positive change?

Culture Shifts: Local presents collaboratively produced photography from eight socially engaged photography projects across Liverpool. The currently ongoing work demonstrates how photography as an art practice can be used to help communities define themselves, bridge cultural divides and communicate the vital issues of today.

 

© Rob Battersby

 

The projects are all part of the citywide, long-term Culture Shifts project. Each of the eight projects involves select photographers working alongside one or more groups, including a support and services network for women, residents of Granby Four Streets (site of the Turner prize-winning Assemble project), and youth groups dedicated to LGBT+ support and Youth Parliament.

A selection of the work was presented at Open Eye Gallery throughout Autumn 2017, with an additional solo offsite exhibition for each project in a space in the neighbourhood of each community featured.

 

 

Takiyah Daly at her home, Andrew Jackson & Granby Four Streets CLT, 2017

Takiyah Daly at her home, © Andrew Jackson & Granby Four Streets CLT, 2017

 

Unlike documentary photography, the staging, selection and production of the images has been decided between the groups and the photographs they were working with. Because of this, the question of who took the image has little importance. This is part of Open Eye Gallery’s mission to champion socially engaged photography – photo-based projects that are participatory, in which the collaborative and conversational process of creating the photos is just as important as the final pieces.

 

 

©Rob Battersby

 

Featuring:

Tadhg Devlin with the SURF Dementia Network group

Andrew Jackson, Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley with Granby Four Streets CLT

Tony Mallon with Women from Northwood Golden Years group

Gary Bratchford and Robert Parkinson with Widnes Golden Generation group and the Women of Windmill Hill

Colin McPherson with New Beginnings and Sefton Youth Voice group

Stephanie Wynne and Steph Fawcett with Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and women from Wirral Change

Stephen King with Communities from St. Helen’s steel, glass and canal industries.

 

This programme has been funded by the Strategic Touring Fund, Arts Council England.

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