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LAUNCH NIGHT: LOOK/17 LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

6 April 2017

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EBB AND FLOW: A VISUAL CHRONICLE OF THE CHANGES WITHIN LIVERPOOL’S CHINATOWN

EBB AND FLOW: A VISUAL CHRONICLE OF THE CHANGES WITHIN LIVERPOOL’S CHINATOWN

EBB AND FLOW: A VISUAL CHRONICLE OF THE CHANGES WITHIN LIVERPOOL’S CHINATOWN

EBB AND FLOW: A VISUAL CHRONICLE OF THE CHANGES WITHIN LIVERPOOL’S CHINATOWN

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Ebb And Flow: A Visual Chronicle Of The Changes Within Liverpool’s Chinatown

17 May - 22 June 2014

Ebb and Flow is an audio, visual survey of the history and changes that have taken place within the oldest Chinese community in Europe, curated by Jill Carruthers.

Drawing from the rich selection of photographic prints preserved in the Open Eye Gallery Archive, the show looks at the physical and architectural transformations of Liverpool’s Chinatown, as well as documenting the establishment and development of the local Chinese community.

Included in the show are works by Bert Hardy who photographed the Chinese seamen that came to the city from Shanghai on the Blue Funnel Shipping Company vessels in 1940s. He recorded their lives, living conditions and recreation as well as Liverpool at the time.

Four decades on and the Chinese community was well established in a new area of Liverpool, relocated to Nelson Street, after the May Blitz during WWII. British photographer Martin Parr documented Chinatown in the 80’s, exploring the restaurants, hair salons, Chinese supermarkets and community centers that were popular at the time.

Alongside these historical images, this exhibition also includes two contemporary works exploring the Chinatown that Liverpool is home to now.

Liverpool based artist duo John Campbell & Moira Kenny, The Sound Agents, have been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund to record Liverpool Chinatown Oral History, creating an audio visual digital archive of interviews, personal documents and photographs.

UK based photographer Jamie Lau has been commissioned to create a new body of work, looking at the Chinese community as it is now. Lau will visually explore the notion of being isolated in a city full of people, where human interaction may only happen on a base level, passing each other in the street, in shops and restaurants, like ships in the night.

About Jill Carruthers, Exhibition Coordinator, Open Eye Gallery:
Jill has been working for Open Eye Gallery for a year and this is the first exhibition she has curated since her move. Prior to her current position, Jill was Assistant Curator of QUAD, Derby and worked on the 2011 and 2013 reiterations of FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby. Jill was Programme Assistant for East Street Arts, Leeds and has also worked with the V&A as freelance Exhibition Coordinator.

Please download our audio guide before your visit to the gallery.

We chat to photographer Jamie Lau about his new commission for Ebb and Flow. Watch the video HERE.

Artist Talk: Jamie Lau, audio recording.

Bert Hardy Talk With Colin Wilkinson, audio recording.

Ebb and Flow is an audio, visual survey of the history and changes that have taken place within the oldest Chinese community in Europe, curated by Jill Carruthers.

Drawing from the rich selection of photographic prints preserved in the Open Eye Gallery Archive, the show looks at the physical and architectural transformations of Liverpool’s Chinatown, as well as documenting the establishment and development of the local Chinese community.

Included in the show are works by Bert Hardy who photographed the Chinese seamen that came to the city from Shanghai on the Blue Funnel Shipping Company vessels in 1940s. He recorded their lives, living conditions and recreation as well as Liverpool at the time.

Four decades on and the Chinese community was well established in a new area of Liverpool, relocated to Nelson Street, after the May Blitz during WWII. British photographer Martin Parr documented Chinatown in the 80’s, exploring the restaurants, hair salons, Chinese supermarkets and community centers that were popular at the time.

Alongside these historical images, this exhibition also includes two contemporary works exploring the Chinatown that Liverpool is home to now.

Liverpool based artist duo John Campbell & Moira Kenny, The Sound Agents, have been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund to record Liverpool Chinatown Oral History, creating an audio visual digital archive of interviews, personal documents and photographs.

UK based photographer Jamie Lau has been commissioned to create a new body of work, looking at the Chinese community as it is now. Lau will visually explore the notion of being isolated in a city full of people, where human interaction may only happen on a base level, passing each other in the street, in shops and restaurants, like ships in the night.

About Jill Carruthers, Exhibition Coordinator, Open Eye Gallery:
Jill has been working for Open Eye Gallery for a year and this is the first exhibition she has curated since her move. Prior to her current position, Jill was Assistant Curator of QUAD, Derby and worked on the 2011 and 2013 reiterations of FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby. Jill was Programme Assistant for East Street Arts, Leeds and has also worked with the V&A as freelance Exhibition Coordinator.

Please download our audio guide before your visit to the gallery.

We chat to photographer Jamie Lau about his new commission for Ebb and Flow. Watch the video HERE.

Artist Talk: Jamie Lau, audio recording.

Bert Hardy Talk With Colin Wilkinson, audio recording.

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