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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Exhibition: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2021

The gallery is operating with distancing measures in place; please follow guidelines to help us keep you and all other users of the gallery space safe.

OPEN THURSDAY – SUNDAY 11-4. SEE DISTANCING GUIDELINES HERE

VIEW Virtual Reality VERSION OF this EXHIBITION

L— A City Through Its People brings together three distinct exhibitions, the combined archives of which cover a time period of Liverpool from the 1950s to the present day. Spanning evolutions in industry, society, and leisure at a time of rapid change and challenge, they share unique approaches and perspectives in telling a story about Liverpool, its people, and the ideals that lend the city charm and a distinct personality. 

View our digital events program for this exhibition

L A City Through Its People at Open Eye Gallery, Peggy by Emma Case, RED

RED by Emma Case introduces us to the pride and glory of being part of the Liverpool football family, featuring portraits, images, interviews and original memorabilia donated by the football fans, expressing their generosity and spirit.

Scottie Press, Britain’s longest running community newspaper and champion of people’s voices, displays an archive of original photographs donated by local residents or photographed by Scottie Press photographers. Scottie Press will celebrate its 50th anniversary in February 2021, and this display follows Liverpool through the ages, observing the city through the lens of visual activism and grassroots journalism. 

Tell It Like It Is is a collaborative project between photographer Ian Clegg and writer Laura Robertson. The image-text relationship ruminates on the shifting nature of the city, consisting of photographs that remained as negatives for forty years, introducing a collaborative perspective on the city from two Liverpool residents and creative practitioners. 

Through these archival projects, we can see that the photographs we choose to keep or share with others reveal the ideas that we value, celebrating the creativity and communities that are the beating heart of the city. 

Images: Three lads on bikes, Maud Street and Elaine Street, L8 1979. Ian Clegg, as part of Tell It Like It Is

Peggy. Emma Case, as part of RED

 

The gallery is operating with distancing measures in place; please follow guidelines to help us keep you and all other users of the gallery space safe.

OPEN THURSDAY – SUNDAY 11-4. SEE DISTANCING GUIDELINES HERE

VIEW Virtual Reality VERSION OF this EXHIBITION

L— A City Through Its People brings together three distinct exhibitions, the combined archives of which cover a time period of Liverpool from the 1950s to the present day. Spanning evolutions in industry, society, and leisure at a time of rapid change and challenge, they share unique approaches and perspectives in telling a story about Liverpool, its people, and the ideals that lend the city charm and a distinct personality. 

View our digital events program for this exhibition

L A City Through Its People at Open Eye Gallery, Peggy by Emma Case, RED

RED by Emma Case introduces us to the pride and glory of being part of the Liverpool football family, featuring portraits, images, interviews and original memorabilia donated by the football fans, expressing their generosity and spirit.

Scottie Press, Britain’s longest running community newspaper and champion of people’s voices, displays an archive of original photographs donated by local residents or photographed by Scottie Press photographers. Scottie Press will celebrate its 50th anniversary in February 2021, and this display follows Liverpool through the ages, observing the city through the lens of visual activism and grassroots journalism. 

Tell It Like It Is is a collaborative project between photographer Ian Clegg and writer Laura Robertson. The image-text relationship ruminates on the shifting nature of the city, consisting of photographs that remained as negatives for forty years, introducing a collaborative perspective on the city from two Liverpool residents and creative practitioners. 

Through these archival projects, we can see that the photographs we choose to keep or share with others reveal the ideas that we value, celebrating the creativity and communities that are the beating heart of the city. 

Images: Three lads on bikes, Maud Street and Elaine Street, L8 1979. Ian Clegg, as part of Tell It Like It Is

Peggy. Emma Case, as part of RED

 

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