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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Events

Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 6 March 2024

Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Events

Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

Past Events

Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Events

Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

Past Events

Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

Past Events

Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

Past Events

We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

Past Events

Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

Past Events

End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

Events

Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

Events

Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

Events

Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

Events

Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

Events

Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

Events

Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

Past Events

Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

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MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

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Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

Events

Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

Past Events

Bernice Mulenga: Artist Talk

18 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Local Roots @ The Atkinson

14 October 2023

Exhibitions

Community @ Ellesmere Port Library

26 October - 11 April 2024

Past Events

Critique Surgery for Socially Engaged Photographers

6 November 2023

Past Events

Deeds Not Words: panel discussion

12 October 2023

Past Exhibitions

Deeds Not Words @ Atrium Space

3 October - 22 October 2023

Ode To Our Space @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

A Look At A New Perspective @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: Crow Dark Dawn

19 October 2023

Past Events

Exhibition Launch: A Place of Our Own

28 September 2023

Reflections

12 September - 22 December 2023

Past Events

Sandra Suubi ‘Samba Gown’ Procession

9 September 2023

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A Place of Our Own

29 September - 22 December 2023

Past Events

POETRY BOOK LAUNCH: JACK BENNETT – LUNETTE

7 September 2023

Exhibitions

A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot

31 August 2023

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Our Home. Our Place. Our Space. @ Walton

16 August - 2 October 2023

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Poetry Reading: Coast to Coast to Coast’s sixth Birthday!

16 September 2023

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First Light Spotlight – Connecting new photography with writing

Watch the first event in the First Light Spotlight series, a conversation between First Light curator Mario Popham, writer-in-residence Laura Robertson and Open Eye Gallery director Sarah Fisher.

Open Rooms will be hosting a season of talks in partnership with Waterside as we approach the launch of the exhibition, First Light – New Northern Photo Graduates in the spring/summer 2021.

The exhibition, devised by Waterside’s Mario Popham, brings together works by 13 photographers who have graduated from the region’s educational institutions in 2020. Open Eye Gallery’s writer in residence, Laura Robertson will be producing a special First Light edition of Tilt (Open Eye Gallery’s in-house zine) featuring 13 commissioned pieces of new writing that responds to the selected photographic works.

This season of talks, chaired by Laura and Mario, will bring together the photographers, writers and educators who are central to this project. Together they will discuss the ideas and inspiration behind the images, the potential for collaboration across disciplines, the relationship between the image and the word and the role educators play in the early development of artistic practice.

Watch back our online conversation between Open Eye Gallery’s Sarah Fisher, project curator Mario Popham and writer-in-residence Laura Robertson to introduce audiences to the upcoming talks and the wider First Light project.

Laura Robertson
Laura Robertson is a critic, writer and editor specialising in contemporary arts and culture. International magazines, including Art Monthly, a-n, ArtReview, Elephant, frieze and Hyperallergic, have published her interviews, features and reviews since 2014, and she’s talked about art on BBC Radio 4 Front Row as a guest critic since 2018. Robertson curates and exhibits, teaches art writing, and collaborates with other writers and editors, artists, galleries, colleges, universities and communities to explore arts writing as a creative, interdisciplinary practice.

Mario Popham

Mario Popham is a curator, photographer and educator based in Manchester, UK. In his role as Visual Arts Coordinator at Waterside, Trafford, he is currently working towards establishing a dedicated photography program for the Greater Manchester area. The venue’s inaugural photography exhibition, Sweet Debris took place at the venue’s gallery in 2019.

As a practitioner, his interests lie in man’s complex relationship to the natural environment, with particular focus on the legacy of our industrial heritage. His work has been shown at various venues in the UK and abroad including HOME MCR and Groundwork Gallery, King’s Lynn. In his capacity as lecturer and tutor in photography, he currently works across a number of educational institutions in the Northwest.

Sarah Fisher
Sarah has over 30 years experience in the arts. Currently Executive Director of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, Co-Chair of Culture Forum North and on the advisory board of Hardman House, Liverpool. Previous history includes leading the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, and Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council NW, amongst other roles. Sarah began her career as a London-based practicing artist, lecturing at the Slade School of Art and Chelsea College of Art and Design. Sarah has a B.A. Fine Art (Winchester School of Art) and M.A. Fine Art (Royal College of Art).

Open Rooms is Open Eye Gallery’s online programme. It involves free live-streamed talks and workshops, plus ongoing public discussions on our Discord community. It takes place in rooms all across the world — artists’ rooms, chat rooms and in your living room.

Please note, this event will be hosted on Zoom, please sign up via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link here.

We also have a community of chat rooms and ongoing conversations on Discord, a free messaging app open to all. To join, follow this link and download Discord on desktop or mobile.


Image credit © Schnel Franzine

 

 

Watch the first event in the First Light Spotlight series, a conversation between First Light curator Mario Popham, writer-in-residence Laura Robertson and Open Eye Gallery director Sarah Fisher.

Open Rooms will be hosting a season of talks in partnership with Waterside as we approach the launch of the exhibition, First Light – New Northern Photo Graduates in the spring/summer 2021.

The exhibition, devised by Waterside’s Mario Popham, brings together works by 13 photographers who have graduated from the region’s educational institutions in 2020. Open Eye Gallery’s writer in residence, Laura Robertson will be producing a special First Light edition of Tilt (Open Eye Gallery’s in-house zine) featuring 13 commissioned pieces of new writing that responds to the selected photographic works.

This season of talks, chaired by Laura and Mario, will bring together the photographers, writers and educators who are central to this project. Together they will discuss the ideas and inspiration behind the images, the potential for collaboration across disciplines, the relationship between the image and the word and the role educators play in the early development of artistic practice.

Watch back our online conversation between Open Eye Gallery’s Sarah Fisher, project curator Mario Popham and writer-in-residence Laura Robertson to introduce audiences to the upcoming talks and the wider First Light project.

Laura Robertson
Laura Robertson is a critic, writer and editor specialising in contemporary arts and culture. International magazines, including Art Monthly, a-n, ArtReview, Elephant, frieze and Hyperallergic, have published her interviews, features and reviews since 2014, and she’s talked about art on BBC Radio 4 Front Row as a guest critic since 2018. Robertson curates and exhibits, teaches art writing, and collaborates with other writers and editors, artists, galleries, colleges, universities and communities to explore arts writing as a creative, interdisciplinary practice.

Mario Popham

Mario Popham is a curator, photographer and educator based in Manchester, UK. In his role as Visual Arts Coordinator at Waterside, Trafford, he is currently working towards establishing a dedicated photography program for the Greater Manchester area. The venue’s inaugural photography exhibition, Sweet Debris took place at the venue’s gallery in 2019.

As a practitioner, his interests lie in man’s complex relationship to the natural environment, with particular focus on the legacy of our industrial heritage. His work has been shown at various venues in the UK and abroad including HOME MCR and Groundwork Gallery, King’s Lynn. In his capacity as lecturer and tutor in photography, he currently works across a number of educational institutions in the Northwest.

Sarah Fisher
Sarah has over 30 years experience in the arts. Currently Executive Director of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, Co-Chair of Culture Forum North and on the advisory board of Hardman House, Liverpool. Previous history includes leading the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, and Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council NW, amongst other roles. Sarah began her career as a London-based practicing artist, lecturing at the Slade School of Art and Chelsea College of Art and Design. Sarah has a B.A. Fine Art (Winchester School of Art) and M.A. Fine Art (Royal College of Art).

Open Rooms is Open Eye Gallery’s online programme. It involves free live-streamed talks and workshops, plus ongoing public discussions on our Discord community. It takes place in rooms all across the world — artists’ rooms, chat rooms and in your living room.

Please note, this event will be hosted on Zoom, please sign up via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link here.

We also have a community of chat rooms and ongoing conversations on Discord, a free messaging app open to all. To join, follow this link and download Discord on desktop or mobile.


Image credit © Schnel Franzine

 

 

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