Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ Edinburgh Art Festival

2 August - 5 October 2024

Projects

Share your community gardening story: tips for zine-making

1 July 2024

Exhibitions

Blast Sheets by Max Boardman @ Digital Window Gallery

28 June - 1 September 2024

Exhibitions

Crossing Sectors 2024 @ Digital Window Gallery

2 July - 31 July 2024

Events

Four Poets

24 October 2024

Projects

Open Eye Gallery and RHS

1 January 2023

Past Events

WORKSHOP: Photo Album of the Irish

28 June 2024

Past Events

Launching LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

27 June 2024

LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

28 June - 1 September 2024

Past Events

FIRE IT UP FUND FUNDEES ANNOUNCED

13 June 2024

Past Events

LAF X OPEN EYE GALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION LAUNCH

4 June 2024

Past Exhibitions

Home Tour @ Rochdale

6 June - 12 July 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Birkenhead

30 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: St Helens

23 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Runcorn

16 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Liverpool City Centre

15 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Bootle

9 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Huyton

1 June 2024

Exhibitions

Everyone is Moving – Your Journeys, Your Neighbourhoods @ Atrium Space

4 June - 30 June 2024

Past Events

European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024

Exhibitions

JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

Past Events

Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

Past Events

MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

Past Events

Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

Past Events

Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

Exhibitions

National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

Exhibitions

Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024

Exhibitions

Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

Past Exhibitions

As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024

Exhibitions

Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

Past Events

Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

Exhibitions

Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

Past Events

PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Past Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 31 July 2024

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

6 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Past 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

Past Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past 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

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LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

28 June - 1 September 2024

 

LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight is coming to Open Eye Gallery with three impressive projects. Looking at stars and seashores, photo prints and urban lights, the artists explore the complex human relationships with nature and use photography as a creative tool for scientific inquiry and environmental advocacy.

The exhibited projects are:

Protege Noctem by Mattia Balsamini: a visual research dedicated to the disappearance of the night. The project chronicles the unofficial alliance between scientists and citizens documenting the harmful effects of artificial light on the natural night sky and ecosystems. Light pollution is a significant issue, and defending darkness is crucial for human health, scientific research and protecting wildlife.

Erosion by Stephanie Wynne: a piece of research and a photographic exploration of how post WW2 the structural waste of war was disposed of or reused. This reverberates with the dreadful current conflicts around the world – when or if a conflict is over, how does the structure of a city or landscape recover?

Precious Metals by Melanie King: a project considering the life cycle of silver and palladium, from their production within the cosmos, extraction from Earth and their uses in photography. The project suggests methods and materials that are less harmful to the environment.

Max Gorbatskyi, Open Eye Gallery Curator, says: The exhibition explores the interplay between human intervention and natural processes, shedding light on the often unseen or overlooked consequences of ubiquitous human practices. By addressing cosmic, terrestrial, and daily subjects, the projects underscore the increasing complexity of human relationships with nature guided by consumption and ambition. The artists use exquisite form and poetic subjects to firmly state the urgency of sustainable practices, whether in art or urban planning.

Main gallery show is accompanied by our Digital Window exhibition, Blast Sheets by Max Boardman. This project (created in the Lake District, Cumbria) explores the relationship between the natural and the altered environment – focusing specifically on the development and scale of the process of quarrying. The images display the enormity of the industry and the historical and contemporary scars that are accommodated by the natural landscape.

The LOOK Photo Biennial is building on from the six week long exploratory Climate Lab which took place between January and March 2024. Open Eye Gallery invited researchers, artists, academics and visionaries to take over the gallery and use it as a lab space, showing work in progress and talking through ideas to tackle climate change.

More exhibitions and events developed with a range of partners will be announced throughout the summer in Liverpool, Salford, Wigan and Cumbria as LOOK Photo Biennial 2024 continues.

LOOK Photo Biennial is a photography festival delivered by Open Eye Gallery. Taking place in sites across the North West, LOOK’s programme operates as a cultural exchange both locally and internationally.

 

LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight is coming to Open Eye Gallery with three impressive projects. Looking at stars and seashores, photo prints and urban lights, the artists explore the complex human relationships with nature and use photography as a creative tool for scientific inquiry and environmental advocacy.

The exhibited projects are:

Protege Noctem by Mattia Balsamini: a visual research dedicated to the disappearance of the night. The project chronicles the unofficial alliance between scientists and citizens documenting the harmful effects of artificial light on the natural night sky and ecosystems. Light pollution is a significant issue, and defending darkness is crucial for human health, scientific research and protecting wildlife.

Erosion by Stephanie Wynne: a piece of research and a photographic exploration of how post WW2 the structural waste of war was disposed of or reused. This reverberates with the dreadful current conflicts around the world – when or if a conflict is over, how does the structure of a city or landscape recover?

Precious Metals by Melanie King: a project considering the life cycle of silver and palladium, from their production within the cosmos, extraction from Earth and their uses in photography. The project suggests methods and materials that are less harmful to the environment.

Max Gorbatskyi, Open Eye Gallery Curator, says: The exhibition explores the interplay between human intervention and natural processes, shedding light on the often unseen or overlooked consequences of ubiquitous human practices. By addressing cosmic, terrestrial, and daily subjects, the projects underscore the increasing complexity of human relationships with nature guided by consumption and ambition. The artists use exquisite form and poetic subjects to firmly state the urgency of sustainable practices, whether in art or urban planning.

Main gallery show is accompanied by our Digital Window exhibition, Blast Sheets by Max Boardman. This project (created in the Lake District, Cumbria) explores the relationship between the natural and the altered environment – focusing specifically on the development and scale of the process of quarrying. The images display the enormity of the industry and the historical and contemporary scars that are accommodated by the natural landscape.

The LOOK Photo Biennial is building on from the six week long exploratory Climate Lab which took place between January and March 2024. Open Eye Gallery invited researchers, artists, academics and visionaries to take over the gallery and use it as a lab space, showing work in progress and talking through ideas to tackle climate change.

More exhibitions and events developed with a range of partners will be announced throughout the summer in Liverpool, Salford, Wigan and Cumbria as LOOK Photo Biennial 2024 continues.

LOOK Photo Biennial is a photography festival delivered by Open Eye Gallery. Taking place in sites across the North West, LOOK’s programme operates as a cultural exchange both locally and internationally.

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