Main Exhibition

Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

Events

Launch Night – Culture Shifts: Local

5 October 2017

Past Exhibitions

Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

Past Exhibitions

OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

Past Exhibitions

Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

Past Exhibitions

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

28 October - 18 December 2016

Wall Work

40 Years of Open Eye Gallery: 1977-2017

5 January 2017

Past Exhibitions

North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

6 January - 19 March 2017

Past Exhibitions

Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

Culture Shifts

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Toxteth

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Positive Changes at The Atkinson

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Kirkby

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

St Helens

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Exhibition: Halton

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Wirral: Another Language/ In The Pink Room

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Animator Training

9 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July - 16 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Walter & Zoniel: Spectra

9 July - 16 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Tromarama

9 July - 31 July 2016

Past Exhibitions

Telling Tales

6 July - 11 July 2016

Past Exhibitions

Collected Possibilities

15 June - 19 June 2016

Past Exhibitions

Open 2: Pieces of You

15 April - 5 June 2016

Past Exhibitions

Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman

15 January - 3 April 2016

Past Exhibitions

Mishka Henner: Precious Commodities

2 March - 29 April 2013

Past Exhibitions

Edith Tudor-Hart: Quiet Radicalism

2 March - 29 April 2013

Past Exhibitions

A Lecture Upon The Shadow

7 December - 17 February 2013

Past Exhibitions

Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

Past Exhibitions

E. Chambre Hardman

7 December - 17 February 2013

Past Exhibitions

Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

Past Exhibitions

Sinta Tantra – Together, Yet Forever Apart: Liverpool Biennial 2012

1 September - 1 January 2014

Past Exhibitions

Still Outside (Or Unexplained)

22 June - 2 September 2012

Past Exhibitions

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures

22 June - 2 September 2012

Past Exhibitions

Richard Mosse: Infra

30 March - 10 June 2012

Past Exhibitions

Simon Norfolk: For Most of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory

30 March - 10 June 2012

Past Exhibitions

Emily Speed: Nothing Is Finished, Nothing Is Perfect, Nothing Lasts

30 March - 2 September 2012

Past Exhibitions

Painted Photographs

13 January - 18 March 2012

Past Exhibitions

Richard Simpkin And Simone Lueck: Richard & Famous

13 January - 18 March 2012

Past Exhibitions

Mitch Epstein: American Power

5 November - 23 December 2011

Past Exhibitions

Chris Steele-Perkins: The Pleasure Principle

5 November - 23 December 2011

Past Exhibitions

S Mark Gubb: Good Sailing…

5 November - 18 March 2012

Past Exhibitions

Festive Photo Fayre

16 December - 20 December 2015

Past Exhibitions

Curious Gallery: An Exhibition Designed By Children

11 December - 13 December 2015

Past Exhibitions

Zanele Muholi: VUKANI/RISE

18 September - 29 November 2015

Past Exhibitions

Open 1

16 May - 23 August 2015

Past Exhibitions

Metamorphosis Of Japan After The War

22 January - 26 April 2015

Past Exhibitions

Robert Heinecken: Lessons In Posing Subjects

7 November - 11 January 2015

Past Exhibitions

Not All Documents Are Records: Photographing Exhibitions As An Art Form

5 July - 19 October 2014

Past Exhibitions

Paul Morrison: Urformen

1 June - 1 December 2016

Past Exhibitions

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

17 May - 22 June 2014

Past Exhibitions

Letizia Battaglia: Breaking The Code Of Silence

22 February - 4 May 2014

Past Exhibitions

Alvin Baltrop And Gordon Matta-Clark: The Piers From Here

7 December - 9 February 2014

Past Exhibitions

Tim Hetherington: You Never See Them Like This

6 September - 24 November 2013

Past Exhibitions

Charles Fréger: The Wild And The Wise

17 May - 26 August 2013

Past Exhibitions

Eva Stenram: Drape

17 May - 26 August 2013

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Open 1

16 May - 23 August 2015

Open Eye Gallery, with the support of the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, is proud to present a series of three annual exhibitions to show the most compelling work received through our on-going call for Exhibition Submissions. Established at the gallery in 2013, the submission process enables practitioners at all stages of their career, who use photography as their medium, to share their latest ideas and projects with us. Openprovides a platform for displaying new work and a forum for discussion thanks to a rich programme of public events unfolding throughout the duration of the exhibition.

For the first exhibition in the series, titled Open 1, Open Eye Gallery’s curatorial team have selected six artists whose work is thematically grouped around ideas of social portraiture. The show brings together photography that narrates individual stories and yet addresses issues of collective relevance and general public interest. Each series on display has a personal dimension (often more introvert, suffered and lyrical) and a public-facing one (socially and politically engaged and more militant). Such tension is differently resolved in the work of each selected artist/photographer.

G20 Double Takes by Billy Macrae, for instance, revisits locations of protest during the last G20 meeting in London by adopting the popular strategy of ‘re-photography’, often used for displaying romantic ideas of the past against cruder and less elegiac visions of the present.

Deborah Kelly’s series, The Miracles, is a visually sumptuous and layered project on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) conceived as Renaissance religious portraiture.

Helen Marshall’s Project Tobong looks to preserve and reinvigorate storytelling and ritualised performance in the context of traditional street theatre.

Desk Job by Louis Quail is a humorous, insightful series capturing the struggle of personal expression versus global machinations and homogenisation.

Juvenile in Justice is a forceful, compassionate project by Richard Rossfocusing on the imprisonment of youth in 31 states and over 200 correctional facilities.

Sonal Kantaria’s Traces poetically combines portraiture and still life photography to evoke the experiences of many individuals of Indian heritage who have emigrated to and settled in Australia.

Downloads:
Open 1 Gallery Guide 
Open 1 Artist Information Pack
Open 1 Audio Guide
Artist Talk: Billy Macrae: Recording Disorder

Press Info:
Press Release
Press Pack

Open Eye Gallery, with the support of the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, is proud to present a series of three annual exhibitions to show the most compelling work received through our on-going call for Exhibition Submissions. Established at the gallery in 2013, the submission process enables practitioners at all stages of their career, who use photography as their medium, to share their latest ideas and projects with us. Openprovides a platform for displaying new work and a forum for discussion thanks to a rich programme of public events unfolding throughout the duration of the exhibition.

For the first exhibition in the series, titled Open 1, Open Eye Gallery’s curatorial team have selected six artists whose work is thematically grouped around ideas of social portraiture. The show brings together photography that narrates individual stories and yet addresses issues of collective relevance and general public interest. Each series on display has a personal dimension (often more introvert, suffered and lyrical) and a public-facing one (socially and politically engaged and more militant). Such tension is differently resolved in the work of each selected artist/photographer.

G20 Double Takes by Billy Macrae, for instance, revisits locations of protest during the last G20 meeting in London by adopting the popular strategy of ‘re-photography’, often used for displaying romantic ideas of the past against cruder and less elegiac visions of the present.

Deborah Kelly’s series, The Miracles, is a visually sumptuous and layered project on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) conceived as Renaissance religious portraiture.

Helen Marshall’s Project Tobong looks to preserve and reinvigorate storytelling and ritualised performance in the context of traditional street theatre.

Desk Job by Louis Quail is a humorous, insightful series capturing the struggle of personal expression versus global machinations and homogenisation.

Juvenile in Justice is a forceful, compassionate project by Richard Rossfocusing on the imprisonment of youth in 31 states and over 200 correctional facilities.

Sonal Kantaria’s Traces poetically combines portraiture and still life photography to evoke the experiences of many individuals of Indian heritage who have emigrated to and settled in Australia.

Downloads:
Open 1 Gallery Guide 
Open 1 Artist Information Pack
Open 1 Audio Guide
Artist Talk: Billy Macrae: Recording Disorder

Press Info:
Press Release
Press Pack

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