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ASSEMBLIES: OPEN EYE HUB

16 September 2022

VR: Visualising Pollution – Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

VR: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

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COMING SOON: Clickmoor on Climate

15 August - 4 September 2022

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COMING SOON: LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL @ WIGAN AND LEIGH

1 October 2022

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Make, Mend and Sustain – Digital Window Gallery

14 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOKBOOK CLUB: THE OVERSTORY BY RICHARD POWERS, Pages 1-28

25 September 2022

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Guided Walk: Bats of Sefton Park

1 September 2022

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A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot Town Centre

25 July 2022

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Reclaiming @ Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

13 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #2

27 August 2022

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Guided Walk: Bees of Sefton Park

31 July - 31 July 2022

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Guided Walk: A History of Sefton Park Landscape

21 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #1

6 August 2022

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WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE STUDENTS

14 July - 4 September 2022

COMING SOON: MIMESIS: A BEAT BEFORE THE RAPTURE @ NEW ADELPI ATRIUM

19 October - 16 November 2022

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COMING SOON: ARE YOU LIVING COMFORTABLY? @ NEW ADELPHI EXHIBITION GALLERY

10 October - 23 December 2022

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Before it Melts into Solid: Carmel College Students

14 July - 4 September 2022

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Journal Launch: Coast to Coast to Coast

13 August 2022

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Writing Workshop: Listening to the River Mersey with Maria Isakova-Bennett

13 August 2022

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ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE: Growing Culture, Community and Creativity

4 September 2022

COMING SOON: Let’s Grow Preston

23 July 2022

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DOT-ART ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS

14 July - 28 July 2022

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An evening with Guillemot Press Poets

22 July 2022

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OPEN SOURCE #24 DARAGH DRAKE: ANAM CARA

14 July - 18 August 2022

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MWALULA – HELLEN SONGA @ LIVERPOOL GROWING SPACES

11 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Launch Party

14 July 2022

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Visual Studies X Open Eye Gallery Roundtable

14 July 2022

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LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022: CLIMATE

15 July - 4 September 2022

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Make, Mend & Sustain @ Chester Charity Shops

8 July - 5 August 2022

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Before it Melts into Solid @ World of Glass, St. Helens

30 June - 26 July 2022

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Student Exhibitions: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

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Our Planet, Our Future! A conversation on Sustainable Futures in St Helens

9 July - 9 July 2022

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Planting for the Planet @ RHS Garden Bridgewater

27 May - 27 August 2022

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Whose High Street is it? Unlocking Creative Futures in Our Own Town Centres

29 June 2022

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POETRY READING: 100 Years of The Waste Land

17 November - 17 November 2022

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National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

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(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

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In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

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Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

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Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

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VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

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Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

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Open Source #22: Bags For Life – Luke Saxon

1 May - 31 May 2022

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VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

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An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

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Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

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Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

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Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

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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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