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 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

How, in 2017, do we bring about meaningful change?

Open 3: Affecting Change looks at how real change is made today, and what role photography has in that process. The exhibition features five rising photographers working in the North West.

The works on show look into the daily lives of people working hard to transform the lives of others. The artists have worked in collaboration with various collectives across Liverpool, a city renowned for transcending insular politics by championing positive change.

To produce the work in the show, the five young artists have immersed themselves in the practices of five community organisations driving positive change. Rather than document their normal rituals, the artists worked alongside the people in each organisation to encapsulate their ethos and share their successes.

 

Yetunde Adebiyi has produced a set of images with Between the Borders, a group proactive in their concern for the issues surrounding migration. They address this crucial discussion through a zine dedicated to supporting refugees and clarifying the asylum process. The zine is a space for poetry, essays and art from both UK citizens and people amidst their journey through the asylum process. Yetunde’s work, all shot on film, will be presented in a zine format across the walls of the gallery with an accompanying publication.

 

 

As part of the project, Yetunde accompanied the group to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire, to participate in an on-going protest against the living conditions and asylum situation of the women detained there, some of whom have been held for years awaiting deportation.

 

 

Danny Ryder focuses on News From Nowhere – Liverpool’s long-running radical community bookshop. Danny is taking over the gallery’s upstairs space, recreating the not-for-profit bookshop and hosting a range of independent, feminist and children’s literature for anyone to browse and buy. The replica bookshop will also function as a reading room and social space, with seating and hot drinks provided.

 

 

Libbi Groves is a photography student at Hugh Baird College living with cerebral palsy. Her photographs look at how Stick ‘n’ Step, a Wirral-based charity, empowers and inspires children living with cerebral palsy to become more confident and ambitious. Her work focuses on the dedication and resilience of the young people the charity works with, looking at how they overcome their personal barriers and become stronger every day.

 

 

Jane MacNeil has produced a series with North Docks Community Group, a collective that are ensuring Liverpool’s soon-to-be redeveloped North Docks remain accessible and habitable to all the people currently living and working there.

 

 

Matty Lambert, the final photographer in Open 3: Affecting Change, has worked alongside UTS Foundation, an athletics institution that offers free and accessible coaching, health and well-being sessions to vulnerable community groups across the Wirral. These groups include disaffected young people, older people with health or mobility issues, and people recovering from cancer care.

 

Open 3: Affecting Change is supported by Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, as part of their mission to help the development of promising young North West artists working in visual arts.

 

#Affecting Change

How, in 2017, do we bring about meaningful change?

Open 3: Affecting Change looks at how real change is made today, and what role photography has in that process. The exhibition features five rising photographers working in the North West.

The works on show look into the daily lives of people working hard to transform the lives of others. The artists have worked in collaboration with various collectives across Liverpool, a city renowned for transcending insular politics by championing positive change.

To produce the work in the show, the five young artists have immersed themselves in the practices of five community organisations driving positive change. Rather than document their normal rituals, the artists worked alongside the people in each organisation to encapsulate their ethos and share their successes.

 

Yetunde Adebiyi has produced a set of images with Between the Borders, a group proactive in their concern for the issues surrounding migration. They address this crucial discussion through a zine dedicated to supporting refugees and clarifying the asylum process. The zine is a space for poetry, essays and art from both UK citizens and people amidst their journey through the asylum process. Yetunde’s work, all shot on film, will be presented in a zine format across the walls of the gallery with an accompanying publication.

 

 

As part of the project, Yetunde accompanied the group to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire, to participate in an on-going protest against the living conditions and asylum situation of the women detained there, some of whom have been held for years awaiting deportation.

 

 

Danny Ryder focuses on News From Nowhere – Liverpool’s long-running radical community bookshop. Danny is taking over the gallery’s upstairs space, recreating the not-for-profit bookshop and hosting a range of independent, feminist and children’s literature for anyone to browse and buy. The replica bookshop will also function as a reading room and social space, with seating and hot drinks provided.

 

 

Libbi Groves is a photography student at Hugh Baird College living with cerebral palsy. Her photographs look at how Stick ‘n’ Step, a Wirral-based charity, empowers and inspires children living with cerebral palsy to become more confident and ambitious. Her work focuses on the dedication and resilience of the young people the charity works with, looking at how they overcome their personal barriers and become stronger every day.

 

 

Jane MacNeil has produced a series with North Docks Community Group, a collective that are ensuring Liverpool’s soon-to-be redeveloped North Docks remain accessible and habitable to all the people currently living and working there.

 

 

Matty Lambert, the final photographer in Open 3: Affecting Change, has worked alongside UTS Foundation, an athletics institution that offers free and accessible coaching, health and well-being sessions to vulnerable community groups across the Wirral. These groups include disaffected young people, older people with health or mobility issues, and people recovering from cancer care.

 

Open 3: Affecting Change is supported by Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, as part of their mission to help the development of promising young North West artists working in visual arts.

 

#Affecting Change

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