Exhibitions

NORTH: FASHIONING IDENTITY

14 September - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions Future Exhibitions

Peer to Peer

17 October - 22 December 2019

Exhibitions

SIXTEEN at Ellesmere Port Library

19 September - 27 September 2019

Events

WE ARE KIRKBY

19 September 2019

Future Exhibitions

WE ARE KIRKBY

23 September - 16 November 2019

LOOK Events Events

Launch: LOOK Photo Biennial 2019

17 October - 17 October 2019

LOOK Events Events

OPENING: DISTINCTLY

27 September - 27 September 2019

Events

OPEN SOURCE IN CONVERSATION: NATHAN CUTLER

26 September - 26 September 2019

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 11 – NATHAN CUTLER

1 September - 30 September 2019

Events

COAST TO COAST TO COAST

14 September - 14 September 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 10 – JOCELYN ALLEN

1 August - 31 August 2019

Exhibitions

A Portrait Of…

2 August - 29 September 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 09 – ARABELLE ZHUANG

1 July - 31 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

Close Attention

11 July - 21 July 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

New York Scene/Unseen: Keith Haring and Friends

14 June - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 08 – DENISA N. MOLNAR

1 June - 30 June 2019

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENTS – STEPHANIE WYNNE

1 April - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 07 – MARIE SMITH

1 May - 31 May 2019

Projects

VR — Wake Up Together (Ren Hang & Where Love is Illegal)

23 April 2019

Main Exhibition

Belonging: Students of Whitby High School

18 April - 28 April 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 06 – MARIA ANSELL

1 April - 30 April 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 05 – ELIZABETH GLEAVE

1 March - 31 March 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 04 – LEIA MORRISON

1 February - 28 February 2019

Past Exhibitions

Here And Now

19 February - 23 February 2019

Exhibitions

PAULINE ROWE & DAVE LOCKWOOD – THE ALLOTMENTS

29 August - 28 September 2019

Exhibitions

TABITHA JUSSA & JOHN DAVIES – CAN’T SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

6 June - 4 July 2019

Exhibitions

Stephanie Wynne and Stephen McCoy — Triangulation

18 July - 24 August 2019

Exhibitions

Yan Wang Preston — Forest

6 June - 28 September 2019

Exhibitions

LIZ HINGLEY – SHANGHAI SACRED

6 June - 25 September 2019

Main Exhibition

Kinship

9 May - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 03 – OLLIE HAYWARD

1 January - 31 January 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 02 – RACHEL GLASS

1 December - 31 December 2018

Projects Exhibitions

209 Women

28 February - 14 April 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 01 – HEATHER GLAZZARD

1 November - 30 November 2018

Projects Culture Shifts

Where Things are Different

15 August 2017

Past Exhibitions

She Dreams – Yan Wang Preston

24 September - 10 February 2018

Past Exhibitions

Wake Up Together

15 November - 17 February 2019

Exhibitions

DISTINCTLY

27 September - 24 November 2019

Projects

209 Women Crowdfunder

6 September - 17 October 2018

Past Exhibitions

XU ZHEN: OPTIMIZING

13 July - 7 September 2018

Past Exhibitions

HIDDEN WORLDS

14 July - 16 July 2018

Past Exhibitions

New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August 2018

Exhibitions

SEEING FUTURES: HUGH BAIRD PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERGRADUATES & ALUMNI

29 June 2018

Past Exhibitions

‘ELLESMERE PORT’ WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION

22 June 2018

Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

14 July - 28 October 2018

Past Exhibitions

China Conversation

17 June 2018

Projects

MA Course Brief

1 September 2018

Main Exhibition

Our North

28 March - 30 March 2018

Past Exhibitions

Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

The Pier Head – Tom Wood

12 January - 25 March 2018

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OPENING: DISTINCTLY

27 September - 27 September 2019

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Distinctly brings together significant bodies of work by 10 of the most impactful photographers working in Britain over the last half century. Each photographer, whilst taking a unique approach to their depiction of aspects of British life and its communities, shares a sense of immersion and commitment to the regions photographed. At a moment when photography seems polarised between the brevity of digital media and a more sustained sense of collaboration, this survey engages with work by young photographers establishing their own response to regions they are committed to and places that work in conversation with important series made in Britain by more established practitioners.

From Robert Darch’s account of rural traits and agriculture in the Southwest, to Kirsty Mackay’s work with those now living in the streets of her Glasgow childhood, the exhibition draws on the diverse communities and topographies Britain accommodates. Daniel Meadows, offers street portraiture made across a Britain he explored in a converted double-decker bus in the 1970s –a project completed when he sought out the same subjects a few decades later. Niall McDiarmid’s contemporary work continues that tradition of street portraiture, as he journeys across Britain to build a growing inventory of colour, style and personality.

John Myers portraits from the Midlands have only recently been published for the first time, an important account of the suburban experience in the1970s, whilst Tish Murtha and Ken Grant both draw on an intimate knowledge of their own culture in Northeast and Northwest of England. Chris Killip’s photographs, taken over more than a decade, bring together work from long-term series he made in the industrial Northeast, across several political eras, to establish a subjective narrative that is a landmark in the photobook’s development and the exhibiting of photography in Britain.

The exhibition is completed by Martin Parr’s Bad Weather, an innovative response to our preoccupations with the weather and, perhaps in counterbalance, Marketa Luskacova’s photographs of street musicians. The series she began a young mother walking the markets of London’s East End, seems to outweigh its topic as a profound and dignified noting of those who make music in the street and, like so many of those featured in this exhibition, manage to find their own ways to make their way in Britain, as if their very lives depend on it.

Artists:
Robert Darch
Ken Grant
Chris Killip
Marketa Luskacova
Kirsty MacKay
Niall McDiarmid
Daniel Meadows
Tish Murtha
John Myers
Martin Parr

Distinctly is sponsored by Spectrum.

Open Eye Gallery and Wirral Borough of Culture would also like to thank:
Manchester Art Gallery
Martin Parr Foundation
James Hyman Collection
For their loans of work for this exhibition.

 

RSVP

ALL WELCOME

RSVP

ALL WELCOME

 

Distinctly brings together significant bodies of work by 10 of the most impactful photographers working in Britain over the last half century. Each photographer, whilst taking a unique approach to their depiction of aspects of British life and its communities, shares a sense of immersion and commitment to the regions photographed. At a moment when photography seems polarised between the brevity of digital media and a more sustained sense of collaboration, this survey engages with work by young photographers establishing their own response to regions they are committed to and places that work in conversation with important series made in Britain by more established practitioners.

From Robert Darch’s account of rural traits and agriculture in the Southwest, to Kirsty Mackay’s work with those now living in the streets of her Glasgow childhood, the exhibition draws on the diverse communities and topographies Britain accommodates. Daniel Meadows, offers street portraiture made across a Britain he explored in a converted double-decker bus in the 1970s –a project completed when he sought out the same subjects a few decades later. Niall McDiarmid’s contemporary work continues that tradition of street portraiture, as he journeys across Britain to build a growing inventory of colour, style and personality.

John Myers portraits from the Midlands have only recently been published for the first time, an important account of the suburban experience in the1970s, whilst Tish Murtha and Ken Grant both draw on an intimate knowledge of their own culture in Northeast and Northwest of England. Chris Killip’s photographs, taken over more than a decade, bring together work from long-term series he made in the industrial Northeast, across several political eras, to establish a subjective narrative that is a landmark in the photobook’s development and the exhibiting of photography in Britain.

The exhibition is completed by Martin Parr’s Bad Weather, an innovative response to our preoccupations with the weather and, perhaps in counterbalance, Marketa Luskacova’s photographs of street musicians. The series she began a young mother walking the markets of London’s East End, seems to outweigh its topic as a profound and dignified noting of those who make music in the street and, like so many of those featured in this exhibition, manage to find their own ways to make their way in Britain, as if their very lives depend on it.

Artists:
Robert Darch
Ken Grant
Chris Killip
Marketa Luskacova
Kirsty MacKay
Niall McDiarmid
Daniel Meadows
Tish Murtha
John Myers
Martin Parr

Distinctly is sponsored by Spectrum.

Open Eye Gallery and Wirral Borough of Culture would also like to thank:
Manchester Art Gallery
Martin Parr Foundation
James Hyman Collection
For their loans of work for this exhibition.

 

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ALL WELCOME

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