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Common Ground: Photography, Writing and Public Space

19 July 2018

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WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY & WELLBEING WORKSHOP: ‘HERE AND NOW 2’

16 July 2018

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BOOK LAUNCH: SHOULDN’T THROW STONES

2 August 2018

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WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY & WELLBEING WORKSHOP: ‘HERE AND NOW 3’

13 August 2018

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XU ZHEN: OPTIMIZING

13 July - 7 September 2018

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HIDDEN WORLDS

14 July - 16 July 2018

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New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August 2018

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SEEING FUTURES: HUGH BAIRD PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERGRADUATES & ALUMNI

29 June 2018

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‘ELLESMERE PORT’ WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION

22 June 2018

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Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

14 July - 28 October 2018

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China Conversation

17 June 2018

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MA Course Brief

1 September 2018

Main Exhibition

Our North

28 March - 30 March 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April - 17 June 2018

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The Pier Head – Tom Wood

12 January - 25 March 2018

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Ferry Folk

11 January - 25 March 2018

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Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

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Finding Fangorn

26 October - 26 November 2017

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Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

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OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

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Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

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Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

28 October - 18 December 2016

Wall Work

40 Years of Open Eye Gallery: 1977-2017

5 January 2017

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North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

6 January - 19 March 2017

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Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

Culture Shifts

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

9 October 2016

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Toxteth

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Positive Changes at The Atkinson

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Kirkby

9 October 2016

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St Helens

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Exhibition: Halton

9 October 2016

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Wirral: Another Language/ In The Pink Room

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Animator Training

9 October 2016

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Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July - 16 October 2016

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Walter & Zoniel: Spectra

9 July - 16 October 2016

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Tromarama

9 July - 31 July 2016

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Telling Tales

6 July - 11 July 2016

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Collected Possibilities

15 June - 19 June 2016

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Open 2: Pieces of You

15 April - 5 June 2016

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Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman

15 January - 3 April 2016

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Edith Tudor-Hart: Quiet Radicalism

2 March - 29 April 2013

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Mishka Henner: Precious Commodities

2 March - 29 April 2013

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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

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Still Outside (Or Unexplained)

22 June - 2 September 2012

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Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures

22 June - 2 September 2012

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Richard Mosse: Infra

30 March - 10 June 2012

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PAUL MORRISON: URFORMEN

Paul Morrison: Urformen

1 June - 1 December 2016

As part of the Cultural Programme of the International Festival for Business 2014, Open Eye Gallery has commissioned Liverpool-born artist Paul Morrison (b. 1966) with a new work that will transform the gallery’s façade. Every two years, made to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial, the Wall Workseries aims to create a new visual dialogue between the gallery and its context, and collaborate with artists who work outside the field of photography and lens-based practices.

Urformen is a cognitive landscape created from a selection of disparate found elements, which are taken from Morrison’s archive. His source material ranges from archaic prints to contemporary graphics found in botanical text books, fine art, film stills and advertising.

The images are integrated through digital manipulation and form an indeterminate space that is simultaneously flat, yet gives the illusion of strong pictorial depth.

The resulting composition functions as a screen that allows the viewer to complete the landscape according to her/his perception, history, memory and cultural associations. It is a virtual site for an incident to occur in.

The contrasting black and white heightens the work’s visual impact. However, the piece is somehow rich in associative colour. A picture of grass need not be green any more than the word rainbow needs to be written in multi-coloured letters.

Sponsored by the International Festival For Business 2014.

Limited edition prints are available from our gallery shop.

As part of the Cultural Programme of the International Festival for Business 2014, Open Eye Gallery has commissioned Liverpool-born artist Paul Morrison (b. 1966) with a new work that will transform the gallery’s façade. Every two years, made to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial, the Wall Workseries aims to create a new visual dialogue between the gallery and its context, and collaborate with artists who work outside the field of photography and lens-based practices.

Urformen is a cognitive landscape created from a selection of disparate found elements, which are taken from Morrison’s archive. His source material ranges from archaic prints to contemporary graphics found in botanical text books, fine art, film stills and advertising.

The images are integrated through digital manipulation and form an indeterminate space that is simultaneously flat, yet gives the illusion of strong pictorial depth.

The resulting composition functions as a screen that allows the viewer to complete the landscape according to her/his perception, history, memory and cultural associations. It is a virtual site for an incident to occur in.

The contrasting black and white heightens the work’s visual impact. However, the piece is somehow rich in associative colour. A picture of grass need not be green any more than the word rainbow needs to be written in multi-coloured letters.

Sponsored by the International Festival For Business 2014.

Limited edition prints are available from our gallery shop.

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