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Mccoy Wynne to exhibit at COP26 Universities’ Innovation Showcase

18 October 2021

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Holding Time: Launch Event

19 November 2021

Events

The Mutual Respect Manifesto by Glow Creative Learning

25 October 2021

Events

Joseph Lee: Mindful Photo Workshop

4 December 2021

Events

Who’s Left Behind? Part 2: Tadhg Devlin, staff from Community Integrated Care, and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust in association with Liverpool SURF group

25 November 2021

Events

Who’s Left Behind? Part 1: Liverpool Cares and MA SEP graduate Vilija Skubute

24 November 2021

Events

Today, Tomorrow and Somewhere in between

11 November 2021

Events

One Day at a Time Boys: Introductory talk and workshop

6 November 2021

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: CROSSING SECTORS

30 September - 7 November 2021

Exhibitions

Just Between Friends: Runcorn Public Realm

30 September - 12 December 2021

Events

LATE NIGHT OPENING: COLLECTIVE MATTERS

15 October 2021

Events

Collective Matters: Meet and Greet

22 October 2021

Events

Holding the Baby: Banner making workshop

16 October 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Tabitha Jussa

17 September - 6 November 2021

Main Exhibition

Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions

Polly Braden: Holding The Baby

30 September - 31 October 2021

Past Events

Open Rooms #16: Agency of Women

23 September 2021

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PLATFORM ISSUE 04: CROSSROADS

10 September 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Our Lands

23 August - 19 September 2021

Exhibitions

Imagining Disaster: Essay Series

30 August 2021

Exhibitions

Rivers of the World

6 September 2021

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Open Rooms #15: Common Ground

8 September 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Instagram Residency: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

30 August - 5 September 2021

Past Events

PLATFORM: Issue 4 Launch Party

10 September 2021

Past Events

Imagining Disaster: Contemporary Art X Science Fiction

2 September 2021

Past Events

Launch Party: One Day At A Time

19 August 2021

Past Events

Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

9 September 2021

Past Exhibitions

Sam Batley: ONE DAY AT A TIME

18 August - 19 September 2021

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VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

Past Exhibitions

Return To Nature

30 July 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

Past Exhibitions

We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

Exhibitions

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival — Jessica El Mal: Grounds For Concern

16 July - 15 August 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

Past Exhibitions

Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

Exhibitions

VR Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions

VR Student Exhibitions: Youth Culture by Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: Arc with Hugh Baird

16 June - 20 June 2021

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First Light: Photography Writing Now – Tilt Launch Party

9 July 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #14: Separated Together

24 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Digital Window Gallery: Postcards from us x

10 June - 20 June 2021

LightNight 2021: Play

21 May 2021

Heavy Gardening Art Trail Photowalk

21 May 2021

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

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First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

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Peer to Peer: UK / HK

Online Festival

11 – 14 November 2020

Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors.

The Festival will include an online exhibition of digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based artists, including 5 new commissions by artists nominated by UK and Hong Kong based partners. There will also be a series of digital residencies taking place across partner organisation’s social media channels as well as a set of curated panel discussions.

Register and view the full festival programme here

In the spirit of exchange and collaboration the Festival is piloting a distributed leadership model, involving co-curation and co-production with partner organisations. The Festival is led by Ying Kwok (Festival Director and independent curator, HK), with Lindsay Taylor (University of Salford Art Collection)Open Eye Gallery and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), supported by a project team.

Instagram Residency:

Raúl Hernandez

Raul Hernandez

Raúl Hernandez will be taking over Open Eye Gallery’s Instagram account for four consecutive weekends. Through photographs, captions and Instagram stories, Raúl explains the process of his project ROOM AVAILABLE, a series about his own adaptation as a foreigner in Hong Kong during the last three years. Nominated by Bess Chan, Hong Kong International Photo Festival. View all Peer to Peer: HK / UK social media residencies here.

Critical Response:

Raúl Hernandez’s Peer To Peer Digital Residency

Writer Lauren Stephens responds to Raul Hernandez’s digital residency and themes of belonging and being an outsider, referencing her own experiences of being an American in the UK.

VR — The New West

 

David Lockwood, The New West

The New West is a virtual reality exhibition curated by David Lockwood with the assistance of his son Hugo and charts their exploration as avatars, Arthur Morgan and John Marston, travelling within the rapidly evolving geographies of Red Dead Redemption and this new west. Photographs from the avatars archives and thoughts from their diary have been printed and hung on the Open Eye Gallery walls, filmed by a VR camera and the show posted back online. Here Lockwood plays with layers of mediation, asking us to question our relationship with the documenting of landscape and the human impact on the natural world, by connecting perceptions of the past with our knowledge of the present.

David Lockwood was nominated by Open Eye Gallery director Sarah Fisher to exhibit as part of Peer to Peer: UK/HK.

Digital Exhibition:

Lee Wing Ki

The large-format black-and-white photography is a visual journey of the photographer walking at night in Hong Kong in 2019 and 2020. In the midst of social unrest in Hong Kong and social distancing in the world, these images portray a city and its cityspace that is often devoid of human presence but left with traces of human desire and thinking. In a city where censorship of freedom of speech and political censorship is imposed, the photographer wonders, what is left for us to see and witness? On the Digital Window Gallery, these images serve as temporary windows to connect the geographical restrictions that we are facing and also reference the past, presence and future of Hong Kong. A work-in-progress series, the photographers will continue work on pondering the change of cityscape in Hong Kong.

Images: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, I cant remember a time i didn’t need you (moment), 2020, Interactive Game (still)

Raul Hernandez, Room Available, 2017, film

David Lockwood, The New West: Exploration of the Geological Parallel, 2020, VR photography

Online Festival

11 – 14 November 2020

Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors.

The Festival will include an online exhibition of digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based artists, including 5 new commissions by artists nominated by UK and Hong Kong based partners. There will also be a series of digital residencies taking place across partner organisation’s social media channels as well as a set of curated panel discussions.

Register and view the full festival programme here

In the spirit of exchange and collaboration the Festival is piloting a distributed leadership model, involving co-curation and co-production with partner organisations. The Festival is led by Ying Kwok (Festival Director and independent curator, HK), with Lindsay Taylor (University of Salford Art Collection)Open Eye Gallery and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), supported by a project team.

Instagram Residency:

Raúl Hernandez

Raul Hernandez

Raúl Hernandez will be taking over Open Eye Gallery’s Instagram account for four consecutive weekends. Through photographs, captions and Instagram stories, Raúl explains the process of his project ROOM AVAILABLE, a series about his own adaptation as a foreigner in Hong Kong during the last three years. Nominated by Bess Chan, Hong Kong International Photo Festival. View all Peer to Peer: HK / UK social media residencies here.

Critical Response:

Raúl Hernandez’s Peer To Peer Digital Residency

Writer Lauren Stephens responds to Raul Hernandez’s digital residency and themes of belonging and being an outsider, referencing her own experiences of being an American in the UK.

VR — The New West

 

David Lockwood, The New West

The New West is a virtual reality exhibition curated by David Lockwood with the assistance of his son Hugo and charts their exploration as avatars, Arthur Morgan and John Marston, travelling within the rapidly evolving geographies of Red Dead Redemption and this new west. Photographs from the avatars archives and thoughts from their diary have been printed and hung on the Open Eye Gallery walls, filmed by a VR camera and the show posted back online. Here Lockwood plays with layers of mediation, asking us to question our relationship with the documenting of landscape and the human impact on the natural world, by connecting perceptions of the past with our knowledge of the present.

David Lockwood was nominated by Open Eye Gallery director Sarah Fisher to exhibit as part of Peer to Peer: UK/HK.

Digital Exhibition:

Lee Wing Ki

The large-format black-and-white photography is a visual journey of the photographer walking at night in Hong Kong in 2019 and 2020. In the midst of social unrest in Hong Kong and social distancing in the world, these images portray a city and its cityspace that is often devoid of human presence but left with traces of human desire and thinking. In a city where censorship of freedom of speech and political censorship is imposed, the photographer wonders, what is left for us to see and witness? On the Digital Window Gallery, these images serve as temporary windows to connect the geographical restrictions that we are facing and also reference the past, presence and future of Hong Kong. A work-in-progress series, the photographers will continue work on pondering the change of cityscape in Hong Kong.

Images: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, I cant remember a time i didn’t need you (moment), 2020, Interactive Game (still)

Raul Hernandez, Room Available, 2017, film

David Lockwood, The New West: Exploration of the Geological Parallel, 2020, VR photography

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