Events

Poscards from us x: Online Art Workshops

29 January - 12 February 2021

Events

WHAT WE DO IN LOCKDOWN

5 January 2021

HYPERTEXT: Books Beyond Bars – Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Ruth White – The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Yasmine Akim ‘Decolonise art schools & showcase the agency of marginalised people’

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jason Evans – Sound & Vision

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: ROOT-ed Zine – Our Experience of Navigating through Arts and Media as People of Colour

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Present and Continuous Q&A with Liz Wewiora and the Many Hands Craft Collective

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jade Montserrat in conversation with Nikita Gill

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Sam Hutchinson in conversation with Aram Sabbah of Skatepal

28 November 2020

Get Involved: The Story of Liverpool Through Its Trees

24 November 2020

Past Events

Home Turf: Fans, Foodbanks and Photography

17 December 2020

Past Events

Scottie Press: Digital Residency

7 December - 11 December 2020

Past Events

Tell It Like It Is: Ian Clegg and Laura Robertson in Conversation

20 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2020

Exhibitions

Peer to Peer HK/UK — Lee Wing Ki: Night Walk (an excerpt)

16 November - 30 November 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer: UK / HK

11 November 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Watch: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

A Message From Open Eye Gallery: Covid-19 Update

2 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR — The New West

30 October 2020

Past Exhibitions

TO BE FRANK

30 October - 15 November 2020

Past Exhibitions

THE LIVES WE LEAD

28 October - 11 November 2020

Past Events Past Exhibitions

Love Is An Action: Black History Panel

29 October 2020

Projects

VR — The Time We Call Our Own

3 September 2020

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Exhibition: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2021

Projects

Harold Offeh — When Was The Time I Could Call My Own?

15 October 2020

Projects

Mirjam Wirz — Sonidero City

8 October 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #9 Access to Art: Who is art for? (w/ Mike Pinnington and Larry Achiampong)

13 October 2020

Projects

PLATFORM ISSUE 2: THE NEW NORMAL

7 October 2020

Past Events

Atrium Exhibition: Illustrating Anthropology

12 November - 30 November 2020

Past Events

Laurence Westgaph: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #18 – KELEENNA ONYEAKA

1 October - 31 October 2020

Projects

Tobias Zielony — Maskirovka

27 August 2020

Projects

Save Some Space (The Time We Call Our Own Online #4)

20 August 2020

Projects

Andrew Miksys — Disko (The Time We Call Our Own: Online #3)

6 August 2020

Projects

Oliver Sieber: Imaginary Club (The Time We Call Our Own: Online #2)

30 July 2020

Projects

Getting Ready: Amelia Lonsdale and Her Mum (#1)

23 July 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #17 – SAMANTHA JAGGER

3 September - 30 September 2020

Past Exhibitions

you out tonight?

10 August 2020

Projects

folio20: Hugh Baird University Centre

10 August 2020

Projects

Sarah Eyre (Untitled)

10 August 2020

Projects

Activity Packs for Older People

20 July 2020

Projects

Young People + Family Activity Packs

20 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #3: Photographing the Internet (w/ Mishka Henner)

7 May 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #2: Separated Together

30 April 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #7: Photography Does Not Love You (Katrina Sluis w/ Jacob Bolton)

2 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #8: Photography and Racialisation

9 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #5: Class of 2020 — Seba Kurtis in conversation with Mariama Attah

18 June 2020

Projects

Love is an Action

11 June 2020

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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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