Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 April - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

Exhibitions

Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

Exhibitions

Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Corrupted Archives

30 March 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight – Connecting new photography with writing

16 March 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #11: ON THE CORNERS OF ARGYLE AND GLENWOOD – PHOTOBOOK IN COLLABORATION

11 March 2021

Freelance Photographer in Residence Position

23 February 2021

Family Page

23 February 2021

About Alternative Lens

23 February 2021

Projects

Introducing Energy House

23 February 2021

Past Events

Open Rooms #10: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

25 February 2021

The Course

12 February 2021

Past Events

PLATFORM ISSUE 3: HOPE

12 February 2021

Events

OPEN CALL: THE STORY OF LIVERPOOL THROUGH ITS TREES

1 January - 30 April 2021

Events

OPEN CALL: HOMETOWNS

11 February - 31 March 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 Past Exhibitions

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

16 November - 30 November 2020

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 Past Exhibitions

VR — The Time We Call Our Own

3 September 2020

Past Exhibitions

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

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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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