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Digital Window Gallery: Tabitha Jussa

17 September - 6 November 2021

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Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

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Polly Braden: Holding The Baby

30 September - 31 October 2021

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Open Rooms #16: Agency of Women

23 September 2021

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PLATFORM ISSUE 04: CROSSROADS

10 September 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Our Lands

23 August - 19 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Essay Series

30 August 2021

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Rivers of the World

6 September 2021

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Instagram Residency: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

30 August - 5 September 2021

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PLATFORM: Issue 4 Launch Party

10 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Contemporary Art X Science Fiction

2 September 2021

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Open Rooms #15: Common Ground

8 September 2021

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Launch Party: One Day At A Time

19 August 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

9 September 2021

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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

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Return To Nature

30 July 2021

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VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

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We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

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

16 July - 15 August 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

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Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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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

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OPEN ROOMS #14: Separated Together

24 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

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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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First Light Spotlight: Interior Tension

22 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Networked Beings

8 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Things Are Strange

25 May 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #12: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

6 May 2021

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Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 May - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

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Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

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First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

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Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

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Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

Open Eye Gallery is pleased to be supporting photographer Suzanne St Clare working with the Chester LGBTQ+ community as they Reclaim The City.

The project is one of three artist projects to be taking over empty shop fronts in Chester. Watergate Street, Chester is hosting the new Reclaim The City exhibition, which explores themes of belonging and the local community as part of the Chester High Street Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme. 

Working with Chester Pride, between January and March 2021 photographer Suzanne St Clare discussed experiences of lockdown and hopes for the cultural future of the city with the Chester LGBTQ+ community.  Together, they considered whether the time for retail led regeneration had past and the notion of reclaiming – for the city and themselves. This collaborative response includes portraits in places of personal meaning and creative quotes inspired by their thoughts and vision for the city.

Through online sessions, St Clare has supported participants to create photographic stories through a process of dialogue and co-authorship. Each participant has shared three, related contributions that express how they feel about their relationship with Chester. And each story includes a portrait of the participant in a place in Chester that is meaningful to them. 

The other artist projects include Matt Baker, Artistic Director of Theatre in the Quarter, who used film to capture the views of Chester Residents, and local theatre company, Yet Another Carnival, who worked with people who formerly slept rough, on a spoken word project in partnership with Forfutures.

Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme, backed by government funding, aims to help with the recovery of local high streets from regenerating historic buildings to helping to engage local communities through art and cultural projects. Find out more about Chester’s HAZ project here

Follow the project and share your photos and stories @CreateChester #WeCreateChester

Image: Steph Taylor by Suzanne St Clare

Open Eye Gallery is pleased to be supporting photographer Suzanne St Clare working with the Chester LGBTQ+ community as they Reclaim The City.

The project is one of three artist projects to be taking over empty shop fronts in Chester. Watergate Street, Chester is hosting the new Reclaim The City exhibition, which explores themes of belonging and the local community as part of the Chester High Street Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme. 

Working with Chester Pride, between January and March 2021 photographer Suzanne St Clare discussed experiences of lockdown and hopes for the cultural future of the city with the Chester LGBTQ+ community.  Together, they considered whether the time for retail led regeneration had past and the notion of reclaiming – for the city and themselves. This collaborative response includes portraits in places of personal meaning and creative quotes inspired by their thoughts and vision for the city.

Through online sessions, St Clare has supported participants to create photographic stories through a process of dialogue and co-authorship. Each participant has shared three, related contributions that express how they feel about their relationship with Chester. And each story includes a portrait of the participant in a place in Chester that is meaningful to them. 

The other artist projects include Matt Baker, Artistic Director of Theatre in the Quarter, who used film to capture the views of Chester Residents, and local theatre company, Yet Another Carnival, who worked with people who formerly slept rough, on a spoken word project in partnership with Forfutures.

Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme, backed by government funding, aims to help with the recovery of local high streets from regenerating historic buildings to helping to engage local communities through art and cultural projects. Find out more about Chester’s HAZ project here

Follow the project and share your photos and stories @CreateChester #WeCreateChester

Image: Steph Taylor by Suzanne St Clare

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