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Launching LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

27 June 2024

Coming Soon. LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

28 June - 1 September 2024

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FIRE IT UP FUND FUNDEES ANNOUNCED

13 June 2024

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LAF X OPEN EYE GALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION LAUNCH

4 June 2024

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Home Tour @ Rochdale

6 June - 12 July 2024

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Photography Workshop: Birkenhead

30 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: St Helens

23 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Runcorn

16 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Liverpool City Centre

15 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Bootle

9 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Huyton

1 June 2024

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Everyone is Moving – Your Journeys, Your Neighbourhoods @ Atrium Space

4 June - 30 June 2024

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European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024

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Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

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JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

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MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

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Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

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Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

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National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

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Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024

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Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

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As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024

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Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

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Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

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Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

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PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

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We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

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Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 30 June 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 31 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

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Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

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Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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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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