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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VR — Wake Up Together (Ren Hang & Where Love is Illegal)

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Two bodies of work pushing for the right to exist in our own skin on our own terms: Ren Hang UK premiere & Robin Hammond’s Where Love is Illegal.

 

How do you present yourself on your own terms, when your society wants to see you presented on theirs?

 

Here, we offer two bodies of work that are pushing for the right to exist in our own skin on our terms: Robin Hammond’s urgent Where Love is Illegal and a UK premiere of the work of Ren Hang.

 

Both photographers make work concerned with sexual and gender identities, and address global issues of representation through close, intimate portraits.

 

Portraits made with people, sensitively, are invitations to make a connection, to be identified with. When these portraits are of people with identities that some people do not tolerate — whether through discrimination laws, prejudice or censorship —  this connection becomes powerful. It becomes a way to seek and galvanise support for overcoming discrimination, taboo and alienation — worldwide.

 

Both collections of work are intensely personal, but through them we encounter the universal politics of our identities, bodies, and sexual autonomy. Through photography, they work towards a world where all genders and all sexual identities are accepted, where we can identify how we wish without it interfering with our everyday lives, and where our bodies are absolutely ours.

 

Please note: this exhibition contains accounts of violence and prejudice. It also contains nudity.

 

Wake Up Together is part of Homotopia 2018. Where Love is Illegal is a Witness Change project. Exhibition of Ren Hang’s work organised in cooperation with Stieglitz19, Belgium.

 

VR experience made by CaptureVR.

Wake up together vr open eye gallery view it here

Two bodies of work pushing for the right to exist in our own skin on our own terms: Ren Hang UK premiere & Robin Hammond’s Where Love is Illegal.

 

How do you present yourself on your own terms, when your society wants to see you presented on theirs?

 

Here, we offer two bodies of work that are pushing for the right to exist in our own skin on our terms: Robin Hammond’s urgent Where Love is Illegal and a UK premiere of the work of Ren Hang.

 

Both photographers make work concerned with sexual and gender identities, and address global issues of representation through close, intimate portraits.

 

Portraits made with people, sensitively, are invitations to make a connection, to be identified with. When these portraits are of people with identities that some people do not tolerate — whether through discrimination laws, prejudice or censorship —  this connection becomes powerful. It becomes a way to seek and galvanise support for overcoming discrimination, taboo and alienation — worldwide.

 

Both collections of work are intensely personal, but through them we encounter the universal politics of our identities, bodies, and sexual autonomy. Through photography, they work towards a world where all genders and all sexual identities are accepted, where we can identify how we wish without it interfering with our everyday lives, and where our bodies are absolutely ours.

 

Please note: this exhibition contains accounts of violence and prejudice. It also contains nudity.

 

Wake Up Together is part of Homotopia 2018. Where Love is Illegal is a Witness Change project. Exhibition of Ren Hang’s work organised in cooperation with Stieglitz19, Belgium.

 

VR experience made by CaptureVR.

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