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EXHIBITION LAUNCH: SHANGHAI SACRED — LIZ HINGLEY & CHEN HANGFENG

6 June - 6 June 2019

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LOOK Photo Biennial — Peer to Peer Symposium: China/UK Practice and Play

7 June - 7 June 2019

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OPEN EYE GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE: PORTRAITURE

29 May - 29 May 2019

Events

OPEN EYE GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE: ENVIRONMENT

12 June - 22 June 2019

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENTS – STEPHANIE WYNNE

1 April - 7 July 2019

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 07 – MARIE SMITH

1 May - 31 May 2019

Projects

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

23 April 2019

Events

OPEN SOURCE IN CONVERSATION: MARIE SMITH

30 May - 30 May 2019

Main Exhibition

Belonging: Students of Whitby High School

18 April - 28 April 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 06 – MARIA ANSELL

1 April - 30 April 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 05 – ELIZABETH GLEAVE

1 March - 31 March 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 04 – LEIA MORRISON

1 February - 28 February 2019

Past Exhibitions

Here And Now

19 February - 23 February 2019

Exhibitions

PAULINE ROWE & DAVE LOCKWOOD – THE ALLOTMENTS

29 August - 28 September 2019

Exhibitions

Stephanie Wynne and Stephen McCoy — Triangulation

18 July - 22 August 2019

Exhibitions

TABITHA JUSSA & JOHN DAVIES – CAN’T SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

6 June - 4 July 2019

Exhibitions

Yan Wang Preston — Forest

6 June - 30 August 2019

Exhibitions

LIZ HINGLEY – SHANGHAI SACRED

6 June - 25 September 2019

Main Exhibition Future Exhibitions

Kinship

9 May - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 03 – OLLIE HAYWARD

1 January - 31 January 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 02 – RACHEL GLASS

1 December - 31 December 2018

Projects Exhibitions

209 Women

28 February - 14 April 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 01 – HEATHER GLAZZARD

1 November - 30 November 2018

Projects Culture Shifts

Where Things are Different

15 August 2017

Past Exhibitions

She Dreams – Yan Wang Preston

24 September - 10 February 2018

Past Exhibitions

Wake Up Together

15 November - 17 February 2019

Exhibitions

DISTINCTLY

27 September - 24 November 2019

Projects

209 Women Crowdfunder

6 September - 17 October 2018

Past Exhibitions

XU ZHEN: OPTIMIZING

13 July - 7 September 2018

Past Exhibitions

HIDDEN WORLDS

14 July - 16 July 2018

Past Exhibitions

New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August 2018

Exhibitions

SEEING FUTURES: HUGH BAIRD PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERGRADUATES & ALUMNI

29 June 2018

Past Exhibitions

‘ELLESMERE PORT’ WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION

22 June 2018

Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

14 July - 28 October 2018

Past Exhibitions

China Conversation

17 June 2018

Projects

MA Course Brief

1 September 2018

Main Exhibition

Our North

28 March - 30 March 2018

Past Exhibitions

Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

The Pier Head – Tom Wood

12 January - 25 March 2018

Past Exhibitions

Ferry Folk

11 January - 25 March 2018

Projects Past Exhibitions

Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

Past Exhibitions

Finding Fangorn

26 October - 26 November 2017

Past Exhibitions

Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

Past Exhibitions

OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

Past Exhibitions

Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

Past Exhibitions

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

28 October - 18 December 2016

Wall Work

40 Years of Open Eye Gallery: 1977-2017

5 January 2017

Past Exhibitions

North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

6 January - 19 March 2017

Projects Past Exhibitions

Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

Projects Culture Shifts

Life Beyond Diagnosis

9 October 2016

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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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