Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery
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We believe photography is for everyone and can be meaningful, informing our present and inspiring positive futures.

Open Eye Gallery works with people to explore photography’s unique ability to connect, to tell stories, to inquire, to reflect on humanity’s past and present, and to celebrate its diversity and creativity.

Open Eye Gallery has consistently championed photography as an art form that is relevant to everyone. We promote the practice, enjoyment and understanding of photography by creating challenging and entertaining opportunities to experience and appreciate distinctive, innovative photographs.

As well as presenting a programme of international, high-quality exhibitions we also house a permanent Archive containing photographs from the 1930s to the present day.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sun, 10.30-17.30

Closed: Sun, Mon

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

There is level access to the gallery entrance and the Mann Island covered public space where we are located. Inside the gallery there are two ground floor spaces joined by a flat corridor, an accessible toilet and a platform lift to the second floor gallery. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Michael Brown

Inspiration, Process and Outcomes

  • 25 February 2017 6-8pm *on now

Saturday 25 February / 6pm-8pm / Free / Booking Required

A poetry reading and workshop.

Poets Maria Isakova Bennett and Michael Brown will discuss the development of new work inspired by our exhibition, North: Identity, Photography, Fashion.

Poets Maria Isakova Bennett and Michael Brown will read their poetry created after viewing the exhibition, discuss their own processes of redrafting work, and run a workshop in which participants will produce their own writing (poetry, prose poetry, or prose) from guided prompts. The event will conclude with a short discussion of participants’ experiences of writing during the session, followed by a final reading by Maria and Michael.

The event is suitable for both beginners and more experienced writers, and for artists with an interest in collaboration between photography and text.

Admission

The event is free, however booking is required.Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery, call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email info@openeye.org.uk

Website

https://openeye.org.uk/whatson/inspiration-process-and-outcomes/

North Install

Poetry Bookmaking Workshop - Session 1

  • 6 March 2017 2-3:30pm

Monday 6 March / 2pm-3.30pm / Free / Booking Required

Inspired by some of the photographs in the exhibition, ‘North: Identity, Photography, Fashion’, work with artist and poet Maria Isakova Bennett to create a unique lotus book containing a new poem which you will draft during the first session.

Two linked workshops will mean that during the second session you will complete your final draft of your poem and bind it in the covers you will make in the workshop.

Sessions will run:

Mon 6th March, 2pm-3.30pm

Mon 13th March, 2pm-3.30pm

The event is suitable for both beginners and more experienced writers, and for poets who are interested in creating their own books to contain their work.

Admission

The event is free, however booking is required. Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery; call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email info@openeye.org.uk

Website

https://openeye.org.uk/whatson/poetry-bookmaking-workshop-01/

Carbon Copy Press

Carbon Copy Press Talk & Book Launch

  • 9 March 2017 6-7:30pm

Thursday 9 March / 6pm-7.30pm / Free / Booking Required

Salford based collaborators Lizzie King and Craig Tattersall of Carbon Copy Press will be discussing the creation of their handmade photographic booklets, alongside their artistic practice.

Carbon Copy Press has released 5 books to date that have focused on photographic projects with alternative or creative processes. The book design and format is an integral element of their work.

Their practice focuses on the process, using photographic means to create art. They will discuss how they use the darkroom as a tool to create its own imagery, rather than just a means of developing film. They will also discuss their commission for the University of Salford in 2015 where they built a human-sized camera.

Carbon Copy Press will also be launching their brand new booklet, 005 Road Noise by Lorna Fellas.

Admission

The event is free, however booking is required. Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery; call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email info@openeye.org.uk

Website

https://openeye.org.uk/whatson/carbon-copy-press-talk-book-launch/

North Install

Poetry Bookmaking Workshop - Session 2

  • 13 March 2017 2-3:30pm

Monday 13 March / 2pm-3.30pm / Free / Booking Required

Inspired by some of the photographs in the exhibition, ‘North: Identity, Photography, Fashion’, work with artist and poet Maria Isakova Bennett to create a unique lotus book containing a new poem which you will draft during the first session.

Two linked workshops will mean that during the second session you will complete your final draft of your poem and bind it in the covers you will make in the workshop.

Sessions will run:

Mon 6th March, 2pm-3.30pm

Mon 13th March, 2pm-3.30pm

The event is suitable for both beginners and more experienced writers, and for poets who are interested in creating their own books to contain their work.

Admission

The event is free, however booking is required. Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery; call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email info@openeye.org.uk

Website

https://openeye.org.uk/whatson/poetry-bookmaking-workshop-session-2/

Jacqui McAssey Girlfans

Jacqui McAssey on Grilfans

  • 16 March 2017 From 6pm

Thursday 16 March / 6pm-7.30pm / Free / Booking Required

According to a recent survey, a quarter of Premier League match attenders (of the male game) are female. Founded by Jacqui McAssey, Girlfans is an ongoing photographic project and publication that aims to visually celebrate these female supporters by documenting who they are and how they express their fandom through fashion and clothing. Jacqui McAssey will be joining us to discuss her fantastic project.

Between 2013 and 2015 Jacqui, along with Photographer Alex Hurst took 150 photographs of women and girls at Anfield, Goodison and Wembley, a selection of which have been published and presented in a traditional printed football fanzine. Jacqui is photographing supporters of Manchester City FC at the Etihad Stadium until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Jacqui McAssey is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Communication at Liverpool John Moores University and specialises in Fashion Styling and Promotion. She has recently become a member of The Football Collective. Alex Hurst is a photographer and also lectures at UCLan.

Girlfans Issue 1: LFC & Issue 2: EFC are both available for £5 each from our independent gallery shop. Follow the project on Instagram and Facebook @Girlfanszine.

Admission

This event is free, however booking is required. Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery; call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email info@openeye.org.uk

Website

https://openeye.org.uk/whatson/jacqui-mcassey-g

Cluny MCR

Artist Talk - Cluny MCR

  • 27 April 2017 6-7:30pm

Thursday 27 April / 6pm-7.30pm / Free / Booking Required

Cluny MCR is a Manchester based creative online and print platform featuring a diverse range of work from emerging and lesser-known artists from around Greater Manchester. Founders Louis Haynes and Jake Macleod will be joining us to discuss how and why they set up the Cluny, working in collaboration and how you can get involved. Louis and Jake will also be bringing along contributing artists who will discuss their practice.

The fourth issue The Love Issue, their first printed publication, explores themes of lust, romance, sex and relationships through the art of photography, graphics & illustration, film, music, mix tape and writing – the 6 consistent facets which make up the Cluny.

Louis and Jake will also be discussing their plans for the Cluny, broadening their scope in Manchester, before moving future issues to feature Leeds and Liverpool, and developing an interactive mobile application with live updates of work around the city.

The next printed issue will be based around the theme of Life & Death. To submit you work email jake@clunymcr.com or louis@clunymcr.com, who always welcome the opportunity to feature new artists.

The Love Issue is available to purchase in our independent gallery shop for £6, and this issue comes with a free condom!

Admission

The event is free, however booking is required. Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery, call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email info@openeye.org.uk

Website

https://openeye.org.uk/whatson/artist-talk-cluny-mcr/

Open Eye Gallery
9 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1BP
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.openeye.org.uk

E-mail

info@openeye.org.uk

Telephone

0151 709 9460

Fax

0151 709 3059

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