Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery
28-32 Wood Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 4AQ
England

Website

www.openeye.org.uk

E-mail

info@openeye.org.uk

Telephone

0151 709 9460

Fax

0151 709 3059

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Open Eye is a gallery which specialises in exhibiting photography and other lens based media. In addition to our gallery programme, we also produce occasional off-site exhibitions and projects. Since opening our doors in 1977, Open Eye has built a reputation for innovation and excellence.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sat, 10.30-17.30

Closed: Sun, Mon

Admission charges

Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Liverpool's Chinatown: Outside In

  • 16 May 2014 4-10pm

Drawing from the rich selection of photographic prints preserved in the Open Eye Gallery Archive, the show looks at the physical and architectural transformations of Liverpool’s Chinatown, as well as documenting the establishment and development of the local Chinese community.

Included in the show are works by Bert Hardy who photographed the Chinese seamen who worked for the Blue Funnel Shipping Company in 1930s-40s, their living conditions, and Liverpool at the time. Photographer Martin Parr documented Chinatown and the, by then well established, Chinese community in 1980s – different to the Chinatown Hardy saw - after its relocation to Nelson Street, after the May Blitz during WWII.

Alongside these historical images, this exhibition also includes two new works. Liverpool based artist duo John Campbell & Moira Kenny, The Sound Agents, are funded by Heritage Lottery Fund to record Liverpool Chinatown Oral History, creating an audio visual digital archive of interviews, personal documents and photographs from an outsider’s perspective-where this show gets its title.

UK based photographer Jamie Lau has been commissioned to create a new body of work, looking at this community as it is now. Drawing inspiration from the notion of being isolated in a city full of people. This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.openeye.org.uk

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.

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

  • 16 May 2014 6-8pm

In collaboration with the Liverpool Confucius Institute, Open Eye Gallery will be running a Chinese Calligraphy drop-in workshop to launch the exhibition 'An Alien Perspective: Liverpool’s Chinatown Then and Now'

Learn about this century-old art, using traditional tools, inks and paper. Take your beautiful works home with you!

About Chinese Calligraphy: Traditionally, the bulk of the study of calligraphy is composed of copying strictly exemplary works from the apprentice's master or from reputed calligraphers, thus learning them by rote. The master showing the 'right way' to draw items, which the apprentice have to copy strictly, continuously, until the move becomes instinctive and the copy perfect. Deviation from the model is seen as a failure. Competency in a particular style often requires many years of practice. Correct strokes, stroke order, character structure, balance, and rhythm are essential in calligraphy. This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.openeye.org.uk

Pagoda Arts

  • 16 May 2014 8-8:30pm

Pagoda Taichi and Dance group – The Pagoda Taichi and Dance group will perform stunning Fan dances, flags and ancient exercises which has been practise in China for thousand of years.

About Pagoda Arts

The Pagoda is a hidden gem in the heart of the city of Liverpool. Huddled between offices and flats the flamboyant building in Henry Street is a perfect copy of an authentic Chinese pagoda.
The Pagoda is a purpose built arts, cultural, health, wellbeing and social hub. Founded in 1982 its purpose is to share all things Chinese with the local and visiting Chinese communities and with the other non-Chinese communities alike. We offer Chinese music, dance and taichi classes, fun Chinese awareness sessions for local school children in their classrooms and at the centre.
These activities are open to everyone and anyone. For more information please visit our website: www.pagodaarts.org.uk, email: info@pagodaarts.org.uk tel: 0151 2338833 This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.openeye.org.uk

Pagoda Arts

  • 16 May 2014 5:30-6pm

Guzheng – Zi Lan Liao will perform a number of beautifully intricate ancient pieces on the Chinese harp that will arouse your senses.

About Pagoda Arts

The Pagoda is a hidden gem in the heart of the city of Liverpool. Huddled between offices and flats the flamboyant building in Henry Street is a perfect copy of an authentic Chinese pagoda.
The Pagoda is a purpose built arts, cultural, health, wellbeing and social hub. Founded in 1982 its purpose is to share all things Chinese with the local and visiting Chinese communities and with the other non-Chinese communities alike. We offer Chinese music, dance and taichi classes, fun Chinese awareness sessions for local school children in their classrooms and at the centre.
These activities are open to everyone and anyone. For more information please visit our website: www.pagodaarts.org.uk, email: info@pagodaarts.org.uk tel: 0151 2338833
This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.openeye.org.uk

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