Redeye Events

13 July 2019, 13:00 to 15:00

Ever had that overwhelming feeling of social anxiety when the word 'networking' is muttered? Ever avoided walking up to a person and introducing yourself as a photographer or artist? Then struggled to remember what your work is, never mind coherently talk about it? If the answer to any of the above is 'yes', 'maybe' or 'please stop talking about networking', join us on the 13th July for our anti-networking event at Manchester Craft and Design Centre as part of Manifest Arts Festival.

News and Opportunities

Critical Mass was created in order to help photographers get their work into the conversation. They sought to establish an online platform that would make it more efficient and easier for photographers to promote their work to a wide selection of professionals in the field. Critical Mass makes it possible for photographers to get their work in front of 200 top museum curators, gallerists, editors, publishers, and media producers. 

The Audience Development and Marketing Manager will be an important member of the Communications Team and plays a key role in delivering the Organisation’s Audience Development Strategy, and advising and implementing effective marketing campaigns. 

What's On


10 May 2019 to 7 July 2019

Opening Friday 10 May, Kinship at Open Eye Gallery navigates the dynamics of modern relationships. The exhibition presents projects from seven photographers, all women, addressing traditional ideas of how people might relate to others based on their gender, age, or position within a family. Together, the artists seek to open up new ways of thinking about how we express our sense of kin — as friends, family and partners. Kinship features the work of Pixy Liao, Lydia Goldblatt, Johanna Heldebro, Jenny Lewis, Momo Okabe, and Margaret Mitchell. 

© Giles Clarke for UN/OCHA, 2017
11 May 2019 to 26 January 2020

The Imperial War Museum North presents Yemen: Inside a Crisis. A free exhibition of photographs and objects from the conflict in Yemen. Key exhibits will include harrowing images captured by Yemeni photographers, worn Yemeni Rial notes, charity food vouchers, medical equipment used to treat malnutrition and cholera and dog-eared school books. 

Ian Beesley
13 May 2019 to 1 September 2019

The National Coal Mining Museum presents Ian Beesley's Grafters: Industrial Society in image and word, an exhibition exploring scenes of industrial life in 19th, 20th and 21st century Britain.

25 May 2019 to 28 June 2019

This timely exhibition from documentary photographer and Redeye member David Dunnico, uses humour and biting social comment to unpick the many tangled threads of patriotism, nationalism and branding which hold the Union Jack together (and make it such an iconic graphic design).

15 June 2019 to 26 July 2019

Photographer Stephanie Wynne and a women's group from Wirral Change (a BME outreach centre) have collaborated to create ‘Transformative Moments’. The women came together to mark and celebrate the critical point in history when some British women achieved the vote. To mirror that pivotal national moment on 21st November 1918. The women have collaborated photographically along with concepts and ideas to illustrate life altering events or decisions for change. The exhibition will be shown at the Williamson Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead from the 15th June to 26th July 2019.


1 June 2019, 10:00 to 12 July 2019, 17:00

The University of Salford has organised three short photography based courses that run through June and July. Introduction to darkroom photography, intermediate darkroom photography and photography for performance will be run by experienced professionals to develop your technical skills. 

28 June 2019, 18:00 to 20:00

Photography For Whom? is a new periodical focused on socially-engaged photography. Published twice yearly, Photography For Whom? seeks to shine light on significant work of the past and to generate debate about contemporary practice.

29 June 2019, 09:30 to 14 September 2019, 21:30

Professional photographers Colin McPherson and Adam Lee will guide you through two days looking into ways to ‘re-set’ your practice and how to develop the idea of shooting a photographic essay, story or narrative. These short courses are aimed at people who love photography and want to take their practice to a new level. Your teachers will help you explore what makes a great photograph and how to take one. Enjoy a stimulating and rewarding visit to one of Scotland’s hidden treasures, Easdale island. 

BLAST! Festival Portfolio Reviews
29 June 2019, 10:00 to 17:00

The event will consist of a morning of presentations by a group of expert reviewers on key features of portfolio and professional development. During the afternoon there will be opportunities for one to one portfolio advice and reviews from 3 reviewers for 20 minutes each. This event is perfect for emerging practitioners, students and artists and will provide valuable advice and reviews from leading practitioners, curators and commissioners. Speakers and reviewers include Anthony Luvera, Liz Hingley, Niall Mcdiarmid, Sebah Chaudhry and Skinder Hundal. 

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