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Open Eye Gallery invite you to the launch of their 40th Birthday Year.
Speeches at 6:15pm from
Simon Mellor - Deputy Chief Executive, Arts & Culture, Arts Council England
Cllr Wendy Simon - Assistant Mayor & Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism & Events, Liverpool Labour
Sarah Fisher - Executive Director, Open Eye Gallery
Lou Stoppard - Curator, North: Fashion, Photography, Identity & Editor at SHOWstudio
Over the past 40 years, Open Eye Gallery has exhibited some of the world’s most inspiring and insightful photographers. Championing the agency of photography as art, as social and historical document, and as integral to the cultural impact of music, fashion, architecture and many other disciplines.
They will launch the 40th birthday year with a brand new exhibition exploring the influence of the North of England on fashion and visual culture - North: Identity, Photography, Fashion.
Open Eye Gallery will also be unveiling a brand new Wall Work featuring snapshot-quotes from 40 people who have shaped and grown the organisation, reflecting upon their experience of the gallery.
Photo Credit: Raf Simons, Autumn/Winter 2003. Catwalking.com