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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 Championing the agency of photography as art, as social and historical document, and as integral to the cultural impact of music, fashion, architecture and many other disciplines.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 

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