Events and Exhibitions
Portraits change the way we understand one another. Whether this is professional photos, selfies on Instagram or snapshots of our friends, the photos that we take of ourselves and each other speak volumes about who we are and who we want to be. Through portraits, we come face to face with someone else: they create a space in which we can challenge the assumptions that we often hold about people. This exhibition presents projects that give us a chance to empathise, to consider the experience of someone else’s life.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Hothouse arrives in Liverpool in partnership with LOOK Photo Biennial for a day-long celebration of photographic talent. Throughout the day there will be quick-fire presentations from photographers about their recent work and projects, which will drill down to the substance and inspiration behind a project. Get involved - apply to present, plus there is ample opportunity for networking and to show your portfolios and books.
Past Events and Exhibitions
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.
A day of conversations around artistic and academic exchange between the UK and China. Speakers will talk through what makes successful collaborations, looking at how to foster good relationships and create meaningful work together.
The Other is an inclusive literary night encouraging its writers to get to know each other and foster new friendships. In response to Open Eye Gallery's current exhibition 209 Women, this edition will be an all-women line-up (including non-binary/female identifying writers) sourced from an open call.
FUTURE STATION is a free event at Metal, Edge Hill Station that brings together artists, creative thinkers and local community, to share ideas and experiences that could encourage a positive change in society.
On Wednesday 28 November Metal have invited British Humanitarian photographer Giles Duley to talk about his own personal journey from fashion photographer to documenting humanitarian stories and his latest work, sharing the stories of those affected by conflict around the world.
Two bodies of work pushing for the right to exist in our skin on our own terms: Ren Hang UK premiere & Robin Hammond's Where Love Is Illegal.
An exhibition of new work for Liverpool's Independent’s Biennial 2018 by Disparity Collective opens at Constellations Art Space and tackles issues of power in a series of diverse and compelling photographs.
A photography group of six emerging artists Unio Collective is showing new work for arts festival Liverpool Biennial 2018 fringe in Adelphi Hotel 13th – 16th July.
On Sunday 15 July, sharpen your pencils and unearth your hidden words for a lovely afternoon of poetry, photography and cake.
Led by published author Ian Pople, you will create your own piece of writing in response to Hidden Worlds: a group photography exhibition looking at the extraordinary inside the everyday.
As part of Liverpool 2018’s China Dream season, Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity presents three projects examining the role of photography today, casting some light on life in a rapidly transforming global culture.
Documentary photographer, John Walmsley, will be giving a talk on protest, his working life in photography and his involvement in the Guildford School of Art sit-in, 1968. At the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2pm to 3pm on Friday 11th May 2018 as part of the Time Tunnel Festival.