Events and Exhibitions


Past Events and Exhibitions

15 January 2016 to 3 April 2016

Jordan Baseman, Deadness, 2013. Still courtesy the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London 

Edgar Martins attempts to understand our relationship to death and photography’s role in this process through a variety of images. Jordan Baseman’s exhibition of memorial images sits within a long tradition of photography being used by families to remember their loved ones after they have passed.

25 February 2016, 18:30 to 19:30

Join us at Open Eye Gallery for an evening with photographic artist Lydia Goldblatt. Lydia will talk about her life and work including the critically acclaimed project Still Here.

29 June 2015, 18:30 to 20:00

Join us at Open Eye Gallery to share and talk for a minute about one photograph that means something to you, and to hear others share theirs. 


29 May 2015 to 12 June 2015

The 2015 Liverpool School of Art and Design Degree Show will be open to the public from Friday 29 May to Friday 12 June. This show is an opportunity to see the work of the final year students as the John Lennon Art and Design Building is transformed into a giant gallery of original and contemporary art and design.

15 May 2015, 16:15 to 31 May 2015, 16:15

The major photography festival of the north of England reaches its fourth edition launching on 15 May 2015, with two weeks and three weekends of activities across the city.

22 January 2015 to 26 April 2015

This exhibition reflects on the turbulent period in Japan following the war, exhibiting over 100 black and white photographs by 11 leading post-war Japanese photographers.

The exhibition features work by Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe and Ken Domon among others. Rather than arranging the works by period and author, this exhibition is divided into three sections – “The Aftermath of the War,” “Between Tradition and Modernity,” and “Towards a New Japan.”

20 April 2015, 19:00 to 21:00

Carole Evans, photographer and co-founder of Portrait Salon, joins us at Open Eye Gallery to give a talk on her life and work.

17 May 2014 to 22 June 2014

Ebb and Flow is an audio-visual survey of the history and changes that have taken place within the oldest Chinese community in Europe, curated by Jill Carruthers.

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.

22 February 2014 to 4 May 2014

Open Eye Gallery presents, for the first time in the UK, the intense work of Sicilian photographer and photojournalist Letizia Battaglia (born 1935 in Palermo, Italy). Breaking the Code of Silence will guide the viewer along a journey into one of the darkest periods in post-war Italian history.

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