Events and Exhibitions


Past Events and Exhibitions

15 September 2012 to 25 November 2012

Using colour as a primary material, Sinta Tantra creates architectural interventions on a grand scale.

Taking the Liverpool Biennial's theme (of The Unexpected Guest) as a point of departure, Tantra reflects upon how buildings welcome or repel us, and how bodies navigate environments shaped from light, colour and physical structures.

Tantra’s intervention will transform the external facade of Open Eye Gallery and the public space adjoining it, creating a spectacle of submergence and superabundance.

15 September 2012 to 25 November 2012

First exhibited in Tokyo in 1979, Kohei Yoshiyuki’s (Japan, b. 1946) twin projects 'The Park' and 'Love Hotel' ignited furious debate about photography’s relationship with voyeurism and surveillance.

In The Park, as observer, and with his camera loaded with infrared flashbulbs and film, he photographed in three different Tokyo parks over several years. The resulting body of work captures heterosexual and homosexual couples engaged in sexual activity, and the peeping toms who stalked them.

29 October 2012, 10:30 to 17:00

In this hands-on masterclass, delivered in partnership with Redeye and Open Eye, Kenny will guide participants through the camera-less art of the photogram, giving people the opportunity to create their own unique images using darkroom processes.

Developed over the last thirty-five years, Paul Kenny’s exquisite images have evolved through a range of camera-less techniques. With an increasing move towards abstraction, Kenny’s work focuses on awe-inspiring details of the landscape, addressing ideas of fragility, beauty and transience.

15 September 2012, 11:00 to 12:00

Artist Sinta Tantra discusses her new commission Together Yet Forever Apart with Open Eye Curator Karen Newman.

22 June 2012 to 2 September 2012

Still Outside (or Unexplained) presents four artists, from the UK, France and Switzerland.

They share common ground, closely observing and reworking parts of their environments that might otherwise be unseen or neglected. Using still and moving images, they question what we see as natural and artificial, and what we think we know about the world around us.


Still Outside (Or Unexplained)
Review by Stephen Clarke

22 June 2012 to 2 September 2012

Open Eye Gallery presents a selection of eighteen photographs of Wurm's earliest One Minute Sculptures, made in the late 1990s.

Since the late 1990s Wurm has been developing One Minute Sculptures, an ongoing series in which we see the artist or his models pose in spontaneous ways with everyday items, inserting pencils in ears, propping chairs on eyes, and bringing a host of inanimate objects to life.

27 July 2012, 23:00 to 10 August 2012, 23:00

Open Eye are running a series of one-day Saturday courses for beginners this summer, to guide you through how to get the most out of your digital SLR camera.

The courses are led by professional photographers Mark McNulty and McCoy Wynne. See Open Eye's website for all details and how to book.

30 March 2012 to 10 June 2012

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool is showing the UK premier of Richard Mosse’s Infra, alongside a seminal project by photographer Simon Norfolk, from 30 March to 10 June 2012. The gallery launches a new Wall Work commission by artist Emily Speed on the same date.

Richard Mosse’s Infra project uses obsolete military surveillance technology, a type of infrared colour film called Kodak Aerochrome, to investigate ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

13 January 2012 to 18 March 2012

Curated by Martin Parr, Richard & Famous, showcases work by photographers Richard Simpkin and Simone Lueck.

The exhibition features an extraordinary collection of images from the personal project of Australian photographer and star-hunter Richard Simpkin, examining our ever-evolving celebrity culture and raising questions about identity, social boundaries and the passage of time.

13 January 2012 to 18 March 2012

Running concurrently to Richard & Famous, is the archive exhibition Painted Photographs featuring celebrity photographs from the personal collection of UK photographer Martin Parr.

Redeye, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU, UK
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