Events and Exhibitions


Past Events and Exhibitions

Woman photographed close-up against a bright pink backdrop
11 April 2024 to 18 May 2024

Saturday Town is a photography series by the award-winning photographer Casey Orr. Since 2013 Casey has travelled throughout the UK with her pop-up portrait studio photographing young people on Saturday afternoons. The project explores fashion, identity and the self-expression of young people on Saturday afternoons on the high streets and public spaces of towns across the country. 
This is the largest show of Saturday Town and Casey Orr’s first retrospective show - on at Open Eye Gallery intil 18 May.

a tent next to a hut in the rural countryside
11 March 2024 to 30 April 2024

SixBySix presents: Lost in the Wilderness by Kalpesh Lathigra, exhibition currently showing at Ropes and Twines until 30 April, 2024.

A person sat with opened bean pods around them and putting hand in a bowl of beans with vibrant print clothing
18 January 2024, 10:00 to 31 March 2024, 17:00

Open Eye Gallery are running LOOK Climate Lab - a biennial programme exploring how photography can be a relevant and powerful medium for talking about climate change. Running from 18 January to 31 March 2024, they'll transform the gallery into a lab: bringing together researchers and artists to test their ideas and encouraging their audiences to discuss systematic changes needed for dealing with the climate crisis.

A black and white image of a man standing in a pigeon enclosure holding a pigeon looking at camera
12 January 2023 to 30 March 2024

The University of Salford Art Collection presents Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? a touring exhibition at galleries across the Northwest. Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, showcasing two award-winning series of photographs, alongside an engagement programme for young people called Our Time, Our Place.

A close up of man and woman smiling and talking, the man has amicrophone in hand
29 February 2024, 09:30 to 17:00

The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum are hosting the last leg of the ‘Is Anybody Listening?’ tour, which includes this thought-provoking symposium on the theme of socially engaged photography.

A group of people looking at a board of post-it notes and photos in an exhibition space
1 February 2024, 13:00 to 15:30

Open Eye Gallery are delighted to be hosting a special hybrid event, where anyone interested in finding out more about their joint MA in socially engaged photography course with the University of Salford, can come along to hear more.

Middle aged man and woman sat chatting outside a local cafe in the sun
28 September 2023 to 22 December 2023

Open Eye Gallery is delighted to present A Place of Our Own, a group exhibition which brings together the local stories of people across Walton (North Liverpool), Prescot (Knowsley) and Chester town centre, running from September to December 2023.

yellow background with black and white text saying Manchester Art Fair with the dates and location Manchester Central
17 November 2023, 17:00 to 19 November 2023, 16:00

Manchester Art Fair blurs the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary, creating a friendly and unpretentious Northern art-buying experience. Immerse yourself in art on 17-19 November 2023 at Manchester Central. 

6 November 2023, 11:00 to 13:00

A group of people looking through photography prints on a table

Our Critique Surgeries are a supportive and welcoming space to share your work and get feedback and inspiration to continue making work!

10 June 2023 to 17 September 2023

uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things. 

The artists at Open Eye Gallery highlight Western exploitative practices related to the extraction and destruction of natural resources in African countries. Work by David Aguacheiro and Rahima Gambo is presented alongside a new iteration of Sandra Suubi’s performance installation ‘Samba Gown’.

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