Events and Exhibitions

Persistency of Death (Desire of Memory) 7 | © Clara Turchi Rose
3 November 2017 to 19 January 2018

There will always be a question over the photographic image as to whether it can ever truly capture reality. ‘Artificial Things’ explores this idea further, bringing together photographic artists who use the medium to explore and merge the boundaries of the fake, the real, and the in-between.

18 November 2017 to 21 January 2018

Saddleworth is the result of a five-year creative journey by Matthew Murray, fuelled by his desire to build an extraordinary and entirely new body of work.

Photo: Key from the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Collection
1 December 2017 to 11 February 2018

Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley is collaborating with Syrian individuals who have recently arrived in Coventry on a unique UN programme, to capture the remarkable welcome that the city and refugee centre provide. 

18 October 2017, 17:00 to 21 March 2018, 19:00

Fourth Year is a brand new series of informal networking sessions for recent graduates from photography courses to gain support for their practice.

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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

27 January 2018,
10:00 to 17:00

In partnership with Castlefield Gallery and Manchester Craft & Design Centre, we present a day of talks, discussions and workshops encouraging photographers, artists and makers to draw inspiration for their personal practice from other paid and commercial work.

31 January 2018,
18:30 to 20:00

Festa Major - Vilafranca del Penedes, Catalonia by Guille Ibanez

Join us at this member-led event on the opening night of Guille Ibanez’ exhibition Tierra Santa at the Instituto Cervantes for a talk and discussion about the culture behind his photography of Spanish rituals and celebrations.

3 February 2018,
17:00 to 22:00

Join creative light painters Jérémy Palisse and Tim Gamble as they take you to a unique location in the Peak District, to learn the art of light painting. 

10 February 2018,
11:00 to 15:00

Documentation of the making of Assisted Self-Portrait of Ben Evans from Assembly by Anthony Luvera

This February we're taking our Critique Surgeries to Walsall Art Gallery. Come and get informal advice on your career and work during 30-minute one-to-one sessions with experts in the industry. This month we welcome the artist and writer Anthony Luvera, Nicola Shipley from Grain, and Jennie Anderson of Argentea, alongside Redeye's Paul Herrmann.  

13 February 2018,
18:30 to 20:30

In partnership with LensThink Yorkshire, we bring you a chance to network, chat and share your work with other photographers in Yorkshire.

24 February 2018,
10:00 to 17:00

In these technological times, it’s good to take time out and try something a little slower and older. This is one of a series of two workshops giving an insight into, and hands-on experience of, more traditional printing methods. 

27 February 2018,
18:30 to 20:00

Adler, RUSSIA, 2011 - A view on the beach near Adlersky Kurortny Gorodok in Adler. © Rob Hornstra / Flatland Gallery

In partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Redeye presents a series of photographic talks from some of the UK's leading photographic artists. On 27 February, acclaimed photographer Rob Hornstra joins us to talk about his life, work and unique approach to documentary photography.

10 March 2018,
10:00 to 17:00

Professional photographer David Nightingale guides you through the practicalities of portrait photography to help you get the most out of your camera and your subject.

17 March 2018,
10:00 to 17:00

This workshop explores a range of techniques that can improve and optimise the quality of your photographs without spending a fortune on equipment.

20 March 2018,
18:30 to 20:00

On 20 March 2018, critically acclaimed artist Edgar Martins joins us to talk about his life, work and his unique approach to photography. One of a series of talks from some of the UK's leading photographic artists, in partnership with Manchester School of Art.

24 March 2018,
10:00 to 17:00

Join professional photographer David Nightingale as helps you take the next step in this one day intermediate level workshop in Photoshop and Lightroom. Understand the correct role of editing and organisation in your photographic practice and use them to improve your finished product.

3 February 2018, 09:30 to 31 March 2018, 17:00

Redeye Academy offers the best contemporary photography workshops in the North-West. We offer photography training, creative classes and support to improve your skills in photography, find your creative voice and help you to capture more memorable images. 

11 April 2018, 18:30 to 18 April 2018, 20:00

On 11 April 2018, Dougie Wallace joins us to talk about his life and work, and his unique approach to social documentary and street photography. One of a series of photographic talks from some of the UK's leading photographic artists, in partnership with Manchester School of Art.

Past Events and Exhibitions

Millscapes poster
11 November 2017 to 4 December 2017

Millscapes is an exploration of Bailey Mill and Wellington Mill, two Saddleworth landmarks that have now vanished from the landscape. The exhibition is a mix of historic images from the Saddleworth Museum archives and those taken by photographer Andrew Marland in 2007 as the now derelict mills awaited their eventual destruction in the years to come.

© Peter Barker, Half Dropped Eye Lid
30 September 2017, 10:00 to 30 November 2017, 17:00

HIP Photography Festival is an annual event that celebrates physical art form and recognises the cultural importance photography holds. 

30 November 2017,
10:00 to 17:00

Join renowned architectural photographer and trainer Martine Hamilton Knight for a day learning about the benefits of using good photography to promote your work and practice.

Photo: ANC Rally, Sharpesville, 1990 © Vanley Burke
3 October 2017 to 30 November 2017

Vanley Burke is often described as the ‘Godfather of Black British Photography’, whereby his iconic images have captured the evolving cultural landscape, social change, and stimulated debate in the UK over the past four decades. 

27 November 2017,
18:00 to 20:00

Image by Chris Gleave

Explore the latest ideas and share your photography workflow quandaries in this informal discussion on storing, processing and archiving your digital images.

Stephen Shore 'Ginger Shore, Causeway Inn, Tampa, Florida, November 17, 1977', 1977/2011 © Stephen Shore
16 September 2017 to 27 November 2017

States of America focuses on a generation of photographers that experimented with innovative approaches to documentary photography. 

Saddleworth  © Matthew Murray
24 November 2017,
09:30 to 17:30

Responding to a Landscape will explore, debate and review the evolving relationship between artists and photographers and the landscape. Hear from a number of perspectives, from acclaimed practitioners for which landscape is a recurring subject, a social and environmental concern, a research and archive practice and an essential departure. What does landscape and our natural world look like and mean to photographers and artists today? 

23 November 2017,
18:30 to 20:00

Photographer and Redeye member Lisa Patricia invites you into her world of wrestling photography as she hosts an evening that looks at the story of two niche sports told in photographs. Speaking alongside Lisa will be Manchester-based professional photographer Richard Goulding who will present his project ‘Because of Judo’.

18 November 2017,
13:00 to 15:00

Saddleworth Studios © Phil Melia

Join commercial and industrial photographer Phil Melia for a demonstration of off-camera flash photography and a tour around the award-winning Saddleworth Studios

Photo: Work on Paper VII (Detail) © Catherine Cameron
12 October 2017 to 27 October 2017

The Hepatitis C Trust’s fundraising arm, Art on a Postcard will transform into Photography on a Postcard for the month of October.

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