The second in Redeye's newest programme of Critique Surgeries, aimed at photographers looking for informal advice on their work or practice.

We are delighted to announce guest panelists Open Eye Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator Thomas Dukes and Salford Art Curator Lindsay Taylor, in addition to Redeye's Paul Herrmann. Currently free for Redeye members, these sessions are programmed quarterly to provide regular informal support to photographers from Redeye and experts in the field. 

Who is it for? 
The Critique Surgeries are designed to be informal arenas for photographers who are looking for feedback and advice. Maybe you are struggling for inspiration, have hit a dead end with your latest project or you simply want advice on where, or who, to show your work to. These sessions are designed as a friendly alternative to portfolio reviews, and can be used to prepare your portfolio for an upcoming review or competition. Redeye welcomes photographers at all levels and at all career stages. 

How much is it? 
The Critique Surgeries are programmed quarterly and are currently free for Redeye members. To find out more about becoming a member go to our membership page. Price for non-members is £20 (the equivalent to five months membership if you decide to join instead). 

Space is limited so please book on to a specific time slot. If you are unable to attend your appointment please let Charlie Booth know in advance at as soon as possible. The Critique Surgeries are a regular addition to our events programme, with surgeries every few months and in different locations across the Country. If you would like Redeye to host a Critique Surgery in your City please get in touch with Charlie at the above email address.

About the Panelists

Thomas Dukes has been living and working in Liverpool for five years, after completing a Masters in Arts, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions at Liverpool University. Having undertaken a work placement with Open Eye Gallery at Wood Street, Thomas continued to assist curator Karen Newman in the inaugural Mann Island exhibitions of Mitch Epstein and Richard Mosse until joining the gallery as Exhibitions Coordinator for the Mishka Henner show, Precious Commodities. Having taken three years away from Open Eye Gallery working in venue and arts collective management Thomas returned late 2014 to look after artist liaison, exhibition logistics and programming public events before becoming Curator with new Open Eye Gallery director, Sarah Fisher.

As Art Curator at the University of Salford, Lindsay Taylor is responsible for the strategic development of the University Art Collection and for brokering key partnerships with relevant arts organisations.   Collecting priorities for 2015 – 17 are Chinese Contemporary Art (in partnership with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art), About the Digital (reflecting our presence at MCUK) and From the North, (ensuring artists working in the North are represented in public collections). She is working closely with the School of Arts and Media to increase the cultural profile of the University.

Lindsay has expertise in curating exhibitions and developing public collections of contemporary art, particularly in areas currently under represented such as installation and digital art. Previously she has held positions at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Tate Liverpool and the Walker Art Gallery. She is a trustee of IOU, Halifax and co-Chair of Contemporary Visual Arts Manchester.

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