In partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Redeye presents photographic artist Vesta Hex, as she shares a body of research that explores the ways we consider, create and consume photography in the UK compared with Japan.


Who is it for?

This event is for anyone interested in creative photography processes, international exchange and photographic research. 

Vesta Hex

Vesta Hex is a photographer and multi-disciplinary artist based in Liverpool, UK. After founding GLORYBOX photography, her publishing platform in 2013 she went on to set up Eclipse, Liverpool's only public Dark Room two years later. 

In 2016 Vesta produced three solo interactive exhibits in Liverpool and Tokyo. By inviting visitors to observe and interact they became the collective author and audience of her work simultaneously. The research provided a space to question the expectations attached to the role of the photograph; as a vehicle for time travel in revisiting memories, as a nod to the fragile and impermanent cycles of life and death and as a metaphor to acknowledge that our perceptions forged by interaction become our only accessible reality.

The exhibitions in UK and Japan add to a portfolio of international projects in Russia, Austria, Macedonia and various cities throughout the UK.

Additionally, Vesta regular facilitates photography workshops, has co-led international youth exchange projects and has completed an eight date UK tour with band Mamatung of which she is one-third.

Open Eye Gallery

Founded in 1977 Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery based in Liverpool. They are one of the UK’s leading photography spaces, and the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England.

Open Eye Gallery has consistently championed photography as an art form that is relevant to everyone. Promoting the practice, enjoyment and understanding of photography by creating challenging and entertaining opportunities to experience and appreciate distinctive, innovative photographs. They support established and emerging artists, developing practical, critical and professional skills among photography practitioners; they also offer training and development opportunities to people within our local community.

As well as presenting a programme of international, high-quality exhibitions they house a permanent Archive containing photographs from the 1930s to the present day.


This event starts at 18:30 on 2nd March 2017 until 19:30. Doors open at 18:00

This event takes place Open Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP. The venue is fully accessible.


This event is free, but booking is essential. Please register via the link below. It is also possible to make a donation at the time of registering, this helps to support our future programme of events.

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Image: Vesta Hex

This event is part of the SHOW strand in our new spring/summer programme;

Related SHOW events:

Critique Surgery with Thomas Dukes and Helen Mcghie

Critique Surgery with Pippa Oldfield and Ben McDonnel

The Big Big Camera with Ian Beesley

Member Led-Event - The Body Up North With Natalie Wardle


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