Open Eye – Events in May 2008

Open Eye Events – May 2008
A Short History of Open Eye Gallery

Tuesday 6 May, 6pm
Perspectives on Anne Collier: Ian Anderson
Monday 19 May, 6pm
Redeye Network Meeting

Tuesday 20 May, 7.30pm
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A Short History of Open Eye Gallery
Tuesday 6 May, 6pm
An illustrated talk about the gallery’s beginnings in the former Grapes Hotel Public Bar, (on Whitechapel, in central Liverpool) in the late 1970s, and the Bold Street years of the 1980s. Presented by writer and artist Dr. Peter Hagerty, who was the first Exhibitions Director of Open Eye Gallery (in the late 70s/early 80s) and went on to establish the Edward Chambre Hardman Trust (at 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool) which is now maintained by the National Trust.
Free event

Perspectives on Anne Collier: Ian Anderson
Monday 19 May, 6pm

An informal gallery talk in which Ian Anderson, founder of internationally-renowned new media and design studio The Designers’ Republic (tDR), will share his thoughts on the current exhibition. The Designers’ Republic is based in Sheffield and has produced everything from album covers to Playstation games. Known for its anti-establishment, cutting-edge aesthetics, it works with clients ranging from Warp Records and Issey Miyake to Orange and Coca Cola.
Free event

Redeye Network Meeting
Tuesday 20 May, 7.30pm

Redeye’s popular free public meetings, organised in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery, are held every couple of months. They offer photographers of all kinds the chance to meet, catch up on news and gossip, and see short talks and presentations of work. This meeting features a presentation by Colombian artist Nelson Guzmán, who is currently doing a 3-month residency in Liverpool hosted by Metal and Open Eye Gallery (in partnership with Visiting Arts). Guzmán is particularly concerned with crime and “the problem of evil”. Using mainly painting, photography and drawing, he explores the elements and clues of this complex subject matter. He will speak about some of the projects developed in Colombia, including “Napoles”, a series named after the hacienda of famous drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, and introduce his Liverpool-based work-in-progress.
Free event

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