Open Eye Gallery (Online): Launch Party – Sam Batley: One Day at a Time
Venue: Open Eye Gallery
Times: 18:00 - 19:00
To celebrate the launch of the exhibition One Day At A Time, Sam Batley will be in conversation with Paul Chambers, the director behind the short film Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen. The exhibition documents the production journey of the films Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen and One Day At A Time, developed with residents of Damien John Kelly House recovery centre, through behind the scenes photography taken by Sam Batley, Paul Chambers, Jack Gibson, Jamie Maxfield, Matty Owen, Wayne Goldie and Craig Taylor.
In this special launch event, Sam and Paul will be talking about the process of creating both films, how the project has developed into three distinct prongs, and the powerful role that photography and documentary can play in the recovery journey.
About the panel
Sam Batley is a Programme Assistant at Open Eye Gallery. He is a self taught artist, drawing on inspiration from his past and where he has arrived in the present. Exploring through a mixture of mediums and socially engaged practice. His work is characterised by self inquisition and honesty. An extension of building on the belief that given the chance we all have the ability to express ourselves. Embracing recovery values within a creative setting.
Paul Chambers is a Manchester based filmmaker, originally from Yorkshire. He comes from a documentary background and is intrigued by real life, make believe and the spaces between: the underbelly of society, the obscure and the heartfelt, the poignant and the surreal. Chambers works as a commercial freelance filmmaker to support his personal film projects. He writes and directs documentaries and fiction shorts, with an eye on moving into features and generally learning more about the world, the people within it and myself.
Image: Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen, 2021. Sam Batley
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