POSITIONS OF POWER – An exploration of who/what holds power today.
A bold new exhibition opening this month at Liverpool’s Tapestry Gallery tackles issues of power in a series of diverse compelling photographs.
Disparity Collective’s #Positions of Power examines both direct and sometimes unconventional power, with photographers Keeley Bentley, Drew Forsyth, Claire Griffiths, Mark Hobbs, Abbie Jennings and Conrad Ohnuki questioning and challenging what “power” means in 2018.
The exhibition has been created as part of Redeye’s Lightbox project, an intensive year-long course which seeks to launch the careers of professional photographers through workshops, networking sessions and support from experts in the photography industry.
Mentored by Manchester Art Gallery curator Kate Jesson, the seven artists have worked through a programme designed to challenge assumptions, encourage reflection and nurture artistic potential. #Positions of Power is the working outcome of the work so far.
The exhibition and installation feature large format prints, as well as custom designed newspapers, all framed within Liverpool’s newest arts venture, Tapestry Gallery, in the heart of the Fabric District, Liverpool.
The exhibition is open to the public for just five days, from March 24 to March 28 and a lead-in event to The Disparity Show in The Baltic Triangle for The Liverpool Biennial Fringe Festival in July. The works feature a diverse set of people and places approach to photography, combining varied backgrounds and understandings.
‘Disparity Collective, mentored by Kate Jesson Curator of Manchester Art Gallery, is one of the three formed groups that have come out of this year’s Lightbox course. We are delighted that they have already begun work on the first in progress exhibition at Tapestry Gallery in Liverpool and look forward to seeing the photography they have created as a group. – Charlie Booth, Redeye
- Friday 23rd March from 6pm
Exhibition preview with drinks available
- Saturday 24th March at 2pm
Exhibition tour with Manchester Art Gallery Curator, Kate Jesson
- Sunday 25th March at 2pm
Disparity Collective Q&A