Patrick Henry, Director of the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool talks to us about its history, its activities and its future in a brand new space.
Open Eye started in the 1970’s and was based down in the Whitechapel area of Liverpool, in the Grapes Hotel by Victors the barbers. Liverpool was on the dole and the Open Eye was there to reflect the times of the once great city. Open Eye History
As the years have gone by the city has changed, and the now Open Eye GALLERY is still there reflecting the changes in the city.
In 96-97 the Open Eye moved from Bold Street, it;s home for many years to Wood Street – it had a new space and a new identity has emerged from that. Now in this its 31st year we talk to Patrick Henry it’s most recent Director about the past, present and the future for one of the cities best loved galleries.
Patrick explains the history of the Open Eye Gallery and then brings us up to date with their current activities;
artist talks where every exhibiting photographer gives a gallery talk
perspective talks, where a non artist is invited in to discuss the artwork
and bringing Still Cinema to St Lukes Church
To find out more and to keep up to date with what is on in the visual arts go to the Art in Liverpool website.
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