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Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island | Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
+44 151 236 6768
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Interesting exhibition space

We visited the Tom Wood exhibition, which was interesting, but not to my taste. It seemed to me... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Madalyn H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Tom Wood exhibition is well worth a visit

I called in to the gallery after seeing the exhibition on local TV. It features photos from the 80s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Open Eye Gallery, is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery based in Liverpool. We 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. We promote the practice, enjoyment and understanding of photography by creating challenging and entertaining opportunities to experience and appreciate distinctive, innovative photographs. As well as presenting a programme of international, high-quality exhibitions we also house a permanent Archive containing photographs from the 1930s to the present day. We support established and emerging artists, developing practical, critical and professional skills among photography practitioners; we also offer training and development opportunities to people within our local community.
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19 Mann Island | Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
+44 151 236 6768
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Tom Wood exhibition, which was interesting, but not to my taste. It seemed to me that too many of the images were similar. I had expected that he would have observed more contrast between groups of passengers on the Mersey Ferries during...More

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I called in to the gallery after seeing the exhibition on local TV. It features photos from the 80s onwards associated with the Pier Head, the ferries and the other ferry ports. My late grandmother spent some of her time in later years around the...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Open Eye is a Fab little Gallery at Mann Island (Pier Head). At the moment till March you can see Tom Wood's evocative 70s retrospective of photographs taken in and around the Pier Head, the Ferries and Seacombe. Real people, real lives captured by...More

Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The exhibition I saw recently was comprised of three huge distorted images on one wall and several very small images on another. It was poorly exhibited, with no sense of coherence and a lot of wasted space in what is already a small gallery. Upstairs...More

1  Thank bigbob333
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Despite its compact size open eye is a really great gallery. I always drop in when in Liverpool especially during the look photo festival and it's close proximity to the Tate and the museum of Liverpool makes it easy to combine visits to all. High...More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I was taken here on fathers day by my daughter who knows im into photography. The exhibition on at time was by a Japanese photographer. We looked at photos on ground floor and expected the upstairs to be larger with more photos. We climbed the...More

Thank Claude D
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Place is great, excellent bar and staff. The event was fabulous. Will be looking out for more in the future!

Thank P8888111
Reviewed 31 January 2017

On this visit (changes often) there were photos I thought excellent- my taste. This gallery is small and the displays vary wildly but it is always worth visiting on the off chance you will see something that appeals - its free.Dont pass by go in....More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We read a mouthwatering review in the Guardian last week about a northern fashion exhibition at the Open Eye gallery in Liverpool. My Hubby and I both coming from Manchester and having cutting our late teens and early twenties feet on the floor of the...More

Thank TheReviewGeek
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little space Superb building Visiting the exhibition on Northern Culture with daughter who is at the University of Liverpool. Well worth seeking out - great little bookshop as well

Thank Andrew B
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