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Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island | Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
+44 151 236 6768
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Could do better

The exhibition I saw recently was comprised of three huge distorted images on one wall and several... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Da North of England
Great gallery

Despite its compact size open eye is a really great gallery. I always drop in when in Liverpool... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Jon K
Manchester, UK
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
19 Mann Island | Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
+44 151 236 6768
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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 30 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 15 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
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were intrigued by the galley from a previous visit to Liverpool and decided to make a trip from Cheshire. Being an amateur photographer myself I anticipated that the gallery would contain images which I would find interesting. To say it was a disappointment would...More

2  Thank John T
Reviewed 15 July 2016

You wouldn't even know this place was here. I stopped in one day, the place is very small, there is only a few rooms. The photos and them was very interesting though. It isn't somewhere I would come out of my way too, but worth...More

Thank KatyBear84
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I tend to visit each time there is a new exhibition. I must say that the work us not always to my taste, but photography is a very diverse subject and cannot ever appeal to everyone. It is a veritable oasis of peace and calm...More

Thank Rod_B552
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