North ExhibitIdentity and photography

Investigating the collective and
creative vision of the North

Open Eye Gallery believes photography is for everyone and can be meaningful, informing our present and inspiring positive futures. The Liverpool based gallery now presents North, on view until March 19th, that explores the way the region is depicted, constructed and celebrated displaying selected photographs, artworks and fashion collections. The show brings together collective visions of the North, investigating themes that appear regularly in design and media, and taking into account the rich cultural history of the region.
It features work from some of fashion’s most notable image-makers. Early photography by Jamie Hawkesworth and Alasdair McLellan, dating back to the first years of their careers, is shown alongside historic prints from Glen Luchford and Nick Knight. Additionally, work by contemporary artists such as Turner Prize winners Mark Leckey and Jeremy Deller will be exhibited.
 Fashion includes Raf Simons. Work by New Power Studio, one of the original recipients of Fashion East’s MAN award, is displayed alongside new work by rising talents. Iconic archive shoes by Adidas, a staple of Northern style, will also be on show.

PRESENTED ARE CANDID INTERVIEWS PRODUCED BY SHOWSTUDIO,
TALKING WITH TALENTS BORN AND BRED IN THE NORTH, EXPLORING THE INFLUENCE OF THE REGION ON VISUAL STYLE.