Out of the Archive

Published on: Tuesday, 26-May-2015

An exhibition at Kirkby Gallery

30 May - 12 September 2015


It was the idea of Knowsley Council’s Culture Development and Events Service, who asked one of Britain’s most outstanding photographers, John Davies, to curate a selection of photographs from the Open Eye’s (http://www.openeye.org.uk/) permanent archive of more than 16,000 images.

The exhibition in Kirkby will feature work from some of the most important photographers of the past century, including Bert Hardy, Edith Tudor-Hart, Martin Parr, Chris Steele-Perkins, John Stoddart and Tom Wood, plus some previously unseen discoveries.

Out of the Archive will run at Kirkby Gallery, which is within the Kirkby Centre on Norwich Way, Kirkby, from 30 May – 12 September 2015. It is a part of the LOOK/15 festival programme - LOOK/15 Exchange, the Liverpool International Photography Festival (15-31 May 2015) http://www.lookphotofestival.com/

The exhibition will be launched with a Private View and Gallery Talk on the morning of Saturday, May 30. Anyone interested in attending must book their place in advance by calling Tina Ball on 0151 443 5617, or email tina.ball@knowsley.gov.uk.

There will also be a series of free workshops for children and families taking place at the gallery over the summer on the theme of photography.

These will take place between 1-4pm on the following dates and themes:

Wednesday, 22 July and Wednesday 26 August: Explore cyanotype sun prints

Thursday, 23 July and Thursday 30 July: Disposable camera photo walk

Wednesday, 19 August and Thursday 20 August: Make and take away a camera obscura

Booking is not necessary, just turn up and take part!