EVENTS

What’s happened and what’s next…

Then And Now symposium

‘Then and Now’ symposium, brings together 3 Liverpool based photographers, Rob Battersby, Lyndsay Roberts and Alex Hurst to talk about their journey to becoming professional photographers. All at varying stages in their career, they will give an insight into the challenges and opportunities of todays creative landscape, informing and inspiring our FdA and BA Hons (Top Up) Digital Imaging and photography students.


Students studying Digital Imaging and Photography at the Hugh Baird University Centre were tasked with capturing the essence of maritime Liverpool through a lens.

“This project was part of a module entitled Live Projects I, which was set to help them understand how photography and digital imaging can be applied to real world situations.

They were set the brief to explore the maritime environment with the aim of developing a photographic archive for use in future publicity.”

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VIEW IMAGES HERE

 


Folio 2017 is the second annual catalogue showcasing work of BA Top Up Digital Imaging & Photography students.

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VIEW FULL CATALOGUE HERE ON ISSUU


Hugh Baird Digital Imaging & Photography BA Top Up student present honours projects at Hugh Baird degree show 2017

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VIEW FULL IMAGE GALLERY HERE


Digital Imaging & Photography Lecturer Tadhg Devlin Collaborates with SURF in ‘Life Beyond Diagnosis’ 

 

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Digital light-based installation of work from the collaboration between photographer Tadhg Devlin and the SURF Dementia network group. This work forms part of recent Culture Shifts programme Life Beyond Diagnosis, a photography project seeking to break the stigma around dementia; looking beyond the condition to the lives of individuals.

The SURF project sought to champion how people with early onset dementia can live more independent lives and contribute to a better informed society. The series of photographs, created in collaboration with members of SURF, convey their experiences – often extremely difficult to describe in words – through powerful images.

The work has previously been shown as part of the Tate Exchange programme, and compiled into a newspaper format for wider distribution around Merseyside.

17:00 – 22:00 Open Eye Gallery

‘Futures’ Symposium held at Hugh Baird University Centre

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BA Digital Imaging & Photography student Andy Yates presents a series of work ‘The Club’ at the open eye gallery, in response to their current exhibition North: Identity.

 

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Liverpool echo features work from Hugh Baird Digital Imaging & Photography exhibition ‘Beyond Bootle’, by FdA Student Theresa Loftus.

 

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First year Digital Imaging & Photography students produce a pop up exhibition, ‘Beyond Bootle’ in the Strand shopping centre, giving them the opportunity to exhibit in the public domain.

 

‘This set of images have been created by the first year ‘Digital Imaging and Photography’ students from Hugh Baird University Centre. Each student was given a specific area of Bootle where they had to create their images as indicated on the map. The brief was to look beyond the stereotypical image of Bootle in terms of subject matter and concept.’

 

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Andrew Yates featured on fotodok for their online exhibition ‘belief’.

 

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BA (Hons) Top Up in Digital Imaging and Photography Graduation Ceremony

UCLan Guild Hall 2016


Folio 2017 is the second annual catalogue showcasing work of BA Top Up Digital Imaging & Photography students.

 

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VIEW FULL CATALOGUE HERE ON ISSUU


Hugh Baird Digital Imaging & Photography BA Top Up student present honours projects at Hugh Baird degree show 2017

 

David French2

VIEW FULL IMAGE GALLERY HERE


Digital Imaging & Photography Lecturer Tadhg Devlin Collaborates with SURF in ‘Life Beyond Diagnosis’ 

 

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Digital light-based installation of work from the collaboration between photographer Tadhg Devlin and the SURF Dementia network group. This work forms part of recent Culture Shifts programme Life Beyond Diagnosis, a photography project seeking to break the stigma around dementia; looking beyond the condition to the lives of individuals.

The SURF project sought to champion how people with early onset dementia can live more independent lives and contribute to a better informed society. The series of photographs, created in collaboration with members of SURF, convey their experiences – often extremely difficult to describe in words – through powerful images.

The work has previously been shown as part of the Tate Exchange programme, and compiled into a newspaper format for wider distribution around Merseyside.

17:00 – 22:00 Open Eye Gallery

‘Futures’ Symposium held at Hugh Baird University Centre

Futures

Digital Imaging and Photography – Futures Symposium 29th March – Futures Symposium Program



BA Digital Imaging & Photography student Andy Yates presents a series of work ‘The Club’ at the open eye gallery, in response to their current exhibition North: Identity.

 

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Liverpool echo features work from Hugh Baird Digital Imaging & Photography exhibition ‘Beyond Bootle’, by FdA Student Theresa Loftus.

 

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First year Digital Imaging & Photography students produce a pop up exhibition, ‘Beyond Bootle’ in the Strand shopping centre, giving them the opportunity to exhibit in the public domain.

 

‘This set of images have been created by the first year ‘Digital Imaging and Photography’ students from Hugh Baird University Centre. Each student was given a specific area of Bootle where they had to create their images as indicated on the map. The brief was to look beyond the stereotypical image of Bootle in terms of subject matter and concept.’

 

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Andrew Yates featured on fotodok for their online exhibition ‘belief’.

 

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BA (Hons) Top Up in Digital Imaging and Photography Graduation Ceremony

UCLan Guild Hall 2016

Folio 2017 is the second annual catalogue showcasing work of BA Top Up Digital Imaging & Photography students.

 

catalogue2017-1

 

VIEW FULL CATALOGUE HERE ON ISSUU


Hugh Baird Digital Imaging & Photography BA Top Up student present honours projects at Hugh Baird degree show 2017

 

David French2

VIEW FULL IMAGE GALLERY HERE


Digital Imaging & Photography Lecturer Tadhg Devlin Collaborates with SURF in ‘Life Beyond Diagnosis’ 

 

Culture-Shifts-SURF-1024x683

Digital light-based installation of work from the collaboration between photographer Tadhg Devlin and the SURF Dementia network group. This work forms part of recent Culture Shifts programme Life Beyond Diagnosis, a photography project seeking to break the stigma around dementia; looking beyond the condition to the lives of individuals.

The SURF project sought to champion how people with early onset dementia can live more independent lives and contribute to a better informed society. The series of photographs, created in collaboration with members of SURF, convey their experiences – often extremely difficult to describe in words – through powerful images.

The work has previously been shown as part of the Tate Exchange programme, and compiled into a newspaper format for wider distribution around Merseyside.

17:00 – 22:00 Open Eye Gallery

‘Futures’ Symposium held at Hugh Baird University Centre

Futures

Digital Imaging and Photography – Futures Symposium 29th March – Futures Symposium Program



BA Digital Imaging & Photography student Andy Yates presents a series of work ‘The Club’ at the open eye gallery, in response to their current exhibition North: Identity.

 

andy

andy2

 

 


 

Liverpool echo features work from Hugh Baird Digital Imaging & Photography exhibition ‘Beyond Bootle’, by FdA Student Theresa Loftus.

 

TEs

 

First year Digital Imaging & Photography students produce a pop up exhibition, ‘Beyond Bootle’ in the Strand shopping centre, giving them the opportunity to exhibit in the public domain.

 

‘This set of images have been created by the first year ‘Digital Imaging and Photography’ students from Hugh Baird University Centre. Each student was given a specific area of Bootle where they had to create their images as indicated on the map. The brief was to look beyond the stereotypical image of Bootle in terms of subject matter and concept.’

 

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2017 map


 

 

Andrew Yates featured on fotodok for their online exhibition ‘belief’.

 

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BA (Hons) Top Up in Digital Imaging and Photography Graduation Ceremony

UCLan Guild Hall 2016


 

Collected Possibilities – The Open Eye Gallery Exhibition

 

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As part of Open Eye Gallery’s ongoing collaboration with the FdA / BA (Hons) Top Up in Digital Imaging and Photography Courses at the Hugh Baird University Centre (which are validated by the University of Central Lancashire), we are pleased to present a curated exhibition showcasing work from the BA final year students.

Open Eye Gallery’s Executive Director Sarah Fisher and Curator Thomas Dukes have worked closely with the staff and undergraduates, providing critical feedback and suggesting creative direction on these final projects.

 


 

folio

 

folio is the first on paper showcase of new graduate work from the BA (Hons) Top Up in Digital Imaging and Photography. The practice based course attracts students from diverse social, cultural and educational backgrounds with its key focus on developing individual learning journeys using photography to mirror and shape their viewpoint. folio sets out to mark a reference point for these emerging photographic practitioners who are beginning a long voyage of intentions, accidents and discovery – a hint of works to come.

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COLLECTED POSSIBILITIES

15-19 JUNE 2016

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As part of Open Eye Gallery’s ongoing collaboration with the FdA / BA (Hons) Top Up in Digital Imaging and Photography Courses at the Hugh Baird University Centre (which are validated by the University of Central Lancashire), we are pleased to present a curated exhibition showcasing work from the BA final year students.

Open Eye Gallery’s Executive Director Sarah Fisher and Curator Thomas Dukes have worked closely with the staff and undergraduates, providing critical feedback and suggesting creative direction on these final projects.

As a public gallery we exhibit many nationally or internationally acclaimed photographers who have established a powerful voice through their work. Increasingly we are interested in working with the next generation of photographers and finding new voices. Our work with the Hugh Baird University Centre undergraduates has been enlightening – as a cohort, these photographers have something meaningful to say and their tutors have provided them with the skills, experience and knowledge to say it well.” Sarah Fisher, Director of Open Eye Gallery.

The Hugh Baird University Centre offers the only degree in digital imaging and photography in Liverpool. To find out more about the courses, visit the website www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre/photography

Join us for the preview night Tuesday 14 June 2016, 6-8pm.

 


 


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Photo exhibition at Bootle’s Strand Shopping Centre

 

Photography undergraduates will be showing their work in a ‘pop up exhibition’ in Bootle’s New Strand Shopping Centre next week, alongside one of the current exhibitors at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery.

The undergraduates are in the first year of a Foundation Degree in Digital Imaging and Photography at the Hugh Baird University Centre, which is validated by the University of Central Lancashire and the exhibition forms part of their Experimental Photographic Practice module. Thanks to the University Centre’s ongoing partnership with the Open Eye Gallery, the undergraduates were supported on the project with first-hand advice from an industry professional.

Photographer, Phoebe Keily, joined the University Centre undergraduates on a ‘photographic walk and talk’ around Bootle for the project which goes on display next week, leading the way with hints and tips and giving feedback on their ideas. She took the opportunity to add to her portfolio of shots by taking photos on the walk around Bootle, which will be included alongside the students’ work in the pop up exhibition.

Phoebe’s exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery, is part of a group show, Open 2: Pieces of You, which sees the artists using images to analyse the past and consider the present. Her work is a compulsive collection of moments, people and places that she passes on journeys and in everyday life. It will run in a continual cycle so she will shift and grow the selection of prints throughout the exhibition.

 


 


Undergraduates to exhibit at Open Eye Gallery

 

Photography undergraduates from Liverpool will have the chance to show their work in one of the UK’s leading photography spaces this Summer thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the Hugh Baird University Centre and Open Eye Gallery.

The exhibition will show work from the ‘Honours Project’ which is the final project for Hugh Baird University Centre undergraduates studying towards the BA (Hons) Top up in Digital Imaging and Photography, which is validated by the University of Central Lancashire.

BA (Hons) Top Up year undergraduates have already presented their initial ideas and statements of intent to the team at the Open Eye Gallery. Curator, Thomas Dukes, and Executive Director, Sarah Fisher, then offered their feedback and creative direction to the undergraduates and will eventually choose a selection of the best work to be on display in the gallery in June.

Sarah said:

“Having invited the photography undergraduates to produce photo books for a stand at our Festive Photo Fayre last year, we were impressed with the quality of work they produced so we are keen to follow their development. The initial ideas they’ve presented to us for their final project are really interesting and we’re looking forward to seeing the end results at the gallery in June.”

The photography exhibition at Open Eye Gallery will begin on 14th June, with the Hugh Baird University Centre Degree Shows taking place on 2nd to 9th June.


 


Photography undergraduate exhibits work at Threshold Festival

 

Photography undergraduate, Tony Lavender, unveiled his latest project at the Liverpool Threshold Festival in April, bringing this year’s theme, ‘Alchemy’, to life using the work of the world renowned Roslin Institute.

Tony is studying at the Hugh Baird University Centre on the BA (Hons) Top up in Digital Imaging and Photography, which is validated by the University of Central Lancashire. As part of the Responsive Module of the course, undergraduates are asked to respond to an event of their choice so Tony decided that the Threshold Festival offered a perfect opportunity. The grassroots multi-arts event held in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle focuses on emerging artists and new work.

To fit in with their ‘Alchemy’ theme – Tony produced an exhibition piece inspired by cloning and genetic testing and, with the support of Public Engagement Assistant at The Roslin Institute, Dr Rachel Huddart, Tony was allowed access to the world class research centre at the University of Edinburgh to capture his images.

The Roslin Institute is best known for producing the first cloned lamb using a cell taken from an adult sheep with this year marking ‘Dolly the Sheep’s’ 20th anniversary. The Institute gave Tony access to visual material, equipment and facilities so he could create a body of work for display at the Threshold Festival.

Tony said:

“I’m very grateful to the Roslin Institute for their support. I’ve been able to produce incredible images of microscopic cell structures thanks to their amazing facilities and equipment. My main aim now is to continue to develop these pieces for my final degree project.”

Tony will join the rest of the Digital Imaging and Photography students who have an opportunity to show at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool this June.

He added:

“I think the ethos behind what I’m producing for my final project reflects how different this degree course is to an ordinary photography degree. It is very much image making, not just photography, so we’re not restricted to traditional photography or cameras but are able to harness the latest digital imaging technology to produce cutting edge work.”

 


 


Southport’s Lord Street: Past, Present and Future Exhibition at The Atkinson

Undergraduate students from the FdA in Digital Imaging and Photography course at Hugh Baird University Centre have recorded the people who work in Lord Street’s shops, cafes and restaurants. The work is in exhibition at The Atkinson till July 10th – http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/southports-lord-street-past-present-10837579

 

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Open Eye Gallery

 

FESTIVE PHOTO FAYRE

Festive Photo Fayre

WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER – SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER 2015
OPEN EYE GALLERY, LIVERPOOL – 10:30AM-5:30PM / FREE ENTRY

A festive celebration of creation, replication and deviation!

Invited are some of the UK’s finest photography purveyors, a perfect opportunity for gifts – collectors should come early! Browse stalls from independent photography book publishers including MACK, Village Books, Café Royal BooksFistful of Books and more.

They will also be showcasing self published books from Redeye, The Photography Network and emerging photographers from Hugh Baird and Manchester School of Art.

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Banner Exchange

 

First group exhibition hosted by the Look 15 photographic festival. WarpLiverpool, Hurst Street, Liverpool L1 8DA

Date: 15th May – 31st May Wednesday to Sunday 12pm – 4pm

“I’ve been immensely pleased with the standard of work, the level of engagement and the thought provoking nature of your work and am proud to have been involved in the project….I went back to Warp this morning and a builder, sporting full high vis and hard hat shouted across the gallery to me “Ar ay! How much imagination is in this room?”. I think that just about sums it up!”  Emma Smith – Executive Director | LOOK Liverpool International Photography Festival

Click here for images and press coverage of the show

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Red eye

Tadhg Devlin from Hugh Baird college along with other photographers, artists and educators will explore the proses of building a perfect project.

Date: 18th May 11am to 4.30pm For more information visit:
https://www.redeye.org.uk/programme/events/perfect-photographic-project-redeye-and-look15-support-hugh-baird-college

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Degree show exhibition. Located in the Hugh Baird University Centre Balliol Road, Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside L20 7EW

Date: 4th June – 6th June