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.
“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.”
Lecturer in Digital Imaging and Photography at the Hugh Baird University Centre, Tadhg Devlin, said:
“The Open Eye Gallery has been incredibly supportive and we’re delighted that they are seeing potential in our undergraduates. The opportunity to exhibit at one of the largest galleries in the North West so early in their career is invaluable.”
Programme Leader for Digital Imaging and Photography at the Hugh Baird University Centre, Dave Lockwood, said:
“As a relatively new course establishing our presence in the North West, the developing relationship with the Open Eye Gallery is bringing fantastic opportunities. It is not only enabling our undergraduates to showcase their work, but also to learn about developing connections with galleries and curators to propose and negotiate projects. So, the ongoing collaborations with the Open Eye Gallery are giving our students important experience for when they are establishing their own presence after the course.”
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. If you would like to find out more or for information about the Digital Imaging and Photography courses at the Hugh Baird University Centre, click here or telephone 0151 353 4444.