Undergraduates’ Open Eye Gallery exhibition hailed a success

Photography graduates from the Hugh Baird University Centre were hailed ‘stunning, homegrown talent’ at their recent exhibition of work at the Open Eye Gallery.

‘Collective Possibilities’ brought together a selection of images by those about to graduate from the BA (Hons) Top up in Digital Imaging and Photography course, which is validated by the University of Central Lancashire.

Charlotte Anne Down, Marketing & Communications Officer at the Open Eye Gallery said:

“We had 250 people attend the opening of Collective Possibilities and, in total, the exhibition welcomed more than 1,700 visitors. A great success!”

Open Eye Gallery is one of the UK’s leading photography spaces and the students were given the opportunity to exhibit there thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the Hugh Baird University Centre and Open Eye Gallery.

Course 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.”

If you would like to find out more or for information about the Digital Imaging and Photography courses at the Hugh Baird University Centre, visit www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre or telephone 0151 353 4444.

Click here to see photos from the Collective Possibilities exhibition.

Image credit: Collected Possibilities, Open Eye Gallery, 2016 © Ted Oonk.

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