RCKa works on Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool

Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery is set to reopen in November in a new space designed by architect RCKa.

Open Eye Gallery

The practice has worked with Open Eye director Patrick Henry to develop architectural and interior designs for the gallery, which will open on 5 November on Liverpool’s waterfront.

The new gallery will double the amount of space available for the photography institution and comprises three exhibition areas. RCKa director Tim Riley says the practice has aimed to create ‘flexibility and ‘a distinctive threshold’ in the gallery.

The gallery’s exterior wall will be used for large-scale ‘wall work’ commissioned pieces, the first by S Mark Gubb.

Sarah Maxfield, director, North West at Arts Council England, says, ‘[The new space] strengthens even further Liverpool’s claim to have the strongest visual arts sector of any English city outside the capital.’

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