21 May 2021 5pm – Late

Liverpool Biennial 2021 at Open Eye Gallery

17:00 – 22:00

Open Eye Gallery

Grow-at-Home with Open Eye Gallery. Over the next two years we are working with a range of partners to develop a programme with a focus on climate change. To complement our LightNight events, which explore how we can engage with the green agenda through art, we’ve created ‘Grow-at-Home’ activity packs.

The packs contain native wildflower seeds, photo challenges and projects by local artists and movements engaging with the green agenda and are available to collect and take home from the gallery on LightNight. Pick up a pack and enjoy a  late night opening of our current exhibition – Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port.

About the Liverpool Biennial exhibition:

In the downstairs gallery, Zineb Sedira’s works, from her Sugar Routes (2013) series, recount the history of transoceanic slavery and forced migration, the triangular trade routes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the continued trade of sugar across the Atlantic for mass consumption.

Exhibited in the upstairs gallery, Alberta Whittle’s film, between a whisper and a cry (2019), also reflects upon these oceanic routes and worldview, hinging on memory, labour and the afterlives of colonialism in our contemporary world.

If you are taking part in LightNight’s online offer from home, you can order an activity pack to be posted to you. To order, email sorcha@openeye.org.uk by 13th May to receive on time for LightNight.

Audience: Specifically aimed at adults but is family friendly

Image credit: Zineb Sedira Sugar Routes I 2013

No booking required, but please note all LightNight venues have limited capacities and you may need to queue to help us adhere to safety guidelines. Read more

Take a taxi ride into an alternate world within the city of Liverpool, where the Cumbian beat of Latin American music intersects with primordial forces.

You can experience Erick Beltrán’s Superposition (2021) by booking a special ComCab Taxis on 0151 298 2222 (normal phone and taxi rates apply). Available throughout Liverpool Biennial, the full Superposition commission, combining lights and music alongside the graphic designs, can be experienced across 5 taxis, while on display across the tip-seats of an additional 30 taxis are Beltrán’s graphic designs, complete with QR codes providing access to the accompanying audio.


In-Person Free event

Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island
L3 1BP

0151 236 6768