Nick Smith exhibition

Event description
Nick Smith comes to OUTPUT gallery for a by-appointment exhibition, booking via this website only

About this Event

The next exhibition in OUTPUT’s autumn lineup is a solo show by Nick Smith, an artist working in moving image, photography, drawing and publishing. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2012 with an MA in Photography, he founded Relief Press in 2013: a micro-publishing house that creates artists and curatorial books, specialising in photography. On his artist practice, Smith writes ‘My aim is to create evocations that connect the past to the present. The work usually starts with a specific moment of departure and/or arrival within the realms of publicness, regionality, class, memory and the image.’

For his exhibition at OUTPUT, Smith is exhibiting his 2020 split screen video ‘Where Were You When It Was Shit?’ The work examines the artist’s youth growing up here in Merseyside from 1974-1996, a turbulent period for the region. Created using found & archival footage, and drawing influences from social realist landscape painting and DJ sets from the mid 90s, the video features the Kirkby rent strike, Toxteth Riots, Dockers Strike, Quadrant Park, Liverpool Garden Festival and This Morning with Richard and Judy, as the artist reflects on a social landscape wherein history might be on the verge of repeating itself.

PLEASE NOTE: We have had to temporarily change the gallery to booking-only - it is not open to the public, only to visitors who book via Eventbrite. This is due to local lockdown restrictions, and we are sorry for any inconvenience it has caused. We have up two days of slots for visitors to book on October 31 and Nov 1 - there is 1 ticket available but you are able to come down within your household group. If these slots have a high take up we will put out more. If you would like to visit at another time, please contact and we will see if it something we are able to accommodate.


The front door is heavy and there is a bell to request access. Then, there are 4 steps to get up to the space which has a small vintage shop at the front and a gallery in the back. Someone will be at the shop desk in the front if you need their attention or assistance 11-6pm every day. OUTPUT is no longer wheelchair accessible and we are currently working to change this as soon as possible.

Read the full venue access guide here on our website:

32 Seel St, Liverpool, L1 4BE

Share with friends

Save This Event

Event Saved