Events

ZINE & PHOTOBOOK FAIR 2018

30 June 2018

Exhibitions

Open Eye Gallery Supports: Voices from the Hub

21 May - 28 May 2018

Events

LIGHTNIGHT 2018: SLEEPING IN THE MIDDLE

18 May 2018

Events

‘I CALLED HER LISA MARIE’ BOOK LAUNCH AND SIGNING

30 May 2018

Events

Book Launch – Visual Methods in the Field: Photography for the Social Sciences

31 May 2018

Events

ARTIST TALK: PETER BYRNE ‘THIS LAND’

14 June 2018

Events

Common Ground: Photography, Writing and Public Space

19 July 2018

Exhibitions

China Conversation

17 June 2018

Projects

MA Course Brief

1 September 2018

Main Exhibition

Our North

28 March - 30 March 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April - 17 June 2018

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

The Pier Head – Tom Wood

12 January - 25 March 2018

Past Exhibitions

Ferry Folk

11 January - 25 March 2018

Projects Past Exhibitions

Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

Past Exhibitions

Finding Fangorn

26 October - 26 November 2017

Past Exhibitions

Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

Past Exhibitions

OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

Past Exhibitions

Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

Past Exhibitions

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

28 October - 18 December 2016

Wall Work

40 Years of Open Eye Gallery: 1977-2017

5 January 2017

Past Exhibitions

North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

6 January - 19 March 2017

Projects Past Exhibitions

Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

Culture Shifts

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

Toxteth

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Positive Changes at The Atkinson

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Kirkby

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

St Helens

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Exhibition: Halton

9 October 2016

Projects Culture Shifts

Wirral: Another Language/ In The Pink Room

9 October 2016

Culture Shifts

Animator Training

9 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July - 16 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Walter & Zoniel: Spectra

9 July - 16 October 2016

Past Exhibitions

Tromarama

9 July - 31 July 2016

Past Exhibitions

Telling Tales

6 July - 11 July 2016

Past Exhibitions

Collected Possibilities

15 June - 19 June 2016

Past Exhibitions

Open 2: Pieces of You

15 April - 5 June 2016

Past Exhibitions

Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman

15 January - 3 April 2016

Past Exhibitions

Edith Tudor-Hart: Quiet Radicalism

2 March - 29 April 2013

Past Exhibitions

Mishka Henner: Precious Commodities

2 March - 29 April 2013

Past Exhibitions

A Lecture Upon The Shadow

7 December - 17 February 2013

Past Exhibitions

Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

Past Exhibitions

E. Chambre Hardman

7 December - 17 February 2013

Past Exhibitions

Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

Past Exhibitions

Sinta Tantra – Together, Yet Forever Apart: Liverpool Biennial 2012

1 September - 1 January 2014

Past Exhibitions

Still Outside (Or Unexplained)

22 June - 2 September 2012

Past Exhibitions

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures

22 June - 2 September 2012

Past Exhibitions

Richard Mosse: Infra

30 March - 10 June 2012

Past Exhibitions

Simon Norfolk: For Most of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory

30 March - 10 June 2012

Past Exhibitions

Emily Speed: Nothing Is Finished, Nothing Is Perfect, Nothing Lasts

30 March - 2 September 2012

Past Exhibitions

Painted Photographs

13 January - 18 March 2012

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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Why We’re Here

 

We believe photography is for everyone and can be meaningful, informing our present and inspiring positive futures.

Open Eye Gallery works with people to explore photography’s unique ability to connect, to tell stories, to inquire, to reflect on humanity’s past and present, and to celebrate its diversity and creativity.

 

Who We Are

 

Founded in 1977 Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery based in Liverpool.

We are one of the UK’s leading photography spaces, and the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England.

Open Eye Gallery has consistently championed photography as an art form that is relevant to everyone. We promote the practice, enjoyment and understanding of photography by creating challenging and entertaining opportunities to experience and appreciate distinctive, innovative photographs.

As well as presenting a programme of international, high-quality exhibitions we also house a permanent Archive containing photographs from the 1930s to the present day.

We support established and emerging artists, developing practical, critical and professional skills among photography practitioners; we also offer training and development opportunities to people within our local community.

 

Our Commitments:

 

We’ll work with photographers, artists, academics and communities to further the exceptional ways Photography Practice makes a meaningful contribution to the World. We’ll continue to push ourselves, and others, to inspire creative excellence and social change.

We’ll embed ways to actively listen, respond and engage, inviting constituents to shape our organisation. Photography is Created by Everyone. We develop open platforms inviting contributions to – and processes enabling co-authoring of – our programme, achieving our fundamental role in enabling creative diversity.

We’ll carry on working with others to try things out, take risks, learn and share learning.

Photography informs most contexts. We endeavour to research, investigate and learn with others through their contexts, using collective insight to innovate and inspire.

We are accountable to, and reliant on, partnerships to achieve ambitions. We collaborate with integrity, transparency and efficiency to evolve, mitigating risk. Through partnership, we secure resources to adapt to both challenging environments and Photography’s impactful role in Curating and Sharing our Lives digitally.

 

WATERFRONT GALLERY

In November 2011 Open Eye Gallery re-launched in a brand new purpose-built home in one of the city’s most prestigious and prominent new developments on the Liverpool Waterfront.

The gallery opens onto a large covered public square and is split over two floors. On the ground floor we present our international programme of cutting edge contemporary photography. We also commission Wall Works – large-scale graphic art installations for the external facade of the gallery.

Our position at the heart of the regenerated Waterfront – next to the Museum of Liverpool and a stone’s throw from Tate Liverpool and Albert Dock – cements our commitment to the city and its vibrant cultural life. Read more about our history.

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