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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 6 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Events

Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Events

Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

Past Events

Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

Events

Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

Events

Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

Events

Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

Events

Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

Events

Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

Past Events

Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

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MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

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Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

Events

Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

Past Events

Bernice Mulenga: Artist Talk

18 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Local Roots @ The Atkinson

14 October 2023

Exhibitions

Community @ Ellesmere Port Library

26 October - 11 April 2024

Past Events

Critique Surgery for Socially Engaged Photographers

6 November 2023

Past Events

Deeds Not Words: panel discussion

12 October 2023

Past Exhibitions

Deeds Not Words @ Atrium Space

3 October - 22 October 2023

Ode To Our Space @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

A Look At A New Perspective @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: Crow Dark Dawn

19 October 2023

Past Events

Exhibition Launch: A Place of Our Own

28 September 2023

Reflections

12 September - 22 December 2023

Past Events

Sandra Suubi ‘Samba Gown’ Procession

9 September 2023

Exhibitions Future Exhibitions

A Place of Our Own

29 September - 22 December 2023

Past Events

POETRY BOOK LAUNCH: JACK BENNETT – LUNETTE

7 September 2023

Exhibitions

A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot

31 August 2023

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Our Home. Our Place. Our Space. @ Walton

16 August - 2 October 2023

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Poetry Reading: Coast to Coast to Coast’s sixth Birthday!

16 September 2023

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HOME programme
Liverpool City Region Photo Awards
Me, Myself, My SPACE exhibition

Open Eye Gallery is shortlisted for LCR Culture and Creativity Award

Finalists are revealed in the 5th annual Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards: more than 600 nominations came in from across the six local authority areas of the Liverpool City Region. Open Eye Gallery is shortlisted for the Arts Organisation of the Year award ー this award is to celebrate an organisation whose work has stood out and contributed to the cultural and creative reputation of the city region.

Sarah Fisher, director of Open Eye Gallery, said:

This nomination is really a public recognition of the communities, creatives and agencies that have worked with Open Eye Gallery across the city region during 2023 to amplify and champion local voices, and cement national and international collaborations. 

We are fortunate in having expertise in photography ー the medium through which people now share their lives. Working with partners, we have been able to support meaningful projects, co-created by communities collaborating with photographers-in-residence, exploring and celebrating unheard voices, championing neighbourhoods, diverse cultural or gender identities, the natural environment and social heritage. Projects that have involved all ages, abilities and may have come together to support well-being or unlock talent. During 2023,  this culminated in  exhibitions across all city region areas.

Talent was celebrated ー from a solo exhibition of the Wirral’s Craig Easton (winner of the overall Sony World Photography Awards during lockdown), to 380 photographers at all stages of their careers via the Liverpool City Region Photography Awards 2023. 

The Home programme, working through 45 partners, enabled the city region to cement its solidarity with Ukraine, showcasing 17 Ukrainian photographers work in 6 exhibitions, with  exceptional UK talent responding via poems and a film. In addition 35 non-gallery sites hosted work – from public realm spaces to train stations to independent venues. This work with Ukraine will continue, with Home touring during 2024, and it has led to Open Eye Gallery’s collaboration on the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale next April.

Cllr Mike Wharton, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Business said:

“These awards give us a chance to showcase what our area has to offer. I’m delighted we’re continuing to see so many nominations from across the city region and from such a variety of businesses, organisations and individuals.

“Well done to all the finalists. I look forward to the next stage of the competition!”

Established in 2019 under the Mayor’s 1% for Culture initiative, which commits to invest one per cent of the Combined Authority’s annual budget directly into cultural activities, the awards are in their fifth year of honouring the value and contribution the cultural and creative sectors bring to the region and the difference they make to people’s lives.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at St Helens Rugby League Stadium (Langtree Park) on Thursday 7 March 2024, the area being this year’s Borough of Culture.

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