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MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

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Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024


National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

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Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024


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26 March 2024

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8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024


Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 31 May 2024

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

6 February - 31 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

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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

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024


Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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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

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Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

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Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

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Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

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Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

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Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

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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

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Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

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6 November - 5 February 2024

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Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

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Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023


Sharing art with local communities: Open Eye Gallery will be a partner in a new collaborative touring programme

More people will experience inspiring art on their doorsteps through new projects supported by Art Fund.

Open Eye Gallery, together with 22 other arts and heritage organisations, is taking part in the development phase of Art Fund’s Going Places – a UK-wide programme that will engage underrepresented audiences with museum collections through collaborative touring exhibitions.

Seven networks have been established to develop plans for two touring exhibitions over five years. Local communities will be involved in shaping exhibition themes and outreach programming and will bring their voices to each display by reinterpreting collections to tell new stories. If Art Fund is successful with a subsequent delivery phase application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and with further fundraising, the networks will go on to produce their exhibitions with audiences across the country from 2025 to 2030.

Full list of development phase partners and networks

New Faces New Focus

  • Aberdeenshire Museums Service
  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council (FE McWilliam Gallery; Armagh County Museum; The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre)
  • Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool


Founding the Future

  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
  • Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Guildford
  • The Bowes Museum, County Durham


Communities of Making

  • Carmarthenshire Museums
  • Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
  • Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum


Four Lanterns

  • Blackwell – The Arts & Crafts house (Lakeland Arts), Windermere
  • Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
  • Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham
  • William Morris Gallery, London


The Journeys We Take

  • Hartlepool Art Gallery
  • The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery (University of Leeds)
  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery


Green Spaces, Shared Places

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Exmoor
  • Dales Countryside Museum, Yorkshire
  • Sunderland Culture
  • The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA), Staffordshire


Long Distance Connections (Female Artists)

  • Museums Worcestershire
  • Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
  • OnFife

Jenny Waldman, director, Art Fund, said: “We’re delighted to help museums and galleries work together to share their collections with local communities across the UK through innovative and sustainable approaches to exhibition-making. Through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund and Going Places, there will be more opportunities than ever for people to enjoy exceptional art on their doorsteps.”

Sarah Fisher, director, Open Eye Gallery, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for Open Eye Gallery to develop our partnerships and think about how we connect to communities and ensure that communities are at the heart of everything we do.”

Going Places builds on the recommendations of the 2022 research report Going Places: Touring and shared exhibitions in the UK, commissioned by Art Fund and Creative Scotland, which revealed that touring and shared exhibition partnerships are a key way to meet the audience demand for high-quality, accessible exhibitions. The development of Going Places is made possible with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and additional support from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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