Events

ASSEMBLIES: OPEN EYE HUB

16 September 2022

VR: Visualising Pollution – Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

VR: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: Clickmoor on Climate

15 August - 4 September 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL @ WIGAN AND LEIGH

1 October 2022

Exhibitions

Make, Mend and Sustain – Digital Window Gallery

14 July - 4 September 2022

LOOK Events Events

LOOKBOOK CLUB: THE OVERSTORY BY RICHARD POWERS, Pages 1-28

25 September 2022

LOOK Events Events

Guided Walk: Bats of Sefton Park

1 September 2022

Exhibitions

A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot Town Centre

25 July 2022

Exhibitions

Reclaiming @ Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

13 August 2022

LOOK Events Events

GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #2

27 August 2022

Past Events LOOK Events

Guided Walk: Bees of Sefton Park

31 July - 31 July 2022

LOOK Events Events

Guided Walk: A History of Sefton Park Landscape

21 August 2022

LOOK Events Events

GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #1

6 August 2022

Exhibitions

WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE STUDENTS

14 July - 4 September 2022

COMING SOON: MIMESIS: A BEAT BEFORE THE RAPTURE @ NEW ADELPI ATRIUM

19 October - 16 November 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: ARE YOU LIVING COMFORTABLY? @ NEW ADELPHI EXHIBITION GALLERY

10 October - 23 December 2022

Exhibitions

Before it Melts into Solid: Carmel College Students

14 July - 4 September 2022

LOOK Events Events

Journal Launch: Coast to Coast to Coast

13 August 2022

LOOK Events Events

Writing Workshop: Listening to the River Mersey with Maria Isakova-Bennett

13 August 2022

LOOK Events Events

ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE: Growing Culture, Community and Creativity

4 September 2022

COMING SOON: Let’s Grow Preston

23 July 2022

Exhibitions

DOT-ART ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS

14 July - 28 July 2022

Past Events

An evening with Guillemot Press Poets

22 July 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

OPEN SOURCE #24 DARAGH DRAKE: ANAM CARA

14 July - 18 August 2022

Exhibitions

MWALULA – HELLEN SONGA @ LIVERPOOL GROWING SPACES

11 July - 4 September 2022

Past Events

LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Launch Party

14 July 2022

Past Events

Visual Studies X Open Eye Gallery Roundtable

14 July 2022

Exhibitions

LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022: CLIMATE

15 July - 4 September 2022

Past Exhibitions

Make, Mend & Sustain @ Chester Charity Shops

8 July - 5 August 2022

LOOK Events Past Exhibitions

Before it Melts into Solid @ World of Glass, St. Helens

30 June - 26 July 2022

Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

Past Events LOOK Events

Our Planet, Our Future! A conversation on Sustainable Futures in St Helens

9 July - 9 July 2022

LOOK Events Exhibitions

Planting for the Planet @ RHS Garden Bridgewater

27 May - 27 August 2022

Past Events

Whose High Street is it? Unlocking Creative Futures in Our Own Town Centres

29 June 2022

Events

POETRY READING: 100 Years of The Waste Land

17 November - 17 November 2022

Events

National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

Past Exhibitions

(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

Past Events

In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

Past Exhibitions

Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

Past Events

Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #22: Bags For Life – Luke Saxon

1 May - 31 May 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

Past Events

An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

Past Events

Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

Past Events

Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Past Events

Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

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Opportunities

We have a range of opportunities open Open Eye Gallery and partnering organisations. Please scroll down for the opportunity that suits you.

2 x FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS IN RESIDENCE - CHESTER

£7000 Fee
Monday 22 August - 10AM

REFLECTIONS – COVID COMMUNITY RESPONSES:

An outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the importance of community-led responses that draw upon local knowledge and resources, and build capacity and channels of interconnectedness between government, community organisations and the public.

Cheshire West and Chester (CW&C) recognise the importance of communities, culture & belonging and are inviting artists to explore new and different perspectives, which reflect community responses to Covid-19 in the Borough as part of a cultural programme.

A series of socially engaged artists will develop and deliver projects that articulate responses that encourage social interaction and opportunities to enable deeper community engagement and creativity.

ABOUT THIS SOCIALLY ENGAGED PHOTOGRAPHY COMMISSION:

CW&C are working in partnership with photography organisation Open Eye Gallery for two of the commissions under a key theme of:

Under represented voices – the lives and issues people face has been magnified.

A commission working with under presented groups to listen and amplify their voices. CW&C aim to be more inclusive and listen more to people who are marginalised, having recently set up a Poverty Team and are working with organisations to create safe spaces and diverse programmes.

Possible Organisations: Poverty Truth Advisory Board – Inspirers, Disability Panel, Minority groups, Body Positive – LGBTQ+, Young People, Fallen Angels

Open Eye Gallery will deliver this commission as part of the wider cultural programme. We will support the development of community partnerships and establish meetings with key people working with marganislised communities and individuals. Open Eye Gallery will also line manage the commissioned photographers. CW&C will help contact these groups via established channels. CW&C has four different locality areas Ellesmere Port, Chester, Northwich & Winsford and Rural, with Locality workers who provide connections to the local communities and groups http://www.yourwestcheshire.co.uk

THE ROLE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER

    • To work with communities to establish how they would like to record their reflections and/or see these presented; working within communities to deliver this
    • Focus on people whose experience is not generally reflected in the narrative around Covid-19 – ensure the programme reaches people from diverse communities, for example people who have experienced homelessness.
    • To take a collaborative approach – working with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders who have been at the frontline of delivering services and working with communities (e.g. Poverty Team, Localities, Library staff)
    • For the programme to be accessible and inclusive – reducing barriers that might prevent some people from participating.
    • To ensure that, as far as possible, the outputs from the programme can be preserved permanently
    • Contribute one-two written reflective blogs/ video interviews about the project, for the Open Eye Gallery website, associated Socially Engaged Photography Network (SEPN) and/ or content for public distribution via Open Eye Gallery and C&CW online outlets.

 

For full details, please download the brief below. 

FRONT OF HOUSE VOLUNTEER

Open Call

Open Eye Gallery has a long established volunteer programme with a growing community focus. We are keen to encourage individuals from any cultural or educational background to apply we hope we can offer broad development opportunities.

Retail

  • Use of Point of Sale Systems
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Customer service

 

Transferable skills

  • Interpersonal development
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership abilities
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Research methodologies
  • Organisation skills

 

Volunteers are an important and valued part of the Open Eye Gallery. Without volunteers Open Eye Gallery would not be able to offer high quality exhibitions and events to the public for free.  We want to ensure that volunteering at Open Eye Gallery helps you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be, and most of all that you enjoy the experience and feel like part of the team.

 

Open Eye Gallery provides free access to high quality, innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art from around the world. Gallery volunteers are a part of this creative environment and work amongst a team of engaging, committed and creative individuals. Volunteers play a key role in the day to day running of the Gallery, ensuring it is a welcoming and friendly place. Food and travel will be reimbursed up to £7.50 per day.

 

Check out our volunteer led publication PLATFORM here

 

Please download the following documents to apply and send completed applications to natalie@openeye.org.uk

GUEST RETAILER

Open Call

We are inviting independent retailers, designers, illustrators and makers to submit pop-up shop proposals for our small, but perfectly formed gallery gift shop. We support local and regional artists/makers/creative entrepreneurs by offering a platform for promotion and sales. We are looking for design conscious products to sell in our shop: books, stationary, homewear, gifts and everything in between! Your merchandise should sit well alongside our contemporary publications, cameras and photography accessories. Please submit your proposals with a link to your website and images of your products together with pricing information to info@openeye.org.uk

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