Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Events

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

Events

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

Past Events

Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

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

Past Events

Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

Past Events

We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

Past Events

Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

Past Events

End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

Events

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

Past Events

MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

Past Events

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

Projects Past Exhibitions

Our Home. Our Place. Our Space. @ Walton

16 August - 2 October 2023

Past Events

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

16 September 2023

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Opportunities

Our current opportunities at Open Eye Gallery and partnering organisations.

Crossing Sectors Training Programme

free to participate
deadline: 10 am, Monday 11 March

Crossing Sectors #4 is a professional development training programme, exploring the role of socially engaged photography with a variety of cross-sector and community partners. The programme will support practitioners to explore the multiple ways culture can be co-authored with others and questions where contemporary art and photography practice can exist in society today. 

We have invited a host of specialist facilitators from across the cultural, health, youth, educational, environmental and community settings to share their knowledge and expertise, as well as hands-on training around equality, diversity and inclusion and safeguarding. 

Each session will offer practical, methodological and ethical advice and this year we are excited to invite some of our Year 3 Crossing Sector programme attendees back to act as one-one mentors with the new cohort of participants. 

The programme will take place online on Monday mornings from 15 April (10am – 1pm including breaks) until 1 July, with the last session being in person.

Guest speakers include Daniel Regan (Photographic Artist and Art and Health hub), Liz Postlethwaite (small things creative projects), Savannah Dodd (Photographer and Photo Ethics Centre), Helena Lee (Redeye Photography Network), Ayo Barley (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion specialist), Suzanne St Clare (socially engaged photographer), Paul Thomas (Carer. Former General Practitioner, Professor University West London and Chair of the Community-Oriented Integration Network), Liz Wewiora and Anna Wijnhoven (Social practice, School and young people’s team at Open Eye Gallery) and Emma Curd (Learning Producer at Heart of Glass) 

How to apply: 

As a free programme with limited capacity, we ask photographers or artists working with lens based media to submit a short application stating why they would benefit from the opportunity.  

Please send:

  • a current CV,  
  • online link or PDF of your current arts practice, 
  • a supporting statement (no more than one A4 side) as to why you feel this opportunity would be appropriate for you at this stage in your career

Alternatively if you would prefer to send a video statement instead of a written statement please send a video file which is no longer than 6 minutes long. 

Please send all information to liz@openeye.org.uk by no later than 10am, Monday 11 March 2024. 

Please also complete an equal opportunities monitoring form.

Successful applicants will be notified by 5pm, Monday 25 March 2024. 

If you have any questions about the programme please contact liz@openeye.org.uk 

OPEN CALL: FIRE IT UP FUND

free to participate
deadline: 26 March 2024

The Ant Clausen Fire it up Fund – a new £20,000 award to help young people  get into the creative industries – has opened for applications.  

Announced last Summer, the Fund is in memory of Liverpool based  photographer and film maker Ant Clausen who tragically died last year in his native New Zealand. The Fund is open to anyone aged 16 – 25 who lives, works or studies in the  Liverpool City Region and is looking for help to kick start a career in the creative industries.  

Uniquely, as well as offering financial support the Fund will work with award  winners to create a bespoke 12 month plan to help with their progress which could include mentoring, training and making available opportunities and events which can be hard for someone starting out to get access to.  

The main partner in the fund is the Open Eye Gallery alongside official supporters ACC Liverpool Group and Bold Street Coffee.  

Applications are open now until 26 March 2024, all details can be found at fireitupfund.com 

Sarah Fisher, Director at Open Eye Gallery said: 

Everyone involved in setting up this Fund has been inspired by the way that  Ant led his life and built his career. Our ambition is not to just provide financial  support to people, but to create a relationship between our partners and the  award winners that is fun, straightforward and full of energy. I think that the chance to help young people get their foot into the creative  industries should be because of their talent not because of who they know or where they studied is a very powerful thing and one that we are  hugely proud to be partners in.’  

Board Member

volunteer position
deadline: 5 May

Open Eye Gallery is dedicated to building an open and inclusive organisation, with a team that represents the different backgrounds, perspectives, and skills from the communities we serve. We are looking to recruit new Board Members to join our team. 

Our Board of Trustees are volunteers who oversee, shape and support everything we do. For example, our Board provides direction and challenge to the leadership team, monitors any risks to the organisation, and plays a major part in shaping Open Eye Gallery’s future. 

Our Board meets four times per year, with some additional time required to review papers and attend sub-committee meetings. The appointment will be for a term of three years, with the option to renew for a second term. As a Board Member you might also attend events and exhibitions hosted by Open Eye Gallery or our partners. 

Our Board meetings do have a formal structure, but it is a process of collaboration where everyone has a voice. Open Eye Gallery is a learning organisation, working collaboratively to expand our knowledge through creative risk taking, and acknowledging that everyone brings something to the table. 

We welcome applications from all interested parties. We are particularly interested in those with specialist skills and experience in digital communications, the environment and sustainability, and different roles within the business sector, with knowledge of charities welcome. 

Becoming a Board Member is a voluntary position, travel expenses to board meetings will be reimbursed. Board Meetings take place at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, with the option to attend remotely if in person attendance is not possible. 

Board members are required to: 

  • Regularly attend and contribute to Board meetings, any delegated subcommittee meetings and team away days; 
  • Ensure that adequate preparation is made for meetings by reading and examining all relevant papers, reports and budgets; 
  • Input meaningfully to the strategic thinking of the gallery; 
  • Input, agree and approve artistic and business objectives; 
  • Ensure the charity’s work is inline with the Articles of Association;
  • Contribute to agenda items as part of our learning organisation; 
  • Attend key exhibitions and events, championing Open Eye Gallery to potential and existing funders and partners. 

Person specification: 

  • An enthusiasm for the work of Open Eye Gallery and a commitment to the organisation’s core values, aims and objectives; 
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort; 
  • Preparedness to offer personal and business skills to support the work of the team;
  • Ability to assimilate complex information, often in report format; 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other Board Members, and Open Eye Gallery team;
  • Ability to put forward opinions and build trust and respect with colleagues and stakeholders;
  • Open-mindedness and ability to take a view across the full range of issues; 
  • Ability to take responsibility for decisions made. 

We are open to applicants who feel they may not fit all the criteria – if you feel you have relevant experience to bring to the role please do get in touch. 

Full Board Member Recruitment Pack is attached.

To apply, please submit the following information to jobs@openeye.org.uk: 

  1. Application Form (attached)
  2. Please fill in our anonymous Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Email: jobs@openeye.org.uk. Post: Open Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP.  If you would prefer an alternative way of applying (e.g., by sending a video, or arranging a casual discussion about the role) please reach out to Natalie Meer on email: natalie@openeye.org.uk

We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, and we fully recognise the value of a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We are particularly keen to hear from people of color, and those living with disabilities. 

Closing Date: Sunday 5 May at midnight. 

Successful candidates will be invited to an informal interview where you can tour the latest exhibition and meet the team. Interviews to take place on Thursday 16 May.  Please let us know in your application email if you have any access requirements.

Young Board Member

volunteer position
deadline: 5 May

We would love to have a younger person’s perspective on our Board, to bring fresh insight, energy and lived experience to our team. We are looking for someone between the age of 18-27 – you could be a student, creative practitioner or participant on one of our projects. We would like to know what you are most passionate about and interested in. For example, you may be interested in the environment and climate crisis, digital communications, technology or how galleries are run. 

Full Board Member Recruitment Pack is attached.

To apply, please submit the following information to jobs@openeye.org.uk: 

  1. Application Form (attached)
  2. Please fill in our anonymous Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Email: jobs@openeye.org.uk. Post: Open Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP. If you would prefer an alternative way of applying (e.g., by sending a video, or arranging a casual discussion about the role) please reach out to Natalie Meer on email: natalie@openeye.org.uk

We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, and we fully recognise the value of a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We are particularly keen to hear from people of colour, and those living with disabilities. 

Closing Date: Sunday 5 May at midnight. 

Successful candidates will be invited to an informal interview where you can tour the latest exhibition and meet the team. Interviews to take place on Thursday 16 May.  Please let us know in your application email if you have any access requirements.

OPEN CALL: THE STORY OF LIVERPOOL THROUGH ITS TREES

free to enter
open call

We are inviting the public to help us create a history of the Liverpool  City Region through its trees. Its resilience, strength and its diverse and fascinating story.

We started by asking a broad cross section of people, from historians to tree professionals to family members, to share a story about a tree that was important to them. We want this project to grow and expand, so now we’re asking for your stories. Take a picture of a tree that means something to you and upload it here, along with a few words about what makes it important.

VIEW AND SUBMIT STORIES HERE

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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