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 Events

Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

Past Events

Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Events

Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #21: Ancestral Folk – Eunice Pais

1 April - 30 April 2022

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

Exhibitions

Saturday Girl About Town at Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Wigan

28 January 2022

Past Exhibitions

WE

31 March - 1 May 2022

Past Events

Who Cares? – Symposium exploring the role of art & design in health & care

26 April 2022

Past Events

Socially Engaged Photography Network: North West regional meet up event ‘Co-authoring the Collection’ 

28 April 2022

HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN/ FEEDING LIVERPOOL: REIMAGINING YOUR FUTURE FOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

9 March 2022

SESSION 3: DERELICTION TO DELICIOUS

11 March 2022

PELOTON COOP: JOY RIDE

18 March 2022

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: Grow Your Own

23 February - 20 March 2022

Taking Root Bootle – Growing on the Streets: Involving local residents In greening up public spaces

10 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Panel Discussion

12 March 2022

Past Events

ECOSYSTEM 2: OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

19 February - 20 March 2022

SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE

2 March - 5 March 2022

Session 3: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

12 March 2022

Taster Menu

11 March 2022

Session 2: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 2: Introduction to beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 1: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 1: Introduction to Beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 2: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 2: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Session 1: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 1: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Compost Works – An Introduction into Composting

9 March 2022

Hope Community Garden/ Feeding Liverpool: Reimagining your Future Food Neighbourhood

9 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Rethinking our Food System

9 March - 12 March 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: NOVUS: Restricted Views – Creative Outlooks

1 December - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: On the Brink

27 January - 19 March 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #20: Matt Dunne

9 February - 28 February 2022

Arts Groupie Workshops

26 February - 19 March 2022

TREE: Live Storytelling Session

19 March 2022

Horti-Culture Sharing Sessions with Arts Groupie and Incredible Edible

19 March - 9 March 2022

Liver Bird Safari with Arts Groupie

26 February - 26 February 2022

Past Events

Shop the Look Project with Emma Summerscales Open studio

11 February 2022

Mersey Green Map

4 February - 14 March 2022

Climate Cafés

26 January - 9 March 2022

Growing Sudley CIC: Nature’s Apothecary Workshops

23 January - 6 March 2022

Cyanotype Workshop with Edd Carr

25 February 2022

Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Writing Workshops

30 January - 17 March 2022

Hope and Fear

25 January - 30 March 2022

Past Events

Peloton Liverpool Cooperative

16 February - 18 February 2022

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Opportunities

We have a range of opportunities at Open Eye Gallery. Please scroll down for the opportunity that suits you.

LOOK Photo Biennial: Open Call

£150
Friday 10 June

Our upcoming LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate focuses on themes of climate change and environmental issues. We’re excited to see how artists use photography and visual culture as a way of understanding the past, present and future and how we can work towards creative solutions by focusing on sustainability, innovation and progress.

We’re inviting artists to share their images with us. Submissions should be between 1 – 5 images relating to the climate and in particular focusing on themes of circular fashion, energy, travel and transport, or non-human animals. 

The works can be individual images, works in progress, or completed projects and will be shown in Open Eye Gallery from 14 July – 04 September 2022. The deadline for submissions is Friday 10 June 2022.

Images will be selected by the Open Eye Gallery team and selected artists will be contacted by Monday 20 June 2022. Submitted images should be sized to 72dpi. Selected photographers will need to be able to provide print files of 300 dpi.

Selected artists will receive an artist fee of £150.

Please email your submission as low res (72dpi) jpegs to: submissions@openeye.org.uk

Key Dates

Deadline for submission Friday 10 June 2022

Selected photographers notified by Monday 20 June 2022

High res image files shared by Friday 24 June 2022

Dates of LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate Thursday 14 July – 04 September 2022

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER IN RESIDENCE FOR THE COUNTY ROAD DISTRICT

£6000
Midnight Sunday 29 May

Open Eye Gallery and Culture Liverpool are looking to commission a socially engaged photographer to work in the County Road District area of Liverpool City Region.



This residency is connected to a wider programme of cultural interventions in the County Road Area, which is part of Culture Liverpool’s Next Generation Neighbourhood Projects. 



This commission takes place at the early stages of working with the community to affect change and will sit alongside other creative commissions in the local area. All will seek to do the following:


  • To foster a sense of community ownership and pride
  • Offer skills to community members
  • Produce high quality, free, creative workshops for the local community
  • Provide long-term, deep engagement in the County Road Area

 

The selected photographer will work with community members with the overall aim of understanding their unique stories. In the spirit of socially engaged photography they will be led by members of the local community, whilst maximising their own creativity and skills as a photographer to co-create, with the community, stories of the area and its people.

Please download the full brief below for more details.

Re-Framing Culture

Curatorial training programme (North West)
9AM Wednesday 01 June.

Re-framing Culture is a free six week training programme for museum, gallery, library and independent professionals working within curating and programme development to explore the potential value and impact of delivering socially engaged photography commissions.

This training programme is funded and supported by Art Fund, as part of their reimagine grants. 

We are keen to hear from curators and producers from all different backgrounds, and with differing levels of experiences, whether you are a recent graduate, self-trained or have been working in culture for many years. 

We are aiming to engage up to fourteen professionals within each of the four participating regions (North West, Midlands, North West and South West). The programme will culminate in a final full day session, which brings all participants from across each region together for a sharing day towards the end of all four training programmes. 

The training programme will cover both the theory and artistic practice of socially engaged lens based media, as well as the logistical and ethical considerations to this type of commissioning with their audiences / constituents.

The training programme will also explore how photography from local archives – as well as participant produced images – can animate cultural and library collections. 

This training programme is brought to you by Open Eye Gallery, Heart of Glass, GRAIN, NEPN (North East Photography Network) and Fotonow CIC, who are all members of the Socially Engaged Photography Network (SEPN).

*We understand that practitioners may work across curating, producing and artist practitioner so we welcome people to self-define their practice within the application.

For the North West programme you must be a practitioner living or working within the North West England region. Training Starts Monday 13 June.

Please download the full application pack below.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING CREATIVE PRODUCER – CVAN North West

Fixed Fee £13,000 for one year delivery of the programme.
End of day 2nd June 2022

CVAN NW Ltd is seeking three Creative Producers to develop, manage, and co-ordinate three new programmes of work for the Contemporary Visual Arts Network of the North West: Climate Justice, Place-making and Health & Wellbeing.

This is a new development for the organisation and is informed by recent research undertaken by Curated Place. The appointed Creative Producers will work closely with the Directors and Network Manager to help them establish a strong vision for this work going forwards, enabling strategic links with key stakeholders and ensuring representation from grass-roots arts organisations and artists. 

Time commitment: The Creative Producer role is part-time over 12 months from the early July 2022 to early July 2023. Working days will be flexible and negotiated with the Directors and Network Manager.

Background

Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge and resources and cultivate relationships, covering the geographic region of Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Priority will be given to:

  • Creative Producers from the North West
  • Creative Producers from underrepresented or marginalised communities 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Creative Producer Health & Wellbeing

Overview

The Creative Producer is expected to play a key role in developing and producing an ambitious programme for CVAN NW that connects a wide range of stakeholders, organisations and visual artists. 

A key part of this role will be to consult with the arts and health sector but also to facilitate and broker new relationships and opportunities across a wide range of stakeholders

We are seeking an experienced Creative Producer with significant knowledge of how the visual arts addresses health and wellbeing agendas to work closely with the Directors of CVAN NW (Sarah Fisher, Director, Open Eye Gallery; Helen Wewiora, Director Castlefield Gallery, Sam Lackey, Director Liverpool Biennial and Catharine Braithwaite, Freelancer; and our Network Manager, Sue Flowers) to inform and drive the development of a new 2022/23 programme of work. 

This work will be delivered inclusively and representationally and address our need to consider the wider geography of the North West and a diverse range of partners. A pro-active, highly motivated team player, the successful candidate will apply their excellent project management and communication skills to ensure their work responds to the strategic development needs of CVAN NW, bringing knowledge and skills into the organisation, whilst ensuring a new programme can be delivered inclusively and effectively.

For the full job description and details of how to apply, please click here or download the attachment below. 

PLACE-MAKING CREATIVE PRODUCER - CVAN North West

Fixed Fee £13,000 for one year delivery of the programme.
End of day 2nd June 2022

CVAN NW Ltd is seeking three Creative Producers to develop, manage, and co-ordinate three new programmes of work for the Contemporary Visual Arts Network of the North West: Climate Justice, Place-making and Health & Wellbeing.

This is a new development for the organisation and is informed by recent research undertaken by Curated Place. The appointed Creative Producers will work closely with the Directors and Network Manager to help them establish a strong vision for this work going forwards, enabling strategic links with key stakeholders and ensuring representation from grass-roots arts organisations and artists. 

Time commitment: The Creative Producer role is part-time over 12 months from the early July 2022 to early July 2023. Working days will be flexible and negotiated with the Directors and Network Manager.

Background

Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge and resources and cultivate relationships, covering the geographic region of Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Priority will be given to:

  • Creative Producers from the North West
  • Creative Producers from underrepresented or marginalised communities 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Creative Producer Place-Making

 

Overview

The Creative Producer is expected to play a key role in developing and producing an ambitious programme for CVAN NW that connects a wide range of stakeholders, organisations and visual artists. A key part of this role will be to consult with those working in the place-making sector but also to facilitate and broker new relationships and opportunities across a wide range of stakeholders

We are seeking an experienced Creative Producer with significant knowledge of how the visual arts addresses place-making agendas to work closely with the Directors of CVAN NW (Sarah Fisher, Director, Open Eye Gallery; Helen Wewiora, Director Castlefield Gallery, Sam Lackey, Director Liverpool Biennial and Catharine Braithwaite, Freelancer; and our Network Manager, Sue Flowers) to inform and drive the development of a new 2022/23 programme of work. 

This work will be delivered inclusively and representationally and address our need to consider the wider geography of the North West and a diverse range of partners. A pro-active, highly motivated team player, the successful candidate will apply their excellent project management and communication skills to ensure their work responds to the strategic development needs of CVAN NW, bringing knowledge and skills into the organisation, whilst ensuring a new programme can be delivered inclusively and effectively. 

For the full job description and details of how to apply, please click here or download the attachment below. 

CLIMATE JUSTICE CREATIVE PRODUCER – CVAN North West

Fixed Fee £13,000 for one year delivery of the programme
End of day 2nd June 2022

CVAN NW Ltd is seeking three Creative Producers to develop, manage, and co-ordinate three new programmes of work for the Contemporary Visual Arts Network of the North West: Climate Justice, Place-making and Health & Wellbeing.

This is a new development for the organisation and is informed by recent research undertaken by Curated Place. The appointed Creative Producers will work closely with the Directors and Network Manager to help them establish a strong vision for this work going forwards, enabling strategic links with key stakeholders and ensuring representation from grass-roots arts organisations and artists. 

Time commitment: The Creative Producer role is part-time over 12 months from the early July 2022 to early July 2023. Working days will be flexible and negotiated with the Directors and Network Manager.

Background

Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge and resources and cultivate relationships, covering the geographic region of Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Priority will be given to:

  • Creative Producers from the North West
  • Creative Producers from underrepresented or marginalised communities 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Creative Producer Climate Justice

Overview

The Creative Producer is expected to play a key role in developing and producing an ambitious programme for CVAN NW that connects a wide range of stakeholders, organisations and visual artists. A key part of this role will be to consult with the environmental and climate justice sector but also to facilitate and broker new relationships and opportunities across a wide range of stakeholders

We are seeking an experienced Creative Producer with significant knowledge of how the visual arts addresses climate justice agendas to work closely with the Directors of CVAN NW (Sarah Fisher, Director, Open Eye Gallery; Helen Wewiora, Director Castlefield Gallery, Sam Lackey, Director Liverpool Biennial and Catharine Braithwaite, Freelancer; and our Network Manager, Sue Flowers) to inform and drive the development of a new 2022/23 programme of work. 

This work will be delivered inclusively and representationally and address our need to consider the wider geography of the North West and a diverse range of partners. A pro-active, highly motivated team player, the successful candidate will apply their excellent project management and communication skills to ensure their work responds to the strategic development needs of CVAN NW, bringing knowledge and skills into the organisation, whilst ensuring a new programme can be delivered inclusively and effectively. 

For the full job description and details of how to apply, please click here or download the attachment 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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