Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Digital Window Gallery: Postcards from us x

10 June - 20 June 2021

Events

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

Exhibitions

First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: Interior Tension

22 June 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: Networked Beings

8 June 2021

Past Events

Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Things Are Strange

25 May 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #12: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

6 May 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 May - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

Exhibitions

Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

Exhibitions

Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Corrupted Archives

30 March 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight – Connecting new photography with writing

16 March 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #11: ON THE CORNERS OF ARGYLE AND GLENWOOD – PHOTOBOOK IN COLLABORATION

11 March 2021

Freelance Photographer in Residence Position

23 February 2021

Family Page

23 February 2021

About Alternative Lens

23 February 2021

Projects

Introducing Energy House

23 February 2021

Past Events

Open Rooms #10: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

25 February 2021

The Course

12 February 2021

Past Events

PLATFORM ISSUE 3: HOPE

12 February 2021

Events

OPEN CALL: THE STORY OF LIVERPOOL THROUGH ITS TREES

1 January - 30 April 2021

Events

OPEN CALL: HOMETOWNS

11 February - 31 March 2021

Past Events

WHAT WE DO IN LOCKDOWN

5 January 2021

HYPERTEXT: Books Beyond Bars – Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Ruth White – The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Yasmine Akim ‘Decolonise art schools & showcase the agency of marginalised people’

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jason Evans – Sound & Vision

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: ROOT-ed Zine – Our Experience of Navigating through Arts and Media as People of Colour

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Present and Continuous Q&A with Liz Wewiora and the Many Hands Craft Collective

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jade Montserrat in conversation with Nikita Gill

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Sam Hutchinson in conversation with Aram Sabbah of Skatepal

28 November 2020

Get Involved: The Story of Liverpool City Region Through Its Trees

24 November 2020

Past Events

Home Turf: Fans, Foodbanks and Photography

17 December 2020

Past Events

Scottie Press: Digital Residency

7 December - 11 December 2020

Past Events

Tell It Like It Is: Ian Clegg and Laura Robertson in Conversation

20 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer HK/UK — Lee Wing Ki: Night Walk (an excerpt)

16 November - 30 November 2020

Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer: UK / HK

11 November 2020

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Opportunities

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

Socially Engaged Photographer-in-Residence - Connecting with Collections

£12000
10AM Wednesday 14 July

Open Eye Gallery and the University of Salford have a strong long- term partnership, with a growing number of facets.  The partnership includes co-commissioning work for exhibition which then enters into the University of Salford Art Collection, as well as working together on an MA in Socially Engaged Photography Practice.

Open Eye Gallery is pleased to be working with the University of Salford Art Collection on our latest collaboration to ensure the University Art Collection is more accessible to more people. Open Eye Gallery is recruiting two freelance posts: a Digital Content and Engagement Officer to work with University of Salford Art Collection, and also a Socially Engaged Photographer-in-Residence to work with young people, providing access to the Collection.

Socially Engaged Photographer-in-Residence – Connecting with Collections 

We are looking for a practitioner who has an interest in collections and whose practice embraces the opportunity to co-author the project with others, especially young people.  

The Socially Engaged Practitioner’s role will include: 

  • A research period getting to know the Collection, with access to related records
  • Approximately 1 day per week, based on site (Salford) when appropriate, with the option for remote working & flexible working when necessary.
  • Taking part in planning sessions with the small Collections team, members of the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology, (including the M.A. in Socially Engaged Practice).
  • Following your research, working with stakeholders to identify specific communities to engage with your work / the Collection, potentially with a focus on young people.
  • Using the Collection as a starting point, delivering a series of workshops/ sessions with the aim of co-creating work with identified communities – ensuring that it is relevant to them.
  • Offering shadowing opportunities during the above with arts/ photography students.
  • With stakeholder support showcasing some work (or work in progress) in the University’s New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery and online
  • Contributing to the evaluation process and report – feedback and learning from the residency that can inspire/inform our future working.


Expected Outputs:

  • A reflective period of research with the Collection, ideally documented through regular blog posts, social media or other appropriate platforms
  • Feedback and learning from the residency that can inspire/inform our future working
  • Close engagement with identified local communities e.g. through meets, discussions, events, workshops
  • A set of photography based artworks or documentation images
  • Sharing generated content digitally as and when relevant via partner platforms and an exhibition/event – at the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery.


Duration:
12 months – Summer 2021 – Summer 2022

Fee: Freelance fee of £12,000, based on 1 day a week (£250 a day)

To Apply: Please download the full artist brief below.

Digital Content & Engagement Officer

£9000
10AM Wednesday 14 July

Open Eye Gallery and the University of Salford have a strong long- term partnership, with a growing number of facets.  The partnership includes co-commissioning work for exhibition which then enters into the University of Salford Art Collection, as well as working together on an MA in Socially Engaged Photography Practice.

Open Eye Gallery is pleased to be working with the University of Salford Art Collection on our latest collaboration to ensure the University Art Collection is more accessible to more people. Open Eye Gallery is recruiting two freelance posts: a Digital Content and Engagement Officer to work with University of Salford Art Collection, and also a Socially Engaged Photographer-in-Residence to work with young people, providing access to the Collection.

Digital Content and Engagement Officer

We are looking for a Digital Content and Engagement Officer to support a programme of collection digitisation, including: research and development; content management; accurate documentation; creating engagement opportunities for University of Salford students, staff and public; increasing user access and accessibility; and raising the visibility, profile and use of the collection internally and externally.

Main tasks:

  • Help to research, develop and populate an online catalogue for the Collection
  • Ensure that the unique co-commission to collect model is front and foremost
  • Work with the Collection and Open Eye Gallery staff to develop a joint archive of socially engaged practice
  • Work with the Digitisation Programme Socially Engaged Photographer-In-Residence to develop people-centred approaches to thinking about Collections
  • Work with other major platforms e.g. Art UK to upload and share images, information and content
  • Ensure image rights/copyrights are up to date (including: DACs and Creative Commons licences)
  • Assist co-ordination of artwork photography
  • Support accurate documentation, record-keeping, cataloguing and administration
  • Improve collection records, e.g. collecting resources and press coverage
  • Develop a range of engagement opportunities/events with University of Salford students, staff and audiences.
  • Encourage online engagement & enjoyment using blogs, social media & potentially other formats eg. Podcast, including direct mail outs, which could exist on university or Open Eye Gallery digital platform.
  • Increase Accessibility of collection and resources – e.g. sourcing transcripts & Image Descriptions
  • Support the collection diversity survey
  • Contribute to Accreditation requirements – e.g. making the Collection ‘useful, useable and accessible’
  • Contribute to the wider collections programme as necessary. 


Expected Outcomes:

  • Excellent quality images and information which can be used for study, research and public enjoyment
  • Grow the visibility, profile, use and enjoyment of our Collection & digitised materials – internally & externally
  • Increased audiences & engagement through online content, opportunities, and improved Accessibility
  • Clarity on taking the Socially Engaged Practice archive forward.

Duration: 30 weeks – Summer 2021 – Spring 2022

Fee: Freelance fee of £9,000, based on 2 days per week (£150 a day)

To Apply: Please download the full job description below.

Liverpool City Region International Student Welcome Brand ID Competition

£350
Friday 9 July

Create a new, striking visual identity for the International Student Welcome!

The International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG) will deliver a pilot programme to welcome international undergraduate and postgraduate students to the Liverpool City Region from August to October 2021.

The brief:

To create a vibrant, eye catching Welcome logo that encapsulates a sense of the international diaspora within the Liverpool City Region.

What we are looking for:

– Your design must be an entirely original unpublished work that you have created.
– A design that captures the spirit of an International Student Welcome but which is simple, clear and easily recognisable.
– It should not be too cluttered or use stereotypical images eg globe/world
– The logo could be a type treatment (eg uses the words International Student welcome) and/or can be an image-based design.
– The logo will need to be able to be applied across all promotional materials, including merchandising in print and online through social media channels and website.
– It should also be able to be applied in physical materials eg stickers, banners and large scale public display (exact dimensions will be provided upon successfully winning the competition, as and when required in the lead up to the programme).
– Your design should be effective in both colour and black and white versions.
– Your design should utilise a clear and accessible typeface which is readily available for Microsoft Office users both internally and externally.

Please send all applications with the subject line “Welcome logo competition” to natalie@openeye.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 9th July 2021.

Terms and conditions apply, please download full details 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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