Events

Open Rooms #1: New Curator Welcome Party

16 April 2020

Exhibitions

COVID-19 UPDATE

15 March 2020

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #16 – PAULINA KOROBKIEWICZ

1 March - 31 March 2020

Main Exhibition Future Exhibitions

Postponed: The Time We Call Our Own

3 April 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #15 – JONATHAN LYNCH

1 February - 29 February 2020

Projects

PLATFORM Issue 01

21 January 2020

LAUNCH: THE DARK FIGURE*

20 February - 20 February 2020

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #14 – SAHAN NUHOGLU

16 January 2020

Exhibitions

VISUAL RIGHTS

16 January - 22 March 2020

Exhibitions

THE DARK FIGURE*

20 February - 22 March 2020

Past Exhibitions

EXPOSED

3 April 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: NOW, FOR THE FUTURE – OPEN SOURCE X SHUTTER HUB

1 November - 30 November 2019

Brilliant City 中文

30 October - 16 November 2019

Exhibitions

Tong Yan Gai — Chinatown—中文

7 October - 24 October 2019

Exhibitions

HE 中文

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

JUMP! 中文

4 October - 26 October 2019

Exhibitions

A Room of Our Own: a Fast Forward Women in Photography Exhibition 中文

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

DINU LI: ANATOMY OF PLACE — (中文)

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

Peer to Peer 中文

17 October - 22 December 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 12 – KATHY ANNE LIM

1 October - 31 October 2019

Past Exhibitions

LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL / SATELLITE

17 October - 21 December 2019

JUMP! — Curated by Sian Bonnell

4 October - 26 October 2019

UCLan: Brilliant City

30 October - 16 November 2019

Exhibitions

Derek Man & Tobias Brebner: Tong Yan Gai — Chinatown

7 October - 24 October 2019

Exhibitions

YAN WANG PRESTON: HE

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

A Room of Our Own: a Fast Forward Women in Photography Exhibition

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

Dinu Li: The Anatomy of Place

17 October - 21 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

NORTH: FASHIONING IDENTITY

14 September - 21 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer

17 October - 22 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

SIXTEEN at Ellesmere Port Library

19 September - 27 September 2019

WE ARE KIRKBY

23 September - 16 November 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 11 – NATHAN CUTLER

1 September - 30 September 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 10 – JOCELYN ALLEN

1 August - 31 August 2019

Exhibitions

A Portrait Of…

2 August - 29 September 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 09 – ARABELLE ZHUANG

1 July - 31 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

Close Attention

11 July - 21 July 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

New York Scene/Unseen: Keith Haring and Friends

14 June - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 08 – DENISA N. MOLNAR

1 June - 30 June 2019

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENTS – STEPHANIE WYNNE

1 April - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 07 – MARIE SMITH

1 May - 31 May 2019

Projects

VR — Wake Up Together (Ren Hang & Where Love is Illegal)

23 April 2019

Exhibitions

Belonging: Students of Whitby High School

18 April - 28 April 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 06 – MARIA ANSELL

1 April - 30 April 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 05 – ELIZABETH GLEAVE

1 March - 31 March 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 04 – LEIA MORRISON

1 February - 28 February 2019

Past Exhibitions

Here And Now

19 February - 23 February 2019

Exhibitions

PAULINE ROWE & DAVE LOCKWOOD – THE ALLOTMENTS

29 August - 28 September 2019

Exhibitions

TABITHA JUSSA & JOHN DAVIES – CAN’T SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

6 June - 4 July 2019

Exhibitions

Stephanie Wynne and Stephen McCoy — Triangulation

18 July - 24 August 2019

Exhibitions

Yan Wang Preston — Forest

6 June - 28 September 2019

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Opportunities

OPEN CALL: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

23 MARCH

As part of Independents Biennial 2020, Open Eye Gallery is looking for photographic work to celebrate the creative talent of the region. This year’s Independents Biennial focuses on collaboration and connections between artists, casting a fresh perspective on how people in Merseyside see, make and use art.

The brief is very open, but here are some things we’ve been thinking about a lot lately, that may guide our selection process: 

  • How do we use photography today?
  • How can photography change the way we see each other?
  • What role can images play in making and sustaining connections?

Selected artists from this open call will showcase their work digitally on the gallery’s exterior screen for the period of a month. Successful artists will also have the opportunity, should they wish, to take over Open Eye Gallery’s Instagram, present events in the gallery space or make use of the gallery’s independent shop to showcase publications.

 

Deadline for submission: 5pm / Monday 23rd March 2020.

 

Submission guidelines:

 

All submissions to be sent via email with the subject line Independents Biennial 2020 Submission: *Artist Name* to sorcha@openeye.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 23rd March 2020.

Each image should be .jpg files no larger than 2mb without watermarks and titled with the name of photographer/artist in the order they are to be viewed (for example, FirstnameLastname01.jpg).

Please include the following as a PDF document, with images attached separately — not in a zipped folder:

Series title, name of photographer/artist, brief bio (maximum 100 words), series statement (maximum 100 words), contact details, website url. Those with successful submissions will be contacted for high-resolution files. Photographers will retain all copyright of their images.

Although there is no fee on offer for this opportunity, artists will receive support from the gallery team in developing and promoting their practice.

 

Independents Biennial runs from 10th July – 25th October 2020.

 

Art in Liverpool & Independents Biennial work one-to-one with each artist to understand how best to support their wider practice as they work towards exhibition, providing opportunities to develop work with other artists across the festival and connect with a network of artists in residence.

Invitation to tender – Liverpool City Region’s Culture and Internationalism Research Brief

£12,000
Closing Date: Friday 27 March 2020

We are delighted to share an exciting opportunity to undertake some research on ‘Culture and Internationalism’ on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s (LCRCA) International Working Group.  

The International Working Group will use the outcomes of this research to develop its culture and internationalism strategy. This working group is convened by LCRCA, in partnership with the British Council, and includes representatives from the cultural sector (including arts, education and civil society) across Liverpool City Region. The purpose of the working group is to embed an international outlook across the city region’s social, educational and cultural organisations, and to develop globally minded young people.

The research brief is attached and includes a fee of £12,000 (inclusive of VAT, as applicable). The deadline for applications is Friday 27 March 2020.

Proposals should be submitted with links (or supporting documentation) to sarah@openeye.org.uk by Friday 27 March.

Photographic Artist in Residence: The Watch Factory - Extra Care residential based residency

£4200
23 March 10am

Open Eye Gallery are working in partnership with Community Integrated Care, as part of the Young At Art initiative to establish a photographer in residence programme within the Extra Care setting of the Watch Factory building and its surrounding neighbourhood community.

A photographer/s will be commissioned to work on a year long project with local tenants, both living within the Watch Factory and its local area. The project aims to connect this recently developed heritage site with the local community. 

The project will result in a site specific exhibition and look to support a local group of residents and staff to continue a self-sustained photography group beyond the length of the initial commission. 

Full role description attached. Please read carefully, then send your application and equal opportunities form to liz@openeye.org.uk.

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

Crossing Sectors - A training programme for socially engaged practitioners

Free Programme — 16 Places Available
Deadline: Aug 30

New funding for Open Eye Gallery is allowing for the organisation and its partners to develop and upscale our work with socially engaged photography over the next three years. 

Working with new resources from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s More and Better programme, the organisation is introducing a 6 month professional development training opportunity. The training programme will support practitioners to explore how culture can be co-authored with a variety of cross-sector organisations and participants. 

The opportunity invites partners from across the health, dementia and care sector, criminal justice sector, community and charity sectors to share their expertise and knowledge of working within each area. Each session will offer practical and ethical support, as well as sharing case studies of projects, which highlight photography or digital media as a tool to co-produce work with people, rather than about people in each context.  Partners include NOVUS Prison Education, NHS Merseycare, Community Integrated Care, Photovoice just to name a few. There are 16 free places available 

As a free 6 month 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, and 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. Please send all information to liz@openeye.org.uk by no later than 31st August 2019. 

 

FULL LIST OF TRAINING SESSIONS AND DATES 

 

Monday 16th September
Safeguarding in the Arts 1pm – 4pm 

 

Monday 14th October, 1pm – 4pm 

Prison Craft – Working within the Criminal Justice Sector 

 

Monday 11 November 2019 

1 – 4pm 

Dementia as a lived condition / Working within the Care home setting 

Delivered jointly by NHS Merseycare and Community Integrated Care

 

Monday 16 December 2019 

1- 4pm 

Case studies and peer reviews 

 

Monday 27 January 2020 

FULL DAY (exact times tbc) 

Accredited Photovoice Training in partnership with Open Eye Gallery 

 

Monday 17 February 2020 

Social practitioners and Self Care delivered by Nicola Naismith 

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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