Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 April - 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

Events

First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

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

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 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

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Watch: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

A Message From Open Eye Gallery: Covid-19 Update

2 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR — The New West

30 October 2020

Past Exhibitions

TO BE FRANK

30 October - 15 November 2020

Past Exhibitions

THE LIVES WE LEAD

28 October - 11 November 2020

Past Events Past Exhibitions

Love Is An Action: Black History Panel

29 October 2020

Projects Past Exhibitions

VR — The Time We Call Our Own

3 September 2020

Past Exhibitions

Exhibition: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2021

Projects

Harold Offeh — When Was The Time I Could Call My Own?

15 October 2020

Projects

Mirjam Wirz — Sonidero City

8 October 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #9 Access to Art: Who is art for? (w/ Mike Pinnington and Larry Achiampong)

13 October 2020

Projects

PLATFORM ISSUE 2: THE NEW NORMAL

7 October 2020

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Dementia Eye: A view to remember

JOIN IN WITH OUR PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT DEMENTIA EYE: A VIEW TO REMEMBER. DEADLINE: 30 APRIL 2021

Open Eye Gallery and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust in association with Liverpool SURF Group have come together to invite people who live with Dementia to contribute to our collaborative project; Dementia Eye: A view to remember.

We are inviting people living with Dementia to share photographs of their ‘view’ over the past 12 months whilst we have been in lockdown.  This could be the view from your window or from your sofa, from your favourite spot in the garden or a view that is simply important to you. Perhaps it could be a photo that shows your emotions and how you feel. Along with the photo we would like you to add a short description.  This could be where it was taken, why you took the photo or maybe how the photo represents how you feel.

To take part you can send your photos and description by email to emma@openeye.org.uk or you can send them via text or Whatsapp on 07884408719.


PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS VIDEO

Watch our video where Emma Case, our Producer chatted with Sarah Butchard (Clinical Psychologist) and Stan Limbert (a member of the SURF group) covering some handy tips when taking your photos and how to send them to us!


PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

When taking a photo make sure…

  • You don’t shoot into the sun or that it’s too sunny
  • Try taking a handful of photos rather than just one.  That way you can choose which one you like best.
  • Think about the time of day.. What time would be best?
  • Add a caption/description – what does this view mean to you?
  • If you find it hard to hold the camera steady, maybe prop it up against some books or pop your elbows on a table to steady yourself
  • Take your photo in good light.  Daylight works well.  If indoors find a well lit room rather than somewhere too dark.
  • When sending photos you can Whatsapp or email them to us.  
  • If you aren’t sure how to, maybe ask a family member to help.
  • If you have any problems you can always get in touch with us to help.


SUBMISSIONS

Here are some wonderful examples of the group’s photographs and descriptions to give you some inspiration…

Hilary Tetlow – This is the window I sit by when on Zoom, Teams etc

Pauline Charlton – Views from my kitchen window. The rainbow being especially appropriate during the lockdown.



Jo Barnes
– I stood in the sunflower field on my own in august looking at the one sunflower head up above the others and it suddenly struck me how alone I felt.

Julie Dickinson – My morning walk keeps me sane. Pure air. Rising sun. Joy. 9th May 2020

Stan Limbert – Here fishy fishy……I am waiting

The project closes for submissions on Friday 30th April 2021, and the images will be displayed online and in a Digital Window Gallery exhibition in the summer.

We can’t wait to see your submissions!

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