Events

100 Years of The Wasteland

17 November 2022

Events

National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

Exhibitions

(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

Events

In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

Exhibitions

Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: BA Hons Photography with Social Practice – UCEN, Manchester, with Open Eye Gallery

2 July - 5 July 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

Past 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

Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

Past Events

Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Past 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

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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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