Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Events

Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 6 March 2024

Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Events

Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

Past Events

Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Events

Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

Past Events

Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

Past Events

Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

Past Events

We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

Past Events

Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

Past Events

End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

Events

Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

Events

Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

Events

Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

Events

Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

Events

Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

Events

Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

Past Events

Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past Events

MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

Past Events

Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

Events

Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

Past Events

Bernice Mulenga: Artist Talk

18 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Local Roots @ The Atkinson

14 October 2023

Exhibitions

Community @ Ellesmere Port Library

26 October - 11 April 2024

Past Events

Critique Surgery for Socially Engaged Photographers

6 November 2023

Past Events

Deeds Not Words: panel discussion

12 October 2023

Past Exhibitions

Deeds Not Words @ Atrium Space

3 October - 22 October 2023

Ode To Our Space @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

A Look At A New Perspective @ Digital Window Gallery

29 September - 23 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: Crow Dark Dawn

19 October 2023

Past Events

Exhibition Launch: A Place of Our Own

28 September 2023

Reflections

12 September - 22 December 2023

Past Events

Sandra Suubi ‘Samba Gown’ Procession

9 September 2023

Exhibitions Future Exhibitions

A Place of Our Own

29 September - 22 December 2023

Past Events

POETRY BOOK LAUNCH: JACK BENNETT – LUNETTE

7 September 2023

Exhibitions

A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot

31 August 2023

Projects Past Exhibitions

Our Home. Our Place. Our Space. @ Walton

16 August - 2 October 2023

Past Events

Poetry Reading: Coast to Coast to Coast’s sixth Birthday!

16 September 2023

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Volunteering

Open Eye Gallery has a long established volunteer programme with a growing community focus. Our volunteers work amongst a team of engaging, committed and creative individuals to ensure that the gallery is a welcoming and friendly place.

We provide free access to high quality, innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art from around the world, and our volunteers are a key part of that operation.

As an Open Eye Gallery volunteer, you’ll be the first point of contact welcoming visitors to the gallery. You’ll be responsible for greeting visitors, introducing our current exhibition, handling enquiries and taking care of sales through the gallery shop.

There will be opportunities to gain skills in your specific areas of interest, such as exhibition research & installations, events, marketing and audience feedback.

We host regular volunteer socials and support volunteers to showcase their own creative work. Check out our volunteer led publication PLATFORM.

We particularly welcome applications from people based in Liverpool.

Here’s what our volunteers say about their experience:

  • Hellen: I started volunteering with Open Eye Gallery two weeks before the first Covid lockdowns when I had just recently moved to Liverpool. From then and still now, the Open Eye Gallery team are consistently welcoming, helpful and encouraging. I have become an even better photographer, with a social practice. Most importantly, I’ve had the opportunity to show my work with the other volunteers in PLATFORM and on the digital screen, and have delightfully created 2 photo series that were exhibited as part of the LOOK Climate Lab and Photo Biennial 2022. I’m so grateful because Open Eye Gallery supported me with match funding on projects I produced with an ACE Projects Grant and they are continuing to support my career as a socially engaged photojournalist through mentorship, work opportunities and by linking me with incredible organisations and more experienced photographers that mirror the themes that I want to continue exploring.
  • Jake: Open Eye Gallery is a great place to volunteer, It’s a no pressure environment where you can gain key experiences to help with your own creative work, or if preferred just chat with likeminded individuals whilst being around amazing photography work and books!
  • Aditi: Everyone at the Open Eye Gallery is welcoming and warm, which makes volunteering a lot more fun. I like the level of flexibility and freedom we get, it is like curating your own volunteer experience.
  • Shuai: I feel very grateful to have met these brilliant staff (friends), enthusiastic visitors and gained a lot of experiences!
  • Joshua: It’s been fun; especially during the short post-covid period from 2021-early 2022 when times were strange. The gallery usually has something to do while volunteering which is nice but sometimes there are quiet periods. Mostly it’s a genuine experience.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR VOLUNTEERING ARE CURRENTLY PAUSED.

We will continue to accept applications again in the new year – thanks for your patience!

 

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