Projects

Mccoy Wynne to exhibit at COP26 Universities’ Innovation Showcase

18 October 2021

Events

Holding Time: Launch Event

19 November 2021

Events

The Mutual Respect Manifesto by Glow Creative Learning

25 October 2021

Events

Joseph Lee: Mindful Photo Workshop

4 December 2021

Events

Who’s Left Behind? Part 2: Tadhg Devlin, staff from Community Integrated Care, and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust in association with Liverpool SURF group

25 November 2021

Events

Who’s Left Behind? Part 1: Liverpool Cares and MA SEP graduate Vilija Skubute

24 November 2021

Events

Today, Tomorrow and Somewhere in between

11 November 2021

Events

One Day at a Time Boys: Introductory talk and workshop

6 November 2021

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: CROSSING SECTORS

30 September - 7 November 2021

Exhibitions

Just Between Friends: Runcorn Public Realm

30 September - 12 December 2021

Events

LATE NIGHT OPENING: COLLECTIVE MATTERS

15 October 2021

Events

Collective Matters: Meet and Greet

22 October 2021

Events

Holding the Baby: Banner making workshop

16 October 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Tabitha Jussa

17 September - 6 November 2021

Main Exhibition

Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions

Polly Braden: Holding The Baby

30 September - 31 October 2021

Past Events

Open Rooms #16: Agency of Women

23 September 2021

Projects

PLATFORM ISSUE 04: CROSSROADS

10 September 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Our Lands

23 August - 19 September 2021

Exhibitions

Imagining Disaster: Essay Series

30 August 2021

Exhibitions

Rivers of the World

6 September 2021

Past Events LOOK Events

Open Rooms #15: Common Ground

8 September 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Instagram Residency: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

30 August - 5 September 2021

Past Events

PLATFORM: Issue 4 Launch Party

10 September 2021

Past Events

Imagining Disaster: Contemporary Art X Science Fiction

2 September 2021

Past Events

Launch Party: One Day At A Time

19 August 2021

Past Events

Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

9 September 2021

Past Exhibitions

Sam Batley: ONE DAY AT A TIME

18 August - 19 September 2021

Exhibitions

VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

Past Exhibitions

Return To Nature

30 July 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

Past Exhibitions

We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

Exhibitions

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival — Jessica El Mal: Grounds For Concern

16 July - 15 August 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

Past Exhibitions

Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

Exhibitions

VR Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions

VR Student Exhibitions: Youth Culture by Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

Exhibitions

VR Student Exhibitions: Arc with Hugh Baird

16 June - 20 June 2021

Past Events

First Light: Photography Writing Now – Tilt Launch Party

9 July 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #14: Separated Together

24 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Digital Window Gallery: Postcards from us x

10 June - 20 June 2021

LightNight 2021: Play

21 May 2021

Heavy Gardening Art Trail Photowalk

21 May 2021

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

Past Events

Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

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About Alternative Lens

Alternative Lens is a partnership project between Open Eye Gallery and Novus. The purpose is to build socially engaged processes of creative practice within the HMP setting, positively fostering creative learning for all involved, and explore to what extent the accessibility of photography can transcend barriers to creativity. Alternative Lens creates an opportunity for two-way learning between cultural organisations and external freelance artists with in-house staff within HMP settings.

The work produced in this project will be showcased publicly, and will contribute to reducing stigma of those in and affected by the criminal justice sector and changing wider public perceptions. Alternative Lens will connect to family members of learners, opening up opportunities for future family focused groups at Open Eye Gallery.

Open Eye Gallery are delighted to announce that partner Novus has successfully been awarded funding from Arts Council England Project Grants for the collaborative project Alternative Lens. The additional funding gives us the opportunity to build upon our successful pilot project with artist in residence Hafsah Naib, and the opportunity to recruit a new artist in residence for a project with learners at another prison setting. Combining the skills of socially engaged photographers with the life experiences of both learners within prison settings and their families, the programme will explore how photography and creativity can be used as a tool for self-expression, to enhance family relationships, as well as learning new skills to aid rehabilitation.

Drawing on Novus and Open Eye Gallery’s experience working on socially engaged art projects, new methods of using photography with and for the prison setting will be embedded into a new co-authored model. The twelve month project will culminate in a public showcase to share the work and experiences of the participants, and to spark conversation, breaking down perceptions of those currently in prison settings.

To apply for the Photographer in Residence position, please click here for a full description.

About Novus 

Novus has over 25 years’ experience in delivering education, rehabilitation support and employment opportunities to over 60,000 adults and young people in over 50 prisons, young offender institutions and secure settings across England and Wales.

We work in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), Youth Custody Service (YCS), G4S, MTC, National, devolved and local governments, charities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and employers to raise aspirations and create the foundations for change both for individuals and for our communities.

Novus is part of the LTE Group, a UK social enterprise dedicated to improving lives and economic success through learning and skills.  We fulfil our Group’s social mission by providing learning, skills and opportunity that offenders need to build positive futures for themselves, their families, and our communities.

Find out more at: www.novus.ac.uk

Alternative Lens is a partnership project between Open Eye Gallery and Novus. The purpose is to build socially engaged processes of creative practice within the HMP setting, positively fostering creative learning for all involved, and explore to what extent the accessibility of photography can transcend barriers to creativity. Alternative Lens creates an opportunity for two-way learning between cultural organisations and external freelance artists with in-house staff within HMP settings.

The work produced in this project will be showcased publicly, and will contribute to reducing stigma of those in and affected by the criminal justice sector and changing wider public perceptions. Alternative Lens will connect to family members of learners, opening up opportunities for future family focused groups at Open Eye Gallery.

Open Eye Gallery are delighted to announce that partner Novus has successfully been awarded funding from Arts Council England Project Grants for the collaborative project Alternative Lens. The additional funding gives us the opportunity to build upon our successful pilot project with artist in residence Hafsah Naib, and the opportunity to recruit a new artist in residence for a project with learners at another prison setting. Combining the skills of socially engaged photographers with the life experiences of both learners within prison settings and their families, the programme will explore how photography and creativity can be used as a tool for self-expression, to enhance family relationships, as well as learning new skills to aid rehabilitation.

Drawing on Novus and Open Eye Gallery’s experience working on socially engaged art projects, new methods of using photography with and for the prison setting will be embedded into a new co-authored model. The twelve month project will culminate in a public showcase to share the work and experiences of the participants, and to spark conversation, breaking down perceptions of those currently in prison settings.

To apply for the Photographer in Residence position, please click here for a full description.

About Novus 

Novus has over 25 years’ experience in delivering education, rehabilitation support and employment opportunities to over 60,000 adults and young people in over 50 prisons, young offender institutions and secure settings across England and Wales.

We work in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), Youth Custody Service (YCS), G4S, MTC, National, devolved and local governments, charities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and employers to raise aspirations and create the foundations for change both for individuals and for our communities.

Novus is part of the LTE Group, a UK social enterprise dedicated to improving lives and economic success through learning and skills.  We fulfil our Group’s social mission by providing learning, skills and opportunity that offenders need to build positive futures for themselves, their families, and our communities.

Find out more at: www.novus.ac.uk

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