Events

Launching LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

27 June 2024

Coming Soon. LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

28 June - 1 September 2024

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FIRE IT UP FUND FUNDEES ANNOUNCED

13 June 2024

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LAF X OPEN EYE GALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION LAUNCH

4 June 2024

Exhibitions

Home Tour @ Rochdale

6 June - 12 July 2024

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Photography Workshop: Birkenhead

30 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: St Helens

23 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Runcorn

16 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Liverpool City Centre

15 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Bootle

9 June 2024

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Photography Workshop: Huyton

1 June 2024

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Everyone is Moving – Your Journeys, Your Neighbourhoods @ Atrium Space

4 June - 30 June 2024

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European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024

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Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

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JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

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MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

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Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

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Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

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National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

Exhibitions

Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024

Exhibitions

Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

Exhibitions

As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024

Exhibitions

Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

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Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

Exhibitions

Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

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PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

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We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 30 June 2024

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

6 February - 31 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

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Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

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Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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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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