Exhibitions

VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

Exhibitions

Return To Nature

30 July 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

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

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

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

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Interior Tension

22 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Networked Beings

8 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Things Are Strange

25 May 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #12: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

6 May 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 May - 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

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

Past 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

Past Events

OPEN CALL: HOMETOWNS

11 February - 31 March 2021

Past 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

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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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