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

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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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LightNight 2021: Play

FRIDAY 21 MAY / FROM 5.00 PM

IN GALLERY / ON YOUTUBE / ON INSTAGRAM

LightNight, Liverpool’s free one-night arts festival, takes place on 21 May online and in venues across the city. LightNight invites audiences to stay up late as museums, galleries and studios throw open their doors to stage a free trail of special events for all ages, exploring the theme of Play.

Produced by local social enterprise Open Culture, this year’s festival explores how Play can offer a space to create, re-imagine and find novel solutions to global problems.

See below for Open Eye Gallery’s LightNight Events, taking place in the gallery, on Youtube and on Instagram.

Grow-at-Home Late Night Opening – 5-10pm // Open Eye Gallery

Grow-at-Home with Open Eye Gallery. Over the next two years we are working with a range of partners to develop a programme with a focus on climate change. To complement our LightNight events, which explore how we can engage with the green agenda through art, we’ve created ‘Grow-at-Home’ activity packs.

The packs contain native wildflower seeds, photo challenges and projects by local artists and movements engaging with the green agenda and are available to collect and take home from the gallery on LightNight. Pick up a pack and enjoy a  late night opening of our current exhibition – Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port.

About the exhibition: Liverpool Biennial 2021

In the downstairs gallery, Zineb Sedira’s works, from her Sugar Routes (2013) series, recount the history of transoceanic slavery and forced migration, the triangular trade routes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the continued trade of sugar across the Atlantic for mass consumption.

Exhibited in the upstairs gallery, Alberta Whittle’s film, between a whisper and a cry (2019), also reflects upon these oceanic routes and worldview, hinging on memory, labour and the afterlives of colonialism in our contemporary world.

If you are taking part in LightNight’s online offer from home, you can order an activity pack to be posted to you. To order, email sorcha@openeye.org.uk by 17th May to receive on time for LightNight.

Online Discussion – Heavy Gardening: A Cross Sector Approach to the Green Agenda – 6-6:30pm // Youtube

Andrew Merritt - Skypond Sculpture
On LightNight 2021, dot-art and Open Eye Gallery will launch a trail of seven art works, sited along the Baltic Corridor from Wapping Dock to Bold Street, produced by internationally renowned artist Andrew Merritt of Something & Son. Andrew will transform seven small pieces of public infrastructure (such as billboard, drainage system, vent systems), to make them useful for other species.

Join us for an online discussion to hear the team behind the Heavy Gardening art trail discuss how art and culture can help build engagement with the green agenda and help communities feel part of the fight against climate change.

Hosted by Lucy Byrne, Managing Director at dot-art, joined by:
Ben Deed – LERC Manager, Merseyside BioBank
Andrew Merritt – Artist & Co-founder of Something & Son
Dr Juliet Staples – Senior Project Manager, URBAN GreenUP
Andy Yates – Creative Producer, Open Eye Gallery

The Heavy Gardening art trail forms part of the wider EU funded Horizon 2020 URBAN GreenUP project currently taking place in Liverpool. dot-art, Open Eye Gallery and First Take were commissioned to deliver the art element of the project.

Image credit: Andrew Merritt

Wild Oracle: Live Oracle Card Readings with Jay Hampton –

5-5:30pm and 8-8:30pm // Instagram

Dandelion by Jay Hampton

Join us for an evening of personal oracle card readings with citizen sci-artist Jay Hampton, exploring the wildflowers of Liverpool. A specially created oracle deck will shed light on the present, but also help us to imagine and manifest a better future. No booking required, join us on Instagram Live @openeyegallery, and request to have your cards read, or simply watch the readings!

Session 1: 5 – 5.30pm
Session 2: 8 – 8.30pm

Jay Hampton is a working-class citizen SciArtist from Liverpool with a BSc Earth & Ocean Sciences and Zoology from the University of Liverpool and MA Art in Science from LJMU.

Her practice is based around citizen science and the environmental changes during the Anthropocene. Most projects use climate data trends to look forward to the year 2050, while her main areas of research are the future of food, biosensors, climate change as a public health issue and the importance of the ocean as an atmospheric buffer.

Image credit: Jay Hampton

Click here to see the full LightNight 2021 programme

FRIDAY 21 MAY / FROM 5.00 PM

IN GALLERY / ON YOUTUBE / ON INSTAGRAM

LightNight, Liverpool’s free one-night arts festival, takes place on 21 May online and in venues across the city. LightNight invites audiences to stay up late as museums, galleries and studios throw open their doors to stage a free trail of special events for all ages, exploring the theme of Play.

Produced by local social enterprise Open Culture, this year’s festival explores how Play can offer a space to create, re-imagine and find novel solutions to global problems.

See below for Open Eye Gallery’s LightNight Events, taking place in the gallery, on Youtube and on Instagram.

Grow-at-Home Late Night Opening – 5-10pm // Open Eye Gallery

Grow-at-Home with Open Eye Gallery. Over the next two years we are working with a range of partners to develop a programme with a focus on climate change. To complement our LightNight events, which explore how we can engage with the green agenda through art, we’ve created ‘Grow-at-Home’ activity packs.

The packs contain native wildflower seeds, photo challenges and projects by local artists and movements engaging with the green agenda and are available to collect and take home from the gallery on LightNight. Pick up a pack and enjoy a  late night opening of our current exhibition – Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port.

About the exhibition: Liverpool Biennial 2021

In the downstairs gallery, Zineb Sedira’s works, from her Sugar Routes (2013) series, recount the history of transoceanic slavery and forced migration, the triangular trade routes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the continued trade of sugar across the Atlantic for mass consumption.

Exhibited in the upstairs gallery, Alberta Whittle’s film, between a whisper and a cry (2019), also reflects upon these oceanic routes and worldview, hinging on memory, labour and the afterlives of colonialism in our contemporary world.

If you are taking part in LightNight’s online offer from home, you can order an activity pack to be posted to you. To order, email sorcha@openeye.org.uk by 17th May to receive on time for LightNight.

Online Discussion – Heavy Gardening: A Cross Sector Approach to the Green Agenda – 6-6:30pm // Youtube

Andrew Merritt - Skypond Sculpture
On LightNight 2021, dot-art and Open Eye Gallery will launch a trail of seven art works, sited along the Baltic Corridor from Wapping Dock to Bold Street, produced by internationally renowned artist Andrew Merritt of Something & Son. Andrew will transform seven small pieces of public infrastructure (such as billboard, drainage system, vent systems), to make them useful for other species.

Join us for an online discussion to hear the team behind the Heavy Gardening art trail discuss how art and culture can help build engagement with the green agenda and help communities feel part of the fight against climate change.

Hosted by Lucy Byrne, Managing Director at dot-art, joined by:
Ben Deed – LERC Manager, Merseyside BioBank
Andrew Merritt – Artist & Co-founder of Something & Son
Dr Juliet Staples – Senior Project Manager, URBAN GreenUP
Andy Yates – Creative Producer, Open Eye Gallery

The Heavy Gardening art trail forms part of the wider EU funded Horizon 2020 URBAN GreenUP project currently taking place in Liverpool. dot-art, Open Eye Gallery and First Take were commissioned to deliver the art element of the project.

Image credit: Andrew Merritt

Wild Oracle: Live Oracle Card Readings with Jay Hampton –

5-5:30pm and 8-8:30pm // Instagram

Dandelion by Jay Hampton

Join us for an evening of personal oracle card readings with citizen sci-artist Jay Hampton, exploring the wildflowers of Liverpool. A specially created oracle deck will shed light on the present, but also help us to imagine and manifest a better future. No booking required, join us on Instagram Live @openeyegallery, and request to have your cards read, or simply watch the readings!

Session 1: 5 – 5.30pm
Session 2: 8 – 8.30pm

Jay Hampton is a working-class citizen SciArtist from Liverpool with a BSc Earth & Ocean Sciences and Zoology from the University of Liverpool and MA Art in Science from LJMU.

Her practice is based around citizen science and the environmental changes during the Anthropocene. Most projects use climate data trends to look forward to the year 2050, while her main areas of research are the future of food, biosensors, climate change as a public health issue and the importance of the ocean as an atmospheric buffer.

Image credit: Jay Hampton

Click here to see the full LightNight 2021 programme

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