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LightNight 2021: Play

21 May 2021

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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

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Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

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First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

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Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Corrupted Archives

30 March 2021

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First Light Spotlight – Connecting new photography with writing

16 March 2021

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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

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Introducing Energy House

23 February 2021

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Open Rooms #10: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

25 February 2021

The Course

12 February 2021

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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

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OPEN CALL: HOMETOWNS

11 February - 31 March 2021

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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

HYPERTEXT: Yasmine Akim ‘Decolonise art schools & showcase the agency of marginalised people’

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jason Evans – Sound & Vision

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: ROOT-ed Zine – Our Experience of Navigating through Arts and Media as People of Colour

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Present and Continuous Q&A with Liz Wewiora and the Many Hands Craft Collective

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jade Montserrat in conversation with Nikita Gill

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Sam Hutchinson in conversation with Aram Sabbah of Skatepal

28 November 2020

Get Involved: The Story of Liverpool City Region Through Its Trees

24 November 2020

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Home Turf: Fans, Foodbanks and Photography

17 December 2020

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Scottie Press: Digital Residency

7 December - 11 December 2020

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Tell It Like It Is: Ian Clegg and Laura Robertson in Conversation

20 November 2020

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VR: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2020

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Peer to Peer HK/UK — Lee Wing Ki: Night Walk (an excerpt)

16 November - 30 November 2020

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Peer to Peer: UK / HK

11 November 2020

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Watch: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

A Message From Open Eye Gallery: Covid-19 Update

2 November 2020

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VR — The New West

30 October 2020

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TO BE FRANK

30 October - 15 November 2020

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THE LIVES WE LEAD

28 October - 11 November 2020

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Love Is An Action: Black History Panel

29 October 2020

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VR — The Time We Call Our Own

3 September 2020

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Exhibition: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2021

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Harold Offeh — When Was The Time I Could Call My Own?

15 October 2020

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Mirjam Wirz — Sonidero City

8 October 2020

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Open Rooms #9 Access to Art: Who is art for? (w/ Mike Pinnington and Larry Achiampong)

13 October 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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