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ASSEMBLIES: OPEN EYE HUB

16 September 2022

VR: Visualising Pollution – Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

VR: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: Clickmoor on Climate

15 August - 4 September 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL @ WIGAN AND LEIGH

1 October 2022

Exhibitions

Make, Mend and Sustain – Digital Window Gallery

14 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOKBOOK CLUB: THE OVERSTORY BY RICHARD POWERS, Pages 1-28

25 September 2022

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Guided Walk: Bats of Sefton Park

1 September 2022

Exhibitions

A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot Town Centre

25 July 2022

Exhibitions

Reclaiming @ Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

13 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #2

27 August 2022

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Guided Walk: Bees of Sefton Park

31 July - 31 July 2022

LOOK Events Events

Guided Walk: A History of Sefton Park Landscape

21 August 2022

LOOK Events Events

GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #1

6 August 2022

Exhibitions

WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE STUDENTS

14 July - 4 September 2022

COMING SOON: MIMESIS: A BEAT BEFORE THE RAPTURE @ NEW ADELPI ATRIUM

19 October - 16 November 2022

Exhibitions

COMING SOON: ARE YOU LIVING COMFORTABLY? @ NEW ADELPHI EXHIBITION GALLERY

10 October - 23 December 2022

Exhibitions

Before it Melts into Solid: Carmel College Students

14 July - 4 September 2022

LOOK Events Events

Journal Launch: Coast to Coast to Coast

13 August 2022

LOOK Events Events

Writing Workshop: Listening to the River Mersey with Maria Isakova-Bennett

13 August 2022

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ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE: Growing Culture, Community and Creativity

4 September 2022

COMING SOON: Let’s Grow Preston

23 July 2022

Exhibitions

DOT-ART ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS

14 July - 28 July 2022

Past Events

An evening with Guillemot Press Poets

22 July 2022

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

OPEN SOURCE #24 DARAGH DRAKE: ANAM CARA

14 July - 18 August 2022

Exhibitions

MWALULA – HELLEN SONGA @ LIVERPOOL GROWING SPACES

11 July - 4 September 2022

Past Events

LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Launch Party

14 July 2022

Past Events

Visual Studies X Open Eye Gallery Roundtable

14 July 2022

Exhibitions

LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022: CLIMATE

15 July - 4 September 2022

Past Exhibitions

Make, Mend & Sustain @ Chester Charity Shops

8 July - 5 August 2022

LOOK Events Past Exhibitions

Before it Melts into Solid @ World of Glass, St. Helens

30 June - 26 July 2022

Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

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Our Planet, Our Future! A conversation on Sustainable Futures in St Helens

9 July - 9 July 2022

LOOK Events Exhibitions

Planting for the Planet @ RHS Garden Bridgewater

27 May - 27 August 2022

Past Events

Whose High Street is it? Unlocking Creative Futures in Our Own Town Centres

29 June 2022

Events

POETRY READING: 100 Years of The Waste Land

17 November - 17 November 2022

Events

National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

Past Exhibitions

(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

Past Events

In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

Past Exhibitions

Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

Past Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

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VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

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Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

Open Source Exhibitions

Open Source #22: Bags For Life – Luke Saxon

1 May - 31 May 2022

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VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

Past Events

An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

Past Events

Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

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Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

Past Events

Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

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

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will be postponed. We will be rescheduling similar events in the future. Please sign up to our newsletter for event updates. 

As the country grapples with adjusting to social distancing laws, social meetups have transferred onto online realms, creating new digital spaces for gathering. But how have things changed for those who have always been separated from their communities?

During LGBT History Month, our tenth Open Rooms event examines the history of documenting LGBTQ+ lives outside of queer spaces. The panel will discuss photographing LGBTQ+ lives in cities that don’t have a staple queer scene, how photography can amplify visibility for those who are underrepresented in the public queer sphere, and how lockdown has changed and impacted the historical spaces carved out for queer folk across the UK.

Panellists:

Kelly Stubbs Kelly has a background working as an Art and Media educator, across a variety of  schools, FE colleges and universities. After struggling with her gender for the majority of her life, Kelly was finally able to support herself openly living and working as a Transgender woman in 2018. From an initial opportunity working for Liverpool Biennial, Kelly launched Transmission Art Project and threw her energies into organising Liverpool’s first Trans Pride in 2019. Transmission Art’s latest initiative is ‘Ports In A Storm’, which is a project geared towards helping marginalised communities participate more fully in public life & will launch at this year’s Light Night events. Kelly currently coordinates the Phoenix LGBT+ youth groups for the Proud Trust across Cheshire, as well as producing her own art work under the moniker ‘notgeorgestubbs’.

Kiara Mohamed (b.1990) is a trans, multidisciplinary artist based in Toxteth, Liverpool. His work focuses on identity, social issues and the role art plays in our lives in addressing these issues. He uses photography, poetry, film and drone photography to comment on post-colonial ideas and reflect on his background and the community he lives in. His work has been screened at Tate Liverpool and the British Museum with most recent projects for Savera UK and Homotopia 2020 shared online and installed in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. A new commission of photographs has been acquired for the University of Salford Art Collection in partnership with Open Eye Gallery.

Alex Ferguson (he/him) is a Liverpool-based producer, interested in art as activism, personal/societal change through radical arts, and queering everything. With a background in theatre and arts participation, he is now producer for Homotopia, the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts festival, where he is growing year round talent development and youth programmes, and the size and scope of the festival. When he’s not at Homotopia, he is the host and producer of Liverpool’s premier spoken word night, A Lovely Word, based at the Liverpool Everyman. He also freelance produces multi-award winning music shows and regularly presents work at the Edinburgh fringe. He is currently producing Y’MAM at the Liverpool Everyman this June 2021.

Open Rooms is Open Eye Gallery’s online programme. It involves free live-streamed talks and workshops, plus ongoing public discussions on our Discord community. It takes place in rooms all across the world — artists’ rooms, chat rooms and in your living room.

Open Rooms is livestreamed to our Twitch channel, an online streaming service.

We also have a community of chat rooms and ongoing conversations on Discord, a free messaging app open to all. To join, follow this link and download Discord on desktop or mobile. 

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will be postponed. We will be rescheduling similar events in the future. Please sign up to our newsletter for event updates. 

As the country grapples with adjusting to social distancing laws, social meetups have transferred onto online realms, creating new digital spaces for gathering. But how have things changed for those who have always been separated from their communities?

During LGBT History Month, our tenth Open Rooms event examines the history of documenting LGBTQ+ lives outside of queer spaces. The panel will discuss photographing LGBTQ+ lives in cities that don’t have a staple queer scene, how photography can amplify visibility for those who are underrepresented in the public queer sphere, and how lockdown has changed and impacted the historical spaces carved out for queer folk across the UK.

Panellists:

Kelly Stubbs Kelly has a background working as an Art and Media educator, across a variety of  schools, FE colleges and universities. After struggling with her gender for the majority of her life, Kelly was finally able to support herself openly living and working as a Transgender woman in 2018. From an initial opportunity working for Liverpool Biennial, Kelly launched Transmission Art Project and threw her energies into organising Liverpool’s first Trans Pride in 2019. Transmission Art’s latest initiative is ‘Ports In A Storm’, which is a project geared towards helping marginalised communities participate more fully in public life & will launch at this year’s Light Night events. Kelly currently coordinates the Phoenix LGBT+ youth groups for the Proud Trust across Cheshire, as well as producing her own art work under the moniker ‘notgeorgestubbs’.

Kiara Mohamed (b.1990) is a trans, multidisciplinary artist based in Toxteth, Liverpool. His work focuses on identity, social issues and the role art plays in our lives in addressing these issues. He uses photography, poetry, film and drone photography to comment on post-colonial ideas and reflect on his background and the community he lives in. His work has been screened at Tate Liverpool and the British Museum with most recent projects for Savera UK and Homotopia 2020 shared online and installed in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. A new commission of photographs has been acquired for the University of Salford Art Collection in partnership with Open Eye Gallery.

Alex Ferguson (he/him) is a Liverpool-based producer, interested in art as activism, personal/societal change through radical arts, and queering everything. With a background in theatre and arts participation, he is now producer for Homotopia, the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts festival, where he is growing year round talent development and youth programmes, and the size and scope of the festival. When he’s not at Homotopia, he is the host and producer of Liverpool’s premier spoken word night, A Lovely Word, based at the Liverpool Everyman. He also freelance produces multi-award winning music shows and regularly presents work at the Edinburgh fringe. He is currently producing Y’MAM at the Liverpool Everyman this June 2021.

Open Rooms is Open Eye Gallery’s online programme. It involves free live-streamed talks and workshops, plus ongoing public discussions on our Discord community. It takes place in rooms all across the world — artists’ rooms, chat rooms and in your living room.

Open Rooms is livestreamed to our Twitch channel, an online streaming service.

We also have a community of chat rooms and ongoing conversations on Discord, a free messaging app open to all. To join, follow this link and download Discord on desktop or mobile. 

 

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