Exhibitions

VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

Exhibitions

Return To Nature

30 July 2021

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VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

Exhibitions

We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

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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

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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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PLATFORM ISSUE 3: HOPE

Download e-publication of PLATFORM Issue 3 here (interactive PDF)

 

At the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020, PLATFORM was handed over to a new team. The original publication displayed the creative talents of the Open Eye Gallery volunteers. We wanted to continue this vision whilst addressing the unusual times we found ourselves in. In such creatively challenging times, how could we not focus on the wonderful art produced?

Our aim for the previous issue of PLATFORM, titled ‘The New Normal’, was to distil a challenging yet inventive time in history, whilst foregrounding the talents of our volunteers who still managed to create during the lockdown. At a time when the world was in flux, deciding to focus on the idea of ‘normality’ was a chance to make sense of a seemingly senseless world.

Now, with another lockdown underway, the ‘new normal’ has lasted far longer than anticipated. Whilst the world around us partially carries on – shops are still open, key workers still power on – those at home have adjusted to the familiar reality of a collective lockdown. Surely, we have always worn masks in large crowds? Was there a time we didn’t stand in a socially-distanced queue? We can’t quite remember…

Though sometimes it feels disheartening, as if this reality is the only reality, it will not last. For this reason, there is hope. Hope in the everyday. Hope in those carrying on, adjusting, creating. We have even found gratitude in every day: who we love, whom we admire, what we hold dear to us.

So, this edition of PLATFORM focuses on the theme of ‘Hope.’ As you read on, if you feel like listening to music, take a look at our ‘PLATFORM Hope’ playlist. You can find this here or by searching the playlist name on Spotify. We encourage you to think about what brings you hope in these times. Who knows, maybe we’ll even put a smile on your face – if we’re lucky.

 

Follow PLATFORM in Instagram: @oeg_platfrom

 

Purchase a printed copy of Issue 2 here.

Download e-publication of PLATFORM Issue 3 here (interactive PDF)

 

At the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020, PLATFORM was handed over to a new team. The original publication displayed the creative talents of the Open Eye Gallery volunteers. We wanted to continue this vision whilst addressing the unusual times we found ourselves in. In such creatively challenging times, how could we not focus on the wonderful art produced?

Our aim for the previous issue of PLATFORM, titled ‘The New Normal’, was to distil a challenging yet inventive time in history, whilst foregrounding the talents of our volunteers who still managed to create during the lockdown. At a time when the world was in flux, deciding to focus on the idea of ‘normality’ was a chance to make sense of a seemingly senseless world.

Now, with another lockdown underway, the ‘new normal’ has lasted far longer than anticipated. Whilst the world around us partially carries on – shops are still open, key workers still power on – those at home have adjusted to the familiar reality of a collective lockdown. Surely, we have always worn masks in large crowds? Was there a time we didn’t stand in a socially-distanced queue? We can’t quite remember…

Though sometimes it feels disheartening, as if this reality is the only reality, it will not last. For this reason, there is hope. Hope in the everyday. Hope in those carrying on, adjusting, creating. We have even found gratitude in every day: who we love, whom we admire, what we hold dear to us.

So, this edition of PLATFORM focuses on the theme of ‘Hope.’ As you read on, if you feel like listening to music, take a look at our ‘PLATFORM Hope’ playlist. You can find this here or by searching the playlist name on Spotify. We encourage you to think about what brings you hope in these times. Who knows, maybe we’ll even put a smile on your face – if we’re lucky.

 

Follow PLATFORM in Instagram: @oeg_platfrom

 

Purchase a printed copy of Issue 2 here.

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