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Mccoy Wynne to exhibit at COP26 Universities’ Innovation Showcase

18 October 2021

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Holding Time: Launch Event

19 November 2021

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The Mutual Respect Manifesto by Glow Creative Learning

25 October 2021

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Joseph Lee: Mindful Photo Workshop

4 December 2021

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Who’s Left Behind? Part 2: Tadhg Devlin, staff from Community Integrated Care, and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust in association with Liverpool SURF group

25 November 2021

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Who’s Left Behind? Part 1: Liverpool Cares and MA SEP graduate Vilija Skubute

24 November 2021

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Today, Tomorrow and Somewhere in between

11 November 2021

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One Day at a Time Boys: Introductory talk and workshop

6 November 2021

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: CROSSING SECTORS

30 September - 7 November 2021

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Just Between Friends: Runcorn Public Realm

30 September - 12 December 2021

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LATE NIGHT OPENING: COLLECTIVE MATTERS

15 October 2021

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Collective Matters: Meet and Greet

22 October 2021

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Holding the Baby: Banner making workshop

16 October 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Tabitha Jussa

17 September - 6 November 2021

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Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

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Polly Braden: Holding The Baby

30 September - 31 October 2021

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Open Rooms #16: Agency of Women

23 September 2021

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PLATFORM ISSUE 04: CROSSROADS

10 September 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Our Lands

23 August - 19 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Essay Series

30 August 2021

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Rivers of the World

6 September 2021

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Open Rooms #15: Common Ground

8 September 2021

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Instagram Residency: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

30 August - 5 September 2021

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PLATFORM: Issue 4 Launch Party

10 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Contemporary Art X Science Fiction

2 September 2021

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Launch Party: One Day At A Time

19 August 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

9 September 2021

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Sam Batley: ONE DAY AT A TIME

18 August - 19 September 2021

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VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

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Return To Nature

30 July 2021

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VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

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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

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Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

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Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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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

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First Light: Photography Writing Now – Tilt Launch Party

9 July 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #14: Separated Together

24 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

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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

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First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

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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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