Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Tabitha Jussa

17 September - 6 November 2021

Main Exhibition

Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

Exhibitions

Polly Braden: Holding The Baby

30 September - 31 October 2021

Events

Open Rooms #16: Agency of Women

23 September 2021

Projects

PLATFORM ISSUE 04: CROSSROADS

10 September 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Our Lands

23 August - 19 September 2021

Exhibitions

Imagining Disaster: Essay Series

30 August 2021

Exhibitions

Rivers of the World

6 September 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Instagram Residency: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

30 August - 5 September 2021

Past Events

PLATFORM: Issue 4 Launch Party

10 September 2021

Past Events

Imagining Disaster: Contemporary Art X Science Fiction

2 September 2021

Past Events LOOK Events

Open Rooms #15: Common Ground

8 September 2021

Past Events

Launch Party: One Day At A Time

19 August 2021

Past Events

Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

9 September 2021

Exhibitions

Sam Batley: ONE DAY AT A TIME

18 August - 19 September 2021

Exhibitions

VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

Past Exhibitions

Return To Nature

30 July 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

Past 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

Past Exhibitions

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

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VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

  VR: Wirral Hospitals’ Schools and MaxLiteracy Award

With support from MaxLiteracy Award 2021, Open Eye Gallery has built upon our existing partnership with Wirral Hospitals’ School using archival photographs to explore the theme of Mental Health and Wellbeing with students. The project was led by funded poet and creative writer Pauline Rowe, Open Eye Gallery’s inaugural writer-in-residence.

Taking images from the Open Eye Gallery photography archive and connects them to the theme of Mental Health and Wellbeing, the exhibition will be hosted within Wirral Hospitals’ School from June 10th – September 3rd, prompting students to build upon their visual approaches to learning, informing new fusions of photography and creative writing practices. Alongside this exhibition, the project used these images as a stimulus to explore creative writing methods such as writing from objects, ekphrasis, letter-writing, diary entries, scrap-booking, micro-fiction. 

In this Virtual Reality version of the exhibition, explore the archive for yourself and feel inspired by the The Wall of Imagination created by students in response to the exhibition.

Wirral Hospitals’ School

Wirral Hospitals’ School is an alternative therapeutic school, in Birkenhead. Students have been medically and/or CAMHS assessed and are unable to access mainstream education. Over 50% of the students are pupil premium and suffer from mental health issues, gender dysphoria, many are diagnosed with ASC and ADHD, and others are also co-morbid with multiple medical conditions. The students are at an increased risk of isolation, limited social mobility and limited employment, which in turn increases the risk of ongoing mental health issues.

Pauline Rowe

Pauline Rowe has worked as a professional writer, poet and tutor for over 15 years. She is interested in social engagement, poetry and photography and writing and wellbeing. She was Open Eye Gallery’s writer-in-residence from 2016 – 2019, and she has wide experience working with communities and organisations in Liverpool, within health settings and working especially with vulnerable adults and young people.

Open Eye Gallery Archive

The Open Eye Gallery Archive contains approximately 1600 prints by more than 100 photographers. Started in 1980 – three years after the Gallery opened – by Open Eye Gallery’s first Director of Exhibitions, Peter Hagerty, the collection has remained closely linked to the Gallery’s commissions and exhibition programmes. Find out more about the archive here.

  VR: Wirral Hospitals’ Schools and MaxLiteracy Award

With support from MaxLiteracy Award 2021, Open Eye Gallery has built upon our existing partnership with Wirral Hospitals’ School using archival photographs to explore the theme of Mental Health and Wellbeing with students. The project was led by funded poet and creative writer Pauline Rowe, Open Eye Gallery’s inaugural writer-in-residence.

Taking images from the Open Eye Gallery photography archive and connects them to the theme of Mental Health and Wellbeing, the exhibition will be hosted within Wirral Hospitals’ School from June 10th – September 3rd, prompting students to build upon their visual approaches to learning, informing new fusions of photography and creative writing practices. Alongside this exhibition, the project used these images as a stimulus to explore creative writing methods such as writing from objects, ekphrasis, letter-writing, diary entries, scrap-booking, micro-fiction. 

In this Virtual Reality version of the exhibition, explore the archive for yourself and feel inspired by the The Wall of Imagination created by students in response to the exhibition.

Wirral Hospitals’ School

Wirral Hospitals’ School is an alternative therapeutic school, in Birkenhead. Students have been medically and/or CAMHS assessed and are unable to access mainstream education. Over 50% of the students are pupil premium and suffer from mental health issues, gender dysphoria, many are diagnosed with ASC and ADHD, and others are also co-morbid with multiple medical conditions. The students are at an increased risk of isolation, limited social mobility and limited employment, which in turn increases the risk of ongoing mental health issues.

Pauline Rowe

Pauline Rowe has worked as a professional writer, poet and tutor for over 15 years. She is interested in social engagement, poetry and photography and writing and wellbeing. She was Open Eye Gallery’s writer-in-residence from 2016 – 2019, and she has wide experience working with communities and organisations in Liverpool, within health settings and working especially with vulnerable adults and young people.

Open Eye Gallery Archive

The Open Eye Gallery Archive contains approximately 1600 prints by more than 100 photographers. Started in 1980 – three years after the Gallery opened – by Open Eye Gallery’s first Director of Exhibitions, Peter Hagerty, the collection has remained closely linked to the Gallery’s commissions and exhibition programmes. Find out more about the archive here.

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