Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island, Liverpool, L31BP

Instagram: @openeyegallery

Open Eye Gallery is a photography organisation based in Liverpool, UK, working worldwide.

We’re actively rethinking what a gallery can be. We produce exhibitions, long-term collaborative projects, publications, festivals, and university courses — locally and worldwide. We welcome over 85,000 visitors to our gallery every year, over 200,000 to projects in other venues, and many more to our online spaces. We proactively take risks to spark crucial conversations and enable creative expression.

We’re taking a lead on socially engaged photography nationally. Bringing different voices, photographers and communities together, we establish projects where the collaborative process is just as important as the final product.

We act and communicate in a way that is generous, nurturing and friendly. We want everyone to make themselves at home in our spaces and feel comfortable using them. We seek to include, always.

As much as possible, our staff, space, online channels and networks are open and free for people to use. Our open processes and platforms make it easy to contribute to and co-author our programme. 

Photography is a tremendously powerful way of bringing different cultures into conversation together. We work with local residents and international partners to support representation, empathy and inclusivity.

Art Forms: Photography, Socially Engaged Practice, Film and Video, Installations, Archive Work