Venue: Open Eye Gallery
OPEN ROOMS #2: SEPARATED TOGETHER — PHOTOGRAPHY IN PRISON
TUESDAY 28 APRIL / 18:00 BST / LIVESTREAMED TO OUR TWITCH CHANNEL
Join us online for Open Rooms #2, as we talk through our new prison photography programme with artist-in-residence Hafsah Naib and Sarah Hartley from NOVUS, a rehabilitation education provider.
This event will be live-streamed on Open Eye Gallery’s Twitch channel — it’s free to access and you don’t need an account, just follow this link to tune in. Hafsah and Sarah will be in conversation with Liz Wewiora, our Head of Engagement, about the forthcoming project working with people in prison and their families. They’ll also be talking more broadly about approaching social engagement during times of isolation — we also invite you to ask Hafsah and Sarah anything!
During and after the event, we invite everyone to join us on Open Eye Gallery’s new Discord server: a free messaging platform for discussion, open to everyone. To join, follow this link, download Discord on desktop or mobile and set up a free account. You can ask Hafsah and Sarah anything in the Discord chat, or, if you prefer, email your question ahead to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Rooms is Open Eye Gallery’s online programme of free live-streamed talks and workshops, with ongoing discussions on our Discord server. It takes place in rooms all across the world — artists’ rooms, chat rooms and in your living room.
About Hafsah Naib:
Hafsah Naib works collaboratively with others to explore stories through photography and filmmaking. Since graduating in contemporary fine art from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2002, she has worked locally and regionally developing work for and with audiences at Castlefield Gallery, National Media Museum, HOME and internationally with British Council.
About Sarah Hartley:
Sarah Hartley is Novus’ Operational Lead for Families. Novus delivers education, rehabilitation support and opportunity to 60,000 adults and young people across England and Wales. Sarah leads and delivers and a number of creative participatory projects with learners and their families across the North West and is currently undertaking her Masters in socially engaged arts practice at University of Salford. Open Eye Gallery are excited to embark on their first collaborative photography project with NOVUS later this year.
Image: Hafsah Naib