Open Eye: Curious Gallery – An Exhibition Designed by Children


Friday 11 – Sunday 13 December 2015
Preview Event – Friday 11 December 2015, 18.00 – 20.00
Curious Gallery – An Exhibition Designed by Children

This December, Open Eye Gallery becomes a space for experiments and discovery – for the gallery as much as for our visitors and collaborators. For one weekend in December, we invite you to visit a pop-up exhibition created by secondary school students of all ages with the assistance of the gallery staff.

Working with four secondary schools from the Wirral and Liverpool, Open Eye Gallery will work to re-imagine a gallery – creating a space and exhibition designed by children.

The artworks will be produced by the students in response to a previous show at Open Eye Gallery, Metamorphosis of Japan After the War. Then developed through a series of workshops on writing and local post-war history, the final works will be on show to the public over the weekend. From how the work is shown to the gallery guide and advertising the work, all parts of the exhibition will be imagined in collaboration and fabricated by the schools.

Upton Hall School are the lead institution, with input from Claremount Specialist Sports College, Woodchurch High and Bellerive.

This exhibition is supported by the Curious Minds organisation, who find ways to engage children & young people with possibilities in the arts. It’s Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education (SLiCE) program helped to allow for a teacher to find imaginative approaches to learning through, and with, creativity.