Redeye Events

Please join us for a four hour beginners workshop with Redeye Member Jeni Harney to learn the step by step proccess of how to make your own Cyanotype prints. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. The event is part of a Redeye series where members suggest and host events based on their skills or interests. Find out more about suggesting an event here or sign up for membership here.

News and Opportunities

GRAIN Projects is seeking an intern with an interest in contemporary photography, the visual arts, projects and events, and participatory opportunities linked to audience development and community engagement. This is a unique opportunity to work with GRAIN to develop your knowledge, skills and professional practice.

The Forge requires two photographers/artist practitioners experienced in working within educational settings to join the team as part of a new Paul Hamlyn Foundation-funded Teacher Development programme – Teaching Things Differently. This new programme aims to use photography as a medium to support the teaching of reading and writing skills within schools.

What's On


9 March 2019 to 8 June 2019

Gallery Oldham hosts You Get Me? An exhibition by Mahtab Hussain explores the critical question of identity among young working-class British Asian men. The 24 portraits examine how the weight of masculinity impacts the subject’s sense of self. Showing until Saturday 8 June.


10 May 2019 to 7 July 2019

Opening Friday 10 May, Kinship at Open Eye Gallery navigates the dynamics of modern relationships. The exhibition presents projects from seven photographers, all women, addressing traditional ideas of how people might relate to others based on their gender, age, or position within a family. Together, the artists seek to open up new ways of thinking about how we express our sense of kin — as friends, family and partners. Kinship features the work of Pixy Liao, Lydia Goldblatt, Johanna Heldebro, Jenny Lewis, Momo Okabe, and Margaret Mitchell. 

11 May 2019 to 9 June 2019

From May 11th The Lowry presents Zoë Law’s exhibition, LIFE. The series includes portraits of 21 people living with cancer who have been supported by Maggie’s across the UK through their different cancer experiences. Maggie’s provides free practical and emotional support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

© Giles Clarke for UN/OCHA, 2017
11 May 2019 to 26 January 2020

From the 17th May 2019, The Imperial War Museum North presents Yemen: Inside a Crisis. A free exhibition of photographs and objects from the conflict in Yemen. Key exhibits will include harrowing images captured by Yemeni photographers, worn Yemeni Rial notes, charity food vouchers, medical equipment used to treat malnutrition and cholera and dog-eared school books. 

Ian Beesley
13 May 2019 to 1 September 2019

The National Coal Mining Museum presents Ian Beesley's Grafters: Industrial Society in image and word, an exhibition exploring scenes of industrial life in 19th, 20th and 21st century Britain.


The Ethics of… Capturing - The Photographers’ Gallery
28 May 2019, 18:30 to 20:30

Leading up to its 50th anniversary, The Photographer’s Gallery presents The Ethics of Photography. A series of talks discussing ethical issues faced through photography. The first of these events, The Ethics of… Capturing, reflects on TPG’s opening exhibiton, the concerned photographer. 

1 June 2019, 10:00 to 12 July 2019, 17:00

The University of Salford has organised three short photography based courses that run through June and July. Introduction to darkroom photography, intermediate darkroom photography and photography for performance will be run by experienced professionals to develop your technical skills. 

Sweet Debris Catalogue Launch
11 June 2019, 19:00 to 21:00

Waterside Arts Centre is hosting an event to launch the exhibition catalogue for their current exhibition, Sweet Debris, with a discussion on how the project came to fruition, led by curator Mario Popham who will be joined by Open Eye's curator Thomas Dukes and exhibiting artists from Sweet Debris.

29 June 2019, 09:30 to 14 September 2019, 21:30

Professional photographers Colin McPherson and Adam Lee will guide you through two days looking into ways to ‘re-set’ your practice and how to develop the idea of shooting a photographic essay, story or narrative. These short courses are aimed at people who love photography and want to take their practice to a new level. Your teachers will help you explore what makes a great photograph and how to take one. Enjoy a stimulating and rewarding visit to one of Scotland’s hidden treasures, Easdale island. 

BLAST! Festival Portfolio Reviews
29 June 2019, 10:00 to 17:00

The event will consist of a morning of presentations by a group of expert reviewers on key features of portfolio and professional development. During the afternoon there will be opportunities for one to one portfolio advice and reviews from 3 reviewers for 20 minutes each. This event is perfect for emerging practitioners, students and artists and will provide valuable advice and reviews from leading practitioners, curators and commissioners. Speakers and reviewers include Anthony Luvera, Liz Hingley, Niall Mcdiarmid, Sebah Chaudhry and Skinder Hundal. 

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