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Editor, Art in Liverpool

Review: Knowsley Book Art Liverpool Book Art’s graduation, 2018

Earlier this year, the Hornby Room at Liverpool Central Library hosted Frankenstein 2018, a celebration of 200 years since the first publication of Mary...

Review: Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool

At Tate Liverpool until 29 March 2019 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Léger’s early work is really fairly disappointing to see. Le Jardin de ma mère, painted as...

Rarely heard voices; how the women of St Helens provoked a...

Review: TORCH, by ANU Productions Nervously fidgeting with a box of ink in my pocket for an hour spent in a terraced house in St...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #10: December Editorial

It’s been a pretty big year for Art in Liverpool, given that this time last year this newspaper didn’t exist, and we’d just started...

Spectacular light show to round off St Helens 150th anniversary celebrations...

Spectacular light show to round off St Helens 150th anniversary celebrations and Borough of Culture A dazzling light projection made up of 200,000 lumens of...

Independents Biennial, a diary

Independents Biennial, a diary Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith I’ll start where I mean to end; something happened this year that clarified a new responsibility for Art in...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2018

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Beautiful World, What Are You?, rather than Beautiful World, Where Are You? seems to be more appropriate title. What...

Review: Test! The programme of trial and error taking chances for...

Test! The programme of trial and error taking chances for Independents Biennial There’s an important layer to the visual arts that rarely gets seen. It’s...

Preview: Dragons of the Pool, coming later this month to Arts...

Believing they had been deserted, the families of Chinese seamen who had been secretly deported back to the Far East tell their somewhat unknown...

Farewell Victoria Street; a sad goodbye to a cultural hub, and...

Without agenda or pretence, I want to commemorate a building which has been an invaluable support to Art in Liverpool, the Independents Biennial and...

Art in Liverpool Magazine: Issue #8, 2018 – Editorial

Our final Independents Biennial issue is here. In November, we’re back to normal, returning to routine. But that, in no way, means things are...

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It’s the Travelling Life – new exhibition depicts life in Liverpool’s...

It’s the Travelling Life - new exhibition depicts life in Liverpool’s Irish Traveller community A new exhibition, curated by American artist Jona Frank, provides a...

Liverpool Biennial’s strongest card? Open Eye Gallery’s Madhia Aijaz

Liverpool Biennial’s strongest card? Open Eye Gallery’s Madhia Aijaz One of Liverpool Biennial’s loudest, and aptly, quietest, statements about globalism and the impact of individualism...

How Liverpool’s Metropolotian Cathedral grew new limbs. Ryan Gander’s Liverpool Biennial...

How Liverpool’s Metropolotian Cathedral grew new limbs. Ryan Gander’s Liverpool Biennial commission Time Moves Quickly, the message from Ryan Gander to Liverpool. On the platform outside...

Review: Haegue Yang’s surreal escape at Tate Liverpool

Haegue Yang’s surreal escape at Tate Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On my way in to Tate Exchange to visit our writers-in-residence this month I stumbled across...

Water deserves more credit. Aurora shows us why.

Water deserves more credit. Aurora shows us why. Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith “We aim to open up a dialogue about the value of water on a global...

Art in Liverpool Magazine: Issue #8, September 2018 – Editorial

You know at the Docks, where people leave their padlocks hanging from chains overlooking the Mersey? Behind Tate, on those lovely benches? Well there...

George Henry Lee’s: A note on getting to know a gem

Over the last few weeks, I’ve come to love this building. I don’t know if I did before, certainly not beyond its beauty. My own...

Pier Head Village Festival Showcases Local Art

Pier Head Village Festival Showcases Local Art Liverpool Art Fair will be offering affordable art from its residence on the city’s iconic waterfront (26th July –...

Ari Benjamin Meyers rethinking musical portraiture for Liverpool Biennial

Ari Benjamin Meyers rethinking musical portraiture for Liverpool Biennial Lord of the Flies was the last thing I saw at the Playhouse. It was ok,...

Featured Artist: John Moores Painting Prize artist, Pete Clarke

John Moores Painting Prize artist, Pete Clarke on finding the right place to work, and the right artists to work with Getting Longlisted for the John...

Review: “#67, lapis lazuli springs from rusting iron and blue to...

Tunstall Street, L7, has watched over five years of development as the hoardings around the houses get higher and higher. A new school directly...

Building new futures: Liverpool Biennial artist Mae-ling Lokko

Building new futures: On Liverpool Biennial artist Mae-ling Lokko, and her pursuit of an answer to a global question Mae-ling Lokko, one of the headline...

Feature: “Photie-Man” How Tom Wood made a name for himself

“Photie-Man” How Tom Wood made a name for himself There’s something about the Wirral peninsula that must burrow deep inside the minds of artists who live...

Art in Liverpool Magazine: Issue#5, July – Editorial

Independents Biennial is back. The 14th July will see Merseyside welcome a new wave of creative output, with artists producing new exhibitions, events and...

National Museums Liverpool breaks visitor record

NATIONAL MUSEUMS LIVERPOOL BREAKS VISITOR RECORD Highest ever visitor number in year of Terracotta Warriors exhibition Exhibition contributes over £20m to local economy in first three...

LightNight Diary 2018: The year of reflection

The year the voices of Liverpool made a difference. I don’t think I’ll remember LightNight 2018 any other way. There were the usual street performances,...

New Brighton Revisited through the lens of three of its most...

New Brighton Revisited through the lens of three of its most famous exports Ken Grant, Martin Parr & Tom Wood head back to where it...

Eleven local artists announce a major new exhibition as part of...

Artists have started sharing news of their Independents Biennial programmes ahead of the launch in July, and one of biggest, set to open alongside...

Art of Football: World Cup 2018 through the eyes of artists

Coinciding with the greatest footballing event across the globe, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Art of Football will see Liverpool host three major exhibitions,...

What Do I Know? – Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2018 (LAAF)...

What Do I Know? - Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2018 (LAAF) reveals festival theme and full programme of events The UK’s biggest annual celebration of...

Liverpool start-up redesigns the coffin for the 21st Century

LIVERPOOL START-UP REDESIGNS THE COFFIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY — WANTS YOU TO DESIGN YOUR OWN. ’KOFFIN’ is the tongue-in-cheek name of the futurist start-up...

New Mo Salah mural pops up in the city centre ahead...

To coincide with the Champions League Final between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid on Saturday 26 May the Rapid Response Unit has commissioned poet...

Review: Euphonia: Emma Smith at Bluecoat

Euphonia: Emma Smith at Bluecoat until 24th June 2018 Words, Joanie Magill Standing at the threshold of the gallery space at Bluecoat before stepping into Emma Smith’s...