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Why #writecritical?

Words by Sue Flowers Much has been written about the visual arts over the last few centuries, maybe as a way of defining it, by attempting...

Believing or Not at Tate Liverpool

Words by Jack Welsh Within Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition An Imagined Museum hangs Martin Kippenberger’s large oil painting The Modern House of Believing or Not...

REALITY at the Walker Proves Painting is Still Relevant

Words by Alice Benbow Reality: - the status of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them; having...
The Magic Band

The Magic Band play the music of Captain Beefheart, at The...

With the ever-changing time signatures of prog, and the vocals echoing those of the Captain himself, the band power on through guitar riffs and drum beats.

Let Me Entertain You: Brendan Walker “Thrills” at FACT

Words by Kirsten Hawkins It was thrills and spills last week at FACT during the Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture, which welcomed guest speaker and “Thrill Engineer”...

Brass Art / Shadow Worlds | Writers’ Rooms – Freud’s House

Words by Naomi Cull The latest exhibition of work by experimental collective Brass Art - made up of Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneké Pettican -...

So was it the Best, or the Worst of Times?

Both Sides Now: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst of Times? is a cross-continental exhibition which brings together artists from China, Hong Kong and the UK.

Cass Art: Student Day!

Words by Sinead Nunes, Features Editor With Cass Art's notorious Student Day hitting Liverpool for the first time this Tuesday, we take a look at...

In Pictures: Glam Up North at Museum of Liverpool

Words by Sinéad Nunes, Features Editor. Images courtesy NML Acclaimed portrait and fashion photographer John Rankin Wadell presents It's Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin...

Review: Wirral Met Fellows Show 2015

Words by Breda Whyte The Wirral Met Fellows Show 2015 features works by Rachel Perry, Anna Clark and Jay Chesterman and there is a strange cohesion...

Artist of the Week: Niamh O’Malley

Words by Sinéad Nunes, Features Editor Niamh O'Malley's solo exhibition Glasshouse opens at Bluecoat from 10 October. We caught up with the artist to find...

In Conversation with Mike McCartney

‘So why St Georges Hall?’ I asked him. McCartney, a native ‘Liverpool lad’ wasn’t aware of his fascination for the hall until he was asked to do the exhibition.

Connections & My Subject is War

Words by Kirsten Hawkins Culture Warrington presents the work of two emerging artists from the North West at the Pyramid Arts Centre. The exhibition includes...

The Soup collective’s RESIZED exhibition opened a small yet inspirational window...

Words by Deborah Laing There was something about this month’s exhibition at Arena Studios and Gallery that felt intimate: why? Maybe it was due to the...

Artist of the week: Jazamin Sinclair

Words by Sinéad Nunes, Features Editor Can you introduce yourself and your work? I'm a multidisciplinary artist and musician whose artistic practice is made up of...

In Pictures: Geoff Owens’ Futuretrospective

Images by Ryan Garry "I have always had an interest in art since childhood; graduating from drawing with crayons on walls at my parents' house...

Tate Liverpool: Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

30 June – 18 October 2015 Open daily Adult £11 / Concession £8.25 Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative American artists...

Tate Liverpool: Geta Bratescu

30 June – 18 October 2015 Open daily FREE Born in Romania in 1926, and working for much of her life within a Communist state, Brătescu’s vivid practice has...

Tate Liverpool: Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions

30 June – 18 October 2015 Open daily £10.00 (concession £7.50) (Includes entrance into Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots) Tate Liverpool presents a major exhibition curated by one of America’s...

In Pictures: Blacksmithing and Sketching at Lark Lane Artworks

Images by Ryan Garry This Summer at Lark Lane Artworks in Aigburth,  Alex Corina is holding a series of events under the umbrella of Summer...

Artist of the Week: Joe Rampley

Words by Sinéad Nunes, Features Editor Our Artist of the Week is recent LJMU graduate Joe Rampley, whose work has already been featured as part...

Done / Undone: Liz Jeary’s Exhibition Revealed

Words by Neil Murphy Nestled between two well-known retail monoliths at Marine Point, on New Brighton's sea front is Unit 13. The unit is a vacant...

The Gallery At Bank Quay House: The Destruction of Anything Familiar

Friday 24 July – Friday 25 September 2015 Last year’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival winner, Ian Rayer-Smith, opens his exhibition The Destruction of Anything Familiar at The Gallery at Bank Quay House.

Museum of Liverpool: Poppies: Women and War

Friday 24 July 2015 – Sunday 5 June 2016. This is an exhibition by Lee Karen Stow, remembering women in times of war from the First World War to the present day.

Calderstones Mansion House: Romeo and Juliet

24 & 25 July 2015 2.30pm / 7.30pm (no matinee on Friday 4 July) £20 After two previous spellbinding visits, we’re delighted to announce that Shakespeare’s Globe...

Liverpool Empire: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

21 - 25 July 2015 Tue-Sat evenings 7.30pm. Wed, Thu & Sat matinees 2.30pm. Ticket info - see below* National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the...

Simeon Barclay: Jolly Lament in Four Movements Concerning A Hamlet By...

Words by Jack Welsh In today’s fast-paced digital society, what role does the humble postcard play? As people increasingly use smartphones and apps such as Facebook...

Open 1 at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery

Words by Ruth White Open 1 is the first in a series of three annual open submission exhibitions, this years’ theme being based around ideas...

Pyramid Parr Hall: My Subject is War

18 July – 29 August 2015. Emma Brown explores the ordinary lives of men and women through beautifully executed illustration.

Bluecoat: RESOURCE

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 27 September 2015. An exhibition examining the usefulness of art and twenty-first century arts centres, featuring work from a wide range of UK-based artists.

A Small View of A Small Group of Idiots Ruining It...

Words by Kyle Nathan Brown On entering A Small View exhibition place, dimly lit only by the lights from the corridor outside, one is confronted by...

What are you Waiting For? Build Your Own at FACT

Words by Sufea Mohamad Noor Right now, FACT is Liverpool's gathering spot for different clans of makers who associate themselves with DIY be it through crafts...

Picasso’s Study for Temptation of St Anthony at the Walker Art...

Images by Ryan Garry The Walker Art Gallery has acquired a drawing by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, which...

Open Eye Gallery: Monthly Exhibition Tours

12 July, 9 August 2015 2.30pm FREE, drop in Exhibition tours take place on the second Sunday of every month. The tour is led by the curatorial...

The Kazimier: LIV-BCN 2015

11 July 2015 3pm - late £15 - book here The Kazimier and The Kazimier Garden are welcoming the biggest amount of Barcelona acts ever to have...

Tate Liverpool: Jackson Pollock Study Day

11 July 2015 10.30am – 4.30pm £28 (Advanced booking recommended) Programmed in association with Continuing Education Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool. Inspired by Tate Liverpool’s summer...

Williamson Gallery & Museum: Sylvia Hikins Guided Tour

11 July 2015 11.30am Free, donations welcome A tour around Sylvia’s exhibition talking about her inspirations, including poems and reminiscences of travelling in Iceland. Sylvia Hikins is a poet,...

Domino Gallery: Clive Kendall

From Friday 10 July 2015. An exhibition of paintings by artist Clive Kendall.

LJMU Exhibition Research Centre: LIV-BCN 2015

Friday 10 - Friday 24 July 2015 - The LIV-BCN exhibition invites Liverpool and Barcelona to meet in the middle: a spotlight on superb artists from both cities

Walker Art Gallery: REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting

10 July - Sunday 29 November 2015 Also read the Review by Patrick Kirk-Smith here. A vibrant new exhibition curated by artist Chris Stevens and organised by...

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