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Art in Liverpool always welcomes original submissions from budding writers with something interesting to say. The articles on this page are just such articles, submitted by readers and artists who had something on their mind that they wanted to put out there. Email features@artinliverpool.com if you're interested in writing for us

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Paul Mellor and John Elcock

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Paul Mellor and John Elcock. Anatomy of an exhibition Interview by Joanie Magill A Long the Riverrun, a painting show curated by...

Interview with Independents Biennial artist Alice Lenkiewicz

Interview with Independents Biennial artist Alice Lenkiewicz. Goddess Trail at Rimrose Valley. By Bernadette McBride, Writer-in-Residence for Independents Biennial 2018.  See it online: https://tinyurl.com/y8kyytma B: How does Gaia,...

The power of print; Heart of Glass and Kate Hodgson in...

The power of print Heart of Glass and Kate Hodgson in conversation, on their Independents Biennial collaboration Liverpool/St Helens-based artist Kate Hodgson believes in the power...

Featured Artist: Brendan Lyons

Featured Artist: Brendan Lyons Interview by Ian Fallace Pictures by Fiona Filby Brendan Lyons is a painter who has exhibited for many years producing stand alone and...

Mersey or Huangpu? Liverpool or Shanghai? Chapter Two of China Dream

Words, Ian Fallace Shanghai has been twinned with Liverpool since 1999 and in the interim there has been a building of cultural links between the...

Review: Sean Scully at Walker Art Gallery

Review: Sean Scully at Walker Art Gallery Words, Ian Fallace “The stripe can do anything in any direction and since it is so common, it corresponds...

Review: New Brighton Revisited – Martin Parr, Ken Grant, Tom Wood

Review: New Brighton revisited Words, Kathy Wainwright A room with a view, and not just of the ever popular beach. The Sailing School at Marine Point...

OUTPUT Gallery: Liverpool’s latest, loyalest, addition to the gallery scene

OUTPUT Gallery: Liverpool’s latest, loyalest, addition to the gallery scene Gabrielle De La Puente on her grand plans for a space built by and for...

Review: ‘Voices from the Hub’ at Open Eye Gallery

‘Voices from the Hub’ Words and images, Adele Emmas Outside Open Eye Gallery, stands the 'Voices from the Hub' exhibition. A collection of poetry and photography produced by Liverpool's 'Waves...

Review: OPAVIVARÁ! Utupya at Tate Liverpool

OPAVIVARÁ! Utupya Words, Joanie Magill Brazilian artist collective OPAVIVARÁ! has taken over the top floor of Tate Liverpool, creating Utupya, their first solo exhibition in the...

Review: Museum of the Moon, at Liverpool Cathedral

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon at Liverpool Cathedral until 28th May 2018 words, Joanie Magill Suspended from the ceiling in the centre of the well of...

Review: People Like Us: the Mirror (FACT at 15)

People Like Us: the Mirror (FACT at 15) Words, Joanie Magill Dive into the rabbit hole and enter an immersive audio-visual stream of consciousness where we...

Review: Contrast Mural Festival

Contrast Mural Festival Words, Joanie Magill It couldn’t have been a better week for the Contrast Mural Festival. The sun beat down on the streets in...

Review: Hands of History +20

Review: Hands of History +20 at Victoria Gallery & Museum, until 21st April 2018 Words, Steph Preston 20 years ago the artist Raymond Watson persuaded Northern Irish...

Review: Positions of Power, Disparity Collective

The Tapestry: Positions of Power, Disparity Collective (exhibition ended) Words, Joanie Magill Pictures, courtesy of the artists at Disparity Collective Seven divergent perspectives explore and challenge the theme...

Review: Destroyed By Shadows at Cornerstone Gallery

Review: Destroyed By Shadows Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, The Creative Campus, until 12th April 2018 Words, Samantha Browne Crossing the threshold into the Creative Campus of...

Review: Trapped in the Image: West Kirby Arts Centre

Jacob Gourley and Stephen Nulty's exhibition - Trapped in the Image on exhibition throughout February 2018 at West Kirby Arts Centre Words, Trevor Smith (Visiting Writer) If January and February...

Featured Artist: Holly Rowan Hesson at Pyramid Arts Centre

Words & Interview, Eli Regan Interview with Holly Rowan Hesson whose installation ECHO is showing at Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington (29 September 2017 to 27...

Review: The Liverpool Collection, at dot-art

The Liverpool Collection dot-art Gallery, until 13th January 2018 Words, Kevin Symes Hidden away in a charming Diagon Alley-esque side street is dot-art Gallery, who have just opened...

Review: Past, Present, Future at Bluecoat Display Centre

Past, Present, Future Bluecoat Display Centre, Words & Pictures, Daniel Payne The Bluecoat Display Centre is a cozy space: half shop, half gallery. The current exhibition,...

Review: Open 3: Affecting Change at Open Eye

Open 3: Affecting Change Open Eye Gallery: Open 3 – affecting change Words, Melissa Dowell In a city known for its independence and standing up for everyone...

Review: Fashion Icons: Celebrating Gay Designers

Fashion Icons: Celebrating Gay Designers Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Till Summer 2018 Words, Samantha Browne The beat of my heels as I ascended the stone steps towards...

In Pictures: LIMF

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) 2017 Pictures, Tony Knox LIMF 2017 was a huge success, as always, but for whatever reason Art in Liverpool always keeps...

Review: You and I are like that red wall… CBS

You and I are like that red wall… Crown Building Studios Words, Devon Forrester-Jones You and I are like that red wall… is an exhibition guest curated...

Review: Take a Seat: Seated Portraits at Victoria Gallery & Museum

Take a Seat: Seated Portraits Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool, Special Exhibitions, Showing now Words, Samantha Browne Just as I occasionally fancy a mini muffin with...
dot-art gallery

Review: dot-art: Micro Macro

Dot-art: Micro Macro, Amy Ritchie and Sarah Nicholson Words, Jessica Fenna Hidden away on the street affectionately dubbed Liverpool’s ‘Diagon Alley’ is one of Liverpool’s most innovative...

Review: Foodsketz, Relay

Foodsketz, Relay Words, Jessica Fenna Foodsketz describe themselves as a ‘collaborative vehicle for food, art and discussion,’ they comprise of Alison Claire and Cat Smith. Starting...

In Pictures: Africa Oyé 2017: Record breaking festival of African culture

Africa Oyé 2017: A record breaking festival of African culture Photos, Christelle Marris 2017 saw Africa Oyé completely shatter its attendance records, and the start of...

Review: John Armstrong: Dream and Reality

John Armstrong: Dream and Reality The Atkinson, Southport until 3rd September 2017 The Atkinson, Southport’s home of the arts is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings...

Review: Juliet Fleming, Kieran Leach and Robyn Nichol: Aftertaste, at The...

Juliet Fleming, Kieran Leach and Robyn Nichol: Aftertaste The Trophy Room Words, Devon Forrester-Jones Devon Forrester-Jones, Artist and Co-Leader of Surtsey Projects, takes a look at The...
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Artist Sir Peter Blake receives the City of Liverpool Citizen of Honour award as the artist was in the city to celebrate a two-year extension of his Dazzle Ferry artwork, which was originally commissioned in 2015 by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool, and will now stay on the Mersey until 2019. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 23, 2017.

Review: Sir Peter Blake, in conversation with Richard Cork

Sir Peter Blake, In conversation with Richard Cork Words, Jessica Fenna Often dubbed the founder of British pop art, the renowned artist, Peter Blake has been...

Review: Future Forwards at Bluecoat Display Centre

Words, Jessica Fenna Bluecoat Display Centre presents another thought-provoking exhibition, ‘Future Forwards’, showcasing the role of innovative technologies in the world of craft and applied...

Review: The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan

In becoming the temporary home for The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan, Chester Arts Centre provides a shock of colour

In Pictures: Encounters: Liverpool Biennial at Bury Art Museum

Encounters: Liverpool Biennial at Bury Art Museum Last week, Liverpool Biennial set off on another road trip; this time to Bury. Throughout 2017, Biennial 2016...

In Pictures: Threshold Festival 2017

We sent Tony Knox down to the Baltic Triangle last weekend to capture the heart and soul of Threshold Festival 2017.

Review: Thatcher May Trump Farage, Lord & Slater

Threshold Festival 2017 debuted a new live art work by Lord & Slater entitled Thatcher May Trump Farage.

Review: Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants, Nick Sharratt Kirkby Gallery, until 22nd April 2017 Words, Melissa Dowell Every millennial's favourite childhood author, Nick Sharratt, has a new exhibition at Kirkby Gallery. Pirates,...

From elitism to engaging, how the art industry is evolving in...

From elitism to engaging, how the art industry is evolving in the digital age The art traders report last year revealed that nearly half of...
Asylum Link Merseyside, City of Sanctuary - Momuntary Monument raises money

Liverpool Biennial’s Momentary Monument raises £1224 for Asylum Link Merseyside

Liverpool Biennial's Momentary Monument raises £1224 for Asylum Link Merseyside Words, Jessica Fenna This year's edition of Liverpool Biennial may have come to an end but...

Review: Can I Start Again Please, DaDaFest at Unity Theatre

Review: Can I Start Again Please Unity Theatre, part of DaDaFest 2016 Words, Melissa Dowell Can I Start Again was performed at Unity Theatre as part of...

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