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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

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...
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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...

Review: Alice May Williams, Speke of the Future

Arriving at Speke Hall is like stepping back in time so Alice May Williams’ project is a fascinating juxtaposition. Speke of the Future

Review: Benedict Drew, KAPUT

Bendict Drew, KAPUT Walker Art Gallery, until 26 February 2017 Words, Jessica Greenall Benedict Drew transports his audience in this memorable and psychedelic work. The viewer of KAPUT...

Review: Looking North, through the Arts Council Collection

Looking North Walker Art Gallery,  until 26 February 2017 Words, Jessica Greenall From sketchbooks and paintings to sculptures and film, Looking North is a diverse and impressive...

Review: Keith Piper, Unearthing the Banker’s Bones

Keith Piper, Unearthing the Banker’s Bones Bluecoat, Until Sunday 22 January 2017 Words, Kerry Milton On a night when the Liverpool arts scene was buzzing to breaking...

Review: North West Fashion Festival 2016

North West Fashion Festival 2016 Words, Melissa Dowell One of the many things Liverpool and its people are known for is how serious it takes its...

Review: Ed Bruce, Stations Ends

Ed Bruce, Stations Ends Bridewell Studios Words, Josie Jenkins I’ve known about Ed Bruce's work on the ‘Station Ends’ monoprints for a while. Earlier in the year...

Paint and colour expert Annie Sloan to visit the Bluecoat on...

Paint and colour expert Annie Sloan at the Bluecoat on 15th October Words, Hannah Gosset Internationally renowned paint and colour expert Annie Sloan will be visiting...

Hidden Gems Feature: Spaces of The Liver Sketching Club Since 1872

The Liver Sketching Club was founded on 11 May 1872. The passage of time may have dulled our appreciation of just how long ago this was

Review: Respect, part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016

Respect, part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016 Unit 51 For the second year running, Unit 51 was host to the exhibition of World Mental Health...

Review: Art, Culture, Garston, Now. at The Old Co-Op

Garston does Culture It was all happening at the Old Co-Op Space in Garston Last Friday 8  Artists. 8 short Hours. 80 meter square exhibition space. The paint was squeezed...

Review: Mark Leckey’s ZOO LOGIC at Walker Art Gallery

Mark Leckey: ZOO LOGIC Walker Art Gallery,  9 September 2016 - 26 February 2017 Logic in Leckey? Words, Alison Little Mark Leckey brings the fiction of the virtual works...

Hidden Gems Feature: Gateway to the Public: Liverpool’s Commercial Galleries

While the great comedian W.C. Fields is quoted to have said, “Never work with children or animals”, it is safe to say even the most discerning of artists would probably add themselves onto that list.

Review: Making Places Special, at Williamson Art Gallery

Making Places Special Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, 23rd September -30th October 2016 Words, Jennifer Jones, first published here for Friends of Williamson Art Gallery & Wirral...

Review: Drawn From Life: People on Paper at Kirkby Gallery

Whether you are an artist, an art enthusiast, or just looking for a free way to spend your time, Drawn From Life: People on Paper will not disappoint.
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Review: Tracey Emin & William Blake in Focus, at Tate Liverpool

Tracey Emin & William Blake in Focus Tate Liverpool, September 2016-February 2018 It's all about Me!: Tracey Emin's My Bed comes to Tate Liverpool Words, Alison Little Tracey Emin,...

Hidden Gems Feature: Not Such a Small View Gallery

Tucked away on Hanover Street, nestling in Liverpool’s city centre we have Gostins shopping arcade. In this we have a mishmash of independent traders

Hidden Gems Feature: A Messy Space for Ceramic Artists

Chris Turrell-Watts had been working at Southport College as a ceramics technician for about 9 years when the college decided to close the ceramics department.

Feature: ‘Relics’ an independent exhibition at Tate.

‘Relics' an independent exhibition at Tate. Words, Deborah Laing Interview with Wendy Williams This years Liverpool Biennial chose Ancient Greece as a self-contained narrative encompassing contemporary artists....

Review: Relics: The Independent thread coming to a venue near you

Exhibition Relics: The Independent thread coming to a venue near you. Tate Liverpool, 3rd-18th September 2016 Words, Deborah Laing The subject of Greece seems to have taken hold of...

Review: Home, at ArtsHub47

Arts Hub second Annual Open exhibition opened in South Liverpool last week. Arts Hub is a small independent arts collective based at 47 Lark Lane.

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