Review: Michael James O’Brien, His Tender Heir

Michael James O’Brien, His Tender Heir The Gallery Liverpool, 8th-30th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith As part of LOOK/17, The Gallery Liverpool are summing up 30 years...

Review: Skywriter: Vs vs Stephen Poleskie

Skywriter: Vs vs Stephen Poleskie 1.11 Residency (LJMU Residency Space at The Royal Standard), 13th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Ahead of the final exhibition as Vs,...

Featured Artist: Christopher Kline: O.K. The Musical at Tate Liverpool

Featured Artist: Christopher Kline: O.K. The Musical at Tate Liverpool throughout April, with performances on 29th & 30th April Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Christopher Kline, whose musical has...

Review: Culture Shifts: Global, at Open Eye, Look/17

Culture Shifts: Global, at Open Eye, Look/17 until 18th June 2017 (LOOK/17 continues until 14th May all over Liverpool) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Hong Kong and Liverpool have long...

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...

Interview: Sally Tallant on Liverpool Biennial 2018

Sally Tallant on Liverpool Biennial 2018 Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool Biennial announced their 2018 title in February: Beautiful world, where are you? (You can listen to the...
St George's Hall, Minton Tiled Floor. photos, Thomas Ava

In Pictures: Viewing St George’s Hall minton tiled floor

In Pictures St George's Hall: Minton Tiled Floor Pictures, Thomas Ava (instagram here) During the Easter break, St George's Hall lifted up their day-to-day flooring to reveal...

Review: Threshold Festival of Music and Arts – Darkness & Light

Threshold Festival of Music and Arts - Darkness & Light Words, Kirsten Hawkins Every year, the grassroots visual arts festival, Threshold, launches a new theme upon...

Review: Liverpool Print Fair 2017

Liverpool Print Fair 2017 Bluecoat, 8th April 2017 Words, Leyla Gurr Digital technology within the arts has taken leaps and bounds in recent decades, providing the market...

Review: Next Stop New York, The Florrie

Next Stop New York The Florrie, until 18th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On April Fool’s Day 2017, The Florrie had an event called ’14 Hour Super...

Featured Artist: Craig Easton

Craig Easton: I’m especially delighted when it is photographs in my own community that get recognised.
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Preview: Milapfest, for Sgt Pepper at 50

Milapfest really sees Liverpool as its home – we really wouldn’t exist in the form we do today without the city.

Featured Artist: Nina Edge, Nothing Welsh Streets

Nina Edge sheds a little light on what made Bluecoat so important to her, and explains how it enables potential.

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

Review: Ellsworth Kelly in Focus

An exhibition of 11 works, this is a snapshot of the great American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly in Focus, who died in December 2015, aged 92.

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.

Preview: Fixing a Hole: Judy Chicago & Tate Liverpool for ‘Sgt...

Fixing a Hole: Judy Chicago & Tate Liverpool for ‘Sgt Pepper at 50’ Stanley Docks, 1st – 16th June 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Last week, along with...

Review: Transparency, Walker Art Gallery

Transparency, Walker Art Gallery Walker Art Gallery & Arts Council Collection National Partners exhibition – until 18th June 2017 Words, Leyla Gurr “See through, reflect, encounter outside,...

Featured Artist: Marcus Dyer and Pilar Cortés for Threshold Festival

Marcus Dyer and Pilar Cortés Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Threshold Festival 2017 promises its usual explosion of art and music this weekend with its overwhelming events programme...

Featured Artist: John Elcock for Threshold Festival

John Elcock Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Threshold Festival 2017 is raring up to take over the Baltic Triangle again this weekend. It’s hard to believe it’s been...

Review: Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: the Art of John Higgins

Review: Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: the Art of John Higgins Victoria Gallery & Museum, 10th March – 1st October 2017 Words, Leyla Gurr “In the beginning, I...

Review: Neist, Zap Graffiti

Review: Neist solo show Zap Graffiti, 4th March – 4th April Words, Leyla Gurr Walking down towards Zap Graffiti is an exercise in restraint on a sunny...

Review: Stalwarts, Bluecoat Display Centre

Review: Stalwarts, Bluecoat Display Centre 4th February 2017 - 18th February 2017 Words and photography, Shaneka Williams Stalwarts presents work by a selection of master ceramicists, all...

Review: How much of this is Fiction?

How much of this is Fiction? FACT, 2nd March – 21st May 2017 Words, Leyla Gurr Torture Classics... When I was a teenager, I had a best friend...

Review: Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd Touchstones Rochdale, until July 2017] Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool Biennial 2016 isn’t over. In a cultural climate that demands that...

Review: WHITEOUT, Barrowlands Ballet. LEAP Dance Festival 2017

WHITEOUT, Barrowlands Ballet. LEAP Dance Festival 2017 Make. Liverpool, 4th March 2017 Words by Moira Leonard LEAP Dance Festival is keen to engage, inspire and create discussion,...

Preview: The British Music Experience

The British Music Experience Cunard Building, Opens 9th March 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith We tend to leave music to our audiophile counterparts at BidoLito and GetintoThis. If...

Review: COAL, Gary Clarke Company, LEAP Dance Festival 2017

COAL, Gary Clarke Company LEAP Dance Festival 2017 Words (and ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪) by Moira Leonard LEAP Dance Festival 2017, opened with a powerful performance...
Baltic Clay, Scouse in a Bowl, © Andrew Sherriff Photo

Review: Scouse in a bowl – is good for the soul

Scouse in a bowl – is good for the soul Baltic Clay, at Fruit + Fibres, 24th February 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Pictures, Andrew John Sherriff It’s not every...

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you (working title)

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you (working title) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Beauteous world, where art thou gone? O, thou, Nature’s blooming youth, return once more! Ah,...

Featured Artists: Baltic Clay

Featured Artists: Baltic Clay Interview, Leyla Gurr It's been a little over a year since Baltic Clay Studio opened in the Baltic Triangle. In that time...

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,...
Victorian Treasures, Walker Art Gallery 2017. © Dave Jones

Review: Victorian Treasures at Walker Art Gallery

Victorian Treasures Walker Art Gallery, 27th January - 7th May 2017 Words, Carol Emmas Hot on the heels of the Waker Art Gallery’s recent exhibition., Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion,...

Review: Public View at Bluecoat: Why it Matters

Public View at Bluecoat, until 23rd April Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines Happy birthday Bluecoat. 300 is quite an age to reach: it makes it the oldest...

Review: Public View at Bluecoat: A Love Letter

Review: Public View at Bluecoat: A Love Letter Words, Leyla Gurr Bluecoat kicks off its 300th year in style this February with Public View. A uniquely...

In Pictures: Bluecoat, Public View: 106 Artists from 50 Years

In Pictures Bluecoat, Public View Pictures, Tony Knox Bluecoat, the UK's oldest arts centre turned 300 last week. To celebrate they launched Public View, an exhibition of...

Review: Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

Art at the Heart of Bluecoat Bluecoat, 28th January - 9th April 2017 Words and Photographs by Moira Leonard Bluecoat begin their year-long 300th birthday celebrations...

Review: The Royal Standard & Northern Lights: Liverpool’s newest creative destination

The Royal Standard & Northern Lights: Liverpool’s newest creative destination Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Cains Brewery Village might be a fancy thing to call old storage sheds,...

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