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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,...

Review: Woodman and Schiele, on the anniversaries of their deaths

Woodman and Schiele, on the anniversaries of their deaths. Carol Emmas on Life in Motion at Tate Liverpool As Tate Liverpool continues its 30th anniversary celebrations,...

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...

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,...

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: 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...

Review: FRANKENSTEIN 2018, The Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art Exhibition  

FRANKENSTEIN 2018, The Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art Exhibition   Words and photographs by Moira Leonard Frankenstein 2018 is a completely wonderful, delicate, beautiful exhibition, housed...

Measuring Your Contemporary Conditions: An Interview with Taus Makhacheva

Measuring Your Contemporary Conditions: An Interview with Taus Makhacheva Interview by Joanie Magill Ahead of her commission for Liverpool Biennial 2018, Taus Makhacheva talks about the...

Review: TIME TUNNEL, Launch of the Fabric District Vision 2018

REVIEW TIME TUNNEL, Launch of the Fabric District Vision 2018 Words and photographs by Moira Leonard The new ‘Fabric District’, Liverpool L3, was officially launched last weekend...

Edgelands: Emilie Taylor at the Williamson

The funny thing about Edgelands is that when you’re in them, you don’t really notice. Emilie Taylor’s experience is more reflective than my own, but...

Rapid Response Unit, giving artists control of the news

Rapid Response Unit, giving artists control of the news The mind of an artist and the mind of a journalist are surprisingly similar things. Both...

Featured Artist: Marilyn Tippet, book artist

Featured Artist: Marilyn Tippet In 2015 there was an email circulated between local artists, asking us to head to a meeting at Liverpool Central Library...

Review: It Will Never Work: 25 Years of Urban Splash

It Will Never Work: 25 Years of Urban Splash at RIBA North, until 16th June 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith “It would never have worked without all Urban Splash...

Guest publication: Messy Lines: Why I Write

Guest publication: Messy Lines: Why I Write Why should we care about art?  To us readers of and contributors to an art magazine, the answer to...

Review: Caroline Coon: The Great Offender

Caroline Coon: The Great Offender, The Gallery, until 27th May Words & Pictures, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) Caroline Coon’s first ever solo exhibition makes its statement...

Review: Mellor & Rose, Modern Calligraphy

Calligraphy has been taking over everyone’s branding – You can’t go into a restaurant without seeing it plastered on menus, windows or chalkboards. Experts up...

Across the Threshold: Festival Diary

Across the Threshold: Festival Diary 2018: the year that Threshold wasn’t, or so the organisers thought. Described as a “fallow year”, Across the Threshold was a...

Threshold Visual Arts – A Case for the Future

Threshold Visual Arts - A Case for the Future by Kirsten Hawkins You probably didn’t get the memo. I didn’t either, and neither did my close artist...

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: Dementia Connect – Hidden Voices at FACT

Dementia Connect – Hidden Voices at FACT 13 April 2018 Words by Moira Leonard We’re in the Box at FACT. Rows of burgundy sofas. Only a...

Review: The Williamson Open 2018

The Williamson Open Art and Photography Exhibition 2018 Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead, Wirral 23rd March – 6th May 2018 Words, Samantha Browne The Williamson Open Art...

Review: Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen

Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen Tate Liverpool, until 17th June 2018 A Guardian four star review and header that says: “Sublime choices from a non-expert puts the...

Why do you share photographs? (Snapshot to WeChat)

Why do you share photographs? (Snapshot to WeChat) Ahead of Open Eye Gallery’s next major exhibition, exploring identity and networks and the influence social media...
unfold by Ryoichi Kurokawa, at FACT, 2016. Photo by Brian Slater - fact at 15

(P)review: Fact at 15

FACT at 15 on the building, it's history and its director FACT opened its doors in 2003, and in the fifteen years since has solidly cemented...

Preview: The Art of Reggae 2018, interview with Rory Taylor

The Art of Reggae, preview interview with Rory Taylor: The Art of Reggae comes back to Constellations again this year, running alongside Positive Vibrations festival....

Featured Artist: Emma Smith, Euphonia

Featured Artist: Emma Smith: Euphonia at Bluecoat, 27th April – 24th June 2018 Bluecoat has long been a gallery which has paved the way for more...

Feature: Ken’s show, in Ken’s words

Ken’s show, in Ken’s words Tate Liverpool are celebrating turning 30 with an exhibition by their longest serving member of staff, Ken Simon’s. The exhibition...

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: Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Viking: Rediscover the Legend, The Atkinson, until Saturday 7th July, £5 Two of the loveliest pieces in Viking: Rediscover the Legend are saved for the...

Interview: The Atkinson Development Trust

Interview: The Atkinson Develpment Trust Interview by Patrick Kirk-Smith Southport is about to welcome one of the most significant archives in the UK, housing the British...

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: States of Play: Roleplay Reality at FACT

States of Play: Roleplay Reality is, hands down, the most emotionally effecting exhibition I’ve seen. From start to finish it is immersive [...]

Review: John Moores prizewinners at Walker Art Gallery

Review: John Moores prizewinners at Walker Art Gallery, From 16th December 2017, until ?? Words, Carol Emmas Sixty years of the John Moores Painting prize can certainly...

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: Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence In 1960s British Art

Review Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence In 1960s British Art Walker Art Gallery, until 3rd June 2018 Words and images by Moira Leonard Arriving at the Gallery I...

Review: From Warhol to Walker, at The Atkinson

From Warhol to Walker: American Prints from Pop Art until Today The Atkinson, until 10th March Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) It was perhaps inevitable that Andy...

Featured Artist: Peter Davis

Featured Artist: Peter Davis Zeitgeist is open until 28th April, at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith A few weeks ago I had the pleasure...

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