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In Pictures: Emily Speed, Architectural Review at Bluecoat

Emily Speed, Architectural Review at Bluecoat Pictures: Ilona Walker Abacus has been rethinking Bluecoat's main gallery as a space where children can completely take over the exhibition, in a display entirely designed to enable children (and childish adults) to enjoy themselves in a space usually reserved for contemplation. As the exhibition came to a close, one of the main artists, Emily...

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 our distance. We're art, they're music, and the two don't mix as neatly or as often as you might think. This year we thought we'd make a change and head down to this behemoth of...

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 a week long heat-wave set up the perfect conditions for an incredible festival celebrating African music, culture, art and food in the heart of Sefton Park. If you did't make it to the festival though, we got...

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

St George's Hall, Minton Tiled Floor. photos, Thomas Ava
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 the incredible Minton Tiled Floor, saved and reonvated in 2015. The victorian tiles, manufactured by Minton were installed in 1854 but were seen as 'at risk' from the 1990's. In 2015, restoration work was undertaken to preserve...

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 will be reviving its exhibitions, performances, films and installations in venues across the North of England. Bury Art Museum is the second venue to host the work and, unlike the installation of Dogsy Ma Bone, by...

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.

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 106 artist alumni who have exhibited at the gallery over the last 50 years. Some are visiting for the first time since the gallery's new wing was opened in 2008, and some are no longer with us....

Preview: Mark Leckey’s FEELINTHECAT at Walker Art Gallery

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Biennial artist and Tuner Prize winner, Mark Leckey, opens a new show at Walker Art Gallery on Friday 6th September 2016. The work has been on show in Blackpool and is now running alongside his Biennial film at Camp & Furnace's Blade Factory. Find out more about his part in the Biennial here Find out more about FEELINTHECAT & ZOO LOGIC...

In Pictures: Liverpool Biennial 2016 at Cains Brewery

A look inside Cains Brewery for Day 1 of Liverpool Biennial 2016. The exhibition is a wild mix of substance and subject, from some of the most geographically diverse artists that the Biennial has to offer.

In Pictures: Liverpool Biennial 2016 Launch

Liverpool Biennial Launch, photo by Tony Knox
Split into episodes and scattered around Liverpool, this installment of Liverpool Biennial has so far proven to be almost impossible to sum up. Tony Know shares his excellent photographs of the first day of this exciting project, ready just in time for minds to made up and plans to be made. Liverpool Biennial 2016 opens tomorrow (July 9th) so be sure to get your thinking hat on, read our numerous reviews and previews, and find the exhibition to kick off your Biennial.

In Pictures: Lady Lever South End Galleries Re-open

The Lady Lever Art Gallery opens its new South End galleries on Good Friday, 25 March 2016 following a £2.8m major development project, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We took a tour of the galleries and can show you a few photos to whet your appetite.

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 at the Museum of Liverpool. The open-call exhibition features works from celebrated artists, filmmakers, fashion world icons and graphic designers including the Turner Prize winning Martin Creed. The charity exhibition will culminate in an auction on...

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 to what you see in this exhibition." Futureretrospective is a collection of "new and not so new work" by Geoff Owens, photographed here by Ryan Garry. Working in a number of styles and a variety of...

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 of Art in Action. Photographer Ryan Garry captured two of these art happenings, including a blacksmithing workshop, and an exhibition held by Liverpool urban Sketchers.      

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

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 will go on public display this week. The drawing, Study for Temptation of St Anthony (1909), will be on show for the first time as part of a new display at the Gallery, Picasso on Paper, which runs until...

In Pictures: Build Your Own at FACT

Words and images by Ryan Garry How much difference can one man make? How much difference can one machine make? e-NABLE began in 2011 as a community of volunteers – 3D designers and printmakers from across the world – all of whom are working towards improving the design and accessibility of prosthetic hands. As an open source project, the files are...

In Pictures: Africa Oye 2015

Images by Ryan Gary Forecasters predicted a rainy weekend, but the sun was out for another year of the best tunes and positive vibes all the way from Africa. As always, Sefton Park was a hub of activity, with families and people of all ages enjoying the music, food, culture and heritage of the continent.   Watch this great short film about the...

In Pictures: LJMU Fine Art & Design Degree Show 2015

Images by Ryan Garry, Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor It's that time of year again - Degree Show season! And it was all happening last weekend at LJMU's Art and Design School, as students showcased their work in a grand finale to three years of study. From Architecture to Graphic Design, Fine Art to Fashion, this year's soon-to-be graduates shone,...

What You Missed on Light Night

Images by Ryan Garry On Friday, thousands of people took to the streets of Liverpool for the sixth annual LightNight, the one-night arts and culture festival that sees galleries, museums, heritage venues and arts spaces across the city keep their doors open late for special events, performances and activities for all ages. This year the festival was themed ‘Looking to the...

In Pictures: The Critter Shed and Draw + Code at 92 Degrees Coffee

Images by Ryan Garry, words by Sinead Nunes, Editor For those of you who aren't familiar with Liverpool's cool new coffee hang out, it's the former home of Liverpool Biennial 2014. Recognise it now? The space, stripped and renovated for the festival last year has now been decked out in simple, chic furniture and serves the only coffee in town...

In Pictures: GIT Award 2015

Words Sinead Nunes, Editor. Images by Chris Flack This year's GIT Award was tinged with a note of sadness: as All We Are accepted the night's top prize, the iconic venue hosting the ceremony, the Kazimier, announced that they would soon be closing for good. Rumours have been flying about for months now concerning the Wolstenholme area, and now all local...

L8 Unseen at Museum of Liverpool

Images by Ryan Garry Challenging common preconceptions by revealing hidden stories from the people who live, work or have a passion for the area, L8 Unseen uncovers an area of the city that has come to be known simply by its postcode. ‘L8’, has often been used as shorthand for ‘riots and inner-city deprivation’, but this exhibition of photography and filmed interviews...

In Pictures: LEAP Dance Festival 2015

Images by Chris Flack From Arno Schuitemaker and Mitchell-lee van Rooij's I is an Other to Depwofondis by choeographer Max Diakok, LEAP 2015 has brought together hip-hop, contemporary and traditional styles of dance in a month-long celebration of performance art in the city. In I is an Other, Arno Schuitemaker fuses movements, images, voice and sound with a novel perspective, pulsating rhythm...

In Pictures: Alex Corina’s The Art & Craft of Politics

Images by Ryan Garry Using art to explore the impact of austerity, Alex Corina has created a series of new works prompted by five years of the Cameron and Clegg Coalition. This collection of work including the double-ended Coalition Cycle, a bicycle with two set of handlebars, and a series of adapted road traffic signs, will be on display at the Gallery Liverpool on...

In Pictures: External Machines at The Royal Standard

Words by Sinead Nunes, Images by Ryan Garry The Royal Standard's latest offering takes as its starting point the building itself, using architectural elements of the gallery and studio spaces to explore form and function, as the artist-led organisation continues to consider its future and investigate possibilities of expansion - we anticipate both physically and artistically. External Machines features work by Catrin...

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