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Review: Culture Shifts: Local at Open Eye Gallery

Culture Shifts is as important to arts organisers as it is for you or I. An exhibition that is openly trying to move a selfish culture of arts production forward at a very fast pace.

Review: Adventures in Ancient Egypt, at The Atkinson

Review: Adventures in Ancient Egypt: Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers The Atkinson, until March 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Egypt’s become a big theme across Merseyside recently, with...

Review: John Piper at Tate Liverpool

John Piper Tate Liverpool, 17th November - 18th March 2018 Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) John Piper is a Very British Artist.  In our current age, this...

Review: Art et Liberté: Surrealism in Egypt

Art et Liberté: Surrealism in Egypt Tate Liverpool, until 18th March 2017 Words, Carol Emmas I thought I knew quite a bit about Lee Miller and Roland Penrose,...

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: Ceramica at RIBA North

  Review: Ceramica RIBA North, until 10th February 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Completely enthralling. That’s Ceramica at RIBA North. I had no idea what to expect walking in....

Review: Whitaker Malem – Pop Artisans

Whitaker Malen - Pop Artisans at The Gallery Liverpool, until 10th December 2017 Words, Kevin Symes Whitaker Malem – Pop Artisans is the seventh and final exhibition...

Review: Ice Cream for Crow (Captain Beefheart weekender at Make. North...

Ice Cream for Crow (MAKE North Docks, Event Sunday 12th November, work on display Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th 2-8pm) The city of Liverpool puts...

Review: Winds of Change at Kirkby Gallery

Review: Winds of Change Kirkby Gallery, until 13th January 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Open Eye Gallery are showing Culture Shifts: Local now, after a long stint of...

Review: Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus

Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus Tate Liverpool, until 10th June 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Tate’s Artist Rooms give everyone the chance to see great art, or...

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: David Holmes, Werewolf in a Jetpack

Review: David Holmes, Werewolf in a Jetpack Huyton Gallery, until 28th October Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Huyton Gallery proves that libraries and fine art go perfectly hand in...

Lecture Review: Alphonse Mucha & Auguste Rodin ‘A Lasting Friendship’

Lecture: Alphonse Mucha (1866 – 1939) & Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1947) ‘A Lasting Friendship’ Walker Art Gallery – Rex Makin Lecture Theatre Words and Photographs,...

Review: Lubaina Himid at Walker Art Gallery

Lubaina Himid “Naming the Money” Walker Art Gallery, until 18th March 2018 Words, Julia Johnson It’s an awkward but undeniable fact that considerable parts of Liverpool’s past...

Review: Eimear Kavanagh’s experimental workshops at Bluecoat

Did it conquer my fear? It certainly loosened me up enough to lose some of the irrational artistic control I’ve developed

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...

Review: Coming Out: Art and Culture 1967-2017

Coming Out: Art and Culture 1967-2017 Walker Art Gallery, until 5th November 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Coming Out made me really uncomfortable in parts. But so does...

Review: Abacus, at Bluecoat

Abacus can only be seen as successful if its users are comfortable.

Review: Precious Innes and Kasumi Dean – A New Place For Me...

Review of Precious Innes and Kasumi Dean – A New Place For Me To Sit Words by Bethan Luisa Ward A New Place to Sit is a duo exhibition featuring...

Review: MINUS at Tate Liverpool (an exhibition that never happened)

The review I could have written. The exhibition didn’t happen though. On 13th July 2017, The Serving Library presented what it called ‘Liverpool minus Francesco Manacorda’

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: Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker at RIBA North

RIBA North: Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker: The heady extroversion outside is the result of that continuing belief. Well worth a visit. 

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...

Review: Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933, August Sander and Otto Dix

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933, August Sander and Otto Dix Tate Liverpool, until  15th October 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith This is an exhibition that received rave reviews...

Review: Portals to Uncertainty, Road Studios

Portals to Uncertainty Road Studios, 16th-23rd June 2017 Words, Kirsten Hawkins Portals to Uncertainty concentrates on the eerie side of our every day, that doubt you experience when...

Review: Aleksandra Mir: Space Tapestry, Tate Liverpool

Aleksandra Mir: Space Tapestry Tate Liverpool, until 15th October Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) Space: The Final Frontier. As science and technology erode the mysteries of the...

Review: Time Slips Away, at Road Studios

Time Slips Away, Road Studios, LightNight 2017 Words, Kirsten Hawkins For the third year in a row, Road Studios has hosted an exhibition as part of Light...

Preview: Siobhan Davies Dance material / rearranged / to / be...

Siobhan Davies Dance material / rearranged / to / be at Bluecoat Exhibition dates: 1–9 July 2017 Siobhan Davies Dance’s most ambitious interdisciplinary collaboration to date...

Preview: Liverpool Book Art Fair, an interview with Simon Ryder

Preview: Liverpool Book Art Fair, an interview with Simon Ryder Liverpool Central Library, 8th & 9th July 2017 Words & interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool has a strong...

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...

Preview: Milapfest, Ragafest for Sgt Pepper

Milapfest, Ragafest for Sgt Pepper St George’s Hall, Sun 11th June 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On Sunday (11th June 2017) Milapfest, the UKs leading Indian Arts organisation,...

Preview: Meow Meow, Rita Riot (Rita Requiem)

Meow Meow, Rita Riot (Rita Requiem) The Oratory, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitain Cathedral, Hope Street Sat 10th & Sun 11th June 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Meow Meow, otherwise known...

Review: Judy Chicago: Fixing a Hole

Judy Chicago: Fixing a Hole Stanley Dock (Titanic Hotel) until 30th June Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On an empty building in Stanley Dock, behind the Titanic Hotel, a...

Review: Jeremy Deller, with Metal Liverpool: With a Little Help from...

Jeremy Deller, with Metal Liverpool: With a Little Help from my Friends (Brian Epstein Died for You) Posters around Liverpool all summer 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith ‘Brian...

Review: Physical Fest Launch, 2017

Review: Physical Fest Launch 26th May 2017 Words by Moira Leonard Images, courtesy of Physical Fest Physical Fest: the 14th International Festival of Physical Theatre launched in Liverpool...

Review: Krzysztof Wodiczko, Guests

Review: Krzysztof Wodiczko, Guests Northlight (Brierfield Mill), 20th May – 11th June (weekends only) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool Biennial 2016 has gone on tour, working its way...

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