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,...

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...

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,...

Review: Fresh Perspectives – Art from Wirral Schools

Fresh Perspectives – Art from Wirral Schools Lady Lever Art Gallery Words and Photographs by Moira Leonard Over the last few months a group of 14 to...

Review: The Female Gaze: Elizabeth Brownsword and Lois Tierney

The Female Gaze: Elizabeth Brownsword and Lois Tierney ROAD Studios, until Sunday 29th January 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith A studio gallery on the top floor of a listed building,...

Review: Sprung a Leak – Cécile B. Evans, Tate Liverpool

Like the great masters of traditional art, Evans has created something that reflects the beautiful and yet somehow terrible aspects of contemporary life.

Review: Art of Solidarity: Cuban posters for African liberation

Think of the words “revolution” and “1960s”, and most of us think of Peace and Love. But in most of the world at the time, “revolution” meant something much more serious.

Review: Open Eye at 40 – NORTH: Identity, Photography, Fashion

Open Eye at 40 - NORTH: Identity, Photography, Fashion Open Eye Gallery, 6th January - 19th March 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Open Eye Gallery turned 40 yesterday. That’s...
Hato and Childwall Sports & Science Academy, Hello Future Me, 2016. Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Arriva. Photo: Gareth Jones

2016 Round Up

2016 Round Up Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Walker Art Gallery hosted the biggest ever exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite work in British history; the Biennial rediscovered the city; Tate...

Review: DaDaFest: Alba by Jo Bannon

DaDaFest: Alba by Jo Bannon Bluecoat, 19th November 2016 Words, Jessica Greenall A minimal set becomes the site of numerous ethereal images in Jo Bannon’s visual poem,...

Review: Joseph & Ivy Hulme at Surtsey Projects

Joseph & Ivy Hulme: A Tremendous Blunder Surstey Projects, Friday 9th December 2016 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith As an artist, have you ever hit the wall and wondered...

Review: Michael Lacey: A Hole, A Mountain

Michael Lacey: A Hole, A Mountain A Small View, until 28th January 2016 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Just over a year ago I interviewed Michael Lacey as the winner...

Review: Auto Agents, AaA Collective

Auto Agents, AaA Collective Bluecoat, until 25th January 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith AaA Collective are a group of five curators with learning disabilities, Hannah Bellass, Tony Carroll,...

Review: Collaboration: Out of the Blue, the story so far

Collaboration: Out of the Blue, the story so far Bluecoat Words, Shaneka Williams Collaborative practice in art is nothing new. During the renaissance, masters and apprentices...

Review: Walter Keeler at Bluecoat Display Centre

Walter Keeler Bluecoat Display Centre Words, Shaneka Williams Walter Keeler’s pottery history is as diverse as the work he creates. Inspired by the tradition of pottery, and...

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: Constellations and Tate Exchange Liverpool

Tate Exchange Liverpool has a regularly changing series of events which run from 26 November 2016 onwards

Review: Craig Davison, Avengers Resembled

Either way, what I know for certain is that Craig Davison’s work spread a huge smile across my face.

Review: Will Self: The Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture

Will Self: The Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture FACT, 10th November 2016 Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines It’s about the point where he’s comparing artists who collaborate with...

Review: No Such Thing As Gravity, FACT

No Such Thing As Gravity 10th November 2016 – 5th February 2017, FACT. Words & Images, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines For all that they are usually pigeonholed...

Review: Nick Leassing and Nahum Matra at FACT

Nick Leassing and Nahum Matra at FACT Day of Collisions, 10 November 2016.   Word and photographs by Moira Leonard Art and Science. Worlds apart or closely...

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: Edward Krasinski at Tate Liverpool

Edward Krasinski Tate Liverpool, until 12th March 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith If you don’t know his name, you’ll recognise his work, so it’s not surprising that over the...

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: Jerwood Photoworks Awards

Jerwood Photoworks Awards, Review Open Eye Gallery, 28 October – 18 December 2016 Words, Carol Emmas It was a busy evening across Liverpool with a few simultaneous...

November Film Roundup

November Film Roundup Words, Ilona Walker November sees a number of exciting film events in Liverpool, including the launch of a new monthly indie film festival,...

Review: Keywords for Dummies: Intellectual Property

The first of a new series of discursive talks, titled Keywords for Dummies, posed a very large question: What is Intellectual Property? And, why should the creative industries care?

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: Jarman Awards 2016 at FACT

Jarman awards screening FACT Liverpool, 18th October 2016 Words, Ilona Walker On the 18th October the 2016 Film London Jarman Awards Touring Programme paid a visit to...

Review: Dip at Crown Building Studios

In its most simple form, to dip is to submerge, and you can submerge both physically and metaphorically, leaving one space to then emerge in another.

Review: Kelly Hayes: The Image Affect

Kelly Hayes isn’t criticising the domestic or familiar, but she does make us pause and check whether what we’ve got is all it seems.

Review: Yves Klein, Tate Liverpool

REVIEW, Yves Klein Tate Liverpool, 21 October 2016 – 5 March 2017 Word and photographs, Moira Leonard Words I associate with Yves Klein (1928 – 1962): Blue, Void, Fire,...

Review: Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed

Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed World Museum, until 26th February 2017, free Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines Most people’s understanding and recognition of the Ancient...

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