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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Review: Bluecoat: In the Peaceful Dome

In the Peaceful Dome at The Bluecoat, until 8th April 2018 Words and photos by Moira Leonard So, how am I going to talk about the final...

Review: Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins

Slaves Of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins at Walker Art Gallery, until 20 May 2018 Words, Carol Emmas ‘Slaves of Fashion; is an exhibition of 20...

Review: Trapped in the Image: West Kirby Arts Centre

Jacob Gourley and Stephen Nulty's exhibition - Trapped in the Image on exhibition throughout February 2018 at West Kirby Arts Centre Words, Trevor Smith (Visiting Writer) If January and February...

Review: Presence: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art

Review: Presence: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art at St George’s Hall, until 3rd June Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Over the road from Terracotta Warriors at World Museum is...

Review: Terracotta Warriors

Review: Terracotta Warriors at World Museum until October Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith For an exhibition of stunningly beautiful craft, it’s surprising how much of the history behind the...

Review: Where Things are Different, Stephen King

Where Things are Different, Stephen King at The World of Glass, St Helens Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith St Helens seems to be drawing on its iconic bravado lately,...

Review: Introduction to Woodwork at Make. Liverpool

Review: Introduction to Woodwork at Make. Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Make. Liverpool have a series of woodworking classes available to people at all ability levels. The workshops...

Review: Steve des Landes, Un-settled, at the Williamson Art Gallery

Steve des Landes, Un-settled Williamson Art Gallery, until 4th March 2018 Words, Carol Emmas One of the questions I repeatedly ask myself is, what takes an artist...

Review: Future Aleppo, FACT Liverpool

Review: Future Aleppo FACT, until 18th February 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Future Aleppo at FACT is the most incredible use of Virtual Reality I’ve experienced. I’m in...

Review: The Pier Head – Tom Wood

The Pier Head - Tom Wood Open Eye Gallery, until 25th March 2018 Words, Carol Emmas I recently rewatched the BBC4 ‘What Artists Do All Day’ documentary...

Review: The Pier Head – Tom Wood

The Pier Head – Tom Wood Open Eye Gallery, until 25th March 2018 Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) It’s one of my favourite things about living in...

Review: Why Look At Animals

Review: Why Look At Animals at The Atkinson, until 10th March 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Part education, part gift-to-self, I went to see this exhibition at The...

Review: In The Peaceful Dome

Review: In The Peaceful Dome at Bluecoat, until 8th April 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith It might not have the impact it had 84 years ago, but staring...

Review: 2017

Review: 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Apart from 2008, Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture year, 2017 was Art in Liverpool’s most popular year. But while the indulgent...

Review: House of Suarez: Elements of Vogue

House of Suarez: Elements of Vogue Bluecoat, Sunday 17th December 2017 Words, Kevin Symes Taking my seat in the front row, right next to the catwalk, I...

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