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About Us


As well as publishing regular articles, listings, opportunities and news for artists and audiences around Merseyside online, Art in Liverpool prints a monthly magazine dedicated to reaching new audiences for the arts the region. Since 2018 we have led Independents Biennial, a fifteen week festival supporting local visual artists, and the spaces they inhabit, in partnership with Liverpool Biennial and many others.


The site was originally set up by Ian Jackson in 2004 as a simple listings site for Liverpool galleries and exhibitions. A blog followed in time for Liverpool Biennial 2004, and the site has evolved ever since, reaching out to people online, with new features and more input from writers and other creatives. Thanks to the dedication of Ian & Minako Jackson the site has become a beacon for the creative voice of Liverpool.


Art in Liverpool’s aim to to be the hub for all information and critique related to Liverpool’s thriving visual arts scene. As a magazine, we focus on creating captivating content, unique articles and reflecting the region back at itself. As a company, our focus is on enabling artists and creative spaces to be the best they can be, developing meaningful relationships and partnerships around Merseyside that can have a positive impact on the cultural community.

From finding out what’s on, to looking for jobs in the arts, to providing a comprehensive directory of local artists, the site is Liverpool’s go-to platform for all things art-related in the city. Art in Liverpool aims to promote, inform and celebrate the visual arts in Liverpool, by communicating arts news and listings in weekly news bulletins, as well as maintaining a large readership for the site through ever-changing and updating content, and a strong social media outreach.


Ian Jackson and Minako Jackson


Art in Liverpool has always supported local artists and worked with writers to develop their portfolios. To express your interest in writing for us, get in touch via the contact page.

Find us on Facebookor follow us @artinliverpool


Many thanks to our partners, regular funders and advertisers who make Art in Liverpool not just possible, but sustainable.

Editor & Director

Patrick Kirk-Smith (