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Carol Emmas

I have had over 10 years journalism experience having spent time as a news journalist and five years as a wine journalist/taste editor/restaurant reviewer for Harpers Wine & Spirit in the South East. My current position is editor of over 400 encyclopaedic/information-based websites. I have always had an interest in the arts through writing and exhibiting. In my spare time, I am a photographic artist, plus a member of Oxton Artists and I sit on the committee of Wirral Open Studios.

Review: The Time We Call our Own, Open Eye Gallery

The Time We Call our OwnOpen Eye Gallery until 23rd October View the full exhibition in VR online here Words, Carol EmmasImages, c. Rob Battersby It is...

Review: LOOK Photo Biennial 2019

LOOK Photo Biennial Various venues, until 22nd December 2019 Words, Carol Emmas Images, courtesy of Open Eye Gallery In the 1960s, American writer and critic Clement Greenberg said,...

Review: Christian Furr, a Retrospective

Christian Furr, a Retrospective Williamson Art Gallery & Museum Words, Carol Emmas Generally speaking with an artist there is a certain contemporary signature style attached to their work...

Mark Cass, founder of Cass Art, on bridging the divide between...

Mark Cass started a quiet revolution in 1984 when he opened up Cass Art, an art supply shop with a passion for production and...

Review: Mark Leckey at OUTPUT gallery

Review: Mark Leckey at OUTPUT gallery Words, Carol Emmas Tapping into the emotions that nostalgia can create is Mark Leckey’s artistic obsession. Clawing memories from his...

Review: Tom Wood & Cian Quayle at The Williamson

Photographer, Tom Wood seems to be on-trend currently having had a plethora of exhibitions over this past year. His exhibition at the Williamson Art...

Review: Woodman and Schiele, on the anniversaries of their deaths

Woodman and Schiele, on the anniversaries of their deaths. Carol Emmas on Life in Motion at Tate Liverpool As Tate Liverpool continues its 30th anniversary celebrations,...

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...

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...

Artist Call Out: SpareParts Festival

DEADLINE: 28th February 2018

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Expressive Art on The Mersey, Claire McCarthy

Expressive Art on The Mersey, Claire McCarthy Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, 22nd April - 21st May 2017 Words, Carol Emmas In today’s commercial art scene there are not many...
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: 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...

Review: Contemporary Construction at Bluecoat Display Centre

Bringing an essence of architectural design into our interiors are the Bluecoat Display Centre’s latest exhibitors

Review: AEROSOL at dot-art

There’s a crack in everything and that’s how the light gets in, and so it was on a rainy July day that I visited the Dot Art Gallery to be greeted by a splash of sunlight in the form of AEROSOL

Review: It’s All About Me, Darling, Nick Hugh McCann at The...

In keeping with the gallery’s grandiose style is the exhibition “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, DARLING” by local-boy-done-good, Nick Hugh McCann, who, growing up in Birkenhead, recalls being taken to the Williamson

Featured Artist: Nick Hugh McCann

Describing the North West as an ‘emotional magnet’, Birkenhead-born Nick Hugh McCann may have left Wirral as a boy but his connections have continued to grow.

Review: Summer Arts Market at St George’s Hall

People will always justify a reason not to; ‘perhaps next time’ or ‘when I have a bit more money’. So, in these times of economic austerity, it’s all power to any artist to create their work and actually move people to put their hands in their pockets and buy.
Naomi Munou, Jo Sweeting and Pauline Hughes

Review: #Threeform at Editions

Pauline Hughes, Jo Sweeting, and Naomi Munuo, began following each other on Twitter because they not only liked each other's work but recognised similarities in form and style.
Picasso Linocuts

Review: Picasso Linocuts from the British Museum at Lady Lever Gallery

The linocuts currently showing at the Lady Lever Art Gallery are a testament not only to Picasso's never-ending talent but also to the fact he was firing work out well into his 80s and beyond.
L for Leather

Review: L for Leather at Bluecoat Display Centre

Leather is all around us; our shoes, sofas and jackets are all constructed from it, but we often overlook it because of the too familiar form it generally takes. This is leather - not as we know it.