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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...

Liverpool 2018 Brand Reveal: First Impressions

Liverpool 2018 Brand Reveal: First Impressions The morning of Friday 4th November was no typical Friday morning – this was the day St George’s Hall...

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: 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...

Review: Threshold Festival of Music and Arts – Darkness & Light

Threshold Festival of Music and Arts - Darkness & Light Words, Kirsten Hawkins Every year, the grassroots visual arts festival, Threshold, launches a new theme upon...

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: Captured Moments at Road Studios

Captured Moments was a treasured moment in itself, when Liverpool’s Road Studios opened its doors on 22nd July 2016 for the first Episode of the Road Studios Box Set.
Ilan Sheady and Stephen Baxter's Book

Liverpool Artist, Ilan Sheady Illustrates Cover of Stephen Baxter’s Latest Book

In his most exciting project to date, artist and animator Ilan Sheady can reveal that he is the illustrator for highly-acclaimed sci-fi writer Stephen Baxter’s latest work, a novella called “Project Clio” released by PS Publishing.
Emma Brown – What’s Holding Me Back?

Review: What’s Holding Me Back? By Emma Brown

Words by Kirsten Hawkins. An exhibition of process rather than finality, she has used this exhibition as a voyage of self-discovery, attempting work processes inspired by participants’ answers to two important questions: • What type of obstacles do you feel you come up against when making work? • What habits or processes have you adopted to overcome these creative blocks?

Let Me Entertain You: Brendan Walker “Thrills” at FACT

Words by Kirsten Hawkins It was thrills and spills last week at FACT during the Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture, which welcomed guest speaker and “Thrill Engineer”...

Connections & My Subject is War

Words by Kirsten Hawkins Culture Warrington presents the work of two emerging artists from the North West at the Pyramid Arts Centre. The exhibition includes...