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Independents Biennial Postponed until 2021

Independents Biennial Postponed until 2021 Following discussions with Liverpool Biennial and many concerned artists, Art in Liverpool have decided...

Meet Homotopia’s New Board

Meet Homotopia’s New Board Homotopia has unveiled new additions to its Board of Trustees to help guide the festival...

Call for Artists – FACT Together

DEADLINE: 26th April 2020

Analogue or Online, Community Spirit is Alive

Analogue or Online, Community Spirit is Alive Liverpool SOUP has traditionally hosted ‘in person’ events which bring people together...

One Last Interview: Threshold Festival’s Jazamin Sinclair & Andy Minnis

One Last Interview Threshold Festival's Andy Minnis (Festival Director and Visual Arts Organiser) & Jazamin Sinclair (Visual Arts Organiser) Interview by Patrick Kirk-Smith (featured image: Illustrated...

Review: Secret Art of Survival: Creativity and Ingenuity of British Far...

Review: Secret Art of Survival: Creativity and Ingenuity of British Far East prisoners of war, 1942-1945 - Victoria Gallery & Museum Words, Remy Greasley Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore;...

Review: Visual Rights – Open Eye Gallery

Visual Rights, Open Eye Gallery - Corinne Silva’s Garden State rethinks territory. It’s a challenge to many things, but primarily to how we as individuals think about ownership.

What Happened to Agnes? New work from Nishla Smith, Opera North...

Nishla Smith’s What Happened to Agnes comes to Kazimier Stockroom this month, after what seems like a lifetime since the Kaz hosted this sort...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #21: February 2020 editorial

I’ve had two months off from writing these editorials and it’s been oddly difficult; enjoyable, relaxing, but always with a nagging idea that I...

Threshold Festival of Music & Arts announces tenth and FINAL annual...

Threshold Festival of Music & Arts announces tenth and final annual event Organisers of Liverpool’s Threshold Festival have announced their 2020 dates, marking a decade...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #18: September 2019 editorial

From 9th April to 7th June next year, Candice Breitz brings Love Story, an international story of migration and displacement to Tate Liverpool. The...

Interview: Liz Magic Laser; Real Work at FACT

Interview: Liz Magic Laser One half of FACT’s latest exhibition, Real Work, open until 6th October 2019 Real Work is an exploration of incredibly personal, and...

Review: Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool

Keith Haring hasn’t ever had a solo show in the UK. Yet for some reason I feel a closeness to Haring that has been...

Featured Artist: Richie Moment – LightNight 2019 commission

Featured Artist: Richie Moment interview ahead of his 2019 LightNight commission at St George’s Hall Ahead of this year’s LightNight, we’re trying to get to grips...

Review: Survey, Bluecoat – 12 years of Jerwood Visual Arts

Review: Survey, Bluecoat 12 years of Jerwood Visual Arts Charting twelve years of Jerwood Visual Arts, Survey is a document of the changing creative industries. In a...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #14: April 2019 editorial (Culture Declares)

As Extinction Rebellion causes chaos throughout London, something really significant is happening in tandem. Culture Declares is a new initiative led by the UK’s...

Feature: Casey Orr on her latest project with Alternator Studios –...

Translating the street – The Hive, Birkenhead Casey Orr on her latest project with Alternator Studios Translating the street has been a project I’ve wanted to...

Review: 209 Women – from Parliament to Open Eye Gallery

209 Women - from Parliament to Open Eye Gallery An exhibition of women in power, in a system dominated by men. It is unity, more than...

Review: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style

Review: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style at Walker Art Gallery Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an artist with his eyes open. The exhibition at Walker...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #14: April 2019 editorial

Since 2008, Liverpool has been so palpably linked with Europe, leading by example for cities hoping to put the arts and culture at the...

RISE up!: Diverse programme of events launched to mark International Women’s Day

RISE up!: Diverse programme of events launched as part of RISE season TO mark International Women’s Day, Liverpool is announcing a season of events which celebrate inspirational...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #13: March 2019 editorial

Last week, we lost our car. Seven years, and jointly, mine and my partner’s first car, and the vehicle that enabled this paper to...

Review: Bluecoat Display Centre at 60

Bluecoat Display Centre at 60 60 @thebdc, open until 2nd March 2019 In sixty years, the Bluecoat Display Centre has probably done more for local makers...

Review: The Art Schools of North West England, at Bluecoat

The Art Schools of North West England, at Bluecoat I don’t remember the days when there was an art school in every town, I can...

Review: Artist Rooms: Alex Katz, at Tate Liverpool

Artist Rooms was part of Nicholas Serota’s outgoing legacy at Tate. When the long serving Director of the national gallery group stepped down in...

Preview: Gray Ⓖ at Kirkby Gallery, and the 18th Knowsley Open

Preview: Gray Ⓖ at Kirkby Gallery, and the 18th Knowsley Open Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Historically, open exhibitions were revered, highly judged, highly commended, monetised affairs that...

Six Memos (on art and writing); Italo Calvino’s future becomes reality

Six Memos (on art and writing); Italo Calvino’s future becomes reality on display at St George’s Hall Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Writing credits for ‘The Quick Guide’...

Review: Jade Montserrat, Instituting Care

Review: Jade Montserrat, Instituting Care “The quiet in this library is a sound in itself.” A statement scrawled across the walls of the gallery seems...

Blue Room at Ten, Review

Blue Room at Ten, Review Blue Room has, for ten years, been working with learning disabled artists not just in creating new art, but creating...

Review: Stirling Prize Shortlist exhibition 2018, at RIBA North

Review: Stirling Prize Shortlist exhibition 2018, at RIBA North 2018’s Stirling Prize Winner is Bloomberg’s European Headquarters. The annual award is an unlimited, uncategorized prize...

Review: Jasmir Creed, Dystopolis at the VGM

Review: Jasmir Creed, Dystopolis at the VGM Victoria Gallery & Museum has hosted some wonderful multimedia installations over the years, one was, I think, the...

Four Words: Future Alan Dunn’s Channel 4 takeover. Catch up on...

Four Words: Future Alan Dunn’s Channel 4 takeover. Catch up on All4 You know how those adverts on facebook target you? Or down the side of...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #11: January 2019 Editorial

Increasingly, we’re trying to find a reason for art. It might be education, wellbeing, discovery, freedom of thought, cultural understanding, community growth, etc. etc. Key...