Review: Fearless Creatures, The Gallery

Review: Fearless Creatures The Gallery, until July 7th Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) Club kids, whether in photos, films or occasionally on the streets of London’s Soho,...

Review: Cross Pollination at The Atkinson

Review: Cross Pollination The Atkinson, until March 2020 by Lorraine Bacchus On one of the dreary, wet early June days I took myself off on the train...

Review: Rembrandt in Print

Rembrandt in Print Lady Lever Art Gallery, Runs until 15 September 2019 Words, Moira Leonard The first thing I learn about Rembrandt in Print is that the...

Review: Inspired by Alice, The Atkinson

Inspired by Alice Gallery 3, The Atkinson, Southport, until 7th September 2019 Words, Samantha Browne  A pair of closed curtains mark the entrance to the Inspired by...

Review: Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year World Museum Words, Sophia Charuhas Few sights are more awe-inspiring than the sight of a sky full of stars. The Royal Observatory...

Review: The Williamson Open, 2019

The Williamson Open has been happening in more or less the same format for over 90 years, but this was my first time so...

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...

Review: In Character, RIBA North

Review: In Character, RIBA North Words, Lorraine Bacchus One of the exhibitions currently on at RIBA North’s Albert Docks headquarters is a hybrid – a conceptual...

Review: 209 Women, Open Eye Gallery

As a toddler I loved pink, picking up anything in the shop, much to my Mums dismay, that was pink. As I got to...

Review: Julie Arkell, In the Window

Julie Arkell, In the Window Bluecoat Display Center On College Lane, a whimsical little arrangement in the window of the Bluecoat Display Center is peering out...

Past & Present: Samantha Browne on cultural conservation in the UK

Words, Samantha Browne Conservation ‘engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future’, to paraphrase the words of...

Review: Aestheticism, Sam Harris-Wright

Aestheticism Sam Harris-Wright ArtHouse Gallery, Southport until 27 April 2019 Words, Samantha Browne “The link between that which defines beauty and the beauty itself” is how Sam Harris-Wright...

Review: Ericka Beckman & Marianna Simnett, FACT

Ericka Beckman & Marianna Simnett, FACT, until 16th June Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines These five works by Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett cover over three...

Feature: Casey Orr on her latest project with Alternator Studios – Translating The Street

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: Rituals, at Bluecoat Display Centre

Review: Rituals Bluecoat Display Centre, until 20th April Words, Charlotte Hill Bluecoat Display Centre is a base not only for artists but also collectives, small organisations and...

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...

A Tour of Hardmans’ House

A Tour of Hardmans’ House, by Lorraine Bacchus There is something about stepping into a time capsule of recent history that is so much more poignant...

Review: The Female Gaze: Women Depicting Women – dot-art

The majority of visual artists are women, but typically a far smaller fraction than half are exhibited in art museums. On top of that,...

Art Students on Film, John Beck and Matthew Cornford

Art Students on Film by John Beck and Matthew Cornford You can blame the war for art students. At least, in typically flamboyant form, this is...

Review: Press Room – Ciara Phillips at Crosby Library

Review: Press Room, Crosby Library 1-30 March 2019, 10.00-13.00 Monday-Saturday. by Lorraine Bacchus My local library, Crosby, is only a ten-minute walk from my flat, which is...

Review: Painting Nature by Elaine Preece Stanley at Editions

It is on an unusually bright and sunny February morning that I decide to venture on the short walk from my apartment to Cook...

Review: Op Art in Focus, Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s exhibition Op Art in Focus is an assault on the senses. Involving paintings and sculptural work which span the walls and floors,...

Review: Light Blue, at The Royal Standard

Sometimes you forget you missed your inner child, until an exhibition brings it out of you. Light Blue did that for me. Light Blue questions...

Review: She’s Eclectic – Women Artists of the VGM Collection

In the short time I have been living in Merseyside, I have already established a routine of popping into the Victoria Gallery & Museum...

Discovering Liverpool Central Library & Williamson Art Gallery

Discovering Liverpool Central Library & Williamson Art Gallery by Lorraine Bacchus One of the most challenging aspects of being an artist is putting the work out...

Review: Here & Now, at Open Eye

Review: Here & Now, at Open Eye Gallery (2019) Open Eye Gallery, 19th February (event finished) Words & Images, Michelle Pratt Open Eye Gallery’s collaborative pop-up exhibition,...

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: 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: Welsh Landscapes at dot-art

Review: Welsh Landscapes at dot-art Words, Kathryn Wainwright The Welsh countryside is an unbelievable resource we have right on our doorstep in the North West. I...

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...

Review: Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at Lady Lever...

Review: Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at Lady Lever Art Gallery Words, Kathryn Wainwright The Lady Lever is currently host to...

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: Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing 1 Feb – 6 May 2019 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Review Words and images by Moira Leonard 12 sketches in 12...

Review: A Different Way of Seeing

Review: A Different Way of Seeing, at 92 Degrees Coffee: Words, Sophia Charuhas It takes an intrepid artist to make a traditional still life subject into a...

Review: Six Memos, a European CreArt Exhibition

Words, Joanie Magill Weaving along the corridors and passages of the catacombs to get to the Bridge Gallery in St George’s Hall, I always feel...

Review: Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool

Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool Words, Louise Emily Sometimes I think in another life I was a moth, or magpie. Bright colours and...