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Curator’s Thoughts: Laura McCann on the new Drink or Draw Exhibition at Liverpool Arts...

Laura McCann is a curator and artist based in Liverpool, whose latest initiative sees local artist Drink or Draw (aka Tony Winterbottom) exhibited at...

Review: Night at the Poseum… at World Museum

Review: Night at the Poseum… at World Museum Words & Pictures, Julia Johnson Ballroom culture started in the marginalised Black & Latinx LGBTQ+ communities of New...

Review: Ali Hunter’s Quarinteriors at Egg Cafe

Review: Ali Hunter’s Quarinteriors at Egg Cafe Words, Kathryn Wainwright In something of a departure from Ali Hunter’s usual work, Quarinteriors, drain the usual colour from...

Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, at FACT Liverpool

Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, at FACT Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Future Ages Will Wonder is a headliner. Larry Achiampong, David Blandy, Trisha Baga, Yrali Allison,...

Kiln Fired Ecologies: Evocations of Natural Forms in the Works of Halima Cassell and...

Kiln Fired Ecologies: Evocations of Natural Forms in the Works of Halima Cassell and Emma Rodgers Words, Phoebe Thomas The current collection of Halima Cassell and...

Review: Lucy McKenzie at Tate Liverpool

Lucy McKenzie has adopted and absorbed the essence of trompe l’oeil, and brought it bang up to date

Art in Liverpool, issue #25, November 2021 – Editorial

We’re printing this the day before the COP26 summit, and there’s been a lot of news this week on how international organisations are working...

Review: Space is The Place, Patric Rogers & Angelo Madonna at Convenience Gallery

I said it last month and I’ll say it again – Convenience are making spaces for artists to do more, to try more. It’s...

The Self and Text: The Importance of Language Within Confessional Artwork, by Madeline Girling-Jones

Madeline Girling-Jones was awarded one of Art in Liverpool’s Publication Awards in partnership with Liverpool Hope University. This is a shortened version of her...

The Self and Text: The Importance of Language Within Confessional Artwork, by Madeline Girling-Jones...

Madeline Girling-Jones was awarded one of Art in Liverpool’s Publication Awards in partnership with Liverpool Hope University. You can read a shortened version of...

Review: Emily Speed: Flatland at Tate Liverpool

Emily Speed: Flatland at Tate LiverpoolWords, Lorraine Bacchus During a conversation about the creative process, a poet friend of mine expressed the thought that out...

Review: Gold Maria Akanbi: BlackFest at The Royal Standard

Gold Maria Akanbi: BlackFest at The Royal Standard Reading is incredibly powerful. You become part of an audience, listening to your own voice, attempting to...

Pause for Living, Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould; An exhibition at CBS Gallery &...

Two exhibitions, because they can. Two spaces I have meant to visit over and over and over again, and always failed, astounded me in...

Review: Uncertain Data: a brief meditation at FACT

Uncertain Data:a brief meditation at FACT So, you know how mindfulness is a way to force yourself to relax? I know that’s dumbing it down,...

Review: Walter Sickert at Walker Art Gallery

I can’t help finding the Sickert exhibition a little bit funny, not because of its content, but because of its press. The week of...

Art in Liverpool, issue #25 – Editorial

The relationships between culture and horticulture are fairly fluid, but the way the worlds operate has always been closely tied. RHS Chelsea Flower show last...

Emily Fairchild, Private Press: An Exploration of Medieval Influence in the Private Press Movement

An Exploration of Medieval Influence in the Private Press Movement, by Emily FairchildEmily Fairchild was awarded one of Art in Liverpool’s Publication Awards in...

Review: Very Public Art

Very Public Art feels right. You know? Like a listening project rather than a show and tell. It feels local, and relevant to its...

Review: Challenging Histories, International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum’s new collection display shares a mass of artworks collected over the last four years. Collections displays can be stale, and feel like...

Review: Jon Edgley, On the Bright Side at Convenience Gallery

When you woke up today, did you see the positives ahead of you, or worry about the next step you had to take? Do...

Review: One Day at a Time Boys, Dead Pigeon Gallery

It doesn’t remotely matter if you’ve got formal training as an artist in order to be one. What matters is an open mind to...

Art in Liverpool, issue #24 – Editorial

Collaboration is tough. It’s a revolving series of compromises, and requires mutual understanding, and the ability of all parties to listen to the fears...

Review: John Moores Painting Prize 2020

Review: John Moores Painting Prize 2020 John Moores Painting Prize 2020 holds on to its planned year in the title, despite postponement. Thankfully, that’s the...

Review: Public Service Announcement

Review: Public Service Announcement Most artists ask themselves the question “what do I want to make work about?” When Alex Stone was invited to take...

Art in Liverpool issue #23, August 2021 – Editorial

This is the first issue we’ve printed since the start of the pandemic. I don’t really know where to start on explaining why, but...

Independents Biennial 2021, in hindsight

Independents Biennial 2021, in hindsight I’ve never enjoyed a project more than this year’s Independents Biennial. I’ve also never hated one more. Looking back it seems...

Critical (on Funding)

Critical (on Funding) Artists in the North West of England make less than the national average for artists, who make less than the national average...

Review: Jessica El Mal, Grounds for Concern (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival)

Review: Jessica El Mal, Grounds for Concern (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival) Finally finding a chance to find Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s installation at Mann Island...

Review: Lucian Freud & Louise Bourgeois at Tate Liverpool

Review: Lucian Freud & Louise Bourgeois at Tate Liverpool Lucian Freud and Louise Bourgeois are two artists you can’t easily pair together. The adjoining exhibitions...

Review: Aliza Nisenbaum at Tate Liverpool

Review: Aliza Nisenbaum at Tate Liverpool Travelling to Tate Liverpool on Tuesday 20th July 2021 to see a show I’ve wanted to see since its...

Review: Peace Doves by Peter Walker, at Liverpool Cathedral

Review: Peace Doves by Peter Walkerat Liverpool Cathedral Words, Bryony Large (www.confessionsofanartjunkie.com) Amongst the chaotic bustling of Concert Square, the jam-packed queues circulating through Liverpool One...

Review: Rui Matsunaga at The Atkinson

Review: Rui Matsunaga at The AtkinsonOpen until 5th June 2021 Words, Louise Heys This free solo exhibition is the first at The Atkinson, to focus on...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021 (part 2)

There’s one thing I want to find from Liverpool Biennial – I need to see if it is any closer to the people of the city it rests in.

Lockdown Treasures: The Baltic Triangle (Part 3)

Lockdown Treasures: The Baltic Triangle (Part 3) Words & Images, Bryony Large As we draw closer to the days where we can return to some sort...

Lockdown Treasures: The City Centre (Part 2)

Lockdown Treasures: The City Centre (Part 2) Words & Images, Bryony Large On the verge of completing our third month in a nationwide lockdown, it is...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021

The format we use on Art in Liverpool means that the title at the top of this article will be ‘Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021’,...

Dead Pigeon Gallery Presents: Dockers – The ’95 to -98 Liverpool Lockout

Dead Pigeon Gallery Presents:Dockers - The ‘95 to ‘98 Liverpool LockoutDocumentary Photography Exhibition by Dave Sinclair 'In September 1995, 500 Mersey Dock and Harbour workers...

Liverpool Lockdown Treasures: The Waterfront (Part 1)

Liverpool Lockdown Treasures: The Waterfront (Part 1) Words, Images & Trail by Bryony Large - read more of her writing at www.confessionsofanartjunkie.com As 2021 witnessed the...

Review: High Viz, Dead Pigeon Gallery

High Viz, Dead Pigeon GalleryWords & images, Lorraine Bacchus Lockdown 2.  It’s like the sequel title of an earlier, really awful film.  Its pre-publicity prompting...

Featured Artist: Ashleigh Nugent, author of LOCKS, and Creative Director of RiseUp CIC

Featured Artist: Ashleigh Nugent, author of LOCKS, and Creative Director of RiseUp CIC Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith In 2013 Ashleigh Nugent won the Commonword Memoir Competition for...