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...

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...

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: Monochrome at Bluecoat Display Centre

Review: Monochrome at Bluecoat Display Centre Words, Kathryn Wainwright Using the word monochrome to describe can give varying reactions, from the somewhat dull or demure to...

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...

Review: Robert Mapplethorpe at The Atkinson

Robert Mapplethorpe at The Atkinson. Samantha Browne on the era defining artist, and what his legacy means in hindsight Words, Samantha Browne “I’m looking for the unexpected....

Between You and Me, Everything Else is Different; Review: Leo Fitzmaurice...

Between You and Me, Everything Else is Different Review: Leo Fitzmaurice at Walker Art Gallery Psamathe (1879-80) by Frederic, Lord Leighton looks away, with her back...

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...

Review: Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, News from Nowhere

Sci-fi, filmed here in Liverpool, opens up a window on the future as Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho tour their ongoing News From Nowhere...

Review: Knowsley Book Art; Liverpool Book Art’s graduation, 2018

Earlier this year, the Hornby Room at Liverpool Central Library hosted Frankenstein 2018, a celebration of 200 years since the first publication of Mary...

Review: Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool

At Tate Liverpool until 29 March 2019 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Léger’s early work is really fairly disappointing to see. Le Jardin de ma mère, painted as...

Interview: Martin O’Brien, on Until the Last Breath is Breathed

Interview: Martin O’Brien, on Until the Last Breath is Breathed and making work about living with cystic fibrosis Interview by Joanie Magill Martin O’Brien is a live artist...

Review: Broken Symmetries

Broken Symmetries, FACT, until March 3 2019 Words & pictures, Julia Johnson Particle physics: undoubtedly astounding, yet frequently utterly bewildering. It’s one thing to understand that...

Rarely heard voices; how the women of St Helens provoked a...

Review: TORCH, by ANU Productions Nervously fidgeting with a box of ink in my pocket for an hour spent in a terraced house in St...

Book review: Post-it: Independents Biennial Writers-in-Residence 2018

Eight writers, four months, two books. What happens when you ask writers to respond to something that is itself evolving? In this case, a...

Ideas Depot; where art isn’t part of the curriculum. It’s all...

Ideas Depot; where art isn’t part of the curriculum. It’s all of it. Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Quietly, not after but during the Biennials, Tate Liverpool opened...

Review: It’s The Travelling Life; an exhibition based on fact, by...

Words, Kathryn Wainwright Liverpool Irish Festival’s lead exhibition focussed on Irish Travellers, in their own words, and their own images. I expected it to dispel...

Independents Biennial, a diary

Independents Biennial, a diary Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith I’ll start where I mean to end; something happened this year that clarified a new responsibility for Art in...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2018

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Beautiful World, What Are You?, rather than Beautiful World, Where Are You? seems to be more appropriate title. What...

Preview of Broken Symmetries, a collaboration between FACT & CERN

Super Collider. When art and science met Preview of Broken Symmetries, a collaboration between FACT & CERN Words, Kathryn Wainwright Coming later this month, FACT’s recent collaborations...