Review: The Female Gaze: Elizabeth Brownsword and Lois Tierney

The Female Gaze: Elizabeth Brownsword and Lois Tierney ROAD Studios, until Sunday 29th January 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith A studio gallery on the top floor of a listed building,...

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...

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...

Artist of the Week: Joe Rampley

Words by Sinéad Nunes, Features Editor Our Artist of the Week is recent LJMU graduate Joe Rampley, whose work has already been featured as part...

Artist of the Week: Liverpool Sound City Team

Ahead of the UK's biggest urban festival here in Liverpool, (yes, that's right!) this weekend, we caught up with Sally Nulty, the Wider Arts...

Hidden Gems Feature: Not Such a Small View Gallery

Tucked away on Hanover Street, nestling in Liverpool’s city centre we have Gostins shopping arcade. In this we have a mishmash of independent traders

OUTPUT Gallery: Liverpool’s latest, loyalest, addition to the gallery scene

OUTPUT Gallery: Liverpool’s latest, loyalest, addition to the gallery scene Gabrielle De La Puente on her grand plans for a space built by and for...

Carnival by Inga Lineviciute at A Small View

There is something delightful but with a sense of uneasiness in this installation by Inga Lineviciute.

Brass Art / Shadow Worlds | Writers’ Rooms – Freud’s House

Words by Naomi Cull The latest exhibition of work by experimental collective Brass Art - made up of Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneké Pettican -...

Review: ‘REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting’ at The Walker

Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith. REALITY, the current exhibition at The Walker, curated by Chris Stevens has big ambitions, seeking to explore 60 years of British painting with one simple subject – Britain.

Review: Suzanne Treister HFT: The Gardener – Liverpool Biennial 2016

Software plays an increasing role in our lives, but the line between lived reality and that presented to us by lines of code is increasingly difficult to define.

Review: Threshold 2016 Exhibition at Lantern Theatre

The biggest success at Lantern was the fusing together of Alchemy Visual Arts and Threshold Festival, through work that blurred the boundaries between Theatre and Performance Art.
Car Park Space, RCA

Review: Biennial Fringe: Telling Tales at the Car Park Space

What Open Eye continue to show their visitors, is that photography is much more than a photograph, it is the ability to capture something. What they prove, repeatedly, is that the best photography is made by those who seek to explore their own existence, and the reasoned existence of their careers.

Review: Drawn From Life: People on Paper at Kirkby Gallery

Whether you are an artist, an art enthusiast, or just looking for a free way to spend your time, Drawn From Life: People on Paper will not disappoint.

Review: Joseph & Ivy Hulme at Surtsey Projects

Joseph & Ivy Hulme: A Tremendous Blunder Surstey Projects, Friday 9th December 2016 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith As an artist, have you ever hit the wall and wondered...

Review: Abacus, at Bluecoat

Abacus can only be seen as successful if its users are comfortable.

Reivew: So’Maal: Wonders of the World (IB18)

Wonders of the World 21.7.28 review by Ali Harwood ‘Wonders of the World’ was created for So’Maal to mark the date on which the Temple of...

Artist of the Week: Curator Laura Mansfield

I am an independent curator and writer living in Manchester. I often work closely with other artists in the development of both publication and...

Artist of the Week: John Davies

To celebrate the release of a book to accompany the exhibition Turning Green to Brown, Art in Liverpool caught up with John Davies to learn...
Agios Gordios - Greece by Shaun Smyth

Featured Artist: Shaun Smyth

Shaun’s distinct style embodies the North: large, lively pieces capturing both the countryside and the city; the beautiful and the industrial. He creates landscapes that are boldly chaotic, yet equally studied.

Feature: Coming Home, working on Liverpool

I met with two of the most influential members of those projects last week, to talk about their new collaboration, Coming Home.

In Pictures: The Critter Shed and Draw + Code at 92 Degrees Coffee

Images by Ryan Garry, words by Sinead Nunes, Editor For those of you who aren't familiar with Liverpool's cool new coffee hang out, it's the...
Double Act: Art and Comedy, Belfast

Double Act: Art and Comedy at the MAC, Belfast

I hopped on a plane to Belfast to visit Double Act: Art and Comedy. The exhibition, curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden, is twinned with an exhibition of the same name at Bluecoat. It shows a different story entirely to the one I visited on School Lane, Liverpool.

Picturing Venice in Merseyside

Words by Laura Harris Nostalgia plays an important part in the Lady Lever’s current Picturing Venice exhibition (showing until 27 September). Not only do the images...
War, Art and Surgery – Julia Midgley

Review: Julia Midgley – War, Art & Surgery at The Brindley

This is an insightful exhibition from a talented artist, exposing the process of training some of the bravest doctors in the country.

Review: Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman at Open Eye

It is an exhibition that takes a scientific look at death and presents suicide in a haunting matter-of-fact way. It’s a whole new way of looking for the audience; one that sticks.

Review: Omphalos at Invisible Wind Factory

Light, percussion, kinesthesis, surreal wardrobes, war paint and fire were just some of the elements that kept on building intensity. By the end of it my mind was on the brink of falling to pieces; I’m still not sure if it that’s good or bad.

Review: Stephanie Miello, Depending on What’s There

Miello’s angling of shadow and light in her sculptural installation made the space feel ten times bigger. Impressive, given that she’d actually reduced the floor space by half to do it.

Review: Jarman Awards 2016 at FACT

Jarman awards screening FACT Liverpool, 18th October 2016 Words, Ilona Walker On the 18th October the 2016 Film London Jarman Awards Touring Programme paid a visit to...

Review: COAL, Gary Clarke Company, LEAP Dance Festival 2017

COAL, Gary Clarke Company LEAP Dance Festival 2017 Words (and ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪) by Moira Leonard LEAP Dance Festival 2017, opened with a powerful performance...

Review: Ice Cream for Crow (Captain Beefheart weekender at Make. North Docks)

Ice Cream for Crow (MAKE North Docks, Event Sunday 12th November, work on display Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th 2-8pm) The city of Liverpool puts...

Review: Future Aleppo, FACT Liverpool

Review: Future Aleppo FACT, until 18th February 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Future Aleppo at FACT is the most incredible use of Virtual Reality I’ve experienced. I’m in...

Experience Independents Biennial 2018’s Discordia Exhibition in 360

Discordia, by Laura Brownhill was an ambitious multi-media exhibition for Independents Biennial 2018. Captured in 360 by Peter Nelson below, you can watch the...

Artist of the Week: Phill McKenna

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor We talked to artist Phill McKenna about art degrees, Twitter as an online gallery resource and Liverpool Biennial 2014. How would...

Artist of the Week: REX

As some of you may know already, a new independent space selling the wares of local artists has just popped up in the city centre. We...

Hidden Gems Feature: A Bit Past The Blackstuff

The Bridewell temporarily harbored fictional Marxists and bore a series of national insults to the benefits system through Boys from the Blackstuff, but that is only a small part of its history.

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Marilyn Tippett

Marilyn Tippett (North West Book Artists) Ahead of this weekend’s Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we’re bringing you a series of to-the-point...

In Pictures: Liverpool Biennial 2016 at Cains Brewery

A look inside Cains Brewery for Day 1 of Liverpool Biennial 2016. The exhibition is a wild mix of substance and subject, from some of the most geographically diverse artists that the Biennial has to offer.

Kazimier Moves to The Invisible Wind Factory – ArtinLiverpool Takes a Look

The Kazimier just got knocked down. Invisible Wind Factory just bought a warehouse. The obvious metaphor would be a phoenix, but that’s far too graceful for the industrial scale of what’s about to happen.

The Soup collective’s RESIZED exhibition opened a small yet inspirational window for ‘NOTES ON...

Words by Deborah Laing There was something about this month’s exhibition at Arena Studios and Gallery that felt intimate: why? Maybe it was due to the...