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...

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Grosvenor Park, Chester

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Now this is how theatre is supposed to be. We are seated under a Roman style canopy, sipping wine and breathing...
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Preview: Milapfest, for Sgt Pepper at 50

Milapfest really sees Liverpool as its home – we really wouldn’t exist in the form we do today without the city.

Day Three as a Benevol Steward for the Great Sea Odyssey by Andy Johnson

Yesterday as I walked down Parliament Street there was a palatable sense of expectation . People were arriving early and quite a crowd was...

Preview: Leonardo Da Vinci: a Life Drawing

PREVIEW LEONARDO DA VINCI: A LIFE DRAWING Walker Art Gallery (2019)  Words by Moira Leonard Twelve sketches from an art world superstar. Twelve national galleries. One simultaneous opening...

Hidden Gems Feature: Liverpool’s Staple Bound Gallery: The Drawing Paper

An image might be worth a thousand words, but words tend to be more legible, so it’s a necessary exercise to try and switch their context around once in a while.

Artist of the Week: Peter Drought

I remember clearly my first camera. It was nothing spectacular, just a small Halina, with a funny film advance dial that you had to...

In Pictures: Threshold Festival 2017

We sent Tony Knox down to the Baltic Triangle last weekend to capture the heart and soul of Threshold Festival 2017.

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.

Memories of August 1914: Day 2

Words and images by Andy Johnson I woke up early and checked Facebook and saw there was a real buzz about what was happening in...

Artist of the Week: LoveArtuk

Art in Liverpool has been following the work of Jay Wheeler, aka Love Artuk, for a while, and thought it was time that Liverpool heard his...
Artists Haleh Jamali and Jeff Young in K&N Greengrocers

Feature: Translating the Street – Interview with the Artists

Alternator Studio’s Translating the Street project is difficult to define. It spans themes of identity – both personal and cultural – community engagement and social responsibilities, as well as documenting and sharing histories and ideas.

Festival 31. The Leaving

It was very relaxing sitting in a little wooden boat listening to Jonathan Raisin's gentle piano music. Suspended over the tiny pond in the...

Review: Making Places Special, at Williamson Art Gallery

Making Places Special Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, 23rd September -30th October 2016 Words, Jennifer Jones, first published here for Friends of Williamson Art Gallery & Wirral...

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Ali Harwood

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Ali Harwood Interview by Joanie Magill Tunstall Street is one of a number of streets in Wavertree which was designated for...

The Very Best of Laughterhouse at the Philharmonic

Review by Sinead Nunes A night showcasing the entertaining talents of six comedians left the audience wanting more, as household names took to the stage...

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: Blind Date: (it’s all) Tropical at The Royal Standard

A candid look at collaboration, taking three very personal group experiences and shoving them in to one small space, and exhibits a trilogy of incredibly different responses.

Artist of the Week: Through Our Eyes Films

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Local filmmakers Through Our Eyes have been crowdfunding in preparation for their very first feature film, and raised the money...
The Creative Process - film by Ryan Garry

Review: The Creative Process: A Film by Ryan Garry

This is a compact example of why the creative process is exciting (both to the artist and the audience), and its takes that sample swiftly. That is what makes this such an accessible film.

Four Words: Future Alan Dunn’s Channel 4 takeover. Catch up on All4

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...

‘Pre-paid 2013’ at The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University

Review by Rachel Tillett ‘Pre-paid 2013’ is The Cornerstone Gallery’s bi-annual charity postcard exhibition and blind auction. Funds raised go towards The Artists’ Benevolent Institution (AGBI)...

Make Your Own Imagined Museum on Tate’s Website

The Works to Know by Heart – An Imagined Museum exhibition at Tate Liverpool ends on Sunday 14 February 2016 but you can still go online, register with the Tate website and create your own album of works from the exhibition (and others) that you want to preserve.

Review: Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen

Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen Tate Liverpool, until 17th June 2018 A Guardian four star review and header that says: “Sublime choices from a non-expert puts the...

Featured Artist: Marcus Dyer and Pilar Cortés for Threshold Festival

Marcus Dyer and Pilar Cortés Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Threshold Festival 2017 promises its usual explosion of art and music this weekend with its overwhelming events programme...

Joanne McClellan on Doug Aitken’s ‘The Source’

The most inspiring experience you will encounter in Liverpool right now (in my opinion) is The Source, with Doug Aitken. If you are willing...

Soft Estate, at The Bluecoat

Review by Rachel Tillett Soft Estate is an exhibition of works from Edward Chell, as well as invited artists including Tim Bowditch, Nick Rochowski, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Day...

Review: It’s All About Me, Darling, Nick Hugh McCann at The Williamson 

In keeping with the gallery’s grandiose style is the exhibition “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, DARLING” by local-boy-done-good, Nick Hugh McCann, who, growing up in Birkenhead, recalls being taken to the Williamson

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

Words by Laura Harris Portrait and a Dream (1953) is a haunting and unfamiliar end to Tate Liverpool’s new Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots (until 18...

Art Feast Interviews The Singh Twins

Wirral based, London born twin sisters Amrit and Rabindra are contemporary British artists of International standing whose award winning paintings have been acknowledged as...

Review: Aleksandra Mir: Space Tapestry, Tate Liverpool

Aleksandra Mir: Space Tapestry Tate Liverpool, until 15th October Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) Space: The Final Frontier. As science and technology erode the mysteries of the...

Review: Threshold Festival of Music and Arts – Darkness & Light

Threshold Festival of Music and Arts - Darkness & Light Words, Kirsten Hawkins Every year, the grassroots visual arts festival, Threshold, launches a new theme upon...

Artist of the Week: Andrew Morrison

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Ahead of the Artist Book Fair taking place this Saturday at Liverpool Central Library, we caught up with book artist...

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’...

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...

Review: Nina Edge, Contravision

You’d be robbing yourself of the history surrounding the Biennial venues if you didn’t walk down Kelvin Grove for Nina Edge’s Contravision.

Reggae Culture at District

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor For over 20 years, Africa Oyé has been responsible for bringing the best artists from all over Africa, the Caribbean,...

Across the Threshold: Festival Diary

Across the Threshold: Festival Diary 2018: the year that Threshold wasn’t, or so the organisers thought. Described as a “fallow year”, Across the Threshold was a...

Review: Future Forwards at Bluecoat Display Centre

Words, Jessica Fenna Bluecoat Display Centre presents another thought-provoking exhibition, ‘Future Forwards’, showcasing the role of innovative technologies in the world of craft and applied...

Mike McCartney Luvs St George’s Hall

The launch event for Mike McCartney's exhibition of his photographs featuring St George's Hall was packed out and Mike was in fine form...