Review: Maria Lassnig at Tate Liverpool

The retrospective exhibition spans over seventy years of the artist’s life and career, but is far from chronological. It picks on certain series of work that might not be a perfect representation of her career, but definitely shows the politics of her work at its best.

Artist of the Week: Danny Ryder

Following his pop up light installation experience on Duke Street at the beginning of May, Art in Liverpool decided it was high time to...

Review: Kit Brown – ‘Symbiosis’ at A Small View

Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith. Hidden at the back of The Gostins Arcade, at the end of Hanover Street, is an exhibition that could not have found a better home. Kit Brown’s Symbiosis is an immersive, interlinked, audio visual experience.

Review: Hands of History +20

Review: Hands of History +20 at Victoria Gallery & Museum, until 21st April 2018 Words, Steph Preston 20 years ago the artist Raymond Watson persuaded Northern Irish...
Double Act: Art and Comedy

Interview David Campbell and Mark Durden, Curators of Double Act at Bluecoat

What Double Act will do is to impart the role of the comedian to the curators, and to the artists; it can’t be about planning, or about structure; it must be about timing; it must make us laugh.
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Review: SUPERHUMAN – Artists examine the Christmas narrative at Unit 51

SUPERHUMAN is a wide ranging examination of the concept of Christmas. It transcends various Christian narratives, with opinions formed on multiple continents, and work that in some cases ignores Christianity entirely.

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...

Sinead Nunes Gives her Response to Rolf Harris: Can You Tell What It Is...

I must admit, that before attending Rolf Harris’ new exhibition at the Walker, I had a lot of pre-conceived ideas about him as an...

Teresa Wilson,’The Darkening Green’ @ Domino Gallery by Sinead Nunes

'The Darkening Green' follows on from an Arts Council funded installation, 'The Ecchoing Green', commissioned by the Barnaby Festival at the King Edward Street...

Review: Will Self: The Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture

Will Self: The Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture FACT, 10th November 2016 Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines It’s about the point where he’s comparing artists who collaborate with...

Review: Public View at Bluecoat: Why it Matters

Public View at Bluecoat, until 23rd April Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines Happy birthday Bluecoat. 300 is quite an age to reach: it makes it the oldest...

Review: First Women, Anita Corbin at St George’s Hall

Review: First Women, Anita Corbin at St George's Hall until 31st August "Since the world began, men and women have held up the sky between them,...

Sinead Nunes on Photography by Ian Lawson, Domino Gallery

Ian Lawson is a local artist, taking his first steps into the world of professional photography with his debut exhibition at Domino Gallery, Upper...

Review: Captured Moments at Road Studios

Captured Moments was a treasured moment in itself, when Liverpool’s Road Studios opened its doors on 22nd July 2016 for the first Episode of the Road Studios Box Set.

Andy has been accepted as a volunteer for this year’s Biennial!

As mentioned in previous Art Feast posts I took an early retirement/voluntary redundancy deal last year and since then I have been looking for...

Artist Blog #1: Andy Green

The Eyes Have It! I’ve just exhibited my work alongside other artists for the first time in the Facing The City exhibition at The Art...

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

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: Steve Reich & Bill Morrison, Different Trains Live

Different Trains Live Metal Liverpool, 15th September-15th October 2016 Review, Ilona Walker Pictures, Mark McNulty On Thursday 28th October, Metal Liverpool was host to Steve Reich’s Grammy-award winning...

Open 1 at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery

Words by Ruth White Open 1 is the first in a series of three annual open submission exhibitions, this years’ theme being based around ideas...
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Featured Artist: Andrew Bick

Conversations at the Cornerstone Gallery is a walk-in essay as much as an exhibition, repeatedly referencing art historical giants and artists close to Andrew Bick himself, even taking the time to engage students of Hope University’s Fine Art students with interventions in his grid structures.

Metamorphosis of Japan After the War: Reviewed

Words & images by Patrick M Higgins On hearing of the bombing of Nagasaki in August 1945, Japanese photographer Hiroshi Hamaya took his camera outside...

Review: The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups

The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups Words & Images: Lorraine Bacchus

Review: Test! The programme of trial and error taking chances for Independents Biennial

Test! The programme of trial and error taking chances for Independents Biennial There’s an important layer to the visual arts that rarely gets seen. It’s...

Review: Medical Mavericks; a Tate Exchange from Alder Hey Hospital & Twin Vision

Medical Mavericks: Alder Hey Hospital & Twin Vision Tate Exchange, until 29th February 2020 Review, Sophia Charuhas At the beginning of the 19th century, Liverpool had the highest...

St George’s Hall Winter Arts Market

Images by Christopher Flack

Review: Scouse Style: Alternative Guide to Liverpool

Scouse Style: Alternative Guide to Liverpool SWAP: UK/Ukraine artist residency programme Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith While I can’t advocate SWAP’s alternative guide to Liverpool as a genuinely...

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...

Artist of the Week: Tony Bishop

I am a fine artist who uses all types of drawing  and painting techniques, but what I find most satisfying is using mixed medium;...

So You Want to be a Writer?

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Cultural commentator, budding critic or aspiring writer? Whatever you call yourself, the one thing troubling every wordsmith is how to...

Featured Artist: Jake Summerton, photographing The Las

Featured Artist: Jake Summerton, Photographer ‘The La’s 1987’ – Rarities Album Release & Liverpool Exhibition runs: 15th September – 7th October 2017 The Florrie, 377 Mill St, Liverpool L8 4RF -- Words,...
Nicole Bartos at Domino Gallery

Review: Colour Rhymes and lyrical parallels at Domino Gallery

An insight into her own quiet contemplations on her surroundings. It invites you in to those contemplations. A fitting exhibition for such an inviting space.

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...

Review: Respect, part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016

Respect, part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016 Unit 51 For the second year running, Unit 51 was host to the exhibition of World Mental Health...

Review: Trapped in the Image: West Kirby Arts Centre

Jacob Gourley and Stephen Nulty's exhibition - Trapped in the Image on exhibition throughout February 2018 at West Kirby Arts Centre Words, Trevor Smith (Visiting Writer) If January and February...

Artist of the Week: Tomo

An elusive artist on the Liverpool scene, we caught up with Tomo to find out more about the man behind the street art, locksmithing and...
St George's Hall, Minton Tiled Floor. photos, Thomas Ava

In Pictures: Viewing St George’s Hall minton tiled floor

In Pictures St George's Hall: Minton Tiled Floor Pictures, Thomas Ava (instagram here) During the Easter break, St George's Hall lifted up their day-to-day flooring to reveal...

Review: Stalwarts, Bluecoat Display Centre

Review: Stalwarts, Bluecoat Display Centre 4th February 2017 - 18th February 2017 Words and photography, Shaneka Williams Stalwarts presents work by a selection of master ceramicists, all...

Tour: Liverpool Biennial 2016: Public Works, an unofficial guide

Art in Liverpool’s highlights and a suggested tour of how to get around them in one day. And while I’m aiming to tell you about public spaces, one or two other things might slip in, like the Oratory, which do, strictly, have a roof on their heads.

Digital Gallery: dot-art: Pixel

Exhibition Details: Pixel, dot-art Gallery dot-art’s exhibition Pixel showcases the works of four contemporary artists from the North West,...
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Review: Blonde Sinner: Diana Dors in the 1950s at The Gallery Liverpool

The Gallery Liverpool have done such a brilliant job of displaying this archive that I learned more about Diana Dors than I learn on most trips to the museum.