Interview: Bryan Biggs, on Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary

Bryan Biggs, on Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Ahead of Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary year in 2017 we met with Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director of Bluecoat...

Artists of the Week: The Critter Shed

If you love original artwork from local illustrators, you've probably heard of this soon-to-be-one-year-old design collective. Art in Liverpool have been charting their journey...

Art in Liverpool meets FACT Curator Aneta Krzemien

Sinead Nunes, Art in Liverpool Editor, meets curator Aneta Krzemien to talk about FACT's current exhibition Turning FACT Inside Out, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of...

Artist of the Week: David Lloyd

I am a traveller, skateboarder and artist from Thornton, Liverpool. I was born in 1975 and my main interests growing up were playing football...

Featured Artist: Donal Moloney

Donal Moloney has work at A Small View, in Gostins Arcade until Saturday 1st October. His work is also on display as part of the John Moores Painting Prize

Artist of the Week: Simon Mack

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Simon Mack is a conceptual artist, working mostly with video, photography and installation.  How long have you been an exhibiting artist...

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

Artist of the Week: Steve Deer

Wirral Festival of Firsts photography competition winner Steve Deer took some time out to talk to Art in Liverpool about 'Mr Diggle'. How does it...

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...

Featured Artist: Marilyn Tippet, book artist

Featured Artist: Marilyn Tippet In 2015 there was an email circulated between local artists, asking us to head to a meeting at Liverpool Central Library...
'Elite Controller 1.0' - TPA show 2015. Joe Cotgrave

Featured Artist: Joe Cotgrave

Our featured artist’s been a busy one recently, not only finding new ways to engage with a new city, having made the journey home from Leeds to re-join the arts in Liverpool, he’s created a multi-region collaborative group, developed work with The Royal Standard and embarked on a Master’s Degree.

Guest publication: Messy Lines: Why I Write

Guest publication: Messy Lines: Why I Write Why should we care about art?  To us readers of and contributors to an art magazine, the answer to...

Featured Artist: Holly Rowan Hesson at Pyramid Arts Centre

Words & Interview, Eli Regan Interview with Holly Rowan Hesson whose installation ECHO is showing at Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington (29 September 2017 to 27...

Artist of the Week: Mixed Media Artist Eimear Kavanagh

Eimear Kavanagh, along with art group Re-View Textile will exhibit as part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial this summer. Art in Liverpool chatted with...

Artist of the Week: Nathan Pendlebury

Born in Chester in 1973, Nathan grew up in various places around the North West of England including Salford and Warrington. He went to Culcheth...

Hidden Gems Feature: Help! I’m in an Art Gallery!

Have you ever found yourself in a gallery, at an exhibition or just wherever art is and thought, “I don’t get it”

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...

Feature: Make Liverpool

Make Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith You’ve heard of Kickstarter right? Well sometimes money just isn’t the right thing to ask for. Make Liverpool’s move to their new...

Featured Artists: Baltic Clay

Featured Artists: Baltic Clay Interview, Leyla Gurr It's been a little over a year since Baltic Clay Studio opened in the Baltic Triangle. In that time...

Hidden Gems Feature: Enter Through the Newsagents

We have ink being inscribed to configure the complexities of human emotion. We have portraiture which reflects the thoughts and emotions behind the physical shell of the human form.

Artist of the Week: Colette Lilley

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Our Artist of the Week has many feathers to her bow: a practicing artist, Colette also co-directs a city centre...

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Linda Parr

Linda Parr Ahead of this weekend’s Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we’re bringing you a series of to-the-point interviews with some of...

Featured Artist: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd for Liverpool Biennial 2016

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd has created a new work with and for children. Inspired by Betty Boop - ‘A Song a Day’ (1936) and Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Threepenny Opera’ (1928), the film has been developed collaboratively with 78 young people from across Liverpool
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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.

Artist of the Week: Patrick M Higgins

Patrick M Higgins is a well-established and respected photographer based here in the North West and recently won second place in the Wirral Festival...

Hidden Gems Feature: The Florrie Gets Art Curator

The Florrie’s second exhibition continues to impress with work from artist Jamie Reid, known for his iconic work for the Sex Pistols and Suburban Press.

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Stephanie Carr

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Stephanie Carr Interview by Joanie Magill, Independents Biennial Writer-in-Residence  Stephanie Carr’s exhibition, on the top floor of George Henry Lees former...

One Last Interview: Threshold Festival’s Jazamin Sinclair & Andy Minnis

One Last Interview Threshold Festival's Andy Minnis (Festival Director and Visual Arts Organiser) & Jazamin Sinclair (Visual Arts Organiser) Interview by Patrick Kirk-Smith (featured image: Illustrated...
unfold by Ryoichi Kurokawa, at FACT, 2016. Photo by Brian Slater - fact at 15

(P)review: Fact at 15

FACT at 15 on the building, it's history and its director FACT opened its doors in 2003, and in the fifteen years since has solidly cemented...

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;...

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.

Featured Artist: Craig Easton

Craig Easton: I’m especially delighted when it is photographs in my own community that get recognised.

The power of print; Heart of Glass and Kate Hodgson in conversation

The power of print Heart of Glass and Kate Hodgson in conversation, on their Independents Biennial collaboration Liverpool/St Helens-based artist Kate Hodgson believes in the power...

Feature: ‘Relics’ an independent exhibition at Tate.

‘Relics' an independent exhibition at Tate. Words, Deborah Laing Interview with Wendy Williams This years Liverpool Biennial chose Ancient Greece as a self-contained narrative encompassing contemporary artists....
Catherine Harrison - Infinity Emblem (Detail)

Featured Artist: Catherine Harrison

"I have always been interested in decay and using the rust as a material, to print, draw or paint with. Rust is like a disease that eventually disintegrates the object, and using it as a tool – this somehow creates a lasting memory of it."

Interview: Liz Magic Laser; Real Work at FACT

Interview: Liz Magic Laser One half of FACT’s latest exhibition, Real Work, open until 6th October 2019 Real Work is an exploration of incredibly personal, and...

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Angelo Madonna and Sylvia Battista

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Angelo Madonna and Sylvia Battista Interview by Joanie Magill, Independents Biennial Writer-in-Residence On 11 August, Sylvia Battista performed Persephone, a spoken...

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...

Artist of the Week: Dave Dodd / Inprint Festival

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Inprint Festival comes to Camp and Furnace tomorrow, and we can't wait to see the work of some amazing print...

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.