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Curator’s Thoughts: Laura McCann on the new Drink or Draw Exhibition at Liverpool Arts...

Laura McCann is a curator and artist based in Liverpool, whose latest initiative sees local artist Drink or Draw (aka Tony Winterbottom) exhibited at...

Review: Night at the Poseum… at World Museum

Review: Night at the Poseum… at World Museum Words & Pictures, Julia Johnson Ballroom culture started in the marginalised Black & Latinx LGBTQ+ communities of New...

Review: Ali Hunter’s Quarinteriors at Egg Cafe

Review: Ali Hunter’s Quarinteriors at Egg Cafe Words, Kathryn Wainwright In something of a departure from Ali Hunter’s usual work, Quarinteriors, drain the usual colour from...

Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, at FACT Liverpool

Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, at FACT Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Future Ages Will Wonder is a headliner. Larry Achiampong, David Blandy, Trisha Baga, Yrali Allison,...

Kiln Fired Ecologies: Evocations of Natural Forms in the Works of Halima Cassell and...

Kiln Fired Ecologies: Evocations of Natural Forms in the Works of Halima Cassell and Emma Rodgers Words, Phoebe Thomas The current collection of Halima Cassell and...

Review: Lucy McKenzie at Tate Liverpool

Lucy McKenzie has adopted and absorbed the essence of trompe l’oeil, and brought it bang up to date

Review: Uncertain Data: a brief meditation at FACT

Uncertain Data:a brief meditation at FACT So, you know how mindfulness is a way to force yourself to relax? I know that’s dumbing it down,...

Review: Walter Sickert at Walker Art Gallery

I can’t help finding the Sickert exhibition a little bit funny, not because of its content, but because of its press. The week of...

Review: Space is The Place, Patric Rogers & Angelo Madonna at Convenience Gallery

I said it last month and I’ll say it again – Convenience are making spaces for artists to do more, to try more. It’s...

Review: Emily Speed: Flatland at Tate Liverpool

Emily Speed: Flatland at Tate LiverpoolWords, Lorraine Bacchus During a conversation about the creative process, a poet friend of mine expressed the thought that out...

Review: Gold Maria Akanbi: BlackFest at The Royal Standard

Gold Maria Akanbi: BlackFest at The Royal Standard Reading is incredibly powerful. You become part of an audience, listening to your own voice, attempting to...

Pause for Living, Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould; An exhibition at CBS Gallery &...

Two exhibitions, because they can. Two spaces I have meant to visit over and over and over again, and always failed, astounded me in...

Review: Very Public Art

Very Public Art feels right. You know? Like a listening project rather than a show and tell. It feels local, and relevant to its...

Review: Challenging Histories, International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum’s new collection display shares a mass of artworks collected over the last four years. Collections displays can be stale, and feel like...

Review: Jon Edgley, On the Bright Side at Convenience Gallery

When you woke up today, did you see the positives ahead of you, or worry about the next step you had to take? Do...

Review: One Day at a Time Boys, Dead Pigeon Gallery

It doesn’t remotely matter if you’ve got formal training as an artist in order to be one. What matters is an open mind to...

Review: Lucian Freud & Louise Bourgeois at Tate Liverpool

Review: Lucian Freud & Louise Bourgeois at Tate Liverpool Lucian Freud and Louise Bourgeois are two artists you can’t easily pair together. The adjoining exhibitions...

Review: Aliza Nisenbaum at Tate Liverpool

Review: Aliza Nisenbaum at Tate Liverpool Travelling to Tate Liverpool on Tuesday 20th July 2021 to see a show I’ve wanted to see since its...

Review: John Moores Painting Prize 2020

Review: John Moores Painting Prize 2020 John Moores Painting Prize 2020 holds on to its planned year in the title, despite postponement. Thankfully, that’s the...

Review: Public Service Announcement

Review: Public Service Announcement Most artists ask themselves the question “what do I want to make work about?” When Alex Stone was invited to take...

Review: Jessica El Mal, Grounds for Concern (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival)

Review: Jessica El Mal, Grounds for Concern (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival) Finally finding a chance to find Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s installation at Mann Island...

Review: Peace Doves by Peter Walker, at Liverpool Cathedral

Review: Peace Doves by Peter Walkerat Liverpool Cathedral Words, Bryony Large (www.confessionsofanartjunkie.com) Amongst the chaotic bustling of Concert Square, the jam-packed queues circulating through Liverpool One...

Review: Rui Matsunaga at The Atkinson

Review: Rui Matsunaga at The AtkinsonOpen until 5th June 2021 Words, Louise Heys This free solo exhibition is the first at The Atkinson, to focus on...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021 (part 2)

There’s one thing I want to find from Liverpool Biennial – I need to see if it is any closer to the people of the city it rests in.

Lockdown Treasures: The Baltic Triangle (Part 3)

Lockdown Treasures: The Baltic Triangle (Part 3) Words & Images, Bryony Large As we draw closer to the days where we can return to some sort...

Lockdown Treasures: The City Centre (Part 2)

Lockdown Treasures: The City Centre (Part 2) Words & Images, Bryony Large On the verge of completing our third month in a nationwide lockdown, it is...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021

The format we use on Art in Liverpool means that the title at the top of this article will be ‘Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021’,...

Liverpool Lockdown Treasures: The Waterfront (Part 1)

Liverpool Lockdown Treasures: The Waterfront (Part 1) Words, Images & Trail by Bryony Large - read more of her writing at www.confessionsofanartjunkie.com As 2021 witnessed the...

Review: High Viz, Dead Pigeon Gallery

High Viz, Dead Pigeon GalleryWords & images, Lorraine Bacchus Lockdown 2.  It’s like the sequel title of an earlier, really awful film.  Its pre-publicity prompting...

Review: German Revolution Expressionist Prints at Lady Lever Art Gallery

German Revolution Expressionist Prints at Lady Lever Art Gallery until 28th February 2021 (check here for updates on restrictions & visiting times) Words, Leah Binns Käthe...

Review: The Time We Call our Own, Open Eye Gallery

The Time We Call our OwnOpen Eye Gallery until 23rd October View the full exhibition in VR online here Words, Carol EmmasImages, c. Rob Battersby It is...

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 The privilege of drawing the human body from...

Review: Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s Don McCullin is perhaps the most challenging exhibition of recent years.

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery

Review of Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, until 1st November 2020 words by Lorraine Bacchus  From the first moment you walk in and see her signature...

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective

Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, 8 August – 1 November 2020 Words, Remy Greasley Linda McCartney appears to have always been in the right place at...

Lockdown Walking To Another Place

Lockdown Walking To Another Placewords and images: Lorraine Bacchus One of the inherent qualities of Antony Gormley’s iron men on Crosby Beach is the mutability...

Review: Remedial Phantasmagoria: Frances Disley’s ‘Pattern Buffer’ at The Bluecoat

Pattern Buffer is Frances Disley’s retort to the elitist, and somewhat traditional, conventions of beauty

Review: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrime at Bluecoat

Review: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrimeat Bluecoat until 21st June 2020 Words by Remy Greasley There isn’t a single word throughout the whole of Jonathan Baldock’s Facecrime. Verbal...

Review: Frances Disley, Pattern Buffer – Bluecoat

Review: Frances Disley, Pattern Buffer Bluecoat Words & Images, Sophia Charuhas What do we do to feel better about ourselves? In her installation, Pattern Buffer, Frances Disley...

Review: An English Ladies Wardrobe

Review: An English Ladies Wardrobe The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, L3 8EL Until 1st March 2020 Words and pictures by Col O’Kell  An Enthralling Glimpse of the Liverpool...