Review: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style

Review: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style at Walker Art Gallery Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an artist with his eyes open. The exhibition at Walker...

Review: Cross Pollination at The Atkinson

Review: Cross Pollination The Atkinson, until March 2020 by Lorraine Bacchus On one of the dreary, wet early June days I took myself off on the train...

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.

We go Listening at the Bluecoat

Words by Leanne Cunningham the Bluecoat presents Listening, a sight and sound exhibition curated by Sam Belinfante, which interrogates the act of listening itself, rather...

Simeon Barclay: Jolly Lament in Four Movements Concerning A Hamlet By The Sea

Words by Jack Welsh In today’s fast-paced digital society, what role does the humble postcard play? As people increasingly use smartphones and apps such as Facebook...

Adam Scovell Can’t See The Trees For The Forest In The latest Beautiful Exhibition...

The Comma Project is a quaint public arts initiative encouraging interest in the wildlife and specifically the butterflies found in the New Ferry Butterfly Park...

Review: Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at Lady Lever...

Review: Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at Lady Lever Art Gallery Words, Kathryn Wainwright The Lady Lever is currently host to...

Review: OPAVIVARÁ! Utupya at Tate Liverpool

OPAVIVARÁ! Utupya Words, Joanie Magill Brazilian artist collective OPAVIVARÁ! has taken over the top floor of Tate Liverpool, creating Utupya, their first solo exhibition in the...
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Review: Pierre Henry: Liverpool Mass

Review: Pierre Henry: Liverpool Mass Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Saturday 13th May 2017 Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) It’s a rare treat, to be able...

Review: Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence In 1960s British Art

Review Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence In 1960s British Art Walker Art Gallery, until 3rd June 2018 Words and images by Moira Leonard Arriving at the Gallery I...
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Remembrance Day 2015: Liverpool Remembers

These exhibitions are celebrations of people tragically lost to war, and all focus on specific elements of our local identity. For anyone hoping to better understand their heritage these are a must see.

Preview: Fixing a Hole: Judy Chicago & Tate Liverpool for ‘Sgt Pepper at 50’

Fixing a Hole: Judy Chicago & Tate Liverpool for ‘Sgt Pepper at 50’ Stanley Docks, 1st – 16th June 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Last week, along with...

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...
The Magic Band

The Magic Band play the music of Captain Beefheart, at The Kazimier

With the ever-changing time signatures of prog, and the vocals echoing those of the Captain himself, the band power on through guitar riffs and drum beats.
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.

In Pictures: Brouhaha 2014

This summer, the city is alive with culture. From Liverpool Biennial and the Independents fringe to FLUX Young People's Festival, LIMF and WW1 commemorations,...

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor As a huge fan of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake I was admittedly incredibly excited at the prospect of going to see his...

Adam Scovell reviews Niet Normaal – Difference and Display @ The Bluecoat

In partnership with DaDaFest, The Bluecoat’s latest exhibition, Niet Normaal- Difference and Display, is a perfect examination into the two way door that the...

Art Work of the Week: Sea Odyssey (well it had to be….)

This amazing event captured the hearts of everyone in the city! I only wish it hadn't ended so soon.

Sinead Nunes Reviews Liverpool’s Giant Spectacular – Sea Odyssey

For months, the city has eagerly awaited the arrival of Royal de Luxe’s Giant Spectacular: Sea Odyssey and the anticipation was electric as the crowds...
All that glitters at Bluecoat Display Centre

Review: All That Glitters at Bluecoat Display Centre

All That Glitters is another wonderful exhibition from The Bluecoat Display Centre, combining unambiguous methods with to the point visuals. The exhibition focusses on the indulgent work of Sue Brown and Mikael Nilsson, who take inspiration from ornithological thieves.

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...

Review: Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus

Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus Tate Liverpool, until 10th June 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Tate’s Artist Rooms give everyone the chance to see great art, or...
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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: 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.

Review: Sefton Open 2018

Sefton Open 2018 The Atkinson, Galleries, Southport 28th July – 27th August 2018 Words, Samantha Browne The Sefton Open 2018 proves once again that artistic talent in Merseyside...

Review: Six Memos, a European CreArt Exhibition

Words, Joanie Magill Weaving along the corridors and passages of the catacombs to get to the Bridge Gallery in St George’s Hall, I always feel...

Steven and Sufea – Chagall: Modern Master exhibition at Tate Liverpool

Two Curators' Perspectives of the Chagall: Modern Master exhibition at Tate Liverpool   Review by Steven Hyland: I must have been to this exhibition at least 8 times....

Review: Edward Krasinski at Tate Liverpool

Edward Krasinski Tate Liverpool, until 5th March 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith If you don’t know his name, you’ll recognise his work, so it’s not surprising that over the...

Art of Football: World Cup 2018 through the eyes of artists

Coinciding with the greatest footballing event across the globe, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Art of Football will see Liverpool host three major exhibitions,...
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ArtinLiverpool Interviews Polly Morgan Ahead of her Taxidermy Demonstration at VG&M

Interview by Christof Häberle Polly Morgan, an artist almost by accident, has helped pull the traditional and somewhat forgotten craft of taxidermy into the art world. Her...

Rapid Response Unit, giving artists control of the news

Rapid Response Unit, giving artists control of the news The mind of an artist and the mind of a journalist are surprisingly similar things. Both...
Ob_ject and Ob_serve at A Small View. Photo by Edgar Zanella

Review: Ob_ject and Ob_serve at A Small View

Ob_ject and Ob_serve introduces us to a very particular perspective on what a non-anthropocentric world would be able to engage with, which is an incredibly approachable question, generously shared.

Debbie Laing is Bewitched, Bedazzled and Bejewelled at Anna Di Scala’s Latest Show

Anna Di Scala, fine arts and artist oil painter has introduced a new series of art and sketches and returned to Parr Street in...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2016: Arseny Zhilyaev, Last Planet Parade

This was a home once, and it still feels like that takes precedent over its current status as a gallery. That’s no bad thing, not at all. Arseny Zhilyaev has responded to the architecture of the space – in both rooms – as delicately as you would in your own living room.

Steven and Sufea – LJMU Fine Art Degree Show 2013

Two Curators’ Perspectives of the LJMU Fine Art Degree Show 2013. Review by Steven Hyland: Weaving through the surreal collection of curiosity that bulges in LJMU Fine...
Lost Child by Maggie Hilditch - Superhuman 2015

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.

John Lennon Art and Design Building (LJMU): Peggy Buth ‘Desire in Representation’

by Sinead Nunes, Editor Peggy Buth's 'Desire in Representation' is the German artist's first solo show in the UK, which has been organised in collaboration...

Review: Sketchsperiment at Road Studios for Light Night

Using the exquisite corpse game to bring the talents of their studio holders together, as well as utilising the power of Twitter to engage directly with visitors, meant that the studio culture here, on the top floor of the Crown Buildings on Victoria Street, was alive and kicking before, during and after its Light Night event.