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...
Liverpool Biennial Launch, photo by Tony Knox

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2016 at ABC Cinema

Every two years I get to explore a city space in a new way, and this year the ABC Cinema on the corner of Lime Street is a highlight. How many times have I walked past this building and never given it a second thought?

Memories of August 1914: Day One of My Giant Journey

Words and images by Andy Johnson Today (25 July 2014) Liverpool was once again taken over by giant fever. They were last in the city...

Review: Knowsley Book Art; Liverpool Book Art’s graduation, 2018

Earlier this year, the Hornby Room at Liverpool Central Library hosted Frankenstein 2018, a celebration of 200 years since the first publication of Mary...

Review: 209 Women, Open Eye Gallery

As a toddler I loved pink, picking up anything in the shop, much to my Mums dismay, that was pink. As I got to...

Debbie Laing interviews Susan Breck about Edwards Carter Prestons Intimate retrospective in The Cornerstone

The Edward Carter Preston Exhibition ‘First Hand’ opened on the 15th June 2012 at the Cornerstone Gallery, Creative Campus in Shaw Street Liverpool and...

Open Eye Gallery: The Work of Swedish Documentary Photographer Sune Jonsson

Words by Lesley Van deMark Who among us has never been told a story? Whether at a very young age, fibres of fairy tales work...

Review: Mark Wardel, Wild Mutation at The Gallery Liverpool

Far from the retro, glazed, expressions of the 70’s that secretly inspire a generation of the 20teen hipsters, Mark Wardel’s exhibition was a clean and modern display of honest personalities.

Review: Presence: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art

Review: Presence: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art at St George’s Hall, until 3rd June Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Over the road from Terracotta Warriors at World Museum is...

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 From Kirkby With Love – Portraits Celebrating Local Communities by Philip Garrett

Review  - From Kirkby With Love – Portraits Celebrating Local Communities by Philip Garrett Words by Lorraine Bacchus Photos by Sherriff “Painting is more than just a...

Reivew: So’Maal: Wonders of the World (IB18)

Wonders of the World 21.7.28 review by Ali Harwood ‘Wonders of the World’ was created for So’Maal to mark the date on which the Temple of...

Why #writecritical?

Words by Sue Flowers Much has been written about the visual arts over the last few centuries, maybe as a way of defining it, by attempting...

Review: AEROSOL at dot-art

There’s a crack in everything and that’s how the light gets in, and so it was on a rainy July day that I visited the Dot Art Gallery to be greeted by a splash of sunlight in the form of AEROSOL

Review: Culture Shifts: Global, at Open Eye, Look/17

Culture Shifts: Global, at Open Eye, Look/17 until 18th June 2017 (LOOK/17 continues until 14th May all over Liverpool) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Hong Kong and Liverpool have long...

Syndrome 3.1: Brain/Music Experiments

Words by Frankii Phoenix This fascinating event explored how augmented performance can be used in the field of arts and disability, focusing in particular on...

Threshold: The Sublime Skin | Tabitha Moses Reviewed by Christof Häberle

Liverpool based artist Tabitha Moses’ new exhibition explores skin, and particularly the ‘relationship between the mind and the world’ and will be, as curator...
Colour Fall - Arena, photo by artinliverpool

Review: Liverpool Light Night 2016

On Friday Night, Liverpool stayed open and filled itself with art, music, theatre and basically anything else you can name.... the number of people filling the streets with the sole intention of 'doing something different' was inspiring. When there’s something to see, Liverpool never seems to fail to take a good hard look.

Review: Neist, Zap Graffiti

Review: Neist solo show Zap Graffiti, 4th March – 4th April Words, Leyla Gurr Walking down towards Zap Graffiti is an exercise in restraint on a sunny...

REALITY at the Walker Proves Painting is Still Relevant

Words by Alice Benbow Reality: - the status of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them; having...

Review: It’s The Travelling Life; an exhibition based on fact, by Liverpool irish Festival

Words, Kathryn Wainwright Liverpool Irish Festival’s lead exhibition focussed on Irish Travellers, in their own words, and their own images. I expected it to dispel...
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Review: On The Waterfront at Merseyside Maritime Museum

This exhibition is a defining history of a defiant dock, and well worth a look for its own sake, as well as its rightful place as an introduction to the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

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.

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...

Review: Positions of Power, Disparity Collective

The Tapestry: Positions of Power, Disparity Collective (exhibition ended) Words, Joanie Magill Pictures, courtesy of the artists at Disparity Collective Seven divergent perspectives explore and challenge the theme...

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...

Fallout Factory: As Yet Untitled

Words by Dan Brennan An exhibition centred around young, abstract artists can be a very problematic thing, as although the angst and introspection that comes...

Exploring The Catacombs of St George’s Hall

Words and Images by Sinead Nunes, Editor For a limited time only, St George's Hall has uncovered its vast catacombs and opened them up to...

Review: Visual Rights – Open Eye Gallery

Visual Rights, Open Eye Gallery - Corinne Silva’s Garden State rethinks territory. It’s a challenge to many things, but primarily to how we as individuals think about ownership.

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: 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: Walter Keeler at Bluecoat Display Centre

Walter Keeler Bluecoat Display Centre Words, Shaneka Williams Walter Keeler’s pottery history is as diverse as the work he creates. Inspired by the tradition of pottery, and...

Andy visits 100 women create in the Tate

I have always been aware that the Tate Gallery has as a significant part of its brief to work with the local community. When...

Done / Undone: Liz Jeary’s Exhibition Revealed

Words by Neil Murphy Nestled between two well-known retail monoliths at Marine Point, on New Brighton's sea front is Unit 13. The unit is a vacant...

Review: Gender Dilemmas: Amanda Marie Atkinson at Road Studios

Gender Dilemmas: Amanda Marie Atkinson Roadworks, Road Studios Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Pictures, Tony Knox Far from defiant, Amanda Marie-Atkinson’s, Gender Dilemmas is a research-led positioning of an indisputable...
Hillsborough Quilt by Linda Whitfield (Detail)

Review: Hillsborough Tributes at Museum of Liverpool

From a lifelong fan, to the reactions of a newcomer to Liverpool, these new additions provide a reassuring nod to anybody looking for a little support, or wishing to pay their respects, and will remain in the gallery for the foreseeable future.

Review: Tracey Emin & William Blake in Focus, at Tate Liverpool

Tracey Emin & William Blake in Focus Tate Liverpool, September 2016-February 2018 It's all about Me!: Tracey Emin's My Bed comes to Tate Liverpool Words, Alison Little Tracey Emin,...

Review: Stirling Prize Shortlist exhibition 2018, at RIBA North

Review: Stirling Prize Shortlist exhibition 2018, at RIBA North 2018’s Stirling Prize Winner is Bloomberg’s European Headquarters. The annual award is an unlimited, uncategorized prize...

Syndrome 3.X: Feedback SpooL

Words by Frankii Phoenix This was the final event of the Syndrome programme, which has been running over the past 12 months, and was held...

Review: Eimear Kavanagh’s experimental workshops at Bluecoat

Did it conquer my fear? It certainly loosened me up enough to lose some of the irrational artistic control I’ve developed