Review: Suzanne Treister HFT: The Gardener – Liverpool Biennial 2016

Software plays an increasing role in our lives, but the line between lived reality and that presented to us by lines of code is increasingly difficult to define.

Review: Here & Now, at Open Eye

Review: Here & Now, at Open Eye Gallery (2019) Open Eye Gallery, 19th February (event finished) Words & Images, Michelle Pratt Open Eye Gallery’s collaborative pop-up exhibition,...
Alien Sex Club. John Walter

Review: Alien Sex Club – John Walter at Camp & Furnace

Camp & Furnace is host to Alien Sex Club, an immersive installation into a world of misconceptions and cultural satire. At times, the exhibition comes on a little strong for the faint hearted, but it serves to deliver a strong message.
Di-Andre C. Davies, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner V2, courtesy the artist

Review: Di-Andre Caprice Davies and Leasho Johnson, Jamaican Pulse at Bluecoat

When it comes to Jamaican visual art, our understanding is more limited. Most of what we are familiar with as Jamaican visual culture comes from album covers or postcards. Why don’t we know about what’s going on in the studios, or on the streets?

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...

Local Band Stealing Sheep Stole Hearts at Glastonbury

by Sinead Nunes, Editor It's Sunday afternoon, the morning after the night before, and things are beginning to mellow out at Worthy Farm after the...

I Exist (In Some Way) at The Bluecoat

by Sinead Nunes, Editor The Bluecoat's current exhibition I Exist (In Some Way) is a remarkable collection of images taken by Middle-Eastern and Arab photographers, exploring the...

Review: Open Eye at 40 – NORTH: Identity, Photography, Fashion

Open Eye at 40 - NORTH: Identity, Photography, Fashion Open Eye Gallery, 6th January - 19th March 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Open Eye Gallery turned 40 yesterday. That’s...
Art Gym at Tate Liverpool

Review: Art Gym at Tate Liverpool

It almost seems festival like in its entirety, which I think is a good thing. With something for almost everyone, from complete beginners to practising artists with no limitations on age whatsoever.

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...

Review: Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

Art at the Heart of Bluecoat Bluecoat, 28th January - 9th April 2017 Words and Photographs by Moira Leonard Bluecoat begin their year-long 300th birthday celebrations...
Nathi Dlamini at the After Tears of Muntu Masombuka's funeral, 2013 (detail) Photograph: © Zanele Muholi

Review: Zanele Muholi: VUKANI/RISE at Open Eye

Open Eye’s current exhibition, VUKANI/RISE, is an incredibly concise history and celebration of black LGBT history. The exhibition has a focus on South Africa, but a much broader impact.

Review: Past, Present, Future at Bluecoat Display Centre

Past, Present, Future Bluecoat Display Centre, Words & Pictures, Daniel Payne The Bluecoat Display Centre is a cozy space: half shop, half gallery. The current exhibition,...

Review: Paul Romano at Editions Ltd

Paul Romano: Building on the ruins of a previous incarnation Editions Ltd, Friday 29 July 2016. - Saturday 27 August 2016 Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith An oddly refreshing drop...

John Moores Painting Prize 2012 Winner: Sarah Pickstone

We sent photographer Matthew Thomas (Mattomica Photography) to photograph the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2012, and here she is, Sarah Pickstone,...
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Review: The Intensives – GARAGELAND at Galley

The Intensives Gallery is an underground-DIY-garageland surrounded by ideas and shared interests in the devotion to the role of being an artist. It is an incredibly honest show, with very little ego around it.

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...

Review: 1 Minute: Vol. 3-9 at A Small Cinema for Light Night

There are few more promising introductions to a space than being forced to sit on the floor. Small Cinema Liverpool delivered exactly that for Light Night 2016. So busy, so popular, so quick and so quirky that the public seemed to have flocked there.

‘Celtic Genii Locorum’ Wirral Met. Art School Fellows at the Williamson

Words by Shelagh Cullity Celtic Genii Locorum is an exhibition by the 2013/2014 Wirral Met Art School Fellows, Breda Whyte and Jane Acott. Both artists are exploring aspects...

The Liverpool Art Prize

Review by Kate Chesters Back in the venue where it all started 7 years ago, the Liverpool Art Prize exhibition is open once again at Metal....

Review: Press Room – Ciara Phillips at Crosby Library

Review: Press Room, Crosby Library 1-30 March 2019, 10.00-13.00 Monday-Saturday. by Lorraine Bacchus My local library, Crosby, is only a ten-minute walk from my flat, which is...

Preview: Liverpool Book Art Fair, an interview with Simon Ryder

Preview: Liverpool Book Art Fair, an interview with Simon Ryder Liverpool Central Library, 8th & 9th July 2017 Words & interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool has a strong...
Outsiders View by Henry Woodley at Unit 51

Review: Outsiders View: Photographs of Japan – Henry Woodley at Unit 51

In Outsiders View, Woodley seeks to capture the varied cultural shifts happening today in Japan, and what we are given is a summary of very human, very modern relationships touching on tradition and contemporary influences.

Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail – Kayleigh Davies

The scale of the upcoming event was proven as a mass of eager spectators entered the Anglican Cathedral to see the performance of ‘A...
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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.

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

Skipping to School: Memories of a Liverpool Girlhood 1937 – 1948, Doris Calder

Review by Sinead Nunes, Editor Skipping to School: Memories of a Liverpool Girlhood 1937-1948 is a novel telling the story of a growing girl's upbringing during...

Review: Home, at ArtsHub47

Arts Hub second Annual Open exhibition opened in South Liverpool last week. Arts Hub is a small independent arts collective based at 47 Lark Lane.

The Negligent Eye at the Bluecoat

Words by Breda Whyte This exhibition has been developed and curated by Jo Stockham, The Royal College of Art’s Head of Printmaking, in collaboration with...

Liverpool Doors Exhibition Review

 Art Feast sent Stephanie Whalley to review Liverpool Museums latest exhibition Liverpool Doors a unique art installation combining Roger McGough's poetic skills with the...

Review: Juliet Fleming, Kieran Leach and Robyn Nichol: Aftertaste, at The Trophy Room

Juliet Fleming, Kieran Leach and Robyn Nichol: Aftertaste The Trophy Room Words, Devon Forrester-Jones Devon Forrester-Jones, Artist and Co-Leader of Surtsey Projects, takes a look at The...

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: Fashion Icons: Celebrating Gay Designers

Fashion Icons: Celebrating Gay Designers Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Till Summer 2018 Words, Samantha Browne The beat of my heels as I ascended the stone steps towards...

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...
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: Joseph & Ivy Hulme at Surtsey Projects

Joseph & Ivy Hulme: A Tremendous Blunder Surstey Projects, Friday 9th December 2016 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith As an artist, have you ever hit the wall and wondered...

Review: Op Art in Focus, Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s exhibition Op Art in Focus is an assault on the senses. Involving paintings and sculptural work which span the walls and floors,...

Andy has now been trained to be a Volunteer for the Biennial!

I’ve spent 2 days on the Biennial training courses. One day in the Bluecoat receiving a general briefing from the curator and her team...

Review: Liverpool Open 2016 at Editions Ltd

The mass of fresh talent on display helps to define how the arts in Liverpool are changing, with critically engaged work, and a sea of comical notions hung up, side by side. It’s a show that covers all bases, and allows anybody to come and visit a massive overview of the emerging and established talent of Liverpool, all in one room. And that’s quite special.
A Small View: Got Worms? – by Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould

Review: Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould: Got Worms? at A Small View

The exhibition, on display at A Small View is a brilliant example of what kitsch can be when it’s kitsch for a reason. This isn’t just shiny stuff looking good. This is shiny stuff telling a tale.