Naomi Munou, Jo Sweeting and Pauline Hughes

Review: #Threeform at Editions

Pauline Hughes, Jo Sweeting, and Naomi Munuo, began following each other on Twitter because they not only liked each other's work but recognised similarities in form and style.

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...

LightNight Diary 2018: The year of reflection

The year the voices of Liverpool made a difference. I don’t think I’ll remember LightNight 2018 any other way. There were the usual street performances,...
Automata at Hobo Kiosk

Review: Automata – Tristan Brady-Jacobs & Simon Venus at Hobo Kiosk

Automata is a brilliant little exhibition in one of Liverpool’s lesser known retail gems, featuring work from Simon Venus and Tristan Brady Jacobs. The clue is in the name here, they’re all automata; moving devices made by human hands

Four Words: Future Alan Dunn’s Channel 4 takeover. Catch up on All4

Four Words: Future Alan Dunn’s Channel 4 takeover. Catch up on All4 You know how those adverts on facebook target you? Or down the side of...
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.

Memories of August 1914: Day 3

Words and images by Andy Johnson After not really knowing where Bath Street was, where we had been asked to assemble, I headed to Clarence...

Transmitting Andy Warhol: Tate Liverpool

Words by Daniella Scott Transmitting Andy Warhol is the first major exhibition in the North of England dedicated to displaying Warhol’s expanded practice, and it...

Turner: Travels, Light and Landscape

Words by Kate Chesters This exhibition at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight Village features over 30 works by one of the most...

Review: Joseph Cotgrave – BTM

His work has gone from eye catching explorations of space in 2015, to playful LGBT focused installations through 2016, to work that puts his focused ideas into well considered spaces.

Review: Mark Leckey at OUTPUT gallery

Review: Mark Leckey at OUTPUT gallery Words, Carol Emmas Tapping into the emotions that nostalgia can create is Mark Leckey’s artistic obsession. Clawing memories from his...

Review: Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool

Keith Haring hasn’t ever had a solo show in the UK. Yet for some reason I feel a closeness to Haring that has been...

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: Museum of the Moon, at Liverpool Cathedral

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon at Liverpool Cathedral until 28th May 2018 words, Joanie Magill Suspended from the ceiling in the centre of the well of...

Wendy Richmond reviews Street Scenes at Liverpool Academy of Art

Street Scene is a two-person exhibit currently showing at the Liverpool Academy of Arts featuring artist Emma Worth and photographer David Graves. From the...

Synaesthesia Feast: Project Zero at Camp and Furnace

Review by Sinead Nunes, Editor Synaesthesia: A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound...

Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Grosvenor Park

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor The summer has sadly come to an end, and with it the bumper season of excellent theatre at Grosvenor Park. Following...

Review: John Armstrong: Dream and Reality

John Armstrong: Dream and Reality The Atkinson, Southport until 3rd September 2017 The Atkinson, Southport’s home of the arts is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings...

Review: Skywriter: Vs vs Stephen Poleskie

Skywriter: Vs vs Stephen Poleskie 1.11 Residency (LJMU Residency Space at The Royal Standard), 13th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Ahead of the final exhibition as Vs,...

Review: Nahem Shoa: Black Presence, The Atkinson

Review of Nahem Shoa: Black Presence, The Atkinson, Southport. Words by Lorraine Bacchus It was something of a lilliputian experience walking into this exhibition – the...

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...

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.

Let Me Entertain You: Brendan Walker “Thrills” at FACT

Words by Kirsten Hawkins It was thrills and spills last week at FACT during the Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture, which welcomed guest speaker and “Thrill Engineer”...

Reviewed: SYNDROME Sessions 2.0: State-Free State of a.P.A.t.T

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Venturing into a venue you're not familiar with can be daunting at the best of times. Imagine stepping not only...

Connections & My Subject is War

Words by Kirsten Hawkins Culture Warrington presents the work of two emerging artists from the North West at the Pyramid Arts Centre. The exhibition includes...

Review: The Wonder of it All, Josie Jenkins & Jacqui Chapman

The Wonder of it All, Josie Jenkins & Jacqui Chapman The Gallery Liverpool, 29th September - 8th October 2016 Words & Pictures, Patrick Kirk-Smith If ever there...

Review: Next Stop New York, The Florrie

Next Stop New York The Florrie, until 18th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On April Fool’s Day 2017, The Florrie had an event called ’14 Hour Super...

Hangmen of England: Moyra Davey

by Patrick M Higgins  The Canadian photographer, film-maker and writer, Moyra Davey is currently showing work at the Tate Liverpool in the LOOK/13  Parallel Programme. A...

Liverpool Biennial London 2012 Festival Project Launch – Adam Scovell

This Saturday sees a multitude of activity and art come to life in Liverpool ONE in the form of two specially commissioned pieces for...

Review: Sojourn(al), Eimear Kavanagh & Eilis Ní Fhaoláin

Sojourn(al), Eimear Kavanagh & Eilis Ní Fhaoláin Road Studios, 29th September – 1st October 2016 Words & Pictures, Patrick Kirk-Smith Eimear Kavanagh & Eilis Ní Fhaoláin have...

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: Terracotta Warriors

Review: Terracotta Warriors at World Museum until October Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith For an exhibition of stunningly beautiful craft, it’s surprising how much of the history behind the...

Victoria Gallery & Museum: Remember Them

Review by Sinead Nunes, Editor `Remember Them’ features work by a group of international artists that highlight the huge number of female disappearances and murders...

Art Turning Left- How Values Changed Making 1789 -2013 at Tate Liverpool

Review by Natasha Lamb Photographs courtesy Patrick M Higgins Photography The first ever exhibition of its kind, Art Turning Left examines the relationship between left-wing politics...

Review: Relics: The Independent thread coming to a venue near you

Exhibition Relics: The Independent thread coming to a venue near you. Tate Liverpool, 3rd-18th September 2016 Words, Deborah Laing The subject of Greece seems to have taken hold of...

Sinead Nunes on Photography by Ian Lawson, Domino Gallery

Ian Lawson is a local artist, taking his first steps into the world of professional photography with his debut exhibition at Domino Gallery, Upper...

Michael Nyman: Aztecs in Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery

Words and images by Leanne Cunningham Whilst making my way to see the John Moores Painting Prize 2014, I am stopped in my tracks -...
Hato and Childwall Sports & Science Academy, Hello Future Me, 2016. Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Arriva. Photo: Gareth Jones

2016 Round Up

2016 Round Up Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Walker Art Gallery hosted the biggest ever exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite work in British history; the Biennial rediscovered the city; Tate...

Review: Carter Preston Prize at Bluecoat Display Centre

What unifies these artists is not just a mastery of ceramics, but an obvious understanding of the craft’s history.
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?