Review: RE – Reanimate, Repair, Meld and Mend at Bluecoat Display Centre

This is an exhibition that has been put together as an act of obsession. Obsession with recycling, with repair, reuse and rethinking is paramount to RE-reanimate.

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...
Victorian Treasures, Walker Art Gallery 2017. © Dave Jones

Review: Victorian Treasures at Walker Art Gallery

Victorian Treasures Walker Art Gallery, 27th January - 7th May 2017 Words, Carol Emmas Hot on the heels of the Waker Art Gallery’s recent exhibition., Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion,...

‘Pre-paid 2013’ at The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University

Review by Rachel Tillett ‘Pre-paid 2013’ is The Cornerstone Gallery’s bi-annual charity postcard exhibition and blind auction. Funds raised go towards The Artists’ Benevolent Institution (AGBI)...
Threshold 2016 at Unit51

Review: Threshold Festival Exhibition at Unit51

The exhibition is slapped right in the middle of Alchemy Visual Arts festival, and holds up to the responsibility that puts on it. This is a serious centre, packed full of work from artists addressing the theme of alchemy directly, and changing their approach to practice dramatically as a result.

Art Club meets local artist Jon Barraclough – Shelagh Cullity

The Art Club took a slightly different direction last week from our usual format of meeting in a gallery and picking a small number...

Review: Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933, August Sander and Otto Dix

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933, August Sander and Otto Dix Tate Liverpool, until  15th October 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith This is an exhibition that received rave reviews...
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.

Review: Steve des Landes, Un-settled, at the Williamson Art Gallery

Steve des Landes, Un-settled Williamson Art Gallery, until 4th March 2018 Words, Carol Emmas One of the questions I repeatedly ask myself is, what takes an artist...

Review: Abacus, at Bluecoat

Abacus can only be seen as successful if its users are comfortable.
Clare Flinn at Editions Ltd

Review: Cityscape to Landscape: Clare Flinn at Editions Ltd

This is a fantastic choice for Editions to open 2016 with. Taking an artist who has always had a place there and giving them the exhibition they deserve. If it was crucial to choose an audience for this... who really stops and looks; at art; at their city; at the sky.

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...

Review: Time Slips Away, at Road Studios

Time Slips Away, Road Studios, LightNight 2017 Words, Kirsten Hawkins For the third year in a row, Road Studios has hosted an exhibition as part of Light...

Review: Jerwood Photoworks Awards

Jerwood Photoworks Awards, Review Open Eye Gallery, 28 October – 18 December 2016 Words, Carol Emmas It was a busy evening across Liverpool with a few simultaneous...

Review: Stephanie Miello, Depending on What’s There

Miello’s angling of shadow and light in her sculptural installation made the space feel ten times bigger. Impressive, given that she’d actually reduced the floor space by half to do it.

Review: Liverpool Inspiration: A Photography Exhibition by David Lydiate

Having a look around Liverpool Town Hall is a unique opportunity in itself. So while you're looking around have a look up the grand stairs to see David's fantastic work and donate some spare change.

Review: Craig Davison, Avengers Resembled

Either way, what I know for certain is that Craig Davison’s work spread a huge smile across my face.
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.

Review: Haegue Yang’s surreal escape at Tate Liverpool

Haegue Yang’s surreal escape at Tate Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On my way in to Tate Exchange to visit our writers-in-residence this month I stumbled across...

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Grosvenor Park, Chester

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Now this is how theatre is supposed to be. We are seated under a Roman style canopy, sipping wine and breathing...

Review: Adventures in Ancient Egypt, at The Atkinson

Review: Adventures in Ancient Egypt: Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers The Atkinson, until March 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Egypt’s become a big theme across Merseyside recently, with...

Review: The Pier Head – Tom Wood

The Pier Head – Tom Wood Open Eye Gallery, until 25th March 2018 Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) It’s one of my favourite things about living in...

Art Feast interviews Ceri Hand

Art Feast interviews Ceri Hand | Art Feast. Interesting interview with Ceri Hand on the Art Feast website. “The Liverpool based Ceri Hand Gallery is one...

Time and Motion: Redefining Working Life at FACT

Words by Rachel Tillett Time and Motion: Redefining Working Life is an exhibition which aims to refine our understanding of working life. The exhibition looks towards...

Review: Shojo Manga at The Atkinson

The attention to detail in this exhibition is attributable to the subject. It has so many sensitivities to subject and media that it is impossible not to fall in love with the work.
editions Michael Lacey

Review: Michael Lacey – New Mythologies at Editions Ltd

New Mythologies works fantastically with its name, and equally well with its city. The landscape collages use bits and pieces from every day memories of Liverpool, combined with recognisable landmarks and popular imagery.
Liverpool Biennial Launch, photo by Tony Knox

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2016 in review

Liverpool Biennial 2016 in review Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith It’s the final week of Liverpool Biennial 2016. Almost everything that is going to happen has happened, but...

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...

Review: Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool

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

Review: Starkers – Davy and Kristin McGuire at Williamson Art Gallery

This short film by Davy and Kristin McGuire explores the relationship we hold with sculpture from the perspective of the statue. On some levels it is a very well told joke, but on others it is an incredible question to ask of an eternity of gallery goers.

The Long Con: Ilona Gaynor’s Under Black Carpets

words by Sinead Nunes, Editor We all have our doubts and suspicions about the legitimacy and credibility of the legal system, but could it be possible...

Review: Lucy Beech, Pharmakon at FACT

The overall command of this project has led to an inspiring interdisciplinary study of a very modern issue.

Review: Physical Fest Launch, 2017

Review: Physical Fest Launch 26th May 2017 Words by Moira Leonard Images, courtesy of Physical Fest Physical Fest: the 14th International Festival of Physical Theatre launched in Liverpool...

Review: It’s All About Me, Darling, Nick Hugh McCann at The Williamson 

In keeping with the gallery’s grandiose style is the exhibition “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, DARLING” by local-boy-done-good, Nick Hugh McCann, who, growing up in Birkenhead, recalls being taken to the Williamson

A Small View of A Small Group of Idiots Ruining It for Everyone Else

Words by Kyle Nathan Brown On entering A Small View exhibition place, dimly lit only by the lights from the corridor outside, one is confronted by...

Manifest.AR: Biosensing and Augmented Reality @ FACT by Sinead Nunes

Manifest.AR is a collective of international artists working together to explore the boundaries of reality. With a commission from FACT, the team are working...

Review: The Art Schools of North West England, at Bluecoat

The Art Schools of North West England, at Bluecoat I don’t remember the days when there was an art school in every town, I can...

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...

Halima Cassell: In Focus, at Kirkby Gallery

Words by Andrew Johnson A little while ago I was delighted to find out about the Halima Cassell exhibition due to open in the recently...