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.

Review: Hands of History +20

Review: Hands of History +20 at Victoria Gallery & Museum, until 21st April 2018 Words, Steph Preston 20 years ago the artist Raymond Watson persuaded Northern Irish...

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...

Experience Independents Biennial 2018’s Discordia Exhibition in 360

Discordia, by Laura Brownhill was an ambitious multi-media exhibition for Independents Biennial 2018. Captured in 360 by Peter Nelson below, you can watch the...

Review: Crafted at Kirkby & Huyton Gallery

Crafted captures the expanse of contemporary art practice, appealing to a variety of audiences from the art enthusiast to the ceramic hoarder. And with a range of prices, art has never been so affordable, or so functional.

Steven & Sufea: David Hockney – Early Reflections at The Walker Art Gallery

Two Curators’ Perspectives of David Hockney: Early Reflections at the Walker Art Gallery Review by Steven Hyland Howling from the first pictures is a murky passion,...

Review: Reel Stories at Museum of Liverpool

In this exhibition, with an exciting events schedule and addictive compilation of trivia facts, you can expect to be reminded of some of your favourite films, and discover one or two more to put on that list.

Review: First Women, Anita Corbin at St George’s Hall

Review: First Women, Anita Corbin at St George's Hall until 31st August "Since the world began, men and women have held up the sky between them,...

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: Craig Davison, Avengers Resembled

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

Review: John Moores Prize Winners, Walker Art Gallery

John Moores Prize Winners, The Walker Art Gallery - To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the competition...

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,...

Textual Immersion: Type Motion at FACT

Words by Sufea Mohamad Noor Charting the history of the association between text and the moving image, FACT's latest exhibition explores our relationship with text-in-motion, drawing on popular...

Review: Caroline Coon: The Great Offender

Caroline Coon: The Great Offender, The Gallery, until 27th May Words & Pictures, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) Caroline Coon’s first ever solo exhibition makes its statement...

Review: Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker at RIBA North

RIBA North: Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker: The heady extroversion outside is the result of that continuing belief. Well worth a visit. 
Matisse The Snail

Review: Matisse in Focus at Tate Liverpool

Matisse in Focus is an educational introduction to the work of this giant of modern art. It also happens to be the final time the centre piece of this show, The Snail, Matisse’s largest collage work, and one of his last, will ever travel.

Review: Jade Montserrat, Instituting Care

Review: Jade Montserrat, Instituting Care “The quiet in this library is a sound in itself.” A statement scrawled across the walls of the gallery seems...

‘A Universal Archive – Wiliam Kentridge as Printmaker’ by Kayleigh Davies

Entering the Bluecoat post-Biennial feels like walking around a house when the Christmas decorations have come down; there lies a quietening calm. Yet like...

Review: Will Self: The Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture

Will Self: The Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture FACT, 10th November 2016 Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines It’s about the point where he’s comparing artists who collaborate with...
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Artist Sir Peter Blake receives the City of Liverpool Citizen of Honour award as the artist was in the city to celebrate a two-year extension of his Dazzle Ferry artwork, which was originally commissioned in 2015 by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool, and will now stay on the Mersey until 2019. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 23, 2017.

Review: Sir Peter Blake, in conversation with Richard Cork

Sir Peter Blake, In conversation with Richard Cork Words, Jessica Fenna Often dubbed the founder of British pop art, the renowned artist, Peter Blake has been...
Road Studios

Review: Threshold Festival Exhibition at The Gallery Liverpool

Threshold, it calls on artists and creative types to respond directly to themes which push and pull their practices – crucially, in the direction of the public eye. This year, that theme is Alchemy (the shifting of one thing to another; in its most basic interpretation)

Review: An English Ladies Wardrobe

Review: An English Ladies Wardrobe The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, L3 8EL Until 1st March 2020 Words and pictures by Col O’Kell  An Enthralling Glimpse of the Liverpool...

Thresholds at Tate Liverpool by Joanne McClellan

Curated by Dr Sook-Kyung Lee, Exhibitions & Displays Curator, Tate Liverpool. Thresholds houses work from a variety of contemporaries. But through this, Tate also includes...

The Art of Pop Video, by Sinead Nunes

The Art of Pop Video is a surprisingly definitive collection of music videos housed at Liverpool’s FACT gallery. The collection, brought together by curators Michael P...

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...
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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.

Review: Kit Brown – ‘Symbiosis’ at A Small View

Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith. Hidden at the back of The Gostins Arcade, at the end of Hanover Street, is an exhibition that could not have found a better home. Kit Brown’s Symbiosis is an immersive, interlinked, audio visual experience.

Review: Lubaina Himid at Walker Art Gallery

Lubaina Himid “Naming the Money” Walker Art Gallery, until 18th March 2018 Words, Julia Johnson It’s an awkward but undeniable fact that considerable parts of Liverpool’s past...
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Review: 2nd Heseltine Institute Lecture, Without These Walls

The second of the Heseltine Institute Seminars. Jayne Lawless' & Janet Brandon's film raised more questions than it could possibly answer, but tried its hardest to answer them through a tirade of questions that even the most ardent city planner would struggle to resolve.

Review: Nothing Dead Here – Dead Pigeon Gallery at 189 Oakfield Road

Review: Dead Pigeon Gallery, 189 Oakfield Road by appointment until December Words, Laura Brown How do you deal with it when something bad happens where you live?...

Model: An interview with Fran Disley

Words by by Jennifer Gleadell Despite the constant evolution of the art scene in Liverpool, due to the hard work of spaces such as Cactus Gallery...

What are you Waiting For? Build Your Own at FACT

Words by Sufea Mohamad Noor Right now, FACT is Liverpool's gathering spot for different clans of makers who associate themselves with DIY be it through crafts...

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...

Review: Jasmir Creed, Dystopolis at the VGM

Review: Jasmir Creed, Dystopolis at the VGM Victoria Gallery & Museum has hosted some wonderful multimedia installations over the years, one was, I think, the...

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

Words by Laura Harris Portrait and a Dream (1953) is a haunting and unfamiliar end to Tate Liverpool’s new Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots (until 18...

Listening at the Bluecoat

Words by Lesley Van deMark …If you listen you can hear it. The sound of nothing and the sound of everything; dissected, amplified and simplified...
unfold by Ryoichi Kurokawa, at FACT, 2016. Photo by Brian Slater

Review: unfold by Ryoichi Kurokawa at FACT

Ryoichi Kurokawa’s film, unfold, at FACT is one of the most immersive, experiential pieces of theatre I have ever had the good fortune to see. It was one of the most serene, and least serene experiences of my life.

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...

The Soup collective’s RESIZED exhibition opened a small yet inspirational window for ‘NOTES ON...

Words by Deborah Laing There was something about this month’s exhibition at Arena Studios and Gallery that felt intimate: why? Maybe it was due to the...

Review: She’s Eclectic – Women Artists of the VGM Collection

In the short time I have been living in Merseyside, I have already established a routine of popping into the Victoria Gallery & Museum...