Review: The Liverpool Collection, at dot-art

The Liverpool Collection dot-art Gallery, until 13th January 2018 Words, Kevin Symes Hidden away in a charming Diagon Alley-esque side street is dot-art Gallery, who have just opened...
Review Pierre Henry Liverpool Mass

Review: Pierre Henry: Liverpool Mass

Review: Pierre Henry: Liverpool Mass Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Saturday 13th May 2017 Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) It’s a rare treat, to be able...

‘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...

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.

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,...

Open Eye Gallery: Liverpool Biennial, by Kayleigh Davies

The first clue that the Open Eye Gallery was going to be different under the influence of the Biennial was obvious by the new,...

Review: Ella Kruglyanskaya: Methods of Display at Tate Liverpool

Ella Kruglyanskaya curates an exhibition of past work, alongside work that the Tate Liverpool’s Assistant Curator, Stephanie Straine, describes as being “wet on the canvas on its way here.” And for a retrospective of a living artist to manifest itself like this, surely must supply ideas for the future. In that sense, or that tense, this show is the key study that answers the question posed by Francesco Manacorda, “Why paint?”

Review: Westwood, at The Atkinson

Westwood The Atkinson, Southport, 21 September 2019 – 28 March 2020 Words, Samantha Browne “Westwood” at The Atkinson in Southport was two years in the planning and...

Andy reviews Spectacle of The Lost at the University’s Victoria Gallery and Museum

This afternoon I found an invite on my Face Book page from the Double Negative to go to the open view that evening for...

Review: Benedict Drew, KAPUT

Bendict Drew, KAPUT Walker Art Gallery, until 26 February 2017 Words, Jessica Greenall Benedict Drew transports his audience in this memorable and psychedelic work. The viewer of KAPUT...

Review: The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan

In becoming the temporary home for The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan, Chester Arts Centre provides a shock of colour

DLA Piper Series: Innocence and Experience, Curated by Marianne Faithfull – Reviewed by Adam...

Evocation of an era can be a tricky ideal to achieve in a gallery space. With the potential for works to repeat themselves and...

Review: Woodman and Schiele, on the anniversaries of their deaths

Woodman and Schiele, on the anniversaries of their deaths. Carol Emmas on Life in Motion at Tate Liverpool As Tate Liverpool continues its 30th anniversary celebrations,...

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...

FACT & Headspace:The Art of the Surgeon

Photography by Patrick M Higgins - patrickmhigginsphotography.co.uk On 20 November, in a groundbreaking collaboration, FACT invited surgeon Christian Duncan to demonstrate his work. This was a unique...

Review: Introduction to Woodwork at Make. Liverpool

Review: Introduction to Woodwork at Make. Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Make. Liverpool have a series of woodworking classes available to people at all ability levels. The workshops...
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.

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: The View from the Top of a Pyramid – Jacqui Hallum at...

The View from the Top of a Pyramid – Jacqui Hallum The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 12 October 2019 - 26 April 2020 Words and pictures by...

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you (working title)

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you (working title) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Beauteous world, where art thou gone? O, thou, Nature’s blooming youth, return once more! Ah,...

Picturing Venice in Merseyside

Words by Laura Harris Nostalgia plays an important part in the Lady Lever’s current Picturing Venice exhibition (showing until 27 September). Not only do the images...

Brass Art / Shadow Worlds | Writers’ Rooms – Freud’s House

Words by Naomi Cull The latest exhibition of work by experimental collective Brass Art - made up of Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneké Pettican -...

The Role of the Artist: Using the Arts for Social Change

words by Sinead Nunes, Editor “Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” - Bertolt Brecht In...

We go Listening at the Bluecoat

Words by Leanne Cunningham the Bluecoat presents Listening, a sight and sound exhibition curated by Sam Belinfante, which interrogates the act of listening itself, rather...

Review: The Williamson Open, 2019

The Williamson Open has been happening in more or less the same format for over 90 years, but this was my first time so...
Straddling The Fence - LJMU Fine Art MA Interim Show at the Bridewell

Review: Straddling The Fence at The Bridewell

LJMU’s MA Fine Art students present an odd an enticing selection of work that, more than anything, makes you want to know more. A student body that is more connected with the art world outside their own studios than any group I’ve come across for years.

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...

From Southport, with love…….. The Waterfront Arts Project, The Promenade Southport

Aside from the nostalgic sounds of arcades, the smell of sea air and the waft of fish and chips, The Southport Art groups create...

Review: Sprung a Leak – Cécile B. Evans, Tate Liverpool

Like the great masters of traditional art, Evans has created something that reflects the beautiful and yet somehow terrible aspects of contemporary life.

Review: Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: the Art of John Higgins

Review: Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: the Art of John Higgins Victoria Gallery & Museum, 10th March – 1st October 2017 Words, Leyla Gurr “In the beginning, I...

Review: The Time We Call our Own, Open Eye Gallery

The Time We Call our OwnOpen Eye Gallery until 23rd October View the full exhibition in VR online here

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: The Oratory: Liverpool Biennial 2016

The Oratory: Liverpool Biennial 2016 The Oratory Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith The Oratory, is probably best known as the little building outside the Anglican Cathedral, and second...

Review: Jarman Awards 2016 at FACT

Jarman awards screening FACT Liverpool, 18th October 2016 Words, Ilona Walker On the 18th October the 2016 Film London Jarman Awards Touring Programme paid a visit to...

Review: Threshold Exhibition at Baltic Social

The three artists behind this are the brilliant Steve Threlfall, Tristan Brady-Jacobs and Keith Webber, working together as Forgotten Art Collective, with a little help from Tony Reilly (aka. Ian Danger). A collective they have formed to celebrate and play with their work, but also to enlighten and enliven your day.