Review: Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool

Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool Words, Louise Emily Sometimes I think in another life I was a moth, or magpie. Bright colours and...

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...

Blue Room at Ten, Review

Blue Room at Ten, Review Blue Room has, for ten years, been working with learning disabled artists not just in creating new art, but creating...

Review: Monochrome at Bluecoat Display Centre

Review: Monochrome at Bluecoat Display Centre Words, Kathryn Wainwright Using the word monochrome to describe can give varying reactions, from the somewhat dull or demure to...

Review: Stirling Prize Shortlist exhibition 2018, at RIBA North

Review: Stirling Prize Shortlist exhibition 2018, at RIBA North 2018’s Stirling Prize Winner is Bloomberg’s European Headquarters. The annual award is an unlimited, uncategorized prize...

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...

Review: Robert Mapplethorpe at The Atkinson

Robert Mapplethorpe at The Atkinson. Samantha Browne on the era defining artist, and what his legacy means in hindsight Words, Samantha Browne “I’m looking for the unexpected....

Between You and Me, Everything Else is Different; Review: Leo Fitzmaurice at Walker Art...

Between You and Me, Everything Else is Different Review: Leo Fitzmaurice at Walker Art Gallery Psamathe (1879-80) by Frederic, Lord Leighton looks away, with her back...

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...

Review: Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, News from Nowhere

Sci-fi, filmed here in Liverpool, opens up a window on the future as Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho tour their ongoing News From Nowhere...

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...

Review: Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool

At Tate Liverpool until 29 March 2019 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Léger’s early work is really fairly disappointing to see. Le Jardin de ma mère, painted as...

Review: Broken Symmetries

Broken Symmetries, FACT, until March 3 2019 Words & pictures, Julia Johnson Particle physics: undoubtedly astounding, yet frequently utterly bewildering. It’s one thing to understand that...

Rarely heard voices; how the women of St Helens provoked a performance that defined...

Review: TORCH, by ANU Productions Nervously fidgeting with a box of ink in my pocket for an hour spent in a terraced house in St...

Book review: Post-it: Independents Biennial Writers-in-Residence 2018

Eight writers, four months, two books. What happens when you ask writers to respond to something that is itself evolving? In this case, a...

Ideas Depot; where art isn’t part of the curriculum. It’s all of it.

Ideas Depot; where art isn’t part of the curriculum. It’s all of it. Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Quietly, not after but during the Biennials, Tate Liverpool opened...

Review: It’s The Travelling Life; an exhibition based on fact, by Liverpool irish Festival

Words, Kathryn Wainwright Liverpool Irish Festival’s lead exhibition focussed on Irish Travellers, in their own words, and their own images. I expected it to dispel...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2018

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Beautiful World, What Are You?, rather than Beautiful World, Where Are You? seems to be more appropriate title. What...

Preview of Broken Symmetries, a collaboration between FACT & CERN

Super Collider. When art and science met Preview of Broken Symmetries, a collaboration between FACT & CERN Words, Kathryn Wainwright Coming later this month, FACT’s recent collaborations...

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...

What happened at Tate Exchange? Network yourself.

Liverpool Artist Network (LAN) and Contemporary Visual Art Network (CVAN) sit at opposite ends of a spectrum. They each make incredible things happen, and...

Review: Test! The programme of trial and error taking chances for Independents Biennial

Test! The programme of trial and error taking chances for Independents Biennial There’s an important layer to the visual arts that rarely gets seen. It’s...

Preview: Dragons of the Pool, coming later this month to Arts Centre EHU

Believing they had been deserted, the families of Chinese seamen who had been secretly deported back to the Far East tell their somewhat unknown...

Review: Smoke and Fire at Bridewell Studios

Smoke and Fire at the Bridewell, Prescot St. until 14th October 2018 Words, Ian Fallace Images, courtesy of the artists Six artists have created a multi-disciplined show on...

Farewell Victoria Street; a sad goodbye to a cultural hub, and a warm hello...

Without agenda or pretence, I want to commemorate a building which has been an invaluable support to Art in Liverpool, the Independents Biennial and...

Liverpool Biennial’s strongest card? Open Eye Gallery’s Madiha Aijaz

Liverpool Biennial’s strongest card? Open Eye Gallery’s Madiha Aijaz One of Liverpool Biennial’s loudest, and aptly, quietest, statements about globalism and the impact of individualism...

How Liverpool’s Metropolotian Cathedral grew new limbs. Ryan Gander’s Liverpool Biennial commission

How Liverpool’s Metropolotian Cathedral grew new limbs. Ryan Gander’s Liverpool Biennial commission Time Moves Quickly, the message from Ryan Gander to Liverpool. On the platform outside...

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...

Mersey or Huangpu? Liverpool or Shanghai? Chapter Two of China Dream

Words, Ian Fallace Shanghai has been twinned with Liverpool since 1999 and in the interim there has been a building of cultural links between the...

Review: Sean Scully at Walker Art Gallery

Review: Sean Scully at Walker Art Gallery Words, Ian Fallace “The stripe can do anything in any direction and since it is so common, it corresponds...

Review: New Brighton Revisited – Martin Parr, Ken Grant, Tom Wood

Review: New Brighton revisited Words, Kathy Wainwright A room with a view, and not just of the ever popular beach. The Sailing School at Marine Point...

George Henry Lee’s: A note on getting to know a gem

Over the last few weeks, I’ve come to love this building. I don’t know if I did before, certainly not beyond its beauty. My own...

Review: Sefton Open 2018

Sefton Open 2018 The Atkinson, Galleries, Southport 28th July – 27th August 2018 Words, Samantha Browne The Sefton Open 2018 proves once again that artistic talent in Merseyside...

Preview: Leonardo Da Vinci: a Life Drawing

PREVIEW LEONARDO DA VINCI: A LIFE DRAWING Walker Art Gallery (2019)  Words by Moira Leonard Twelve sketches from an art world superstar. Twelve national galleries. One simultaneous opening...

Reivew: So’Maal: Wonders of the World (IB18)

Wonders of the World 21.7.28 review by Ali Harwood ‘Wonders of the World’ was created for So’Maal to mark the date on which the Temple of...

Ari Benjamin Meyers rethinking musical portraiture for Liverpool Biennial

Ari Benjamin Meyers rethinking musical portraiture for Liverpool Biennial Lord of the Flies was the last thing I saw at the Playhouse. It was ok,...

Review: Tom Wood & Cian Quayle at The Williamson

Photographer, Tom Wood seems to be on-trend currently having had a plethora of exhibitions over this past year. His exhibition at the Williamson Art...

Review: “#67, lapis lazuli springs from rusting iron and blue to green and life”...

Tunstall Street, L7, has watched over five years of development as the hoardings around the houses get higher and higher. A new school directly...

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,...

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,...