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: Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Viking: Rediscover the Legend, The Atkinson, until Saturday 7th July, £5 Two of the loveliest pieces in Viking: Rediscover the Legend are saved for the...

Review: Coming Out: Art and Culture 1967-2017

Coming Out: Art and Culture 1967-2017 Walker Art Gallery, until 5th November 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Coming Out made me really uncomfortable in parts. But so does...

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: Threshold Exhibition at Constellations

‘The rebirth of the lens’ is probably a fair blurb to assign to Constellations’ current exhibition, running as part of Alchemy Visual Arts festival this weekend. There’s a savoury peep show, a photographic montage of appetite whetting stationary, and a stage projection to re-light the energy of anyone starting to wither.
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Tour: Liverpool Biennial 2016: Public Works, an unofficial guide

Art in Liverpool’s highlights and a suggested tour of how to get around them in one day. And while I’m aiming to tell you about public spaces, one or two other things might slip in, like the Oratory, which do, strictly, have a roof on their heads.

Archiving The Arts Centre – The Bluecoat, by Kayleigh Davies

The Bluecoat is currently showcasing its fascinating history through a proud display of posters, catalogues, objects, events and art works, a diverse show that...

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...
Threshold 2016 at 24 Kitchen Street

Review: Threshold 2016 Exhibition at 24 Kitchen Street

"Whether it’s the setting, 24 Kitchen Street, or the discourse between every piece in the space, something set this apart for me. Every exhibition as part of Threshold was a success in its own way, for its own reasons, but this one got me reanimated at the end of a long day. It put a smile back on my face."
Dry Your Eyes Princess by Stephen King

Review: ‘Dry Your Eyes Princess’ at Museum of Liverpool

Dry Your Eyes Princess is a clever biographical collaboration of some of Britain’s most inspirational individuals. They’ll probably disagree that they’re inspirational, but all of them have made brave choices, and help to promote the possibility of what could be normal in the future.

‘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...

Reggae Culture at District

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor For over 20 years, Africa Oyé has been responsible for bringing the best artists from all over Africa, the Caribbean,...

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

Preview: Basements Connected, at Basement Projects

Basement Projects started in 1996 when three artists living in the same building decided to make use of forgotten space. This year marks twenty years since then

The Blue Room Exhibition @ The Bluecoat Gallery

Words by Rachel Tillett The Blue Room is an award-winning arts service for people with learning difficulties. The group runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week...

Past & Present: Samantha Browne on cultural conservation in the UK

Words, Samantha Browne Conservation ‘engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future’, to paraphrase the words of...

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...

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,...

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: Suzanne Treister HFT: The Gardener – Liverpool Biennial 2016

Software plays an increasing role in our lives, but the line between lived reality and that presented to us by lines of code is increasingly difficult to define.

Review: Utopia Deferred at Corke Gallery

Utopia Deferred Corke Gallery, until 9th September 2016 Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines Look at any great human civilization and you can’t help but notice that people...

Review: TIME TUNNEL, Launch of the Fabric District Vision 2018

REVIEW TIME TUNNEL, Launch of the Fabric District Vision 2018 Words and photographs by Moira Leonard The new ‘Fabric District’, Liverpool L3, was officially launched last weekend...

Our Liverpool Landscape: From Turner to Today | Kerry Morrison by Christof Haeberle

If you follow Tate Liverpool on Twitter or Facebook you are likely to have spotted a mention about environmental artist Kerry Morrison working in...

Review: Coast to Coast to Coast

Review of Coast to Coast to Coast, September 2019 Words: Lorraine Bacchus Photos: Ron Davies A recent event hosted by Open Eye Gallery was one of those...

Review: House of Suarez: Elements of Vogue

House of Suarez: Elements of Vogue Bluecoat, Sunday 17th December 2017 Words, Kevin Symes Taking my seat in the front row, right next to the catwalk, I...

Review: Home, at ArtsHub47

Arts Hub second Annual Open exhibition opened in South Liverpool last week. Arts Hub is a small independent arts collective based at 47 Lark Lane.
War, Art and Surgery – Julia Midgley

Review: Julia Midgley – War, Art & Surgery at The Brindley

This is an insightful exhibition from a talented artist, exposing the process of training some of the bravest doctors in the country.

Review: Yves Klein, Tate Liverpool

REVIEW, Yves Klein Tate Liverpool, 21 October 2016 – 5 March 2017 Word and photographs, Moira Leonard Words I associate with Yves Klein (1928 – 1962): Blue, Void, Fire,...

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...

Ian Costabile: Static Music at The Gallery, Liverpool

Words by Leanne Cunningham Being acutely aware of the innovate and pervasive nature of sound, the feeling that sound creates, the power and effect it...

Review: Blind Date: (it’s all) Tropical at The Royal Standard

A candid look at collaboration, taking three very personal group experiences and shoving them in to one small space, and exhibits a trilogy of incredibly different responses.

Sander/Weegee part of LOOK/13 at The Bluecoat by Sinead Nunes

Sander/Weegee, part of The Bluecoat's programme for regional photography festival LOOK/13, brings together two of the most prolific photographers of the twentieth century; August...

Andy Johnson’s Light Night Adventure

I had an enjoyable evening enjoying the cultural delights of Light Night. I had worked a rough plan for the evening which varied as the...

Review: Dementia Connect – Hidden Voices at FACT

Dementia Connect – Hidden Voices at FACT 13 April 2018 Words by Moira Leonard We’re in the Box at FACT. Rows of burgundy sofas. Only a...

Review: The Dark Side of Light Night at 104 Duke Street

The work scaling the walls mixed humour with seriousness, but all took the subject seriously enough to tie it all together. And in doing so held up the idea of the overlooked side of human experience.

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...

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: Aestheticism, Sam Harris-Wright

Aestheticism Sam Harris-Wright ArtHouse Gallery, Southport until 27 April 2019 Words, Samantha Browne “The link between that which defines beauty and the beauty itself” is how Sam Harris-Wright...

“If I could be painting, any painting, I’d be a Leonora Carrington”

Words by Lesley VandeMark If I could be painting, any painting, I’d choose to be a Leonora Carrington painting; colourful, imaginative, and yet somewhat cryptic...

Review: Trapped in the Image: West Kirby Arts Centre

Jacob Gourley and Stephen Nulty's exhibition - Trapped in the Image on exhibition throughout February 2018 at West Kirby Arts Centre Words, Trevor Smith (Visiting Writer) If January and February...