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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.

The Rolf Harris Walker Art Gallery Exhibition: Did-ge-really doo?

Did-ge-really doo? It’s hard not to forget that Rolf Harris is in good artistic company at the Walker Art Gallery. The gallery for me...

‘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...

Iron Men at Ten: Antony Gormley and Tim Marlow in Conversation

Words and images by Lesley VandeMark One hundred naked men on a beach. Now that I have your attention... I attended a sold out evening at St....

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...

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: Whitaker Malem – Pop Artisans

Whitaker Malen - Pop Artisans at The Gallery Liverpool, until 10th December 2017 Words, Kevin Symes Whitaker Malem – Pop Artisans is the seventh and final exhibition...

Andy visits ‘Not Just’, an Exhibition by Biennial Volunteers, Domino Gallery

I spent an enjoyable 10 weeks being a volunteer at last year’s Biennial. It was great gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary art and...
Liverpool Artists Network meeting, photo by Tony Knox

Review: Liverpool Artists Network

Liverpool Artists Network is an engine for action on behalf of the artists. It’s a celebration of the talent that already exists, and a proactive attempt to give that talent more of a voice for themselves.

Tell me more about… Chester Film Co-op

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor On the bustling city centre high street that is Chester's Northgate, you will find the area's very own secret cinema....

Art in Liverpool at ANDFair 2013

by Sinead Nunes, Editor Abandon Normal Devices, better known as AND Festival has graced the galleries and public spaces of Liverpool for another year, and...

Review: Judy Chicago: Fixing a Hole

Judy Chicago: Fixing a Hole Stanley Dock (Titanic Hotel) until 30th June Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On an empty building in Stanley Dock, behind the Titanic Hotel, a...

Review: Nahem Shoa: Black Presence, The Atkinson

Review of Nahem Shoa: Black Presence, The Atkinson, Southport. Words by Lorraine Bacchus It was something of a lilliputian experience walking into this exhibition – the...

Review: Mark Wardel, Wild Mutation at The Gallery Liverpool

Far from the retro, glazed, expressions of the 70’s that secretly inspire a generation of the 20teen hipsters, Mark Wardel’s exhibition was a clean and modern display of honest personalities.

Review: Ellsworth Kelly in Focus

An exhibition of 11 works, this is a snapshot of the great American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly in Focus, who died in December 2015, aged 92.

Review: Welsh Landscapes at dot-art

Review: Welsh Landscapes at dot-art Words, Kathryn Wainwright The Welsh countryside is an unbelievable resource we have right on our doorstep in the North West. I...

Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age at FACT

Words by Daniella Scott In this country 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue over the course of a year. This is...

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...

Review: Winds of Change at Kirkby Gallery

Review: Winds of Change Kirkby Gallery, until 13th January 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Open Eye Gallery are showing Culture Shifts: Local now, after a long stint of...

Review: Rituals, at Bluecoat Display Centre

Review: Rituals Bluecoat Display Centre, until 20th April Words, Charlotte Hill Bluecoat Display Centre is a base not only for artists but also collectives, small organisations and...

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: The Royal Standard & Northern Lights: Liverpool’s newest creative destination

The Royal Standard & Northern Lights: Liverpool’s newest creative destination Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Cains Brewery Village might be a fancy thing to call old storage sheds,...

Review: Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year World Museum Words, Sophia Charuhas Few sights are more awe-inspiring than the sight of a sky full of stars. The Royal Observatory...
Hillsborough Quilt by Linda Whitfield (Detail)

Review: Hillsborough Tributes at Museum of Liverpool

From a lifelong fan, to the reactions of a newcomer to Liverpool, these new additions provide a reassuring nod to anybody looking for a little support, or wishing to pay their respects, and will remain in the gallery for the foreseeable future.

Preview: Liverpool Book Art Fair, an interview with Simon Ryder

Preview: Liverpool Book Art Fair, an interview with Simon Ryder Liverpool Central Library, 8th & 9th July 2017 Words & interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool has a strong...

Review: John Armstrong: Dream and Reality

John Armstrong: Dream and Reality The Atkinson, Southport until 3rd September 2017 The Atkinson, Southport’s home of the arts is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings...

Catch-22 at The Playhouse

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Catch-22: If you're crazy, you're not fit for combat; but admit it and the doctors know you're sane, and you're...

Steven & Sufea Review: True Colours at The Lantern Theatre Liverpool

Review by Steven Hyland A tragic bromance wrapped in the guise of social frictions in modern day Yorkshire, the story of Albert and Janade serves...

Review: Omphalos at Invisible Wind Factory

Light, percussion, kinesthesis, surreal wardrobes, war paint and fire were just some of the elements that kept on building intensity. By the end of it my mind was on the brink of falling to pieces; I’m still not sure if it that’s good or bad.
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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: 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.

Review: Ericka Beckman & Marianna Simnett, FACT

Ericka Beckman & Marianna Simnett, FACT, until 16th June Words, Julia Johnson, Messy Lines These five works by Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett cover over three...

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...

Review: Culture Shifts: Local at Open Eye Gallery

Culture Shifts is as important to arts organisers as it is for you or I. An exhibition that is openly trying to move a selfish culture of arts production forward at a very fast pace.

Review: Art, Culture, Garston, Now. at The Old Co-Op

Garston does Culture It was all happening at the Old Co-Op Space in Garston Last Friday 8  Artists. 8 short Hours. 80 meter square exhibition space. The paint was squeezed...

Review: Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins

Slaves Of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins at Walker Art Gallery, until 20 May 2018 Words, Carol Emmas ‘Slaves of Fashion; is an exhibition of 20...

Review: Nisyros, Vivian’s Bed, Tate Liverpool

Nisyros, Vivian’s Bed, Tate Liverpool - The perfect antidote to grey Winter days has come to Liverpool from Guatemala in the form of Vivian Suter’s exuberant artworks

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: Nina Edge, Contravision

You’d be robbing yourself of the history surrounding the Biennial venues if you didn’t walk down Kelvin Grove for Nina Edge’s Contravision.