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: 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...

Review: Presence: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art

Review: Presence: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art at St George’s Hall, until 3rd June Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Over the road from Terracotta Warriors at World Museum is...

Review: Terracotta Warriors

Review: Terracotta Warriors at World Museum until October Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith For an exhibition of stunningly beautiful craft, it’s surprising how much of the history behind the...

Review: Where Things are Different, Stephen King

Where Things are Different, Stephen King at The World of Glass, St Helens Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith St Helens seems to be drawing on its iconic bravado lately,...

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...

Review: Steve des Landes, Un-settled, at the Williamson Art Gallery

Steve des Landes, Un-settled Williamson Art Gallery, until 4th March 2018 Words, Carol Emmas One of the questions I repeatedly ask myself is, what takes an artist...

Review: Future Aleppo, FACT Liverpool

Review: Future Aleppo FACT, until 18th February 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Future Aleppo at FACT is the most incredible use of Virtual Reality I’ve experienced. I’m in...

Review: The Pier Head – Tom Wood

The Pier Head - Tom Wood Open Eye Gallery, until 25th March 2018 Words, Carol Emmas I recently rewatched the BBC4 ‘What Artists Do All Day’ documentary...

Review: The Pier Head – Tom Wood

The Pier Head – Tom Wood Open Eye Gallery, until 25th March 2018 Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) It’s one of my favourite things about living in...

Review: Why Look At Animals

Review: Why Look At Animals at The Atkinson, until 10th March 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Part education, part gift-to-self, I went to see this exhibition at The...

Review: In The Peaceful Dome

Review: In The Peaceful Dome at Bluecoat, until 8th April 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith It might not have the impact it had 84 years ago, but staring...

Review: 2017

Review: 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Apart from 2008, Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture year, 2017 was Art in Liverpool’s most popular year. But while the indulgent...

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: 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: Adventures in Ancient Egypt, at The Atkinson

Review: Adventures in Ancient Egypt: Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers The Atkinson, until March 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Egypt’s become a big theme across Merseyside recently, with...

Review: John Piper at Tate Liverpool

John Piper Tate Liverpool, 17th November - 18th March 2018 Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) John Piper is a Very British Artist.  In our current age, this...

Review: Art et Liberté: Surrealism in Egypt

Art et Liberté: Surrealism in Egypt Tate Liverpool, until 18th March 2017 Words, Carol Emmas I thought I knew quite a bit about Lee Miller and Roland Penrose,...

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: Ceramica at RIBA North

  Review: Ceramica RIBA North, until 10th February 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Completely enthralling. That’s Ceramica at RIBA North. I had no idea what to expect walking in....

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...

Review: Ice Cream for Crow (Captain Beefheart weekender at Make. North Docks)

Ice Cream for Crow (MAKE North Docks, Event Sunday 12th November, work on display Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th 2-8pm) The city of Liverpool puts...

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: Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus

Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus Tate Liverpool, until 10th June 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Tate’s Artist Rooms give everyone the chance to see great art, or...

Review: Past, Present, Future at Bluecoat Display Centre

Past, Present, Future Bluecoat Display Centre, Words & Pictures, Daniel Payne The Bluecoat Display Centre is a cozy space: half shop, half gallery. The current exhibition,...

Review: David Holmes, Werewolf in a Jetpack

Review: David Holmes, Werewolf in a Jetpack Huyton Gallery, until 28th October Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Huyton Gallery proves that libraries and fine art go perfectly hand in...

Lecture Review: Alphonse Mucha & Auguste Rodin ‘A Lasting Friendship’

Lecture: Alphonse Mucha (1866 – 1939) & Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1947) ‘A Lasting Friendship’ Walker Art Gallery – Rex Makin Lecture Theatre Words and Photographs,...

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...

Review: Eimear Kavanagh’s experimental workshops at Bluecoat

Did it conquer my fear? It certainly loosened me up enough to lose some of the irrational artistic control I’ve developed

Review: Open 3: Affecting Change at Open Eye

Open 3: Affecting Change Open Eye Gallery: Open 3 – affecting change Words, Melissa Dowell In a city known for its independence and standing up for everyone...

Review: Fashion Icons: Celebrating Gay Designers

Fashion Icons: Celebrating Gay Designers Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Till Summer 2018 Words, Samantha Browne The beat of my heels as I ascended the stone steps towards...

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...

Review: Abacus, at Bluecoat

Abacus can only be seen as successful if its users are comfortable.

Review: Precious Innes and Kasumi Dean – A New Place For Me To Sit

Review of Precious Innes and Kasumi Dean – A New Place For Me To Sit Words by Bethan Luisa Ward A New Place to Sit is a duo exhibition featuring...

Review: MINUS at Tate Liverpool (an exhibition that never happened)

The review I could have written. The exhibition didn’t happen though. On 13th July 2017, The Serving Library presented what it called ‘Liverpool minus Francesco Manacorda’

Review: You and I are like that red wall… CBS

You and I are like that red wall… Crown Building Studios Words, Devon Forrester-Jones You and I are like that red wall… is an exhibition guest curated...

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. 

Review: Take a Seat: Seated Portraits at Victoria Gallery & Museum

Take a Seat: Seated Portraits Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool, Special Exhibitions, Showing now Words, Samantha Browne Just as I occasionally fancy a mini muffin with...
dot-art gallery

Review: dot-art: Micro Macro

Dot-art: Micro Macro, Amy Ritchie and Sarah Nicholson Words, Jessica Fenna Hidden away on the street affectionately dubbed Liverpool’s ‘Diagon Alley’ is one of Liverpool’s most innovative...

Review: Foodsketz, Relay

Foodsketz, Relay Words, Jessica Fenna Foodsketz describe themselves as a ‘collaborative vehicle for food, art and discussion,’ they comprise of Alison Claire and Cat Smith. Starting...