We Hope This Isn’t Goodbye: Liverpool Academy of Arts

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor As many of you have probably already heard, Liverpool Academy of Arts, a venue which has earned its place on...

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...
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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...

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...

Syndrome 3.1: Brain/Music Experiments

Words by Frankii Phoenix This fascinating event explored how augmented performance can be used in the field of arts and disability, focusing in particular on...

Diane Welford: Materialising Thought @ Domino Gallery by Sinead Nunes

Diane Welford’s Materialising Thought is a highly conceptual exhibition, and relies strongly on knowledge of the artist’s method and motivation in order to be fully appreciated. What...

Reviewed: SYNDROME Sessions 2.0: State-Free State of a.P.A.t.T

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Venturing into a venue you're not familiar with can be daunting at the best of times. Imagine stepping not only...

‘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...

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...

A Treasure Hunt, pieces of eight, and a chance to capture the artist-led Soup...

Words by Deborah Laing The Soup Collective was set up in 2001 as an independent artist network. The use of the noun ‘Soup’ was inspired...

Review: Summer Arts Market at St George’s Hall

People will always justify a reason not to; ‘perhaps next time’ or ‘when I have a bit more money’. So, in these times of economic austerity, it’s all power to any artist to create their work and actually move people to put their hands in their pockets and buy.

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...

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: Liverpool Biennial 2016 at Cain’s Brewery

The UK’s biggest contemporary arts festival has just kicked off right here in Liverpool, and what better place to start exploring Biennial 2016 than Cain's Brewery, which houses artwork by 16 artists and includes work from five of Biennial's six 'Episodes'

Review: basement present, ‘basements connected’

Take any basement, they’re never simple things, with rooms to the left or the right, and supporting walls you never knew your house even needed. It’s hardly a layout a curator would ordinarily jump at, but its success is in its flaws, allowing artists with little in common to exhibit with each other
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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: Kit Brown – ‘Symbiosis’ at A Small View

Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith. Hidden at the back of The Gostins Arcade, at the end of Hanover Street, is an exhibition that could not have found a better home. Kit Brown’s Symbiosis is an immersive, interlinked, audio visual experience.

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...

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...

Turner: Travels, Light and Landscape

Words by Kate Chesters This exhibition at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight Village features over 30 works by one of the most...
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Review: Liverpool Biennial 2016: Flashback & Children’s Episodes at Open Eye

In terms of the Biennial's episodic structure we are dealing here with a Flashback, this collection is resolutely forward facing.

Review: Stephanie Miello, Depending on What’s There

Miello’s angling of shadow and light in her sculptural installation made the space feel ten times bigger. Impressive, given that she’d actually reduced the floor space by half to do it.

Day Two as a Benevol Volunteer at The Giant Spectacular by Andy Johnson

 I got up early and set out from my local station, where I met, by chance another volunteer on the platform. We chatted about...

Review: Thatcher May Trump Farage, Lord & Slater

Threshold Festival 2017 debuted a new live art work by Lord & Slater entitled Thatcher May Trump Farage.

In Pictures: Hidden Homefront Stories at Museum of Liverpool

Images by David J Colbran Exhibition revealing stories of Liverpool life during the First World War The Museum of Liverpool is opening a new exhibition to...

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: 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...
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Review: On The Waterfront at Merseyside Maritime Museum

This exhibition is a defining history of a defiant dock, and well worth a look for its own sake, as well as its rightful place as an introduction to the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Debbie Laing is Bewitched, Bedazzled and Bejewelled at Anna Di Scala’s Latest Show

Anna Di Scala, fine arts and artist oil painter has introduced a new series of art and sketches and returned to Parr Street in...
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.

A Small View of A Small Group of Idiots Ruining It for Everyone Else

Words by Kyle Nathan Brown On entering A Small View exhibition place, dimly lit only by the lights from the corridor outside, one is confronted by...

Teresa Wilson,’The Darkening Green’ @ Domino Gallery by Sinead Nunes

'The Darkening Green' follows on from an Arts Council funded installation, 'The Ecchoing Green', commissioned by the Barnaby Festival at the King Edward Street...

‘Pre-paid 2013’ at The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University

Review by Rachel Tillett ‘Pre-paid 2013’ is The Cornerstone Gallery’s bi-annual charity postcard exhibition and blind auction. Funds raised go towards The Artists’ Benevolent Institution (AGBI)...

Review: Threshold Festival of Music and Arts – Darkness & Light

Threshold Festival of Music and Arts - Darkness & Light Words, Kirsten Hawkins Every year, the grassroots visual arts festival, Threshold, launches a new theme upon...

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: 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: 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.
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Review: Translating The Street – Alternator Studios & Oxton Road Shops

Oxton Road takes a great deal of translating, and when you put Haleh Jamali, Jeff Young and Harold Offeh in three of the most wonderfully independent shops in Merseyside, the results will be, by the very nature of the question, completely unpredictable.

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...

Preview: Milapfest, Ragafest for Sgt Pepper

Milapfest, Ragafest for Sgt Pepper St George’s Hall, Sun 11th June 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On Sunday (11th June 2017) Milapfest, the UKs leading Indian Arts organisation,...