Art of the Lived Experiment at the Bluecoat

Words by Kate Chesters The current exhibition at the Bluecoat, curated by Aaron Williamson, brings together the work of 29 British and international artists. With a...

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...

Day Three as a Benevol Steward for the Great Sea Odyssey by Andy Johnson

Yesterday as I walked down Parliament Street there was a palatable sense of expectation . People were arriving early and quite a crowd was...

Review: ‘Voices from the Hub’ at Open Eye Gallery

‘Voices from the Hub’ Words and images, Adele Emmas Outside Open Eye Gallery, stands the 'Voices from the Hub' exhibition. A collection of poetry and photography produced by Liverpool's 'Waves...

Disappointing Adaptation of Orwell’s 1984 at Liverpool Playhouse

George Orwell's masterpiece and classic socio-political statement novel is no doubt one of the most challenging pieces of literary fiction to be adapted to...

Rutherford Chang: Why I Buy White Albums

Word by Sinead Nunes, Editor By now, I think half of Liverpool must have been to or at least heard about the infamous pop-up exhibition-cum-record...
without these walls

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.

Review: Michael James O’Brien, His Tender Heir

Michael James O’Brien, His Tender Heir The Gallery Liverpool, 8th-30th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith As part of LOOK/17, The Gallery Liverpool are summing up 30 years...
The Creative Process - film by Ryan Garry

Review: The Creative Process: A Film by Ryan Garry

This is a compact example of why the creative process is exciting (both to the artist and the audience), and its takes that sample swiftly. That is what makes this such an accessible film.

Review: From Warhol to Walker, at The Atkinson

From Warhol to Walker: American Prints from Pop Art until Today The Atkinson, until 10th March Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) It was perhaps inevitable that Andy...

Review: COAL, Gary Clarke Company, LEAP Dance Festival 2017

COAL, Gary Clarke Company LEAP Dance Festival 2017 Words (and ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪) by Moira Leonard LEAP Dance Festival 2017, opened with a powerful performance...

Review: Public View at Bluecoat: A Love Letter

Review: Public View at Bluecoat: A Love Letter Words, Leyla Gurr Bluecoat kicks off its 300th year in style this February with Public View. A uniquely...

Chagall at Tate Liverpool – Captured by Patrick M Higgins

  In the first major exhibition in the UK for more than fifteen years, Tate Liverpool presents more than seventy works by the celebrated Russian...
Detail of 'Too Expensive' by Claire Dorsett

Review: Claire Dorsett – ‘Too Expensive’ at A Small View

What is most interesting is Dorsett’s ability to tell a story employing only the complete minimum. She uses assured lines and colours that help tell the story, elevating this to something far beyond colour composition work.

Vicki Maguire Reviews The Bluecoat Display Centers Latest show Transplantation

Opening on Light Night at the Bluecoat Display Centre, it was easy to miss Transplantation, a touring exhibition of contemporary narrative jewellery by a...

Meta-Theatre 101: [title of show]

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Last week at Liverpool Lantern Theatre, a brilliantly innovative and funny play graced the stage. is a musical-cum-comedy-cum-experiment in play...
Threshold 2016 at Unit51

Review: Threshold Festival Exhibition at Unit51

The exhibition is slapped right in the middle of Alchemy Visual Arts festival, and holds up to the responsibility that puts on it. This is a serious centre, packed full of work from artists addressing the theme of alchemy directly, and changing their approach to practice dramatically as a result.

So was it the Best, or the Worst of Times?

Both Sides Now: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst of Times? is a cross-continental exhibition which brings together artists from China, Hong Kong and the UK.

The Comedy of Errors, Grosvenor Park

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre know how to do comedy, that's for sure. Last summer, I was lucky enough to...

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...

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...

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: 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...
Victorian Treasures, Walker Art Gallery 2017. © Dave Jones

Review: Victorian Treasures at Walker Art Gallery

Victorian Treasures Walker Art Gallery, 27th January - 7th May 2017 Words, Carol Emmas Hot on the heels of the Waker Art Gallery’s recent exhibition., Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion,...

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: John Moores Prize Winners, Walker Art Gallery

John Moores Prize Winners, The Walker Art Gallery - To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the competition...

Review: Alice May Williams, Speke of the Future

Arriving at Speke Hall is like stepping back in time so Alice May Williams’ project is a fascinating juxtaposition. Speke of the Future
The Magic Band

The Magic Band play the music of Captain Beefheart, at The Kazimier

With the ever-changing time signatures of prog, and the vocals echoing those of the Captain himself, the band power on through guitar riffs and drum beats.

In Pictures: Brouhaha 2014

This summer, the city is alive with culture. From Liverpool Biennial and the Independents fringe to FLUX Young People's Festival, LIMF and WW1 commemorations,...
Nicole Bartos at Domino Gallery

Review: Colour Rhymes and lyrical parallels at Domino Gallery

An insight into her own quiet contemplations on her surroundings. It invites you in to those contemplations. A fitting exhibition for such an inviting space.

Review: Of Angels and Demons by Ernesto Muniz

These works have all been created since Ernesto Muniz arrived in the UK in July, and the results are a delight for the senses.

Steven and Sufea – Chagall: Modern Master exhibition at Tate Liverpool

Two Curators' Perspectives of the Chagall: Modern Master exhibition at Tate Liverpool   Review by Steven Hyland: I must have been to this exhibition at least 8 times....

Snow at the Bluecoat

At least the Bluecoat looks nice in the snow. That's only positive thing I have to say about the current weather. Lovely photos by Phil...

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...

Edgelands: Emilie Taylor at the Williamson

The funny thing about Edgelands is that when you’re in them, you don’t really notice. Emilie Taylor’s experience is more reflective than my own, but...

Review: Sketchsperiment at Road Studios for Light Night

Using the exquisite corpse game to bring the talents of their studio holders together, as well as utilising the power of Twitter to engage directly with visitors, meant that the studio culture here, on the top floor of the Crown Buildings on Victoria Street, was alive and kicking before, during and after its Light Night event.

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,...
Galley

Review: The Intensives – GARAGELAND at Galley

The Intensives Gallery is an underground-DIY-garageland surrounded by ideas and shared interests in the devotion to the role of being an artist. It is an incredibly honest show, with very little ego around it.
Wendy Williams. 'Bound for your distant home'. paper installation

Review: Patterns in Poetry Exhibition at Unity Theatre

Patterns in Poetry is an exploration of poetry with some poetic license on the word ‘poem’. It takes events, scenarios and themes that the artists deem to be poetic and moulds them into works of art that strive to show us the narratives they have already found.

Review: Nothing Dead Here – Dead Pigeon Gallery at 189 Oakfield Road

Review: Dead Pigeon Gallery, 189 Oakfield Road by appointment until December Words, Laura Brown How do you deal with it when something bad happens where you live?...