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Review: Fearless Creatures, The Gallery

Review: Fearless Creatures The Gallery, until July 7th Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) Club kids, whether in photos, films or occasionally on the streets of London’s Soho,...

Review: Cross Pollination at The Atkinson

Review: Cross Pollination The Atkinson, until March 2020 by Lorraine Bacchus On one of the dreary, wet early June days I took myself off on the train...

Review: Rembrandt in Print

Rembrandt in Print Lady Lever Art Gallery, Runs until 15 September 2019 Words, Moira Leonard The first thing I learn about Rembrandt in Print is that the...

Review: Inspired by Alice, The Atkinson

Inspired by Alice Gallery 3, The Atkinson, Southport, until 7th September 2019 Words, Samantha Browne  A pair of closed curtains mark the entrance to the Inspired by...

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...

Review: The Williamson Open, 2019

The Williamson Open has been happening in more or less the same format for over 90 years, but this was my first time so...

Review: Survey, Bluecoat – 12 years of Jerwood Visual Arts

Review: Survey, Bluecoat 12 years of Jerwood Visual Arts Charting twelve years of Jerwood Visual Arts, Survey is a document of the changing creative industries. In a...

Review: In Character, RIBA North

Review: In Character, RIBA North Words, Lorraine Bacchus One of the exhibitions currently on at RIBA North’s Albert Docks headquarters is a hybrid – a conceptual...

Review: 209 Women, Open Eye Gallery

As a toddler I loved pink, picking up anything in the shop, much to my Mums dismay, that was pink. As I got to...

Review: Julie Arkell, In the Window

Julie Arkell, In the Window Bluecoat Display Center On College Lane, a whimsical little arrangement in the window of the Bluecoat Display Center is peering out...

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...

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...

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...

Review: 209 Women – from Parliament to Open Eye Gallery

209 Women - from Parliament to Open Eye Gallery An exhibition of women in power, in a system dominated by men. It is unity, more than...

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: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style

Review: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style at Walker Art Gallery Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an artist with his eyes open. The exhibition at Walker...

A Tour of Hardmans’ House

A Tour of Hardmans’ House, by Lorraine Bacchus There is something about stepping into a time capsule of recent history that is so much more poignant...

Review: The Female Gaze: Women Depicting Women – dot-art

The majority of visual artists are women, but typically a far smaller fraction than half are exhibited in art museums. On top of that,...

Review: Press Room – Ciara Phillips at Crosby Library

Review: Press Room, Crosby Library 1-30 March 2019, 10.00-13.00 Monday-Saturday. by Lorraine Bacchus My local library, Crosby, is only a ten-minute walk from my flat, which is...

Review: Painting Nature by Elaine Preece Stanley at Editions

It is on an unusually bright and sunny February morning that I decide to venture on the short walk from my apartment to Cook...

Review: Op Art in Focus, Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s exhibition Op Art in Focus is an assault on the senses. Involving paintings and sculptural work which span the walls and floors,...

Review: Light Blue, at The Royal Standard

Sometimes you forget you missed your inner child, until an exhibition brings it out of you. Light Blue did that for me. Light Blue questions...

Review: She’s Eclectic – Women Artists of the VGM Collection

In the short time I have been living in Merseyside, I have already established a routine of popping into the Victoria Gallery & Museum...

Review: Here & Now, at Open Eye

Review: Here & Now, at Open Eye Gallery (2019) Open Eye Gallery, 19th February (event finished) Words & Images, Michelle Pratt Open Eye Gallery’s collaborative pop-up exhibition,...

Review: Mark Leckey at OUTPUT gallery

Review: Mark Leckey at OUTPUT gallery Words, Carol Emmas Tapping into the emotions that nostalgia can create is Mark Leckey’s artistic obsession. Clawing memories from his...

Review: Bluecoat Display Centre at 60

Bluecoat Display Centre at 60 60 @thebdc, open until 2nd March 2019 In sixty years, the Bluecoat Display Centre has probably done more for local makers...

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...

Review: The Art Schools of North West England, at Bluecoat

The Art Schools of North West England, at Bluecoat I don’t remember the days when there was an art school in every town, I can...

Review: Artist Rooms: Alex Katz, at Tate Liverpool

Artist Rooms was part of Nicholas Serota’s outgoing legacy at Tate. When the long serving Director of the national gallery group stepped down in...

Review: Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at Lady Lever...

Review: Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at Lady Lever Art Gallery Words, Kathryn Wainwright The Lady Lever is currently host to...

Preview: Gray Ⓖ at Kirkby Gallery, and the 18th Knowsley Open

Preview: Gray Ⓖ at Kirkby Gallery, and the 18th Knowsley Open Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Historically, open exhibitions were revered, highly judged, highly commended, monetised affairs that...

Six Memos (on art and writing); Italo Calvino’s future becomes reality

Six Memos (on art and writing); Italo Calvino’s future becomes reality on display at St George’s Hall Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Writing credits for ‘The Quick Guide’...

Review: Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing 1 Feb – 6 May 2019 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Review Words and images by Moira Leonard 12 sketches in 12...

Review: A Different Way of Seeing

Review: A Different Way of Seeing, at 92 Degrees Coffee: Words, Sophia Charuhas It takes an intrepid artist to make a traditional still life subject into a...

Review: Six Memos, a European CreArt Exhibition

Words, Joanie Magill Weaving along the corridors and passages of the catacombs to get to the Bridge Gallery in St George’s Hall, I always feel...

Review: Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool

Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool Words, Louise Emily Sometimes I think in another life I was a moth, or magpie. Bright colours and...

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...

Blue Room at Ten, Review

Blue Room at Ten, Review Blue Room has, for ten years, been working with learning disabled artists not just in creating new art, but creating...

Review: Monochrome at Bluecoat Display Centre

Review: Monochrome at Bluecoat Display Centre Words, Kathryn Wainwright Using the word monochrome to describe can give varying reactions, from the somewhat dull or demure to...

Review: Stirling Prize Shortlist exhibition 2018, at RIBA North

Review: Stirling Prize Shortlist exhibition 2018, at RIBA North 2018’s Stirling Prize Winner is Bloomberg’s European Headquarters. The annual award is an unlimited, uncategorized prize...

In Pictures: Design & Empire, Liverpool Biennial & LJMU

In Pictures: Design & Empire, Liverpool Biennial & LJMU Various Venues, 24th-26th November 2017 Pictures, Jay Chow Liverpool Biennial­­ and Liverpool John Moores University presented a weekend...

IN PICTURES: Happy Halloween from The Lantern Company

Lantern Company brought its legendary Halloween Lantern Carnival to the city last night. Illuminated giant beasts, skeletons and ghostly dancing apparitions, deathly street bands and...

In Pictures: Emily Speed, Architectural Review at Bluecoat

Emily Speed, Architectural Review at Bluecoat Pictures: Ilona Walker Abacus has been rethinking Bluecoat's main gallery as a space where children can completely take over the...

In Pictures: LIMF

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) 2017 Pictures, Tony Knox LIMF 2017 was a huge success, as always, but for whatever reason Art in Liverpool always keeps...

In Pictures: Africa Oyé 2017: Record breaking festival of African culture

Africa Oyé 2017: A record breaking festival of African culture Photos, Christelle Marris 2017 saw Africa Oyé completely shatter its attendance records, and the start of...
St George's Hall, Minton Tiled Floor. photos, Thomas Ava

In Pictures: Viewing St George’s Hall minton tiled floor

In Pictures St George's Hall: Minton Tiled Floor Pictures, Thomas Ava (instagram here) During the Easter break, St George's Hall lifted up their day-to-day flooring to reveal...

In Pictures: Encounters: Liverpool Biennial at Bury Art Museum

Encounters: Liverpool Biennial at Bury Art Museum Last week, Liverpool Biennial set off on another road trip; this time to Bury. Throughout 2017, Biennial 2016...

In Pictures: Threshold Festival 2017

We sent Tony Knox down to the Baltic Triangle last weekend to capture the heart and soul of Threshold Festival 2017.

In Pictures: Bluecoat, Public View: 106 Artists from 50 Years

In Pictures Bluecoat, Public View Pictures, Tony Knox Bluecoat, the UK's oldest arts centre turned 300 last week. To celebrate they launched Public View, an exhibition of...
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Preview: Mark Leckey’s FEELINTHECAT at Walker Art Gallery

Biennial artist and Tuner Prize winner, Mark Leckey, opens a new show at Walker Art Gallery on Friday 6th September 2016. The work has...

In Pictures: Liverpool Biennial 2016 at Cains Brewery

A look inside Cains Brewery for Day 1 of Liverpool Biennial 2016. The exhibition is a wild mix of substance and subject, from some of the most geographically diverse artists that the Biennial has to offer.
Liverpool Biennial Launch, photo by Tony Knox

In Pictures: Liverpool Biennial 2016 Launch

Split into episodes and scattered around Liverpool, this installment of Liverpool Biennial has so far proven to be almost impossible to sum up. Tony Know shares his excellent photographs of the first day of this exciting project, ready just in time for minds to made up and plans to be made. Liverpool Biennial 2016 opens tomorrow (July 9th) so be sure to get your thinking hat on, read our numerous reviews and previews, and find the exhibition to kick off your Biennial.

In Pictures: Lady Lever South End Galleries Re-open

The Lady Lever Art Gallery opens its new South End galleries on Good Friday, 25 March 2016 following a £2.8m major development project, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We took a tour of the galleries and can show you a few photos to whet your appetite.

In Pictures: Glam Up North at Museum of Liverpool

Words by Sinéad Nunes, Features Editor. Images courtesy NML Acclaimed portrait and fashion photographer John Rankin Wadell presents It's Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin...

In Pictures: Geoff Owens’ Futuretrospective

Images by Ryan Garry "I have always had an interest in art since childhood; graduating from drawing with crayons on walls at my parents' house...

In Pictures: Blacksmithing and Sketching at Lark Lane Artworks

Images by Ryan Garry This Summer at Lark Lane Artworks in Aigburth,  Alex Corina is holding a series of events under the umbrella of Summer...

Picasso’s Study for Temptation of St Anthony at the Walker Art Gallery

Images by Ryan Garry The Walker Art Gallery has acquired a drawing by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, which...

In Pictures: Build Your Own at FACT

Words and images by Ryan Garry How much difference can one man make? How much difference can one machine make? e-NABLE began in 2011 as a...

In Pictures: Africa Oye 2015

Images by Ryan Gary Forecasters predicted a rainy weekend, but the sun was out for another year of the best tunes and positive vibes all the...

In Pictures: LJMU Fine Art & Design Degree Show 2015

Images by Ryan Garry, Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor It's that time of year again - Degree Show season! And it was all happening last...

What You Missed on Light Night

Images by Ryan Garry On Friday, thousands of people took to the streets of Liverpool for the sixth annual LightNight, the one-night arts and culture...

In Pictures: The Critter Shed and Draw + Code at 92 Degrees Coffee

Images by Ryan Garry, words by Sinead Nunes, Editor For those of you who aren't familiar with Liverpool's cool new coffee hang out, it's the...

In Pictures: GIT Award 2015

Words Sinead Nunes, Editor. Images by Chris Flack This year's GIT Award was tinged with a note of sadness: as All We Are accepted the...

L8 Unseen at Museum of Liverpool

Images by Ryan Garry Challenging common preconceptions by revealing hidden stories from the people who live, work or have a passion for the area, L8 Unseen...

In Pictures: LEAP Dance Festival 2015

Images by Chris Flack From Arno Schuitemaker and Mitchell-lee van Rooij's I is an Other to Depwofondis by choeographer Max Diakok, LEAP 2015 has brought...

In Pictures: Alex Corina’s The Art & Craft of Politics

Images by Ryan Garry Using art to explore the impact of austerity, Alex Corina has created a series of new works prompted by five years of the Cameron...

In Pictures: External Machines at The Royal Standard

Words by Sinead Nunes, Images by Ryan Garry The Royal Standard's latest offering takes as its starting point the building itself, using architectural elements of...

Why do you share photographs? (Snapshot to WeChat)

Why do you share photographs? (Snapshot to WeChat) Ahead of Open Eye Gallery’s next major exhibition, exploring identity and networks and the influence social media...

Interview with The Serving Library’s Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey for Art in Liverpool

If you are looking for a quick read, try the shortened version of events here. The interview that follows is with Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey no behalf...

Why #writecritical?

Words by Sue Flowers Much has been written about the visual arts over the last few centuries, maybe as a way of defining it, by attempting...

REALITY at the Walker Proves Painting is Still Relevant

Words by Alice Benbow Reality: - the status of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them; having...

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.

Simeon Barclay: Jolly Lament in Four Movements Concerning A Hamlet By The Sea

Words by Jack Welsh In today’s fast-paced digital society, what role does the humble postcard play? As people increasingly use smartphones and apps such as Facebook...

Open 1 at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery

Words by Ruth White Open 1 is the first in a series of three annual open submission exhibitions, this years’ theme being based around ideas...

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...

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

Words by Laura Harris Portrait and a Dream (1953) is a haunting and unfamiliar end to Tate Liverpool’s new Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots (until 18...

So You Want to be a Writer?

Words by Sinead Nunes, Editor Cultural commentator, budding critic or aspiring writer? Whatever you call yourself, the one thing troubling every wordsmith is how to...

Applications Now Open: Critical Writing Bursary & Workshop Programme

Deadline: 23 February 2015 at 5pm Attention all Writers & Cultural Commentators! Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) is offering 25 writers the opportunity...

‘Developing Your Creative Practice Fund’ awards first Liverpool grant to Gabriella Warren-Smith

Awarded £10,000 by Arts Council England! Gabriella Warren-Smith became the first successful candidate in Liverpool for the Developing Your Creative Practice Fund by Arts Council England. The...

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Family Day Attracts More than 3,000 

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Family Day Attracts More than 3,000 More than 3,000 people flocked to the finale of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) twenty-first...

New Immersive Arts Degree looking at XR, AR & VR Launches in Liverpool, UK

New Immersive Arts Degree looking at XR, AR & VR Launches in Liverpool, UK In September 2019, Liverpool Screen School and Liverpool School of Art...

Japan’s hidden gem – rare archive of paintings comes to World Museum, Liverpool

This autumn, World Museum will display the first ever exhibition of Taki Katei’s work outside Japan as part of the UK-Japan Season of Culture. Once a...

Giant new multicoloured sculpture unveiled on the famous Liverpool waterfront

Giant new multicoloured sculpture unveiled on the famous Liverpool waterfront Abstract showpiece will be in situ for the next 12 months on The Liverpool Plinth A...

Wirral Festival of Firsts launch a packed programme for Borough of Culture year

Wirral Festival of Firsts is hosting 10 days of unmissable exhibitions, performances and live music events from 5 - 14 July 2019 across the...

Major Outdoor Spectacle to Launch LEAP Festival 2019

Major Outdoor Spectacle to Launch LEAP Festival 2019 3 - 12 October 2019 The acclaimed dance festival will begin at Constellations with WILD, a new show...

Yan Preston’s Forest opens at Birkenhead Priory

Yan Preston’s Forest opens at Birkenhead Priory A collection of work by award-winning photographer Yan Preston has gone on display at Birkenhead Priory. Forest features stunning images of trees...

12 hours of art to the airwaves and the streets of St Helens

12 hours of art to the airwaves and the streets of St Helens as Heart of Glass teams up with artists Hunt & Darton...

Modigliani Opera, a 360 cinema & VR experience, has it’s UK premier in Liverpool

Cutting-edge art show has UK premier in Liverpool A cutting-edge multi-media art show celebrating the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest painters will...

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre launches £5 ticket scheme for creatives

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre launches £5 ticket scheme for creatives Anyone working in the creative industries can access Creative Membership for free Unity has announced a brand...

Chester Visual Arts brings major V&A Exhibition to the city

CHESTER VISUAL ARTS BRINGS MAJOR V&A EXHIBITION TO THE CITY FOR FIRST SHOWING OUTSIDE LONDON Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers The Old...

Bill Drummond to deliver inaugural Roger Eagle Memorial Lecture

bido100! launches the inaugural Roger Eagle Memorial Lecture The event takes place at Bluecoat on Friday 7 June 18:30 Bill Drummond is to deliver the first...

Arts&Heritage announces commissioned artists for latest Meeting Point programme

Arts&Heritage announces commissioned artists for latest Meeting Point programme Contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage (www.artsandheritage.org.uk) have announced the artists that will take part in its Meeting Point programme...

Sven Werner’s new work for Storyhouse will transport participants into another’s memories.

Sven Werner’s new work for Storyhouse will transport participants into another’s memories. Storyhouse, Chester’s multi award-winning theatre, cinema and library has announced its latest unmissable...

LCI Productions’ Whale Song promises an emotional River Festival

Visitors to Liverpool’s River Festival will have a ‘whale’ of a time thanks to a stunning water and light projection show. The team responsible for...

Culture Warrington’s new culture boss plans to break down barriers to engagement

Arts charity’s new culture boss plans to break down barriers to engagement The new culture boss at Warrington’s leading arts charity has a bold ambition...

Amrita Dhallu appointed as new Assistant Curator at Bluecoat.

Amrita Dhallu appointed as new Assistant Curator at Bluecoat. Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, is pleased to announce that we have appointed Amrita...

Liverpool City Council’s culture team has been named the UK’s TOP event organiser

LIVERPOOL City Council’s culture team has been named the UK’s TOP event organiser - and 15th in the world overall. The Eventex Awards - the most esteemed accolade...

A new business support programme for cultural and heritage organisations in the North of...

Creative United announces the launch of Prosper North - a new business support programme for cultural and heritage organisations in the North of England Prosper...

The Witching Hour arrives this weekend

The Witching Hour arrives this weekend  As the highly anticipated outdoor spectacular The Witching Hour descends on Birkenhead Park this weekend, Wirral Council have released final details to...

The story of RAY + JULIE, one of Liverpool’s most iconic public artworks

The ballad of RAY + JULIE Alan Dunn & Brigitte Jurack The story of Liverpool’s mythical public artwork. Named by The Guardian as one of Britain’s top...

Made of Iron – celebrating Wirral’s maritime heritage

Made of Iron - celebrating Wirral’s maritime heritage The story of Wirral’s shipbuilding and maritime heritage is to be celebrated through Made of Iron - a series of exhibitions...

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival announces first events for 2019: “Shadow and Light”

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) announces first wave of events for 2019 programme: “Shadow and Light” 5-14 July 2019

Mark Cass, founder of Cass Art, on bridging the divide between people, places and...

Mark Cass started a quiet revolution in 1984 when he opened up Cass Art, an art supply shop with a passion for production and...

Tate announces new fund for staging performance from the collection

FOUR MAJOR WORKS TO BE STAGED IN 2019 AS TATE EXPANDS ITS PERFORMANCE COLLECTION Tate today announced a new fund to enable the staging of...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #14: April 2019 editorial (Culture Declares)

As Extinction Rebellion causes chaos throughout London, something really significant is happening in tandem. Culture Declares is a new initiative led by the UK’s...

The Witching Hour approaches

The Witching Hour approaches As dusk falls over Birkenhead Park each night from 17 to 19 May 2019, visitors will step into The Witching Hour, a brand-new...

New commission, Shell-ter, celebrates Southport’s sculptural heritage

Shell-ter Celebrating Southport’s Sculptural Heritage Yorkshire-based public artist Kate Maddison of Chrysalis Arts will be inspiring the town of Southport this May as part of the...

Tate Liverpool hosts Illuminating the Wilderness, a film with neurodiverse artists

Illuminating the Wilderness is a new film with neurodiverse artists and makers, families and carers. Opening at Tate Liverpool on 4 April with a month-long...

LightNight 2019’s full programme is out now

LightNight 2019: Ritual Full programme released! Friday 17 May 2019 venues across Liverpool city centre 5pm - late Free This year, as Open Culture mark their tenth annual festival, artists, arts...

WoWFEST 2019 Where Are We Now? Festival Programme

Writing on the Wall, Liverpool’s longest running writing & literary organisation, announce our 20th annual festival programme: WoWFEST 2019 – Where Are We Now?...

New Funding Allows Open Eye Gallery to Launch New Programmes of Co-AuthoredCulture

New Funding Allows Open Eye Gallery to Launch New Programmes of Co-Authored Culture New funding for Open Eye Gallery is allowing them to significantly scale...

Physical Fest returns to Liverpool this June for a 6-day extravaganza

PHYSICAL FEST 2019 Liverpool, UK 10th - 15th June www.physicalfest.com - - The UK's only international physical theatre festival returns to Liverpool this June for a 6-day extravaganza of...

Local creatives showcased at Summer Arts Market

Local creatives showcased at Summer Arts Market Merseyside’s largest arts market returns to Liverpool Cathedral —  Stalls from over 200 contemporary artists, designers & makers —  Vintage...

Matisse & Rembrandt: Lady Lever snares two masters of art for duo of Wirral...

The Lady Lever Art Gallery has today announced that it will be opening an exhibition by one of the 20th century’s most influential artists,...

As Seen on Screen: The new Arts Council collection exhibition coming to Walker Art...

AS SEEN ON SCREEN: ART AND CINEMA An Arts Council Collection National Partners exhibition at Walker Art Gallery A new exhibition at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery...

Increased numbers, more diverse, and younger – Liverpool Biennial’s impact published

INCREASED NUMBERS, MORE DIVERSE AND YOUNGER – NEW FINDINGS ON LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL’S IMPACT PUBLISHED Independent research released today reveals a growing impact, broader demographic and...

Bluecoat to welcome Survey, a major exhibition of new work, to the North West

Bluecoat to welcome Survey, a major exhibition of new work, to the North West Sat 13 Apr – Sun 23 Jun Bluecoat, Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts,...
Boston Terrier by Aidan Owen. dot-art Schools at St George's Hall 2016

Voting opens to find Liverpool’s top young artists

Voting opens to find Liverpool’s top young artists A public vote to find Merseyside’s best young artists opened on Monday 1st April and continues until...

Review: Fearless Creatures, The Gallery

Review: Fearless Creatures The Gallery, until July 7th Words, Julia Johnson (Messy Lines) Club kids, whether in photos, films or occasionally on the streets of London’s Soho,...

Review: Cross Pollination at The Atkinson

Review: Cross Pollination The Atkinson, until March 2020 by Lorraine Bacchus On one of the dreary, wet early June days I took myself off on the train...

Review: Rembrandt in Print

Rembrandt in Print Lady Lever Art Gallery, Runs until 15 September 2019 Words, Moira Leonard The first thing I learn about Rembrandt in Print is that the...

Review: Inspired by Alice, The Atkinson

Inspired by Alice Gallery 3, The Atkinson, Southport, until 7th September 2019 Words, Samantha Browne  A pair of closed curtains mark the entrance to the Inspired by...

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...

Review: The Williamson Open, 2019

The Williamson Open has been happening in more or less the same format for over 90 years, but this was my first time so...

Featured Artist: Richie Moment – LightNight 2019 commission

Featured Artist: Richie Moment interview ahead of his 2019 LightNight commission at St George’s Hall Ahead of this year’s LightNight, we’re trying to get to grips...

Review: Survey, Bluecoat – 12 years of Jerwood Visual Arts

Review: Survey, Bluecoat 12 years of Jerwood Visual Arts Charting twelve years of Jerwood Visual Arts, Survey is a document of the changing creative industries. In a...

Review: In Character, RIBA North

Review: In Character, RIBA North Words, Lorraine Bacchus One of the exhibitions currently on at RIBA North’s Albert Docks headquarters is a hybrid – a conceptual...

Review: 209 Women, Open Eye Gallery

As a toddler I loved pink, picking up anything in the shop, much to my Mums dismay, that was pink. As I got to...

Review: Julie Arkell, In the Window

Julie Arkell, In the Window Bluecoat Display Center On College Lane, a whimsical little arrangement in the window of the Bluecoat Display Center is peering out...

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...

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...

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...

Feature: Casey Orr on her latest project with Alternator Studios – Translating The Street

Translating the street – The Hive, Birkenhead Casey Orr on her latest project with Alternator Studios Translating the street has been a project I’ve wanted to...

Review: 209 Women – from Parliament to Open Eye Gallery

209 Women - from Parliament to Open Eye Gallery An exhibition of women in power, in a system dominated by men. It is unity, more than...

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: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style

Review: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style at Walker Art Gallery Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an artist with his eyes open. The exhibition at Walker...

A Tour of Hardmans’ House

A Tour of Hardmans’ House, by Lorraine Bacchus There is something about stepping into a time capsule of recent history that is so much more poignant...

Review: The Female Gaze: Women Depicting Women – dot-art

The majority of visual artists are women, but typically a far smaller fraction than half are exhibited in art museums. On top of that,...

Art Students on Film, John Beck and Matthew Cornford

Art Students on Film by John Beck and Matthew Cornford You can blame the war for art students. At least, in typically flamboyant form, this is...

Review: Press Room – Ciara Phillips at Crosby Library

Review: Press Room, Crosby Library 1-30 March 2019, 10.00-13.00 Monday-Saturday. by Lorraine Bacchus My local library, Crosby, is only a ten-minute walk from my flat, which is...

Review: Painting Nature by Elaine Preece Stanley at Editions

It is on an unusually bright and sunny February morning that I decide to venture on the short walk from my apartment to Cook...

Review: Op Art in Focus, Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s exhibition Op Art in Focus is an assault on the senses. Involving paintings and sculptural work which span the walls and floors,...

Review: Light Blue, at The Royal Standard

Sometimes you forget you missed your inner child, until an exhibition brings it out of you. Light Blue did that for me. Light Blue questions...

Review: She’s Eclectic – Women Artists of the VGM Collection

In the short time I have been living in Merseyside, I have already established a routine of popping into the Victoria Gallery & Museum...

Discovering Liverpool Central Library & Williamson Art Gallery

Discovering Liverpool Central Library & Williamson Art Gallery by Lorraine Bacchus One of the most challenging aspects of being an artist is putting the work out...

Review: Here & Now, at Open Eye

Review: Here & Now, at Open Eye Gallery (2019) Open Eye Gallery, 19th February (event finished) Words & Images, Michelle Pratt Open Eye Gallery’s collaborative pop-up exhibition,...

Review: Mark Leckey at OUTPUT gallery

Review: Mark Leckey at OUTPUT gallery Words, Carol Emmas Tapping into the emotions that nostalgia can create is Mark Leckey’s artistic obsession. Clawing memories from his...

Review: Bluecoat Display Centre at 60

Bluecoat Display Centre at 60 60 @thebdc, open until 2nd March 2019 In sixty years, the Bluecoat Display Centre has probably done more for local makers...

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...

Review: The Art Schools of North West England, at Bluecoat

The Art Schools of North West England, at Bluecoat I don’t remember the days when there was an art school in every town, I can...

Review: Artist Rooms: Alex Katz, at Tate Liverpool

Artist Rooms was part of Nicholas Serota’s outgoing legacy at Tate. When the long serving Director of the national gallery group stepped down in...

Review: Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at Lady Lever...

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