Review: The Time We Call our Own, Open Eye Gallery

The Time We Call our OwnOpen Eye Gallery until 23rd October View the full exhibition in VR online here

Review: The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups

The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups Words & Images: Lorraine Bacchus

Review: Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s Don McCullin is perhaps the most challenging exhibition of recent years.

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery

Review of Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, until 1st November 2020 words by Lorraine Bacchus  From...

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective

Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, 8 August – 1 November 2020 Words, Remy Greasley Linda McCartney...

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Review: The Time We Call our Own, Open Eye Gallery

The Time We Call our OwnOpen Eye Gallery until 23rd October View the full exhibition in VR online here

Review: The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups

The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups Words & Images: Lorraine Bacchus

Review: Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s Don McCullin is perhaps the most challenging exhibition of recent years.

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery

Review of Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, until 1st November 2020 words by Lorraine Bacchus  From...

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective

Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, 8 August – 1 November 2020 Words, Remy Greasley Linda McCartney...

Lockdown Walking To Another Place

Lockdown Walking To Another Placewords and images: Lorraine Bacchus One of the inherent qualities of Antony Gormley’s iron men...

Review: Remedial Phantasmagoria: Frances Disley’s ‘Pattern Buffer’ at The Bluecoat

Pattern Buffer is Frances Disley’s retort to the elitist, and somewhat traditional, conventions of beauty

Review: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrime at Bluecoat

Review: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrimeat Bluecoat until 21st June 2020 Words by Remy Greasley There isn’t a...

Review: Frances Disley, Pattern Buffer – Bluecoat

Review: Frances Disley, Pattern Buffer Bluecoat Words & Images, Sophia Charuhas What do we do to feel better about ourselves? In her installation, Pattern Buffer, Frances Disley...

Review: An English Ladies Wardrobe

Review: An English Ladies Wardrobe The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, L3 8EL Until 1st March 2020 Words and pictures by Col O’Kell  An Enthralling Glimpse of the Liverpool...

Review: Medical Mavericks; a Tate Exchange from Alder Hey Hospital & Twin Vision

Medical Mavericks: Alder Hey Hospital & Twin Vision Tate Exchange, until 29th February 2020 Review, Sophia Charuhas At the beginning of the 19th century, Liverpool had the highest...

Review: Secret Art of Survival: Creativity and Ingenuity of British Far East prisoners of...

Review: Secret Art of Survival: Creativity and Ingenuity of British Far East prisoners of war, 1942-1945 - Victoria Gallery & Museum Words, Remy Greasley Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore;...

Review From Kirkby With Love – Portraits Celebrating Local Communities by Philip Garrett

Review  - From Kirkby With Love – Portraits Celebrating Local Communities by Philip Garrett Words by Lorraine Bacchus Photos by Sherriff “Painting is more than just a...

Review: Visual Rights – Open Eye Gallery

Visual Rights, Open Eye Gallery - Corinne Silva’s Garden State rethinks territory. It’s a challenge to many things, but primarily to how we as individuals think about ownership.

Review: Away Day – Bath Society of Arts, at Edtions Ltd.

Bath Society of Arts - There was an enticing opportunity the other evening to talk to some printmakers about the many ways in which they achieve their images...

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: The View from the Top of a Pyramid – Jacqui Hallum at...

The View from the Top of a Pyramid – Jacqui Hallum The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 12 October 2019 - 26 April 2020 Words and pictures by...

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: Theaster Gates at Tate Liverpool

Review: Theaster Gates at Tate Liverpool - Theaster Gates retreated to the anonymity of Maine on the north-eastern coast of the United States for some much needed rest and relaxation

Review: LOOK Photo Biennial 2019

LOOK Photo Biennial Various venues, until 22nd December 2019 Words, Carol Emmas Images, courtesy of Open Eye Gallery In the 1960s, American writer and critic Clement Greenberg said,...

Review: We The Youth – Tate Liverpool

We The Youth - Keith Haring's New York Nightlife Words & Images, Michelle Pratt Author and DJ Dave Haslam fluently guided an audience through a condensed...

Review: This Is What I Came Here to Do – The Tapestry

Review of “This Is What I Came Here To Do”, The Tapestry. words and photos by Lorraine Bacchus For this weekend only 12th & 13th October,...

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?...

Review: Drawing on Nature – Taki Katei’s Japan

Review: Drawing on Nature – Taki Katei’s Japan Words, Col O’Kell Pictures, Col O’Kell and courtesy of World Museum You’ll draw plenty of pleasure from this excellent...

Review: Who Wants to Live Forever, Tate Exchange

Who Wants to Live Forever Tate Exchange Words, Sophia Charuhas What if you could significantly contribute to groundbreaking scientific research for generations, but would not know about...

Review: Christian Furr, a Retrospective

Christian Furr, a Retrospective Williamson Art Gallery & Museum Words, Carol Emmas Generally speaking with an artist there is a certain contemporary signature style attached to their work...

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: A Little Painting Show: Dead Pigeon Gallery

Review: A Little Painting Show: Dead Pigeon Gallery at Dan Carden Constituency Office, Anfield Words, Lorraine Bacchus Photos, Josie Jenkins The title and location of this exhibition is...

Review: Something Borrowed, Something New, VG&M

Review: Something Borrow, Something New at Victoria Gallery & Museum until 19th October 2019 Words, Sophia Charuhas When Salford-based artist Ian Irvine was asked to respond to...

Review: Westwood, at The Atkinson

Westwood The Atkinson, Southport, 21 September 2019 – 28 March 2020 Words, Samantha Browne “Westwood” at The Atkinson in Southport was two years in the planning and...

Review: Coast to Coast to Coast

Review of Coast to Coast to Coast, September 2019 Words: Lorraine Bacchus Photos: Ron Davies A recent event hosted by Open Eye Gallery was one of those...

Review: First Women, Anita Corbin at St George’s Hall

Review: First Women, Anita Corbin at St George's Hall until 31st August "Since the world began, men and women have held up the sky between them,...

Review: As Seen on Screen, Walker Art Gallery

As Seen on Screen – Walker Art Gallery 31 May – 18 August 2019 Words, Leyla Gurr Images, Gareth Jones Cinema, and the many adornments that come with...

Review: Shezad Dawood at Bluecoat

Shezad Dawood – Leviathan Bluecoat 06 July – 13 October 2019 Words, Leyla Gurr Images, Rob Battersby I had only seen stills of Shezad Dawood's film series 'Leviathan' before...

Review: Rembrandt in Print, Lady Lever Art Gallery

The first thing I learn about Rembrandt in Print is that the artist’s full name is Rembrandt Harmenzoon Van Rinj. For some reason I...

Review: Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool

Keith Haring hasn’t ever had a solo show in the UK. Yet for some reason I feel a closeness to Haring that has been...

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...

One Last Interview: Threshold Festival’s Jazamin Sinclair & Andy Minnis

One Last Interview Threshold Festival's Andy Minnis (Festival Director and Visual Arts Organiser) & Jazamin Sinclair (Visual Arts Organiser) Interview by Patrick Kirk-Smith (featured image: Illustrated...

In conversation with Alexis Teplin at Bluecoat.

In conversation with Alexis Treplin at Bluecoat by Lorraine Bacchus The fragmented, colourful and playful nature of Alexis Teplin’s exhibition at the Bluecoat is reminiscent of...

Interview: Liz Magic Laser; Real Work at FACT

Interview: Liz Magic Laser One half of FACT’s latest exhibition, Real Work, open until 6th October 2019 Real Work is an exploration of incredibly personal, and...

In Conversation: Terry McDonald, marking 20 years of Mother & Child at the Women’s...

IN CONVERSATION: Terry McDonald, Sculptor Marking 20 years since the inauguration of his Mother & Child sculpture outside the Women’s Hospital Words and images, Lorraine Bacchus The...

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...

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...

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...

Interview: Martin O’Brien, on Until the Last Breath is Breathed

Interview: Martin O’Brien, on Until the Last Breath is Breathed and making work about living with cystic fibrosis Interview by Joanie Magill Martin O’Brien is a live artist...

The power of print; Heart of Glass and Kate Hodgson in conversation

The power of print Heart of Glass and Kate Hodgson in conversation, on their Independents Biennial collaboration Liverpool/St Helens-based artist Kate Hodgson believes in the power...

Featured Artist: Brendan Lyons

Featured Artist: Brendan Lyons Interview by Ian Fallace Pictures by Fiona Filby Brendan Lyons is a painter who has exhibited for many years producing stand alone and...

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Angelo Madonna and Sylvia Battista

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Angelo Madonna and Sylvia Battista Interview by Joanie Magill, Independents Biennial Writer-in-Residence On 11 August, Sylvia Battista performed Persephone, a spoken...

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Faith Bebbington

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Faith Bebbington Interview by Joanie Magill, Independents Biennial Writer-in-Residence “I want my work to be outside on the street.” Faith Bebbington’s large...

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Stephanie Carr

Conversations with Independents Biennial artists: Stephanie Carr Interview by Joanie Magill, Independents Biennial Writer-in-Residence  Stephanie Carr’s exhibition, on the top floor of George Henry Lees former...

Featured Artist: John Moores Painting Prize artist, Pete Clarke

John Moores Painting Prize artist, Pete Clarke on finding the right place to work, and the right artists to work with Getting Longlisted for the John...

Building new futures: Liverpool Biennial artist Mae-ling Lokko

Building new futures: On Liverpool Biennial artist Mae-ling Lokko, and her pursuit of an answer to a global question Mae-ling Lokko, one of the headline...

Feature: “Photie-Man” How Tom Wood made a name for himself

“Photie-Man” How Tom Wood made a name for himself There’s something about the Wirral peninsula that must burrow deep inside the minds of artists who live...

OUTPUT Gallery: Liverpool’s latest, loyalest, addition to the gallery scene

OUTPUT Gallery: Liverpool’s latest, loyalest, addition to the gallery scene Gabrielle De La Puente on her grand plans for a space built by and for...

Measuring Your Contemporary Conditions: An Interview with Taus Makhacheva

Measuring Your Contemporary Conditions: An Interview with Taus Makhacheva Interview by Joanie Magill Ahead of her commission for Liverpool Biennial 2018, Taus Makhacheva talks about the...

Featured Artist: Marilyn Tippet, book artist

Featured Artist: Marilyn Tippet In 2015 there was an email circulated between local artists, asking us to head to a meeting at Liverpool Central Library...

Guest publication: Messy Lines: Why I Write

Guest publication: Messy Lines: Why I Write Why should we care about art?  To us readers of and contributors to an art magazine, the answer to...
unfold by Ryoichi Kurokawa, at FACT, 2016. Photo by Brian Slater - fact at 15

(P)review: Fact at 15

FACT at 15 on the building, it's history and its director FACT opened its doors in 2003, and in the fifteen years since has solidly cemented...

Featured Artist: Emma Smith, Euphonia

Featured Artist: Emma Smith: Euphonia at Bluecoat, 27th April – 24th June 2018 Bluecoat has long been a gallery which has paved the way for more...

Feature: Ken’s show, in Ken’s words

Ken’s show, in Ken’s words Tate Liverpool are celebrating turning 30 with an exhibition by their longest serving member of staff, Ken Simon’s. The exhibition...

Featured Artist: Peter Davis

Featured Artist: Peter Davis Zeitgeist is open until 28th April, at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith A few weeks ago I had the pleasure...

Featured Artist: idle women

Featured Artist: idle women the idle women institute, St Helens Heart of Glass, St Helens’ status quo busting culture commissioner, brings yet another year of perception...

Featured Artist: Holly Rowan Hesson at Pyramid Arts Centre

Words & Interview, Eli Regan Interview with Holly Rowan Hesson whose installation ECHO is showing at Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington (29 September 2017 to 27...

FEATURE: Capstan’s Bazaar

Last Sunday was the third Capstan's Bazaar at the new Baltic Market. Independent Liverpool have naturally been behind everything and help get the whole...

Featured Artist: Jake Summerton, photographing The Las

Featured Artist: Jake Summerton, Photographer ‘The La’s 1987’ – Rarities Album Release & Liverpool Exhibition runs: 15th September – 7th October 2017 The Florrie, 377 Mill St, Liverpool L8 4RF -- Words,...

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Julie Dodd

Julie Dodd Ahead of this weekend’s Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we’re bringing you a series of to-the-point interviews with some of...

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Anna Yevtukh-Squire

Anna Yevtukh-Squire Ahead of this weekend’s Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we’re bringing you a series of to-the-point interviews with some of...

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams (SCI Artists) Ahead of this weekend’s Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we’re bringing you a series of to-the-point interviews with...

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Marilyn Tippett

Marilyn Tippett (North West Book Artists) Ahead of this weekend’s Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we’re bringing you a series of to-the-point...

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Kate Bernstein

Kate Bernstein Ahead of this weekend’s Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we’re bringing you a series of to-the-point interviews with some of...

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Linda Parr

Linda Parr Ahead of this weekend’s Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we’re bringing you a series of to-the-point interviews with some of...

Liverpool Book Art Fair: Mike Clements

Mike Clements (Marches Book Art Group)  Ahead of this weekend's Liverpool Book Art Fair at Liverpool Central Library we're bringing you a series of to-the-point...

Featured Artist: Andrew Marr: Strokes of Colour at Corke Art Gallery

Andrew Marr: Strokes of Colour at Corke Art Gallery: Andrew Marr’s first public exhibition, tells two stories, one intentional, one not.

Featured Artist: Christopher Kline: O.K. The Musical at Tate Liverpool

Featured Artist: Christopher Kline: O.K. The Musical at Tate Liverpool throughout April, with performances on 29th & 30th April Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Christopher Kline, whose musical has...

Featured Artist: Craig Easton

Craig Easton: I’m especially delighted when it is photographs in my own community that get recognised.

Featured Artist: Nina Edge, Nothing Welsh Streets

Nina Edge sheds a little light on what made Bluecoat so important to her, and explains how it enables potential.

Featured Artist: Marcus Dyer and Pilar Cortés for Threshold Festival

Marcus Dyer and Pilar Cortés Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Threshold Festival 2017 promises its usual explosion of art and music this weekend with its overwhelming events programme...

In Photos: The People’s Mardi Gras, Krewe Liverpool

On 7th February 2020, Laura Brownhill and Mellowtone transformed Sefton Park Palm House into a one night only surreal masquerade ball inspired by the...

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...

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...

Baltic Creative CIC & Transform Lives Company join forces to help secure new jobs...

Baltic Creative CIC & Transform Lives Company join forces to help secure new jobs for the creative and digital sector

Boost for Baltic in bid for new train station and park

A new masterplan for one of the UK’s creative hot-spots has been endorsed – which could soon lead to Liverpool’s first new train station and...

Turner Bursary artist Sean Edwards’ to show Wales in Venice show at Bluecoat this...

This winter, Bluecoat brings 2020 Turner Bursary artist Sean Edwards’ Wales in Venice solo show Undo Things Done to Liverpool. The artist’s internationally acclaimed presentation...

Melodic Distraction Radio forced to leave their Baltic Triangle studio

Melodic Distraction Radio forced to leave their studio Melodic Distraction is an independent radio station in Liverpool that has...

Liverpool’s favourite cultural dance professionals offer free training for unemployed

Liverpool dance company, Movema are launching a free accredited training programme for adults who are unemployed and out of education, based in the Liverpool...

Homotopia to stage the first live performances at the Everyman

Homotopia’s annual arts and culture festival returns this Autumn, with a programme bringing the usual eclectic mix of queer performance, including theatre,...

New arts trail to ask, what would a Queer City look like

Homotopia - Show Your Working 29 Oct - 15 Nov 2020 UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts...

Online events with Tate Liverpool this Autumn

ONLINE EVENTS WITH TATE LIVERPOOL THIS AUTUMN: ETHICS AND WOMEN IN DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY Tate Liverpool has a programme packed...

New Brighton gallery opens with ‘Together’, an exhibition of contemporary street art

New art show brings together top names in British Street art A brand new...

Story of Toxteth written into heart of beautiful boulevard revamp

The role of a slavery defending Liverpool MP has been acknowledged in the heart of the Toxteth community - almost 40 years...

Time to reflect. Rory Lewis announces Selah – a new open air portrait exhibition.

Time to reflect. Rory Lewis announces Selah – a new open air portrait exhibition. Unseen portraiture from renowned British...

Writing on the Wall announce Man Booker Prize-winner Marlon James for Black History Month

Writing on the Wall announce Man Booker Prize-winner Marlon James for Black History Month Black History Month @ Writing...

Curated Makers collaborates with over 25 small businesses to host a three-week pop-up within...

Liverpool, UK Curated Makers and John Lewis & Partners, have collaborated to host a six-week pop-up in their Liverpool ONE branch, featuring the...

Drawing on the Museum of Liverpool

Drawing on the Museum of Liverpool dot-art and the Museum of Liverpool are delighted to unveil their contribution to...

Bluecoat announces new Gardener in Residence

Bluecoat announces new Gardener in Residence Bluecoat is delighted to announce that L8 gardener and artist  Andrea Ku has been appointed as Gardener in...

New COVID-Safe Art Classes from dot-art

New COVID-Safe Art Classes from dot-art It’s time to reignite your creativity! After months of staying at home and...

Bluecoat and Castlefield Gallery announce PIVOT: an 18 month development programme for mid-career artists...

Bluecoat and Castlefield Gallery announce PIVOT: an 18 month development programme for mid-career artists living and working in the North West of...

One of New Brighton’s Unsung Heroes celebrated in a brand new mural

One of New Brighton’s Unsung Heroes celebrated in a brand new mural.  A brand new mural was unveiled today...

Creative Director announced for the Shakespeare North Playhouse

CREATIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED FOR THE SHAKESPEARE NORTH PLAYHOUSE Executive Producer Laura Collier has been appointed as Creative Director &...

Liverpool Without Walls brings culture back to the streets

ALMOST 50 cultural organisations and freelance artists have been awarded money to bring art and performance to Liverpool’s city centre streets. The...

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre back on the streets on Liverpool

For the first time since March, the dancers in recovery at Fallen Angels Dance Theatre have gathered in the city. When lockdown...

Arts studio network is founded in Liverpool

Arts studio network is founded in Liverpool A new network is being established in Liverpool city region to connect...

Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts reopens acclaimed exhibitions by Jonathan Baldock and Frances...

Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts reopens acclaimed exhibitions by Jonathan Baldock and Frances Disley Bluecoat is delighted to...

Writing on the Wall and the Liverpool Records Office awarded £39,724 to bring to...

Writing on the Wall and the Liverpool Records Office awarded £39,724 to bring to public access two collections relating to Liverpool’s Black...

Linda McCartney Retrospective opens this week at Walker Art Gallery

LINDA McCARTNEY RETROSPECTIVE  8 August – 1 November 2020, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool  More than 250...

The Bluecoat story told in a new book

Bluecoat has been at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life for three centuries. We’re delighted that a book telling its fascinating story...

National Museums Liverpool shortlisted for national award for lockdown activities

National Museums Liverpool has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home, it was announced today Kids in Museums...

Dawn Butler MP, First elected African-Caribbean female Government Minister, becomes Mandela8 Patron

Ahead of Mandela Day this coming Saturday, Liverpool charity, Mandela8 have announced Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central, as their newest patron.

Artistic Director, Gemma Bodinetz announces departure from Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Artistic Director, Gemma Bodinetz announces departure from Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse After 17 years as Artistic Director of the...

New dates announced for Independents Biennial

New dates announced for Independents Biennial The next edition of Independents Biennial will be 20th March – 6th June...

Liverpool Biennial confirms new dates for 11th edition

LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL CONFIRMS NEW DATES FOR 11TH EDITION The 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial, The Stomach and the Port, will take place...

Virtual Gallery Opens Its Doors to Celebrate Art in Schools!

Virtual Gallery Opens Its Doors to Celebrate Art in Schools! dot-art Schools successfully launched...

International Slavery Museum’s curator awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres

International Slavery Museum’s curator awarded Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres International Slavery Museum is delighted to announce...

Warrington Arts festival celebrates 10 years with competition revamp

Warrington Arts festival celebrates 10 years with competition revamp Warrington Contemporary Open Competition is returning in 2020 to celebrate...

Tate announced 2021 Exhibition Highlights

Tate today announced highlights of its programme for 2021, including solo exhibitions of Philip Guston, Petrit Halilaj, Lubaina Himid, Yayoi Kusama, Paula Rego, Auguste Rodin and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The year...

Opening a door to the Arab world as Liverpool Arab Arts Festival goes digital

Opening a door to the Arab world as Liverpool Arab Arts Festival goes digital A week to go until...

‘Love Not Fear’ project calls for creatives’ hopes and visions of the new world

'Love Not Fear' project calls for creatives' hopes and visions of the new world ‘LOVE NOT FEAR’ is an...

dot-art Schools goes virtual

DOT- ART SCHOOLS GOES VIRTUAL! dot-art Schools is delighted to announce that this year’s annual inter-school art exhibition will...

Browse The Atkinson’s Fine Art Collection Online

Browse The Atkinson’s Fine Art Collection Online The Atkinson’s fine art collection has almost three thousand works of art...

Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae Postponed Until 2021

Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, the UK’s award-winning festival of reggae, Positive Vibration, has been postponed until 11 + 12...

Review: The Time We Call our Own, Open Eye Gallery

The Time We Call our OwnOpen Eye Gallery until 23rd October View the full exhibition in VR online here

Review: The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups

The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups Words & Images: Lorraine Bacchus

Review: Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s Don McCullin is perhaps the most challenging exhibition of recent years.

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery

Review of Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, until 1st November 2020 words by Lorraine Bacchus  From...

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective

Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, 8 August – 1 November 2020 Words, Remy Greasley Linda McCartney...

Lockdown Walking To Another Place

Lockdown Walking To Another Placewords and images: Lorraine Bacchus One of the inherent qualities of Antony Gormley’s iron men...

Review: Remedial Phantasmagoria: Frances Disley’s ‘Pattern Buffer’ at The Bluecoat

Pattern Buffer is Frances Disley’s retort to the elitist, and somewhat traditional, conventions of beauty

Digital Exhibition: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum: June Furlong

EXHIBITION: JUNE FURLONGEXHIBITION DATES: 3rd June 2020 - OngoingVENUE: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum (see full exhibition here) Today...

Digital Exhibition: Bridewell Studios: RE-FORM, Wirral Met BA Fine Art 2nd Year Exhibition

“make changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it.” 

Digital Festival: Africa Oyé Archive

With Africa Oyé 2020 cancelled, take a look back at Africa Oye over the years below. Some of Liverpool's best photographers have...

Digital Exhibition: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum: Wirral Met – 25th Annual BA (Hons)...

25th Annual BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show As we settle in to social distancing and the temporary closure...

Digital Exhibition: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum: The Williamson Open 2020

Welcome to the online edition of the Williamson Open Art & Photography Exhibition 2020 Hosting an exhibition online, rather...

Digital Gallery: dot-art: Pixel

Exhibition Details: Pixel, dot-art Gallery dot-art’s exhibition Pixel showcases the works of four contemporary artists from the North West,...

Digital Gallery: Victoria Gallery & Museum: Audubon Gallery

Victoria Gallery & Museum: Audubon GalleryPermanent DisplayLocation: Gallery 8, first floor John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a nineteenth-century wildlife...

Digital Gallery: Victoria Gallery & Museum: Here or Roundabout: Local scenes by Allan P....

Here or Roundabout: Local scenes by Allan P. Tankard Location: Gallery 4, first floor This exhibition...

Digital Gallery: Victoria Gallery & Museum: Secret Art of Survival – Creativity and ingenuity...

Secret Art of Survival - Creativity and ingenuity of British Far East prisoners of war, 1942 - 194525 October 2019 - 20...

Digital Exhibition: Victoria Gallery & Museum: The Errant Muse

The Errant Muse16 November 2019 - 2 May 2020 Location: Gallery 1, first floor Exhibition information:

Digital Gallery: Victoria Gallery & Museum: From Near and Far

From Near and FarLocation: Tate Hall Museum, second floor A display of pottery and porcelain from the VG&M collection...

Digital Gallery: Victoria Gallery & Museum: Watercolours from the VG&M Collection

Victoria Gallery & Museum, Watercolours from the VG&M Collection

Digital Gallery: Bluecoat Display Centre: Alice McKenzie – In The Window

Bluecoat Display Centre, Alice McKenzie - In The Window

Digital Gallery: Bluecoat Display Centre: Limited Editions

Bluecoat Display Centre, Limited Editions until 23rd May 2020

Digital Gallery: Dead Pigeon Gallery at 189 Oakfield Rd

Current show: In A Little Terraced House Oct 2019 - March 2020 189 Oakfield Rd, Liverpool 4 0UF

Review: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrime at Bluecoat

Review: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrimeat Bluecoat until 21st June 2020 Words by Remy Greasley There isn’t a...

Review: Frances Disley, Pattern Buffer – Bluecoat

Review: Frances Disley, Pattern Buffer Bluecoat Words & Images, Sophia Charuhas What do we do to feel better about ourselves? In her installation, Pattern Buffer, Frances Disley...

Review: An English Ladies Wardrobe

Review: An English Ladies Wardrobe The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, L3 8EL Until 1st March 2020 Words and pictures by Col O’Kell  An Enthralling Glimpse of the Liverpool...

Review: Medical Mavericks; a Tate Exchange from Alder Hey Hospital & Twin Vision

Medical Mavericks: Alder Hey Hospital & Twin Vision Tate Exchange, until 29th February 2020 Review, Sophia Charuhas At the beginning of the 19th century, Liverpool had the highest...

One Last Interview: Threshold Festival’s Jazamin Sinclair & Andy Minnis

One Last Interview Threshold Festival's Andy Minnis (Festival Director and Visual Arts Organiser) & Jazamin Sinclair (Visual Arts Organiser) Interview by Patrick Kirk-Smith (featured image: Illustrated...

Review: Secret Art of Survival: Creativity and Ingenuity of British Far East prisoners of...

Review: Secret Art of Survival: Creativity and Ingenuity of British Far East prisoners of war, 1942-1945 - Victoria Gallery & Museum Words, Remy Greasley Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore;...

In Photos: The People’s Mardi Gras, Krewe Liverpool

On 7th February 2020, Laura Brownhill and Mellowtone transformed Sefton Park Palm House into a one night only surreal masquerade ball inspired by the...

Review From Kirkby With Love – Portraits Celebrating Local Communities by Philip Garrett

Review  - From Kirkby With Love – Portraits Celebrating Local Communities by Philip Garrett Words by Lorraine Bacchus Photos by Sherriff “Painting is more than just a...

Review: Visual Rights – Open Eye Gallery

Visual Rights, Open Eye Gallery - Corinne Silva’s Garden State rethinks territory. It’s a challenge to many things, but primarily to how we as individuals think about ownership.

Review: Away Day – Bath Society of Arts, at Edtions Ltd.

Bath Society of Arts - There was an enticing opportunity the other evening to talk to some printmakers about the many ways in which they achieve their images...

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: The View from the Top of a Pyramid – Jacqui Hallum at...

The View from the Top of a Pyramid – Jacqui Hallum The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 12 October 2019 - 26 April 2020 Words and pictures by...

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: Theaster Gates at Tate Liverpool

Review: Theaster Gates at Tate Liverpool - Theaster Gates retreated to the anonymity of Maine on the north-eastern coast of the United States for some much needed rest and relaxation

In conversation with Alexis Teplin at Bluecoat.

In conversation with Alexis Treplin at Bluecoat by Lorraine Bacchus The fragmented, colourful and playful nature of Alexis Teplin’s exhibition at the Bluecoat is reminiscent of...

Review: LOOK Photo Biennial 2019

LOOK Photo Biennial Various venues, until 22nd December 2019 Words, Carol Emmas Images, courtesy of Open Eye Gallery In the 1960s, American writer and critic Clement Greenberg said,...

Review: We The Youth – Tate Liverpool

We The Youth - Keith Haring's New York Nightlife Words & Images, Michelle Pratt Author and DJ Dave Haslam fluently guided an audience through a condensed...