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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...

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...

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...

Liverpool’s late-night arts festival LightNight Liverpool explores Home for 2020

Liverpool’s late-night arts festival LightNight Liverpool explores Home for 2020 LightNight Liverpool, the city’s one-night arts festival, is back on Friday 15 May 2020. On...

Open Circuit explores music and technology at Uni of Liverpool events this spring

Open Circuit explores music and technology at Uni of Liverpool events this spring Phantoms in snare drums and music for marathons: Open Circuit announces four...

New exhibition launches FACT’s year of The Living Planet

New exhibition launches FACT’s year of The Living Planet: And Say the Animal Responded? What would animals say to us if we listened to them? What...

The Angel Field Festival kicks-off in Liverpool this week

The Angel Field Festival kicks-off in Liverpool this week – and it promises to take audiences on a ‘creative and expressive voyage of discovery’. The...

Jury Announced for John Moores Painting Prize 2020

National Museums Liverpool has announced the jury for the John Moores Painting Prize 2020

From Kirkby with Love: Portraits celebrating local communities and galleries

it serves to demonstrate how our exhibition and actions come ‘From Kirkby with Love’.

Krewe Liverpool 2020 – The Mardi Gras Experience: Krewes Announced and How To Get...

Krewe, A surreal masquerade ball with music, dance, costume and carnival, housed in Sefton Park’s iconic Palm House.Tickets on sale now via Skiddle

New Metquarter gallery hosts Hub Studios artists

Four members of Liverpool’s Hub Studios will be the first to exhibit at the Metquarter’s new gallery space – The Artquarter. Artists, Clare Flinn, Michael...

Milap, the UK’s leading Indian Arts & Culture company, unveil their plans for 2020,...

April will see the return of popular series 'Music for the Mind & Soul' in a brand new format. The event is inspired by...

Modern relationships under the spotlight in Frantic Assembly’s I Think We Are Alone

Frantic Assembly return to Liverpool this February with an exploration of relationships in the modern world, as the pioneering theatre company celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Liverpool BID company & Liverpool Biennial launch Art in Motion; on busses, on cups,...

Art in Motion is your chance to enjoy art on the go. This year, three artists are producing work based on the Liverpool Coat of Arms with Gordon Cheung being the first artist in the series.

What Happened to Agnes? New work from Nishla Smith, Opera North Projects & Leeds...

Nishla Smith’s What Happened to Agnes comes to Kazimier Stockroom this month, after what seems like a lifetime since the Kaz hosted this sort...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #21: February 2020 editorial

I’ve had two months off from writing these editorials and it’s been oddly difficult; enjoyable, relaxing, but always with a nagging idea that I...

Life on Board: New gallery to open at Merseyside Maritime Museum on 28 March...

Merseyside Maritime Museum will open a new permanent gallery on 28 March 2020. Exploring the moving and fascinating stories of Liverpool’s seafarers and passengers, the Life...

New Bluecoat Outdoor Artwork to be Co-Designed by Liverpool Children

New Bluecoat Outdoor Artwork to be Co-Designed by Liverpool Children Bluecoat, Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts, will bring an ambitious new artwork to its front courtyard...

TORCH film selected for Manchester Film Festival 2020

TORCH film selected for Manchester Film Festival 2020 A film made in St Helens and based on TORCH, a highly acclaimed theatre production about the...

Open Eye Gallery & My Clubmoor launch Clickmoor

A new photography group, Clickmoor, in North Liverpool is unveiling its first project to the public, opening on the 12th of December. Produced by...

Baltic Creative announces ‘significant change in direction’ as part of its 10-year anniversary

Baltic Creative announces ‘significant change in direction’ as part of its 10-year anniversary After a game-changing first decade, Baltic Creative CIC has announced that it...

This weekend, the Winter Arts Market returns to Liverpool Cathedral

This weekend, the Winter Arts Market returns for the city’s best independent shopping experience  www.winterartsmarket.com This Saturday, the Open Culture Winter Arts Market is back at...

INDIKA: Europe’s finest festival of Indian arts returns to Liverpool for 2020

Indika Festival 12th - 22nd, November 2020 Various Venues, Liverpool - - Indika, Europe’s finest festival of Indian arts, returns to Liverpool for 2020, taking over the city for...

Launch of Fund Raising Campaign for Statue of Jeremiah Horrocks, Founder of Modern Astronomy

Launch of Fund Raising Campaign for Statue in Liverpool of Jeremiah Horrocks, Founder of Modern Astronomy Amongst the many historic Liverpool “firsts” listed on the...

A first-hand account of Liverpool Art School bands secures National Lottery Support

THEN ALONG CAME LENNON A first-hand account of Liverpool Art School bands secures National Lottery Support Artists and oral historians, The Sound Agents, have secured a...

Threshold Festival of Music & Arts announces tenth and FINAL annual event

Threshold Festival of Music & Arts announces tenth and final annual event Organisers of Liverpool’s Threshold Festival have announced their 2020 dates, marking a decade...

Tate Liverpool announces new commission by Emily Speed for 2021

TATE LIVERPOOL ANNOUNCES NEW COMMISSION BY EMILY SPEED FOR 2021 ARTIST CHOSEN THROUGH TATE LIVERPOOL’S ART NORTH WEST OPEN CALL Tate Liverpool has revealed Emily Speed as the...

Liverpool Biennial 2020 Artists and Theme Announced

Liverpool Biennial have revealed the artistic concept and title of its 11th edition. Titled The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial 2020 will take...

The Winter Arts Market returns to Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 7 Dec 2019

The Winter Arts Market returns to Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 7 Dec 2019 Over 200 contemporary artists, designers & makers selling work at Liverpool Cathedral -            Stalls...

Open Air Gallery guide launched to showcase New Brighton street art.

Open Air Gallery guide launched to showcase New Brighton street art.   Over the past twelve months, New Brighton has seen a number of large-scale murals...

Homotopia – the power of protest

Homotopia - the power of protest 1-10 November 2019 Various Venues, Liverpool Homotopia returns next month, with a festival theme of Resist! Resist! In the 50 years...

Mellowtone celebrates their fifteenth birthday with live music & exhibition

Fifteen Years ago today, the team at Mellowtone climbed the stairs at The View Two Gallery for their first ever show. And what a...

Katumba’s annual Halloween parade returns to Liverpool

KATUMBA’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE RETURNS TO LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE WITH THE THEME FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: WHERE THE WORLDS MEET ON SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER, 2019. Katumba, the...

National Museums Liverpool announce twelve months of exhibitions & permanent displays

A major retrospective, curated by her family, of Linda McCartney’s internationally-renowned photography Humanity’s relationship with AI revealed, from its ancient origins to a...

A journey through the stars is coming to West Kirby

A journey through the stars is coming to West Kirby A breath-taking art installation will be turning West Kirby’s Marine Lake into a portal to...

The Revival of Liverpool SOUP

The Revival of Liverpool SOUP Liverpool SOUP got off to a strong start earlier this year raising £485 in just one night and is gearing...

In a town once labelled ‘England’s suicide capital’, artists and activists create an arts...

In a town once labelled 'England's suicide capital', artist and mental health activist takes over old Argos store to create an arts festival that...

Trailer and more details released for ‘LEAP Fringe’ ahead of dance festival’s 26th year...

10 DAYS | 7 COMPANIES | 6 VENUES | 15 PERFORMANCES 3rd - 12th October, 2019 Liverpool mdi.org.uk/leap-2019/ A programme of pop-up performances will take over Hope Street, treating...

Liverpool Irish Festival returns with 10 days of music, theatre, performance and art

Let us tell you a story A week of Irish stories arrives in Liverpool as the city’s Liverpool Irish Festival returns from Thurs 17-Sun 27...

dot-art opens Liverpool’s only public darkroom

dot-art Opens Liverpool’s Only Public Darkroom  dot-art is delighted to announce the launch of their new, open access darkroom in Liverpool city centre’s Cotton Exchange....

Huge new land artwork revealed at New Brighton beach

An amazing artwork by Saype has been revealed in New Brighton, Wirral. To the Moon, which depicts a child piloting a toy plane in space,...

Hidden archives at the National Trust’s Hardmans’ House to be revealed

Hidden archives at the National Trust’s Hardmans’ House to be revealed  The National Trust’s Hardmans’ House – often considered to be one of Liverpool’s hidden...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...