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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...

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...

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...

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...

Huge outdoor artwork to take over Wirral waterfront for UK first

Huge outdoor artwork to take over Wirral waterfront for UK first One of Europe's most exciting artists is heading to Wirral waterfront this week to...

Art in Liverpool Magazine, issue #18: September 2019 editorial

From 9th April to 7th June next year, Candice Breitz brings Love Story, an international story of migration and displacement to Tate Liverpool. The...

Homotopia Returns – Resist! Resist!

Homotopia returns - Resist! Resist! 1-10 November 2019 Various Venues, Liverpool The UK’s longest running LGBTQ+ arts festival, Homotopia, returns this November with artists including Travis Alabanza,...

Tate Liverpool to present Don McCullin

TATE LIVERPOOL TO PRESENT DON MCCULLIN MAJOR TATE BRITAIN SHOW TOURS TO NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND Today Tate Liverpool announces a major retrospective of the legendary British...

Gems of the Dunes host creative workshops for national conservation project

Gems of the Dunes Exciting opportunity to help protect the endangered creatures of the Sefton Coast Artists work with Back from the Brink to...

Keynote speakers announced for Storyhouse’s Educating Creatively Conference

A stellar line-up of speakers has been announced for the first ever Educating Creatively Conference at Storyhouse. The conference programmed by Storyhouse – Chester’s multi...

Tate Liverpool launches new artist open call – Art North West

TATE LIVERPOOL LAUNCHES ARTIST OPEN CALL  NORTH WEST BASED ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY Tate Liverpool is inviting artists from across the region to submit their ideas...

Capstone Theatre Launches Autumn 2019 Season

Capstone Theatre Launches Autumn 2019 Season Liverpool Hope University’s Capstone Theatre is delighted to announce the launch of its Autumn 2019 Season, which runs from...

Important work by post-war artist, Peter Lanyon, acquired by the University of Liverpool

Important work by Peter Lanyon, one of Britain's foremost post-war artists, acquired by the University of Liverpool A large goache by Peter Lanyon (1918 – 1964) has...

Merseyside Dance Initiative invite North West artists to shape the future

Merseyside Dance Initiative: Shaping The Future Coinciding with the announcement of LEAP Festival 2019, MDI are striving to develop talent in the region through a...

IDLE WOMEN launches POWER TOOLS: a new online series of D.I.Y. video tutorials made...

IDLE WOMEN launches POWER TOOLS: a new online series of D.I.Y. video tutorials made by women artists women activists, and tradeswomen for women everywhere Award-winning...

‘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...

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...

Review: Ericka Beckman & Marianna Simnett, FACT

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