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,...

Features

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...

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...

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...

Artists around the world are creating their own resilience with #artistsupportpledge

Starting on Instagram with a beautifully simple idea from Wirral born artist Matthew Burrows, the hashtag has allowed artists to create a...

Experience culture at home with the University of Liverpool

Experience culture at home The University of Liverpool’s new online hub of fascinating free cultural activities, apps and blogs...

FACT awards £15,000 of grants to northern artists to support creation o new digital...

FACT AWARDS £15,000 OF GRANTS TO NORTHERN ARTISTS TO SUPPORT CREATION OF NEW DIGITAL WORK FACT announce the 10...

Homotopia commissions 13 LGBTQIA artists to unveil new work between May and July

Queer Art AlwaysHomotopia commissions 13 LGBTQIA artists to unveil new work between May and July 13 new artworks, created...

Art in Liverpool launch new Digital Exhibitions

Art in Liverpool launch new Digital Exhibitions Art in Liverpool have launched a new section of the website dedicated...

National Museums Liverpool collaborates with immersive creative studio Draw & Code to bring a...

Tell us your Museum stories! National Museums Liverpool collaborates with immersive creative studio Draw & Code to bring a...

Celebrate LightNight arts festival at ‘Home’ on Friday 15th May

Celebrating LightNight at ‘Home’ Friday 15 May will be an evening to champion Liverpool’s artistic and creative talent

Bluecoat Display Centre turn donated work into vouchers for Merseyside’s frontline workers

a way to say thank you..... Bluecoat Display Centre were given a generous donation by a friend of the...

Writing on the Wall presents a new digital writing and literary festival for our...

Writing on the Wall presents a new digital writing and literary festival for our times: WoWFEST LOCKDOWN, featuring Noam Chomsky, Nikesh Shukla, Irvine Welsh,...

Voting Open for Liverpool SOUP Community Crowd Funding

In Spite of Lockdown, Community Spirit is Thriving Liverpool SOUP has traditionally hosted ‘in person’ events which bring people...

Film focused on job hunting & the benefits system awarded New Creatives North funding

Artist, Illustrator and Animator Cath Garvey has been awarded one of the New Creatives North grants from BBC and Arts Council England....

Call out to Warrington communities to take part in national creative online festival

Residents, community groups and arts practitioners across the borough are being urged to take part in a national initiative to inspire creativity...

MDI launch Virtual Studio – online movement and dance workshops

MDI have launched a Virtual Studio on YouTube, since temporarily closing their home on Hope Street. The YouTube...

50+ artists to receive support in Liverpool City Region-wide commissioning programme

50+ artists to receive support in Liverpool City Region-wide commissioning programme  51 artists have been selected to receive funding...

dot-art Launch NEW Online Art Classes

dot-art Launch NEW Online Art Classes Brilliant things can happen in times of uncertainty and as we all face...

Restore the Bucket Fountain to Public Ownership: NEW PETITION

The Friends of the Piazza (Bucket) Fountain have been so successful with their first petition to Save the Bucket Fountain that they...

Last Chance to Vote – dot-art Schools 2020 Public vote closes Tuesday!

A public vote to find Liverpool City Region’s best young artists opened on Saturday 28th March and continues until 28th April 2020....

Independents Biennial Postponed until 2021

Independents Biennial Postponed until 2021 Following discussions with Liverpool Biennial and many concerned artists, Art in Liverpool have decided...

Meet Homotopia’s New Board

Meet Homotopia’s New Board Homotopia has unveiled new additions to its Board of Trustees to help guide the festival...

FACT announces new online commissioning scheme to support artists in lockdown

FACT ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE COMMISSIONING SCHEME TO SUPPORT ARTISTS IN LOCKDOWNOpen to all early-career artists in the North of EnglandCall for proposals:...

Analogue or Online, Community Spirit is Alive

Analogue or Online, Community Spirit is Alive Liverpool SOUP has traditionally hosted ‘in person’ events which bring people together...

Global connectedness at the heart of Tate Liverpool spring programme

GLOBAL CONNECTEDNESS AT THE HEART OF TATE LIVERPOOL SPRING PROGRAMME This Spring Tate Liverpool will present two displays which connect audiences directly with global narratives...

Threshold Festival 2020 postponed until further notice

Threshold Festival 2020 postponed until further notice A statement from Threshold Festival... - - *** POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT *** It’s with heavy hearts that we are now announcing that...

Mandela Memorial Plans backed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Mandela Memorial Plans backed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund Our friends at Mandela8 are delighted to have been awarded £95k from The National Lottery...

Listen back to Refractive Pool Symposium, a panel discussion on Liverpool’s contemporary painting scene

Refractive Pool Symposium panel discussion audio available now here In February 2020 Refractive Pool presented a symposium in partnership with Liverpool Hope University, exploring aspects of...

“Be the change!: The Woman Walking in Gandhi’s Footsteps

“BE THE CHANGE”: THE WOMAN WALKING IN GANDHI’S FOOTSTEPS “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi A live artist...

The Art of Reggae Exhibition returns to Liverpool, with a launch at Kuumba Imani

This year sees the return of The Art of Reggae Exhibition - a successful collaboration between Positive Vibration and the International Reggae Poster Contest. The...

Liverpool’s One Tit Wonder

Liverpool’s One Tit Wonder Liverpool’s streets will be home to a series of posters depicting a breast cancer survivor’s unreconstructed body this month ahead of...

Heart of Glass launches Street Hunt, a treasure hunt based on street names across...

Heart of Glass launches Street Hunt, a treasure hunt based on street names across St Helens Heart of Glass is inviting people from across the...

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.

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...

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...