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Curator’s Thoughts: Laura McCann on the new Drink or Draw Exhibition at Liverpool Arts...

Laura McCann is a curator and artist based in Liverpool, whose latest initiative sees local artist Drink or Draw (aka Tony Winterbottom) exhibited at...

Review: Night at the Poseum… at World Museum

Review: Night at the Poseum… at World Museum Words & Pictures, Julia Johnson Ballroom culture started in the marginalised Black & Latinx LGBTQ+ communities of New...

Review: Ali Hunter’s Quarinteriors at Egg Cafe

Review: Ali Hunter’s Quarinteriors at Egg Cafe Words, Kathryn Wainwright In something of a departure from Ali Hunter’s usual work, Quarinteriors, drain the usual colour from...

Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, at FACT Liverpool

Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, at FACT Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Future Ages Will Wonder is a headliner. Larry Achiampong, David Blandy, Trisha Baga, Yrali Allison,...

Kiln Fired Ecologies: Evocations of Natural Forms in the Works of Halima Cassell and...

Kiln Fired Ecologies: Evocations of Natural Forms in the Works of Halima Cassell and Emma Rodgers Words, Phoebe Thomas The current collection of Halima Cassell and...
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Curator’s Thoughts: Laura McCann on the new Drink or Draw Exhibition at Liverpool Arts...

Laura McCann is a curator and artist based in Liverpool, whose latest initiative sees local artist Drink or Draw (aka Tony Winterbottom) exhibited at...

Review: Night at the Poseum… at World Museum

Review: Night at the Poseum… at World Museum Words & Pictures, Julia Johnson Ballroom culture started in the marginalised Black & Latinx LGBTQ+ communities of New...

Review: Ali Hunter’s Quarinteriors at Egg Cafe

Review: Ali Hunter’s Quarinteriors at Egg Cafe Words, Kathryn Wainwright In something of a departure from Ali Hunter’s usual work, Quarinteriors, drain the usual colour from...

Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, at FACT Liverpool

Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, at FACT Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Future Ages Will Wonder is a headliner. Larry Achiampong, David Blandy, Trisha Baga, Yrali Allison,...

Kiln Fired Ecologies: Evocations of Natural Forms in the Works of Halima Cassell and...

Kiln Fired Ecologies: Evocations of Natural Forms in the Works of Halima Cassell and Emma Rodgers Words, Phoebe Thomas The current collection of Halima Cassell and...

Review: Lucy McKenzie at Tate Liverpool

Lucy McKenzie has adopted and absorbed the essence of trompe l’oeil, and brought it bang up to date

Review: Uncertain Data: a brief meditation at FACT

Uncertain Data:a brief meditation at FACT So, you know how mindfulness is a way to force yourself to relax? I know that’s dumbing it down,...

Review: Walter Sickert at Walker Art Gallery

I can’t help finding the Sickert exhibition a little bit funny, not because of its content, but because of its press. The week of...

Review: Space is The Place, Patric Rogers & Angelo Madonna at Convenience Gallery

I said it last month and I’ll say it again – Convenience are making spaces for artists to do more, to try more. It’s...

Review: Emily Speed: Flatland at Tate Liverpool

Emily Speed: Flatland at Tate LiverpoolWords, Lorraine Bacchus During a conversation about the creative process, a poet friend of mine expressed the thought that out...

Review: Gold Maria Akanbi: BlackFest at The Royal Standard

Gold Maria Akanbi: BlackFest at The Royal Standard Reading is incredibly powerful. You become part of an audience, listening to your own voice, attempting to...

Pause for Living, Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould; An exhibition at CBS Gallery &...

Two exhibitions, because they can. Two spaces I have meant to visit over and over and over again, and always failed, astounded me in...

Review: Very Public Art

Very Public Art feels right. You know? Like a listening project rather than a show and tell. It feels local, and relevant to its...

Review: Challenging Histories, International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum’s new collection display shares a mass of artworks collected over the last four years. Collections displays can be stale, and feel like...

Review: Jon Edgley, On the Bright Side at Convenience Gallery

When you woke up today, did you see the positives ahead of you, or worry about the next step you had to take? Do...

Review: One Day at a Time Boys, Dead Pigeon Gallery

It doesn’t remotely matter if you’ve got formal training as an artist in order to be one. What matters is an open mind to...

Review: Lucian Freud & Louise Bourgeois at Tate Liverpool

Review: Lucian Freud & Louise Bourgeois at Tate Liverpool Lucian Freud and Louise Bourgeois are two artists you can’t easily pair together. The adjoining exhibitions...

Review: Aliza Nisenbaum at Tate Liverpool

Review: Aliza Nisenbaum at Tate Liverpool Travelling to Tate Liverpool on Tuesday 20th July 2021 to see a show I’ve wanted to see since its...

Review: John Moores Painting Prize 2020

Review: John Moores Painting Prize 2020 John Moores Painting Prize 2020 holds on to its planned year in the title, despite postponement. Thankfully, that’s the...

Review: Public Service Announcement

Review: Public Service Announcement Most artists ask themselves the question “what do I want to make work about?” When Alex Stone was invited to take...

Review: Jessica El Mal, Grounds for Concern (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival)

Review: Jessica El Mal, Grounds for Concern (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival) Finally finding a chance to find Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s installation at Mann Island...

Review: Peace Doves by Peter Walker, at Liverpool Cathedral

Review: Peace Doves by Peter Walkerat Liverpool Cathedral Words, Bryony Large (www.confessionsofanartjunkie.com) Amongst the chaotic bustling of Concert Square, the jam-packed queues circulating through Liverpool One...

Review: Rui Matsunaga at The Atkinson

Review: Rui Matsunaga at The AtkinsonOpen until 5th June 2021 Words, Louise Heys This free solo exhibition is the first at The Atkinson, to focus on...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021 (part 2)

There’s one thing I want to find from Liverpool Biennial – I need to see if it is any closer to the people of the city it rests in.

Lockdown Treasures: The Baltic Triangle (Part 3)

Lockdown Treasures: The Baltic Triangle (Part 3) Words & Images, Bryony Large As we draw closer to the days where we can return to some sort...

Lockdown Treasures: The City Centre (Part 2)

Lockdown Treasures: The City Centre (Part 2) Words & Images, Bryony Large On the verge of completing our third month in a nationwide lockdown, it is...

Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021

The format we use on Art in Liverpool means that the title at the top of this article will be ‘Review: Liverpool Biennial 2021’,...

Liverpool Lockdown Treasures: The Waterfront (Part 1)

Liverpool Lockdown Treasures: The Waterfront (Part 1) Words, Images & Trail by Bryony Large - read more of her writing at www.confessionsofanartjunkie.com As 2021 witnessed the...

Review: High Viz, Dead Pigeon Gallery

High Viz, Dead Pigeon GalleryWords & images, Lorraine Bacchus Lockdown 2.  It’s like the sequel title of an earlier, really awful film.  Its pre-publicity prompting...

Review: German Revolution Expressionist Prints at Lady Lever Art Gallery

German Revolution Expressionist Prints at Lady Lever Art Gallery until 28th February 2021 (check here for updates on restrictions & visiting times) Words, Leah Binns Käthe...

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

The Time We Call our OwnOpen Eye Gallery until 23rd October View the full exhibition in VR online here Words, Carol EmmasImages, c. Rob Battersby It is...

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

The Liverpool Nude – An Exhibition of Work from Merseyside’s Life Drawing Groups Words & Images: Lorraine Bacchus The privilege of drawing the human body from...

Review: Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool

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

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery

Review of Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, until 1st November 2020 words by Lorraine Bacchus  From the first moment you walk in and see her signature...

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective

Linda McCartney RetrospectiveWalker Art Gallery, 8 August – 1 November 2020 Words, Remy Greasley Linda McCartney appears to have always been in the right place at...

Lockdown Walking To Another Place

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

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

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

Review: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrime at Bluecoat

Review: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrimeat Bluecoat until 21st June 2020 Words by Remy Greasley There isn’t a single word throughout the whole of Jonathan Baldock’s Facecrime. Verbal...

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...

Dead Pigeon Gallery Presents: Dockers – The ’95 to -98 Liverpool Lockout

Dead Pigeon Gallery Presents:Dockers - The ‘95 to ‘98 Liverpool LockoutDocumentary Photography Exhibition by Dave Sinclair 'In September 1995, 500 Mersey Dock and Harbour workers...

Featured Artist: Ashleigh Nugent, author of LOCKS, and Creative Director of RiseUp CIC

Featured Artist: Ashleigh Nugent, author of LOCKS, and Creative Director of RiseUp CIC Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith In 2013 Ashleigh Nugent won the Commonword Memoir Competition for...

Q&A with Steve Des Landes

Q and A with Steve Des LandesWords, Carol Emmas Steve des Landes went from having a solo exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead...

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...

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...

dot-art Schools announces the Walker Art Gallery for their 2023 exhibition

dot-art Schools announces the Walker Art Gallery for their 2023 exhibition The Walker Art Gallery is the chosen venue for this year’s dot-art Schools and...

Art Council’s NPO announcements for the North

£383.5 million (over three years) in the North, as Arts Council England backs art, culture, and creativity for more people in more places, across...

Africa Oyé included in Arts Council England’s national portfolio for 2023-26

Africa Oyé is proud to be included in Arts Council England's national portfolio of funded organisations for 2023-26. The UK's biggest celebration of the music and...

Care village arts strategy recognised with national award

Care village arts strategy recognised with national award A collaborative project aiming to tackle loneliness amongst older people living at Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme care village has...

National Museums Liverpool connects to current issues in new season of podcast

Topics range from art and mental wellbeing, to the war in Ukraine; from heroes on the Mersey to rebels in music. Episode one: Art as...

Harrison Stringfellow and Citizens Design Bureau collaborate to redevelop National Museums Liverpool’s suite of...

National Museums Liverpool is pleased to announce lead architects, Harrison Stringfellow with Citizens Design Bureau, and Gerrard BSE and engineersHRW, on the circa £1...

Rare Birkenhead Pottery Artwork is Saved for Williamson Art Gallery

Rare Birkenhead Pottery Artwork is Saved for Williamson Art Gallery A last-minute fundraising drive has ensured that a rare piece of British art pottery has...

UK’s oldest arts centre celebrates Arts Council funding success, and announces new 3 year...

Liverpool’s Bluecoat, the oldest arts centre in the UK, has emphatically welcomed news today from the Arts Council of a 3 year funding commitment....

Free autumn arts festival returns to venues across St Helens and Knowsley

Free autumn arts festival returns to venues across St Helens and KnowsleyCollaborative arts organisation Heart of Glass announces Take Over 2022: Be Our Guest,...

An inspirational immersive journey launches on Tuesday 11th October in Liverpool at the Black-E

An inspirational immersive journey launches on Tuesday 11th October in Liverpool at the Black-E Made Of Stars is a ground-breaking immersive journey opening in Liverpool...

Ståle Gerhardsen mural unveiled at Phase One in Liverpool

Ståle Gerhardsen mural unveiled at Phase One in Liverpool  Renowned Norwegian artist, Ståle Gerhardsen, has unveiled his first UK installation at Phase One in Liverpool.  The artist, who was...

River of Light is back for 2022!

One of Liverpool’s most popular events is back next month to light up the city centre. River of Light is set to illuminate the waterfront...

dot-art Schools launch their 11th annual art competition for children and young people

dot-art Schools launch their 11th annual art competition for children and young people   Liverpool-based dot-art Schools are working in partnership with Edge Hill University to launch their 11th annual art competition aimed at boosting...

BlackFest announce packed festival lineup across Liverpool venues

BlackFest - Liverpool's grassroots Black arts festival - has revealed a packed line-up of multi-arts festivities taking place across the city in September and...

Homotopia Festival celebrates Queer Joy this November

Homotopia Festival celebrates Queer Joy  1-20 November 2022 Homotopia Festival, the UK’s longest running annual LGBTQIA+ arts and culture festival, returns to Liverpool this Autumn celebrating...

A major new Sirani acquisition for the Walker’s redeveloped galleries

A major new Sirani acquisition for the Walker’s redeveloped galleriesTransformation of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque rooms is underway, with a star acquisition just...

National Museums Liverpool launches its Autumn/Winter programme with a very special birthday

Pure Brilliance: The Boodles Story opens at the Lady Lever Art Gallery this October  Art of the Terraces opens at the Walker Art Gallery in November  Return of...

FACT Together: Online Commissioning Scheme Returns for Third Year

FACT is inviting artists living or working in the North of England to create new digital work in the latest round of its FACT...

Sculpture nodding to maritime culture will be the fifth on The Liverpool Plinth

Sculpture nodding to maritime culture will be the fifth on The Liverpool Plinth A new sculpture celebrating those who have worked on Liverpool’s docks will...

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival announces full line-up for 2022 edition

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival announces full line-up for 2022 edition Ten day festival of Arab music and culture takes place from 7-17 July Liverpool Arab Arts...

LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate opens its first chapter

LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate opens its first chapter with a programme of photographic and visual arts across Liverpool and the North West. The first...

Joshua Sofaer’s Street Hunt comes to St Helens

This summer, Heart of Glass is inviting residents to take to the streets for a treasure hunt across St Helens as part of an arts project called Street Hunt.

Knowsley announces illuminating plans to start its year as the Liverpool City Region Borough...

Knowsley announces illuminating plans to start its year as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture On 1 January 2022 Knowsley will officially become the...

Knowsley appeals for couples married at St. Chad’s Church to come forward

Knowsley appeals for couples married at St. Chad’s Church to come forward On Valentine’s Day 2022 a special event is set to take place in...

Wirral students explore “Fresh Perspectives” on art at Lady Lever

Fresh Perspectives, the exhibition of inspiring artworks from students of five Wirral secondary schools, returns this January for its fifth, bi-annual outing.  Running from 28 January...

Suba Das appointed as new Creative Director at Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust (LMTT) has today announced that SUBA DAS will be their new Creative Director, helping shape its artistic future and...

The Bluecoat to receive £155,194 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Bluecoat is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery FundThis award will keep the Bluecoat...

Winter Arts Market Returns To Liverpool Cathedral 3-4 Dec 2021

Enjoy festive shopping from local, independent traders this December when the Open Culture Winter Arts Markets returns to the Grade I listed Liverpool Cathedral. Winter...

First statue of “fifth’ Beatle in Liverpool a step closer to reality

First statue of “fifth’ Beatle in Liverpool a step closer to reality Music manager Brian Epstein is immortalised in celebration of creative talent“If anyone was...

New flag design urges Liverpool women to reach for the stars

Open Call for artists to design the next installation  The latest in a series of artist-designed flags is now on display in Liverpool as part...

Bluecoat announce details of 2022 Suki Chan exhibition, CONSCIOUS

In Spring 2022 the Bluecoat, Liverpool will present the largest overview to date of Suki Chan’s multi-platform project CONSCIOUS

Southport Contemporary Arts Network calls for Creativity on Prescription

The Southport Contemporary Arts network opened The ArtHouse on Eastbank Street in 2012, providing a permanent space for showcasing local artists

Baltic Creative & Transform Lives Company celebrate Kickstart success

Following its partnership with Transform Lives Company (TLC), Baltic Creative Community Interest Company (CIC) has helped to generate 26 jobs for previously unemployed young...

The 12 artworks for Liverpool’s River of Light have been revealed

The 12 artworks which will transform Liverpool’s waterfront this month as part of River of Light have been revealed. For 17 nights, from Friday 22...

LGBTQIA+ inclusive ‘Genderland Festival’ embraces Liverpool

A two-week long festival of drag events, talking circles, cabaret and more kicks off this week! Supported by Arts Council England, Genderland Festival will provide...

The Owl & The Pussy-cat launch Knowsley Borough of Culture

Most people are very familiar with The Owl & the Pussy-Cat poem that tells the tale of two animals setting off to sea in...

Asif Khan Studio, Sir David Adjaye OBE, Mariam Kamara and artist Theaster Gates set...

Today, National Museums Liverpool has announced a collaboration between architects Asif Khan Studio, Sir David Adjaye OBE, Mariam Kamara and artist Theaster Gates as...

Liverpool Irish Festival returns to celebrate the city’s links with Ireland

Live audiences return to Liverpool Irish Festival this October as the Festival arrives at venues across the city. With a theme of ‘exchange’ the Festival...

New transport attraction for Birkenhead

National Museums Liverpool to partner Wirral Council on development as part of Town Deal National Museums Liverpool (NML) has shared news of its development of a new...

New images released of coming soon De Morgan exhibition at Lady Lever Art Gallery

A stunning collection of ceramic objects by the Victorian, pre-eminent ceramic designer, William De Morgan, is opening at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight on...