“What I produced had to feel like it was a beacon of hope…” The Big Interview: Larry Achiampong

Mike Pinnington talks to artist Larry Achiampong about his residency at Tate Liverpool and some of the concepts and intellectual concerns – including science fiction, Pan Africanism, and a dire lack of representation in the...

“Distinct stories that resonate, disturb, shock and confound…” You Should Come With Me Now: Stories of Ghosts — Reviewed

It has taken 17 years for the award-winning author, M. John Harrison, to complete his latest book of short stories. Mike Pinnington finds unsettling and time-relevant tales that seamlessly span speculative fiction, fantasy and...

“It asserts that cinema retains the power to surprise…” In Profile: Irma Vep (1996)

With his latest psychological thriller, Personal Shopper (2016), debuting on Netflix UK recently, Mike Pinnington takes an opportunity to look back at French director Olivier Assayas’ 1996 breakout success: his ‘very meta’ Irma Vep…...

“Dreamlike and deeply poetic…” Wu Tsang: Under Cinema

The 2018 Hugo Boss Prize nominee comes to Liverpool with two cinematic installations: a world premiere and an inquisitive UK-first. Mike Pinnington reviews Wu Tsang’s docu/art/pop mash-up, Under Cinema… I first came across the...

“Artists should be in cities and cities need artists…” Introducing: Paradise Works, Salford

Laura Robertson speaks to Hilary Jack about what it’s taken to establish a brand new art space on the Manchester-Salford border – slap-bang in the middle of a major studio crisis… My Uber...

“A one-woman imperial gesture…” In Profile: Maria Kulikovska

How would you feel if soldiers used your sculptures as target practice, during an occupation of your home country? Tom Emery meets Ukrainian artist Maria Kulikovska during a residency in Liverpool, and finds out...

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Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
30/08/2017
Conor Rogers. Courtesy of artists and BJCEM

Field Trip: Mediterranea 18 (Young Artists Biennale), Albania

Niki Russell boards a ferry in order to reach the Young Artists Biennale in Albania, and finds that the festival’s larger themes — of history, conflict, dreams and failure — stimulate dialogue between different cultures… Mediterranea...

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Playlist: Musique Concrète — Origins And Legacy

Did you know that the origins of Musique Concrète, or the mixing of recorded sounds, goes back to the 1910s? As one of its key musicians, Pierre Henry, brings a very special performance...

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Fabric Bag >> £6 FREE DELIVERY

Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £6 Colour: Black on post-box red Material: 100% cotton   Designed by Liverpool-based artist and graphic designer Mike Carney, and hand-screenprinted in Liverpool by In the Room Print Co., these eye-catching tote...