Aspects Of Loneliness:
A Hopper State Of Mind

“Silences talk to us.” Aileen Walsh turns to and finds parallels in Edward Hopper, ‘lyricist of isolation’, in contending with our current predicament…  Today is just like any other. The sameness is driving...

John Moores Painting Prize 2020: Mothers and Sons

In a new series commissioned exclusively for us by the John Moores Painting Prize, playwright Marjorie H Morgan selects a trio of works that speak to Black life lived large from mother to son… Wandering,...

“There’s a certain closeness and intimacy that comes with a shared tongue” – A Conversation With Filmmaker Cassandra Kyeyune

Cassandra Kyeyune is an exciting, emerging filmmaker who has recently debuted her short film Owulide on BBC Arts as part of the New Creatives programme. Here, Cassandra talks to Yasmin Ali about the...

John Moores Painting Prize 2020: Wishing Tree

In a new series commissioned exclusively for us by the John Moores Painting Prize, playwright and Costa prize-shortlisted author Jeff Young presents a new text on one of this year’s selected artworks: Lara Cobden’s A...

Duty Of Care: Why Support Parent Artists?

“Structural inequalities exert pressure upon individuals.” Elaine Speight on a necessary and urgent rethink in considering the needs of cultural workers with children… Early last February, I was invited to give an online...

Liverpool Biennial 2021 Public Realm – Reviewed

With the postponed Liverpool Biennial now underway, Mike Pinnington set off in search of meaning, and five new public realm artworks…  As you’re no doubt aware, this week marked a full year since...

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30/08/2019
Stéphane Vigny, Reconstituer. Courtesy Denise Courcoux, 2019

Field Trip: Nantes, France – Où est Steve?

On a recent visit to Nantes to see Voyage à Nantes and the ‘Island of Machines’, the more sinister story of a missing man unfolds, reports Denise Courcoux… I first saw it as...

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The Strokes-2001-Photography by Leslie Lyons

Playlist: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

When you look back on music history, which vintage still gets you moving – and moved? Mike Pinnington casts his eye back twenty years, and finds a winning mash-up of genre and emergent...

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05/09/2019
Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

Present Tense (2019) // Paperback // £14.99

Present Tense A decade since Liverpool EU Capital of Culture… What now?  Edited by Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington ISBN 978-1-5272-4281-4 Published August 2019. Very limited edition run of 250 copies. Paperback, 96...