“An exciting time to be an artist in Hull.” – When Art School goes Feral

As Hull’s provision for BA Hons Art & Design looked doomed, artist Paul Collinson outlines exciting new initiatives waiting in the wings…  This time last year I was writing about the sad demise of...

Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona – Reviewed

Following up success with Senna (2010) and Amy (2015), for his latest film director Asif Kapadia turns his attention to the destructive genius of Diego Armando Maradona. Mike Pinnington reviews… In grainy footage,...

Seven Hours with Hokusai

When we visit an exhibition, what exactly are we paying attention to? Yin Ying Kong opens one of her sketchbooks, made while at the British Museum’s major Hokusai show, to think about the duration,...

Madiha Aijaz and Reetu Sattar – Reviewed

A new presentation of Biennial works at a pair of venues in Lancashire triggers fond memories while foregrounding urgent cultural issues, finds Siobhán Forshaw… When we were kids, our mum used the local library...

“A showcase and a kind of challenge.” Survey – Reviewed

How to test the water of contemporary art? Jerwood Art’s Survey, on display at the Bluecoat, sets out to do just that. Mike Pinnington reviews…  Opening last year at Jerwood Arts, Survey –...

“Drawing was his gift.” Keith Haring – Previewed

Vibrant, colourful and packed with signs and symbols, Keith Haring’s work resonates to this day. Mike Pinnington recounts meeting his friend, confidant and Executive Director of his Foundation, Julia Gruen… “I know that...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
27/03/2019
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Field Trip: CTM Festival 2019, Berlin

Ice skating rink stunts, underground culture and opportunism. At Berlin’s festival dedicated to electronic, digital and experimental music, Jacob Bolton finds cynical cool-hunting, but also fertile ground, rich with pushed boundaries…  On pretty...

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The Double Negative
22/06/2019
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Playlist: Synthetic Noise

Beyond uploading tracks online and crossing their fingers, how do new artists get their music heard? We spoke to Stefanie Chew, who some of you may know under the moniker Faded Gold, about...

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12/06/2012
The Double Negative Fabric Bag

Fabric Bag >> £12 FREE DELIVERY

Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £12 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...