“The naughty smirk of the vivisectionist”: Jean-Luc Moulène’s Larvae And Ghosts — Reviewed

Eviscerated pigs, light-hearted death threats, and the absurdity of living; Jay Bernard encounters Jean-Luc Moulène at Thomas Dane Gallery… It’s raining, and someone has just handed me a poem in French: “A noir, E blanc, I rouge,...

Betty Boop, Ancient Greece & Joy Division: Liverpool Biennial 2016 Travels Through Time

Liverpool Biennial – a free festival of newly commissioned contemporary art from around the world – returns this summer, with big names including Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Mark Leckey referencing the past, present and future. As the...

Fetishism Or Empowerment? Inside Out — Reviewed

Outsider Art is increasingly popular. But what does it mean to be an Outsider Artist, and what are the consequences of such a classification? Jade French visits Castlefield Gallery’s exhibition, Inside Out, in the hope...

“Asking really pertinent questions about modern life”: Gordon Cheung And Tsang Kin-Wah @ CFCCA — Reviewed

Linda Pittwood identifies uncomfortable threads — between political powers, digital interventions and rewritten histories — at CFCCA’s anniversary exhibition… On my way to the Chinese Centre for Contemporary Art (CFCCA), I was reading an...

“Even more strange and glorious than expected”: FutureEverything Festival — Reviewed

Commentaries on the contemporary world — from the “robot apocalypse”, to finite natural resources, to the threats of indiscriminate terror attacks — encapsulated this year’s FutureEverything Festival, finds Vanessa Wheeler… FutureEverything Festival has...

Next Liverpool Biennial Fringe Meet: Monday 18 April, 5pm

Calling all artists, curators and cultural instigators! Are you running an event or exhibition during Liverpool Biennial 2016 (9 July-16 October), or considering it? Let us help you shout about it… We are...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
08/04/2016
Relais de Soleil d'Or; Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, Foma, at Forum Box. Photo courtesy Anna Autio.

Field Trip: Turku, Espoo And Helsinki, Finland

Not familiar with contemporary art from Finland? Well, we got a good introduction to it last year when an exhibition, New Narrative and Reader, curated by Laura Koonikka of the Finnish Art Agency,...

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22/04/2016
Akala

Playlist: “Lift up your skirt and fly!” — Shakespeare400

This month marks the 400th year since William Shakespeare shuffled off this mortal coil. Vanessa Wheeler remembers the great man in the most rock ‘n’ roll way possible… Over the next few days,...

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12/06/2012
The Double Negative Fabric Bag

Fabric Bag >> £4 FREE DELIVERY

Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £4 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 lovely bags...