“Now people realise that there are not only white artists…” The Big Interview: Rasheed Araeen

On the opening of Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective, at BALTIC, Emma Sumner spoke to the artist, and took the opportunity to discuss global art history and what diversity in our national institutions should, and...

Happiness in Magazines
– The Stack Awards 2018

Last week saw the 2018 edition of the Stack Awards, which recognises the world’s “most exciting and inspiring independent magazines.” Jacob Charles Wilson reports on the night’s winners… Fame and fortune are hard...

“Are women drawn to thread or are they pushed towards it?” Anni Albers – Reviewed

On the eve of the Bauhaus centenary, Tate Modern celebrates one of the schools most famous daughters, Anni Albers. Maja Lorkowska investigates an exhibition that puts weaving centre stage… It isn’t every day...

“Where does it start?” TORCH by ANU – Reviewed

What histories, memories and hopes does a place hold? And how can what we do now shape the future? C. James Fagan ruminates on performance piece TORCH…  I’m travelling to St Helens in...

“I guess I’m just a bit of a geek. I just love listening to music.”
Interview: Dorothy

Combining a love of music and graphic design, we spoke to Dorothy’s Jim Quail about his creative process, wordplay and “falling down holes of research”… Coming together in 2010 after stints in the...

“Slipping through some thinly veiled realm…” Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree – Reviewed

Fairies, gods and ‘thin places’ exist at Speke Hall, finds Stephanie Gavan; all you’ve got to do is look up and listen… Arriving at the visitor centre, I am handed a map of...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
05/12/2018
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, image courtesy Linda Pittwood

Field Trip: Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

  On a recent trip to Bilbao for the final days of controversial exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Linda Pittwood found a complex fermentation of global and local politics…...

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The sounds of
The Double Negative
30/11/2018
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Playlist: Philophobia Music

In the latest in a series celebrating independent record labels, Mike Pinnington speaks to Rob Dee, founder of Wakefield’s Philophobia Music… An independent record label founded in Wakefield, Philophobia Music was established in...

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12/06/2012
The Double Negative Fabric Bag

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...