“Energise, organise and optimise.” REAL WORK – Reviewed

A pair of new shows seeking to give voice to “those who typically remain unheard” is strangely lacking, finds Mike Pinnington… FACT Liverpool’s Gallery 1: A man speeds along on the back of...

The Death of America: David Lynch’s My Head is Disconnected – Reviewed

David Lynch – the director of films exploring America’s dark underbelly – is revealed in exhibition, My Head Is Disconnected, to be equally adept at rendering that nation’s ills in paint, finds Lee Ashworth… My...

“We’ve got to hold artists close.” The Big Interview: Helen Legg

The Director of Tate Liverpool, Helen Legg, speaks to Mike Pinnington about the venue’s search for North West artists, and her first twelve months in post… Helen Legg arrived at Tate Liverpool in interesting...

Binding Social Fibres: Public – You & Me

An experimental public programme at AirSpace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent has Laura Robertson thinking about what programming for and with the public really means… Strand I: To question (unravel) Rebecca Davies and Selina Oakes’s multifaceted...

“There’s a panic in me.” The Big Interview: Don McCullin

Earlier this year, Don McCullin was given a career retrospective at Tate Britain. With the show coming to Liverpool, Mike Pinnington talks to the iconic photographer about his life’s work… Searching, slightly lost,...

Introducing: Short Supply

Angela Tait speaks to two graduates in Salford who – sick of waiting for opportunities to come to them – are launching their own exhibition, prizes and membership for artists… As educators, we spend...

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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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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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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...