“I have achieved a lot in 18 months. And haven’t treated people like a cock.” In Profile: John Tueart (Part One)

In an all-embracing long read, Jordan Harrison-Twist’s interview with actor John Tueart assesses the long wait for the limelight – via meal deals and Beckett… If we can write off egg butties, for...

New Times, New Pleasures,
And The Responsibility Of Art

A pair of new exhibitions opening at Tate Liverpool next week feature artists keenly aware of their times, and their responsibilities to them. Mike Pinnington looks at the artists’ approaches to reflecting the...

How Did It Feel? Bodies Of Knowledge

How are bodies addressed in a gallery setting? Well, that depends entirely on whose body it is, says Laura Harris… It is a Friday evening in early September, and the London art scene...

Reviewed: Room 103 – A Tribute To George Orwell

In this group exhibition inspired by George Orwell’s always-relevant novel of dystopia, Joe Fenn finds artworks that prick our greatest fears, while warning against complacency… Given the extensive liberties and luxuries likely available...

“It’s probably an exorcism…” The Big Interview: Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt

On a most amicable hiatus since 2011, Ladytron return to Liverpool tonight ahead of the release of next year’s eponymous sixth album. Mike Pinnington caught up with the band’s Daniel Hunt on the...

“Fear helps to keep people in their place”: Class IS A Big Deal

Perma-skint, exhausted, disenfranchised… We need to talk about why working class people aren’t getting ahead in the arts. And as we rarely hear directly from working class people themselves about the obstacles they...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
12/11/2018
Barbara Kruger, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. Photo by Mike Pinnington.

Field Trip: Nuit Blanche Toronto

On a trip to Toronto to visit public realm art festival Nuit Blanche, Mike Pinnington finds a common thread emerges, of words and the power they wield…  ‘Less sleep, more art’ is the...

Must hear...
The sounds of
The Double Negative
09/11/2018
Mésange, courtesy Steve Gullick

Playlist: God Unknown Records

The first of a series of interviews and playlists looking at new and independent labels, Mike Pinnington speaks to musician and founder of God Unknown Records, Jason Stoll, about the acts he’s cherry-picked and...

Fill your boots...
unique, limited edition gifts
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...