Class of 2016: The North-West’s Top Fine Art Graduates Revealed

Up and down the land, Fine Art students are preparing their final, graduate exhibitions. But who really stands out across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside? Jack Welsh asks the tutors to pick...

Bacon, Lassnig & Kruglyanskaya: Tate Liverpool’s Summer Season — Reviewed

Why do we paint? Jack Roe looks for answers inside and outside of the canvas with three invigorating, theatrical, and very human, artists… The question that acts as a kind of leitmotif for...

“Aladdin, for me, is my first really great artwork” — The Big Interview: Adam Green

Mike Pinnington enjoys a contemplative conversation with US musician Adam Green about whether his new Aladdin film and concert tour is “ill-fated” or “great artwork”, jamming with Macaulay Culkin, and his “miserable” break up...

The Big Interview: Jennifer Higgie On One Day, Something Happens: Paintings Of People

As her figurative painting exhibition comes to a close in Southport and travels on to Eastbourne, the frieze magazine co-editor, art writer and newbie curator talks about her emotional attachment to the works...

“I think I might have joined a cult…” Omphalos @ Invisible Wind Factory — Reviewed

Laura Robertson tries to recall an evening of pseudo-science, divine ritual and camp, James Bond villainy at The Kazimier’s new venue… I think I might have joined a cult. Or have I been hypnotised? I’m confused,...

WATCH: Timelapse Of Huge, Steel Lotus Buds Installation At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Swiss artist Not Vital unveils huge new stainless steel sculptures at his first major UK exhibition…  We saw them just as they were installed; glinting in the sunshine, placed carefully by a team of...

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27/05/2016
The author Bob Dickinson at Kringsatt Av Fiender performance/exhibition, Bergen, Norway 2016; created by art group Alt Gar Bra, which includes artists from Bergen, Paris and London.

Field Trip: “Doing art politically and not making political art” — Kringsatt Av Fiender, Bergen, Norway

Bob Dickinson joins international art group Alt Gar Bra for an evening of live work, discussion and debate on contemporary art’s role in regards to war, climate change, the market state and globalism… It isn’t easy to...

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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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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...