“It was a stab in the dark…” Introducing: Bound Art Book Fair

A DIY venture that’s brought thousands of visitors to Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery, the friends behind independent book fair Bound are kicking back against bro-culture and the capital city, finds Jacob Charles Wilson… Recent...

Aslan Gaisumov’s Keicheyuhea (2017) – Reviewed // Liverpool Biennial 2018

Rona Cameron on Aslan Gaisumov’s 2017 film Keicheyuhea: a “living autobiography” of deportation, starvation, and endurance… Step inside the beautiful Grade 1 listed St. George’s Hall, walk past massive pillars and ornate sculptures, and...

“The darkroom is a sacred space…” The Big Interview: Phoebe Kiely

Jacob Charles Wilson discusses abstraction, darkrooms and chancing upon “images everywhere” with BJP Portrait of Britain winner, Phoebe Kiely… Photographer Phoebe Kiely has an eye for composition and the energy to be constantly...

Introducing: PROFORMA Contemporary Art Festival

Fun! Live sculpture! Rapid fire performance! Introducing PROFORMA: a new annual contemporary art festival heading to Manchester’s Dancehouse tomorrow night… Those of you familiar with Bertolt Brecht’s work through the 1930-50s will know...

Tenderness, Tradition, And The Absurd… In Pictures: Another Europe

Why are we leaving again? As photographic exhibition Another Europe goes on show in London, celebrating European cultural heritage, its curator Hamish Park selects his favourite shots: from behind the scenes at the boxing ring, to the...

“Being an artist is really flipping hard and it’s so important to have allies”: Jamboree 2018

Eva Szwarc speaks to Jamboree co-founders LOWPROFILE and other artists about why the ‘gathering’ is such an important support network…  Art communities can be divided, however unintentionally, whether simply down to the physical barriers...

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24/08/2018
Flags, Istanbul, 2018, courtesy Laura Robertson

Field Trip: “Sweetness overlaying toxicity” — Istanbul, Turkey

Laura Robertson recalls a disorientating visit to Turkey’s ancient city during a time of crisis… Your hotel room overlooks an enormous crater. It’s where Istanbul Modern art gallery used to be. Some giant...

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Playlist: Kick Ass Women On Tour This Spring

Listen up, Britain! Laura Robertson makes a list of the sheroes kicking ass and taking names across the UK during April and May… Goat Girl Goat Girl named themselves after Bill Hicks’ porn-loving,...

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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...