“Struggling to connect the dots”: Liverpool Biennial’s Chinatown Episode — Reviewed

Sampling Sichuan cuisine amongst time-travelling sea monsters, bathers, and a Pokémon-Go-style app, Katrina Houghton hopes for an insight into Chinatown’s slow and expansive evolution at Liverpool Biennial 2016. But does it deliver? Liverpool’s been a...

Utopia Deferred? Paul Collinson & Mandy Payne On Depicting The Perfect World

An impossible dream, or an ideal worth striving for? To mark Corke Gallery’s Utopia Deferred exhibition, C. James Fagan speaks to two of the exhibiting painters about the concept of paradise… Painter Paul...

In Pictures: Martin Parr’s Work And Leisure

To mark their new Martin Parr exhibition, Firstsite’s Director Sally Shaw interprets his unique satirical take on British culture; spanning 40 years and 300 photographs, and documenting the underbelly of British life before...

“He is naked and covered in paint, like a living De Kooning”: Live Import/Live Export — Reviewed

At Liverpool Biennial Fringe, and bombarded by a throng of artists, C. James Fagan tries to differentiate between performances in a hot and cavernous Victorian reservoir… It’s humid, and I’m sweaty. These are my twin concerns as...

“Failure lets you progress”: Creative England Live’s Northern Lights Conference — Reviewed

Pitching, bribery and creative failure: BAFTA-nominated directors and national funding bodies share some candid advice on all areas of filmmaking, finds Kirsty Fitzpatrick, at Creative England’s latest (free) conference… I was instantly fond...

“Nervously looking forward”: Liverpool Biennial’s Flashback Episode — Reviewed

Toying with the past whilst tied to a painful present: Maja Lorkowska reviews one of Liverpool Biennial’s six episodes and finds war veterans, celestial beings and young protesters… If art’s role is to challenge rigid definitions,...

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07/07/2016
Manifesta 11: Mike Bouchet © Camilo Brau.

Field Trip: Art Basel And Manifesta 11, Switzerland

What have great bales of poo, a “pavilion of reflections”, banks of iPhone chargers and glossy sculpture halls got in common? Switzerland during art fair season, finds Jack Welsh… Admittedly, flying to one of...

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Green Man Festival 2016

Playlist: Summer Sounds Of Green Man Festival

Belle & Sebastian, Grandaddy, Battles, Lush, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts… Green Man have released a perky playlist to get you in the mood for the sunny — and hopefully scorching hot — Welsh mountains…...

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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...