Baltic Creative, Liverpool. Image courtesy http://www.unit3-designstudio.com/projects/studio-2/

Off The Map: Liverpool’s Absence From The UK’s Creative Industrial Strategy

Did you know that Liverpool was completely absent from the latest government report on Creative UK Clusters? Gavin Sherratt looks at what this means for the future and how we can get back on...

Mondrian in his Paris studio in 1933 with Lozenge Composition with Four Yellow Lines, 1933 and Composition with Double Lines and Yellow, 1933. Photo by Charles Karsten.   RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History. © 2014 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA

The New Art The New Life: Piet Mondrian Examined

What do we really know about Mondrian? Ahead of Tate Liverpool’s next exhibition, Linda Pittwood examines his extraordinary transition from artist on the fringe to iconic influence on design and popular culture… Certain...

a-n Degree Shows Guide 2014

a-n’s Degree Shows Guide 2014

Read our Class Of 2014: The North-West’s Top Emerging Artists Unveiled? Now plan your tour around the rest of the UK… The a-n Degree Shows Guide 2014 is packed with all you need...

Class Of 2014: The North-West’s Top Emerging Artists Unveiled

Class Of 2014: The North-West’s Top Emerging Artists Unveiled

As the degree show season descends, Jack Welsh asks universities across the North-West to nominate their best visual art graduates… For the majority of students, the degree show marks the end of three...

James Hugonin - Binary Rhythm (II) 2011 (detail)

An Altered State Of Thinking: Walk On

C James Fagan pulls on his comfiest boots to visit an exhibition inspired by the art of walking… Go on, take a walk. You probably already have today; for many of us it...

Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies

Playlist: Happy Birthday Antipop Records

Like your music fast and dirty? As Antipop celebrates 5 years of fist-pumping gigs and DIY releases, we ask them to make a special birthday playlist… Hi Antipop! How and why did you...

H.R. Giger at work in 1978

A Special Kind Of Devil: Remembering H.R. Giger

H.R.Giger died last week aged 74. Here, C James Fagan describes how a man gripped by night terrors became a visionary artist and inspiration to many… For many creative types, there are points during your...

Phyllida Barlow (image via http://silverspacepillows.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/phyllida-barlow-serpentine-gallery.html)

Culture Diary w/c 19-05-14

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool, the North-West and the rest of the UK… Tuesday – ICA Artists’ Moving Image Network: Keren Cytter 6.30pm @ Cornerhouse, Manchester — £6/4.50...

Patrick Altes: Pied Noir Cowboy (2013)

Maps Of A Wretched Past: Patrick Altes

What shapes your sense of belonging? French-Algerian artist Patrick Altes attempts to reconcile his identity with the troubled history of his birthplace, finds Stephen Clarke… Where we were born defines who we are....