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Stealing Sheep: Blueprint for Success

Prepare yourself for a weekend celebrating art, music, dance and performance across Liverpool. Getting proceedings underway with a bang, the Blueprint Festival welcomes indie-folk darlings, Stealing Sheep to the party… Tate Collective’s Sumuyya...

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World Cup Clichés: Graphic Design’s Approach To Football

Should we be showing graphic designers the yellow card for producing the same kind of World Cup artwork? Ian Mitchell explores the visual clichés and asks: are designers manipulating them or being driven by...

Whistler at The Bluecoat, The Peacock Room, Biennial 2014

Confusing And Ultimately Unfulfilling? Biennial 2014 – Reviewed

Confusing and ultimately unfulfilling? Laura Robertson leaves this year’s Liverpool Biennial remembering a handful of beautiful and thought-provoking pieces, yet feeling that the whole thing never really comes together… We feel like we’ve...

Why Be A Critic? Image courtesy Kresge Art Museum. The initial focus of the gallery was to collect 19th and 20th century American art, but this was quickly abandoned because of donations that span all areas of art. Donations facilitated by MSU Art Department faculty member Charles Pollock (brother of Jackson Pollock), and his friend, art critic Clement Greenberg, expand the holdings of modern abstract painting.

Why Be A Critic?

C James Fagan on why anyone would want to be an art critic, and perhaps more importantly, why criticism is needed at all… What is the point of criticism? Why be an Art...

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Playlist: Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! Remembering The Ramones

With the sad passing of drummer and last surviving bandmate, Tommy Ramone, over the weekend, Joseph Viney reminds us why The Ramones stood out in a New York punk scene teeming with talent… The...

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday – FLUX Liverpool (17 July-7 Aug) @ various venues -- FREE

Culture Diary w/c 14-07-2014

What’s hot this week? It’s a special all-Liverpool listings! Enjoy! Monday – Ghostface Killah 7.30pm @ the Kazimier, Liverpool — £15 “At a moment when hip-hop’s lyrical and musical elements were diverging, Daytona 500...

Peter Wächtler, Untitled (2013), Liverpool Biennial 2014

Biennial 2014: What Peter Wächtler Has To Say About Liverpool

Should an arts festival directly reference the city it calls home? Can art become relevant to a context in which it is displayed? Richard Whitby examines one artwork in this year’s Liverpool Biennial that has a lot to say,...

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The Big Interview: Anton Newcombe

With one foot on stage ahead of a show in Dublin and with a Liverpool show this coming Saturday, The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s frontman Anton Newcombe talks to Joseph Viney about his affinity for...

Sally Tallant, Liverpool Biennial 2014. Image courtesy Pete Goodbody (@p3dro)

Liverpool Biennial director: “I want to make it part of people’s everyday lives”

This year’s Liverpool Biennial is the first that director Sally Tallant can really call her own, having arrived in Liverpool only a few months before the 2012 festival. Now with a new, earlier...