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What’s A Gallery Without The Art To Fill It? The Paying Artists Campaign Explained

Meet the advocates: Heather Garner talks to Liverpool’s Paying Artists campaigners about equality, fair wages, and making a giant, travelling cake to be shared out at galleries during tonight’s Light Night… Think of...

Chiharu Shiota - The Key in the Hand, 2015. Image courtesy Robert Battersby, La Biennale di Venezia 2015

In Pictures: The 56th Venice Biennale

Military occupation, Christian iconography and states of ecstasy: arts photographer Robert Battersby trawls La Biennale di Venezia 2015 and uncovers a rich diversity of provocative, contemporary art… Main image: Chiharu Shiota’s (b. 1972, Osaka)...

Billy Macrae - Exhibition Opening: Open 1 10.30-5.30pm @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool – FREE

Culture Diary w/c 11-05-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Exhibitions Opens: Alice May Williams 10-5pm @ Jerwood Space, London – FREE Newly...

University of Salford: Ben Gardner.

Class Of 2015: The North-West’s Top Fine Art Graduates Revealed

Nominated by their tutors, Jack Welsh reveals the top art graduates from across the North-West region, from Blackpool to Wirral and everywhere in-between; a snapshot of this year’s ambitious degree show season… It’s that time of...

Jona Frank: LOOK/15

“The democracy of photography”: LOOK/15 Photography Festival — Previewed

Delving into homelessness, boxing and new talent, Liverpool’s international photography festival returns next week with an ambitious programme of events across the city. Here, Heather Garner selects her highlights… This month sees the...

Barrie Rutter as King Lear, Northern Broadsides, 2015

“A monument of craft and humanity”: Northern Broadside’s King Lear — Reviewed

Absurdist drama and compassionate direction: a new touring production of King Lear by an all-northern cast draws as much goodness as it can from the tragedy, finds Joshua Potts… Nihilism is a tough sell at the...

VOTE, by Fatima Begum 2015 (http://voteart.co.uk/)

Vote Art?

Or preaching to the converted? In a personal take on the looming General Election, Laura Harris voices her concerns about the relationship between contemporary art and parliamentary politics… Occupying a space usually reserved...

Green/Light (for M.R.) Image courtesy of the Folkestone Triennial. Jyll Bradley

Venice, Liverpool, Porto Alegre, Folkestone… Why Biennial?

As the world’s oldest (and revolutionary) biennale opens its doors again this weekend in Venice, Tania Moore looks at the art festival format as a whole, and asks why we keep coming back...

Tim Marlow

#BeACritic: Tim Marlow Public Lecture & Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s #BeACritic competition — and news that our lead critic will give a (free) public lecture in May… We’ve had a very difficult decision...