Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2015: Goat

“United in the shared pursuit of head-music”: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia On Five Years Of Creativity

Ahead of next weekend’s “fucking out-there” celebration of “audio-futurists”, PZYK Fest organiser Christopher Torpey gives us an insight into five year’s of diverse creativity, and why he thinks that the fiesta has such an enduring appeal… VR: adventures...

Alketa Xharfa-Mripa, Thinking of You (2015)

“Britain symbolises the hope and the welcome”: Alketa Xharfa-Mripa On Refugees Welcome

Ahead of a major solidarity march in London this weekend, Bob Dickinson speaks to Kosovo-born artist Alketa Xharfa-Mripa about her special truck-based installation; what it feels to be a student-turned-refugee; and how her artwork is...

MY BED, Tracey Emin

Culture Diary w/c 12-09-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts, design, film and music listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Wednesday – Exhibition Opening: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 10am-5pm @...

Buy Art Fair 2015

How To Buy Contemporary Art: Buy Art Fair’s Top Collecting Tips

Want to start your own art collection, but have no idea where to begin? Ahead of Buy Art Fair 2016 at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios, its CEO Thom Hetherington takes the pain out of...

Behind the lights: All blonde people should be shot, Stephen Sheehan (still)

Stephen Sheehan’s New Film On Why All Blonde People Should Be Shot

Pooping mushrooms out onto roundabouts, the philosophy of dead fish, and sounds within the walls: Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist Stephen Sheehan has made a bizarre new film about his time in Finland… Entitled Behind the lights: All...

Happaratus power glove, Morten Grønning Nielsen

Field Trip: Design Diplomacy, Helsinki Design Week

Answering questions about their careers and passions in the sumptuous surroundings of the Denmark Embassy, ”senior talent” Tauno Tarna and “young talent” Morten Grønning Nielsen set the tone for Helsinki Design Week… “Materials, simplicity, purpose”,...

St Helens College: Helena Denholm

Acknowledging Future Talent: Class Of 2016 Goes Live

Inspired by our annual article, Class of 2016: The North-West’s Top Fine Art Graduates Revealed, the featured artists — nominated by their tutors — have teamed up to put on their own exhibition!...

Eleanor Friedberger

Culture Diary w/c 05-09-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts, design, film and music listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday — MA Summer Show 6-9pm @ Chelsea College Of...

David Ferry. Henry VII (detail). Faces and Places

The Dead King In The Car Park, David Ferry, And His Cutting Knife

In his new photomontage exhibition The Invader’s Guide to the British Isles, David Ferry revels in the historical inaccuracies of picture books, Hollywood blockbusters, BBC comedies and Shakespeare, finds Stephen Clarke… The body...