Activating Audrey Cottin, Lift Me, 2011 at the launch of Encounters, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre. Photo: Pete Carr © Liverpool Biennial

Encountering A New Approach: Liverpool Biennial Comes To Bury

Brexit, riots and doorways to another realm: Sara Jaspan finds new meanings and contexts in the next stop of Liverpool Biennial’s Touring Programme, re-titled as Encounters… Time Travel was perhaps the most intuitive of the...

Xu Rui (detail), from Now and Before by artist Yan Preston, courtesy the artist. LOOK/17

“Making them visible” – Yan Preston On Photographing Liverpool’s Chinese Community For LOOK/17

Scouse accents, disorientation, loneliness, and constructing portraiture: Maja Lorkowska speaks to LOOK/17 festival artist Yan Preston about her commission to capture Liverpool’s diverse Chinese residents… “She celebrates Chinese New Year, she uses WeChat [China's...

Sophie Calle, What do you see?, 2013 © Sophie Calle Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Perrotin. Part of Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

“Calle condenses the entirety of her intriguing life down to a pack of cards”: Deutsche Börse Photography Prize — Reviewed

Looking to The Photographers’ Gallery’s annual prize for trends, Jacob Charles Wilson finds that interdisciplinary photography – referencing housing estates, abstract landscapes, ballet dancers and dead cats – is forging the way and keeping the medium...

Sick Scenes. by Los Campesinos!, detail, courtesy the artists

Analogue’s Refusal To Die: Celebrating Record Store Day (All Year Round)

Ever think you could be listening to more new music? Recommending albums by Parquet Courts, Soundwalk Collective, Los Campesinos!, Pissed Jeans and RAYS, Mike Pinington revels in his New Year’s resolution to buy more vinyl… It has occurred...

Dogsy Ma Bone cast with artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Mark Doyle (Curator at Touchstones Rochdale) and Polly Brannan (Education Curator at Liverpool Biennial). Photo: Pete Carr

“Teamwork and co-creation lie at the heart”: Dogsy Ma Bone Musical Launches Liverpool Biennial’s Inaugural Touring Programme

C. James Fagan revisits Liverpool Biennial and a Turner Prize artist in a brand new venue and town, as part of a special tour. But what can a dog-themed musical tell us about...


What Makes Public Art Successful? Reflections On City Sculpture Projects 1972

“Is part of the power of the legacy of this project because the sculptures didn’t stay?” Four decades since its commission, Anna McNay speaks to the artists involved in a ground-breaking British public...

Woody Harrelson filming Lost in London 2017

“You have to persist…” The Big Interview: Woody Harrelson

In possibly our biggest Big Interview yet, Jack Roe interviews Hollywood superstar and self-confessed “slacker” Woody Harrelson about his insanely ambitious directorial debut: shot in one take over 14 locations and broadcast live...

Big Narstie; image courtesy the artist

“F*ck the music industry. Things need to be changed in life…” The Big Interview: Big Narstie

Brixton-born grime artist Big Narstie shares his philosophies with Toby Hood: on Scouse behaviour, racism in the music business, and how his experiences have helped him to become an agony aunt… It’s a balmy, early...

The Turnpike 2017 (credit Denise Courcoux)

“I think the art has to do more” — Introducing: New Turnpike Director, Helen Stalker

Taking on a small, beleaguered regional gallery might seem an unusual move for someone more used to V&A or Tate. Curator and now Turnpike Director Helen Stalker,  finds Denise Courcoux, is up for the challenge:...