21/09/2017
Still, Psychomania / The Death Wheelers (1973)

In Profile: Psychomania / The Death Wheelers (1973)

Ahead of its screening tonight, as part of Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia’s PZYK CINEMA, Aoife O’Brien profiles director Don Sharp’s hallucinatory, silly and sensory British horror film… Unveiling a programme of PZYK CINEMA back in August with...

19/09/2017
Weak From Dreaming Site specific installation for Autumn Equinox 2017 photo: K.Adibi

“It takes an artist to interpret the spring light…” Lucy May Schofield’s Blue Hours

Artist Lucy May Schofield has been capturing the delicate blue light of the Northumberland landscape — from dawn to dusk and in all weathers — finds Nancy Campbell… One of the most imaginative minds in science, Albert Einstein,...

19/09/2017
William Eggleston, Memphis Dust Bowls Vol I, 1970, dye-transfer print. © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Wilson Centre for Photography.

In Pictures: States Of America: Photography From The Civil Rights Movement To The Reagan Era

From police lines and classic cars to saxophone players and the New York subway: co-curators Abi Spinks and Irene Aristizábal select their favourite shots from Nottingham Contemporary’s new exhibition, States of America… Abi Spinks’...

18/09/2017
Still from Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson's Song For Armageddon (2017)

Culture Diary w/c 18-09-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and most of it’s free! Monday — Close Encounters...

18/09/2017
Richard-Crooks-Early-morning-Dhaka.slider

Richard Crooks: Impressions From A Journey

Sculptor, traveller, ambitious teacher: artist Richard Crooks uses collage, clay and casts to respond to the contemporary architecture of Bangladesh, finds Stephen Clarke… Situated at the border that demarcates the end of Modernism and the...

13/09/2017
Still, The Rat King: Jess Dadds. Playback in association with Random Acts

“Illuminating and gut-wrenching”: Our Playback Highlights

Channel 4’s Random Acts have gained a reputation for commissioning experimental, challenging and downright weird short films. As an exhibition of 200 works by some of its most talented, 16—24 year old filmmakers...

12/09/2017
Awake, Lucy May Schofield. Courtesy the artist and VARC

Culture Diary w/c 11-09-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and most of it’s free! Tuesday – Exhibition Opening:...

07/09/2017
Detail, Richard Smith, Alpine (1963). Painting Pop: Paintings from 1960s Britain is on show at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, until 7 October 2017

“An exhibition that explores image as icon…” Painting Pop: Paintings From 1960s Britain — Reviewed

It’s 55 years since Abbot Hall Art Gallery embraced contemporary art — at Pop Art’s peak. As their new show looks back, Sue Flowers finds artistic concepts — referencing advertising, WWII and gender...

04/09/2017
LONDON SYMPHONY (2017): A Poetic Journey Through the Life of a City

Culture Diary w/c 04-09-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and loads of it’s free! Monday – London Symphony...