Photograph by Alice Hawkins, Derrin Crawford & Demi-Leigh Cruickshank in 'The Liver Birds', LOVE magazine, Liverpool, 2012. As seen in North: Identity, Photography, Fashion at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, from 6 January--19 March 2017

“There is a thirst for something new, something authentic” — North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

Reshaping how the North of England is viewed? Jacob Charles Wilson interviews the curators of Open Eye Gallery’s new exhibition — highlighting Northern contributions to modern culture… There’s a narrative of Northern English culture that...

Iggy Pop & Peaches. Kick It. 2005. Still from YouTube

“Get out of bed and confront life!” The Big Interview: Iggy Pop

The godfather of punk talks to Florian Obkircher and The Red Bulletin about how liberating it was to pose nude for Jeremy Deller’s life drawing class, conquering doubt, collaboration as the key to...

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People Never Notice Anything

Featuring dysfunctional cartoons from David Shrigley and a host of other provocative and sensitive artworks tackling our ideas of mental health, Broken Grey Wires’ highly anticipated first major exhibition is finally opening this...

Mike Kelley's Day Is Done (2005--6); shown at A Weekend of Weird on 26--27 November 2016 at Martin Hall Museum, Loughborough. All photo credits Juilan Hughes

Sexual Desire, Pantomime Horses, Cosmic Care Homes… A Weekend of Weird — Reviewed

Can we accurately classify works of art and literature with the word “weird”? Wayne Burrows ponders “an expansive, uncategorisable aesthetic”, and asks whether contemporary reality is weird enough to negate any attempt at creative representation…. Although only...

Esther Hovers, False Positives Overview E – Timeframe 6 min. 02, 2015. Courtesy of the artist. Holden Gallery, Manchester, 2016

Culture Diary w/c 09-01-2017

A brand new year, a brand new culture diary — and most of it’s free! Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the UK…  Monday – Exhibition Opening: Project...