Jackie Karuti, There Are Worlds Out There They Never Told You About, 2016, courtesy the artist. Part of The New Observatory, Gallery 1, at FACT, Liverpool, 2017

Culture Diary w/c 19-06-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the UK – and most of it’s free! Tuesday – Shirley Baker: On The Beach 10am–5pm @ Grundy Gallery, Blackpool...


“Maybe I’m projecting my own messiah complex…” Sahej Rahal On Dry Salvages

Artist Sahej Rahal tells Wayne Burrows about “absurd” ideas, troubling masculine archetypes, and having HP Lovecraft on his mind during a recent residency in Nottingham… Sahej Rahal was born and lives in Mumbai, India, and since...

LAURA PANNACK, If it weren't for him I'd have eaten you roasted. Now however it is you who have eaten me, 2015 (detail). C Type Hand Print 76.2 x 76.2 cm

“Torn between the recent past and the future…” Photo London — Reviewed

It’s a shock to see how far Photo London has come in the three short years it’s existed, says Jacob Charles Wilson: finding a welcome return of The Pavillion in Somerset House, alongside dynamic techniques,...

Image from Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, until October 2017 at the Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool. Judge Dredd®. © 2017 Rebellion A/S. All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is a registered trademark

“Show the absurdity of totalitarianism…” The Big Interview: Comic Artist John Higgins

He’s an artist responsible for drawing some of popular culture’s most iconic characters, including Batman, The Watchmen, and Judge Dredd. But why does the satire of Dredd still sting? When did he start to make...

Detail: LOVE LIFE: ACT 1, by artists Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart. Image courtesy Jonathan Baldock

Culture Diary w/c 12-06-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the UK – and most of it’s free! Monday – Ruth Noack: A Museum In A School 6—9pm @ Tate...

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“They seem to fight to stop each other breathing”: Evangelia Kolyra’s 10,000 Litres — Reviewed

Who knew that breath had so much creative potential? Jacob Charles Wilson on a contemporary dance piece that will have you counting your intake, clawing at your chest, and synchronising with the people around you…...


“Where the figures are foggy, the voices are clear…” Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Guests — Reviewed

The latest to take part in the Liverpool Biennial Tour, artist Krzysztof Wodiczko finds ways to open up space where his guests — migrant subjects and exhibition visitors — may speak and, just...

The ‘thinking-business’ installation shot, with artists, Paloma Proudfoot and Rebecca Ounstead. Image courtesy Becky Peach

Charting The Development Of Friendship: Thinking About The ‘thinking-business’

For and with each other: Caitlin Merrett King’s essay on The Royal Standard’s new exhibition, The ‘thinking-business’, explores how artists Rebecca Ounstead and Paloma Proudfoot are changing our interpretation of friendship as a...

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Class of 2017: The North-West’s Top Fine Art Graduates Revealed

Who are the top emerging artists graduating from art schools across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside this year? Jack Welsh asks the tutors to nominate those that have really stood out… It...