“The old world existed, humming beneath, meeting the new”: Ben Judd’s The Part Versus the Whole

For his new exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, artist Ben Judd has created a “lost community” with its own folklore – using real artefacts from the museum’s archives. Here, writer and...

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In Cupped Hands: A Response To Susan Gunn’s Ground Evolution

Laura Robertson imagines what it must feel like to create Susan Gunn’s paintings; featured in her current solo exhibition, Ground Evolution, at HOME Manchester… In cupped hands, the ground falls through her fingers;...

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Applications Now Open! The Double Negative Fellowship // Deadline Sunday 8 July 2018

Are you a writer from the North of England? Could your career benefit from a top-notch, internationally acclaimed mentor? Introducing: The Double Negative Fellowship 2018… WHAT? The Double Negative Fellowship 2018 aims to...

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Culture Diary w/c 11-06-2018

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 – YOTA 7pm...


What’s Happening To Hull School Of Art & Design?

With news of 85% staff cuts, hot on the heels of the city’s first year as UK City of Culture, Paul Collinson considers the tragic demise of Hull’s 157 year old art school....

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“A bonkers method of teaching”: Ryan Gander Goes Back To School For Liverpool Biennial 2018

For the upcoming Liverpool festival of contemporary art, Ryan Gander has been collaborating with kids from Knotty Ash Primary School. And they’ve been teaching him a thing or two about imagination in the...


Writing About Site: A Workshop To Mark The Closing Of Kevin Casey’s View Of A Night Watchman // Sat 9 June 2018

Interested in writing about an atmospheric, historic, Modernist site, usually closed to the public? Laura Robertson is leading a special workshop this Saturday at a famous, former factory in St Helens… 1-4pm Saturday 9 June...


Prepare To Be Skint, Don’t Call It Art, And Don’t Panic: Our Graduate Survival Guide 2018

Congratulations, you’re about to graduate from a creative degree. So what the fuck do you do now? We spoke to some very talented people working across the arts for some hard-won, practical counsel…...

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Culture Diary w/c 04-06-2018

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 – The Holy...