Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book (2018), On General UK Release

Culture Diary w/c 26-11-2018

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 loads of it’s free! Monday – Curator Talk:...

See Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree at Speke Hall, Liverpool, until Sunday 28 July 2019. Open daily from 10.30-4pm  All images courtesy of photographer Chris Egon Searle

“Slipping through some thinly veiled realm…” Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree – Reviewed

Fairies, gods and ‘thin places’ exist at Speke Hall, finds Stephanie Gavan; all you’ve got to do is look up and listen… Arriving at the visitor centre, I am handed a map of...

John Tueart, 2018

“I have achieved a lot in 18 months. And haven’t treated people like a cock.” In Profile: John Tueart (Part One)

In an all-embracing long read, Jordan Harrison-Twist’s interview with actor John Tueart assesses the long wait for the limelight – via meal deals and Beckett… If we can write off egg butties, for...

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World) 2012 [05]

New Times, New Pleasures,
And The Responsibility Of Art

A pair of new exhibitions opening at Tate Liverpool next week feature artists keenly aware of their times, and their responsibilities to them. Mike Pinnington looks at the artists’ approaches to reflecting the...

Image courtesy Ren Hang 任航 (1987-2017)

Culture Diary w/c 12-11-2018

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 loads of it’s free! Monday – This Grief...

Barbara Kruger, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. Photo by Mike Pinnington.

Field Trip: Nuit Blanche Toronto

On a trip to Toronto to visit public realm art festival Nuit Blanche, Mike Pinnington finds a common thread emerges, of words and the power they wield…  ‘Less sleep, more art’ is the...

Mésange, courtesy Steve Gullick

Playlist: God Unknown Records

The first of a series of interviews and playlists looking at new and independent labels, Mike Pinnington speaks to musician and founder of God Unknown Records, Jason Stoll, about the acts he’s cherry-picked and...

The Senses: Design Beyond Vision. Tactile Orchestra II

How Did It Feel? Bodies Of Knowledge

How are bodies addressed in a gallery setting? Well, that depends entirely on whose body it is, says Laura Harris… It is a Friday evening in early September, and the London art scene...

Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell runs at Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester, until 11 November 2018

Reviewed: Room 103 – A Tribute To George Orwell

In this group exhibition inspired by George Orwell’s always-relevant novel of dystopia, Joe Fenn finds artworks that prick our greatest fears, while warning against complacency… Given the extensive liberties and luxuries likely available...