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....

Ryan Gander, Time Moves Quickly, workshop 2018. Image courtesy Brian Roberts

“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...


Get Your Crit Together! Book NOW For Our Next Event, Weds 20 June 2018

Miss group crits? Could really do with a critical friend? In a sensational fundraiser next month at The Royal Standard Gallery & Studios, we assemble a supergroup ready to support YOU with words of...


Class of 2018: The North-West’s Top Art Graduates Revealed

Demonstrating excellent artistic potential in the face of a bunch of UK-wide cuts and eye-watering tuition fees… For our outstanding Class of 2018, Jack Welsh asks tutors across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside...

Detail, Francesca Woodman, Eel Series, Roma, May 1977 - August 1978, 1977–8. © Courtesy of Charles Woodman

Culture Diary w/c 21-05-2018

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 – Moonlight (2016)...


“It’s a luxury and a privilege…” Introducing: Rare Mags, Stockport

Magazine fan Jacob Charles Wilson heads home to Stockport to check out a beautiful new shop for the printed word… It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Greater Manchester has a vibrant culture...