Aspects Of Loneliness:
A Hopper State Of Mind

“Silences talk to us.” Aileen Walsh turns to and finds parallels in Edward Hopper, ‘lyricist of isolation’, in contending with our current predicament…  Today is just like any other. The sameness is driving...

Mother (2018) by Christopher Hanson

John Moores Painting Prize 2020: Mothers and Sons

In a new series commissioned exclusively for us by the John Moores Painting Prize, playwright Marjorie H Morgan selects a trio of works that speak to Black life lived large from mother to son… Wandering,...

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“There’s a certain closeness and intimacy that comes with a shared tongue” – A Conversation With Filmmaker Cassandra Kyeyune

Cassandra Kyeyune is an exciting, emerging filmmaker who has recently debuted her short film Owulide on BBC Arts as part of the New Creatives programme. Here, Cassandra talks to Yasmin Ali about the...

A Year of Ghost Wishes (2020) by Lara Cobden, JMPP 2020

John Moores Painting Prize 2020: Wishing Tree

In a new series commissioned exclusively for us by the John Moores Painting Prize, playwright and Costa prize-shortlisted author Jeff Young presents a new text on one of this year’s selected artworks: Lara Cobden’s A...


Duty Of Care: Why Support Parent Artists?

“Structural inequalities exert pressure upon individuals.” Elaine Speight on a necessary and urgent rethink in considering the needs of cultural workers with children… Early last February, I was invited to give an online...

Osteoclast (2021) by Teresa Solar at Exchange Flags. Photograph by Mark McNulty-web

Liverpool Biennial 2021 Public Realm – Reviewed

With the postponed Liverpool Biennial now underway, Mike Pinnington set off in search of meaning, and five new public realm artworks…  As you’re no doubt aware, this week marked a full year since...


Liverpool’s River Of Light
– In Pictures

“River of Light is a tonic.” Pete Goodbody on the festival we need after a challenging twelve months… One year after lockdown was imposed, Liverpool slowly emerges, with tiny steps to take a...

Alberta Whittle  Celestial Meditations, 2018  © the artist. Courtesy of Alberta Whittle and Copperfield, London.

At A Glance: British Art Show 9

From Windrush heroes to club culture to talking dogs: all you need to know about the upcoming British Art Show 9… Name: British Art Show 9 (#BAS9). As in, the ninth version: it’s...


Taking Stock Of Disaster:
The Earth Asleep – Reviewed

“Rolling news is a background horror.” Lucy Holt reviews The Earth Asleep, a new film which lays bare the news cycle’s impact on reconciling trauma and grief…   The thing you realise about rolling...