Alice Channer, Ammonite, 2019. Installation view at Lewis's Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography_ Rob Battersby (1)-web

Time Has A Shape: Ian McMillan On Alice Channer // Liverpool Biennial 2021

“This work takes time. This work marks time. This work is an eclipse of the past And the present.” In a new commissioned text, poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster Ian McMillan responds to the sculpture of...


Culture Diary w/c 07-06-21

Welcome to Culture Diary – a roundup of the current arts, design, film and music events that have taken our eye. Loads of new shows have either opened or reopened recently. So, if...


John Moores Painting Prize 2020: The Window

To close our exclusive series published in partnership with the John Moores Painting Prize, Laura Robertson presents a (gross, you have been warned) new short horror story inspired by 2020 China category prize winner, Li...


In These Times: Pandemic Conversations – Amy Cummings

“Becoming more resourceful has been a very helpful part of this situation.” For our latest In These Times series in partnership with Liverpool John Moores School of Graphic Design & Illustration, we spoke...

Simon Buckley, Smedley Road, 9.04pm-web

A Tale Whose Time Has Come:
Dark Days, Luminous Nights

“We are all part of these bricks and mortar, and it is our story to tell.” As a new immersive audio-visual experience prepares to open in Salford, Mike Pinnington takes a look at the...

Jason Wood. Photo credit Rebecca Lupton -web

Viva México! Jason Wood On His Book Of Mexican Cinema

At the beginning of the twenty first century, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Amores Perros was in the vanguard of a new wave of Mexican Cinema. Since then, a steady stream of filmmakers have enjoyed...


In These Times: Pandemic Conversations – Lucy Topping

“Creative students aren’t getting the recognition for how we’ve adapted.” For our latest In These Times series in partnership with Liverpool John Moores School of Graphic Design & Illustration, we spoke to second-year...

Martine Syms, Borrowed Lady, 2016. Installation view at Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography_ Rob Battersby-web

Preaching to the choir? Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port – Reviewed

Surviving a global pandemic and a change of director, it’s a small wonder that Liverpool Biennial 2021 emerged at all. Mike Pinnington, relishing the chance to get up close and personal with art...


“Technology will have its own desires.” The Big Interview: Gabriella Warren-Smith, Cognitive Sensations

Having set up Cognitive Sensations in 2018 to research the links between art, science and digital culture, the company’s founder and director Gabriella Warren-Smith has grown with it: from newbie graduate into a writer, curator...