MAW_23-98_© Rachel Deakin

“Artists Are Not Bloody Machines.” Dispatches from the Structurally
F–cked Panel Discussion

Earlier this year, the Structurally F–cked report revealed damning evidence of artists’ pay and conditions. At a panel discussion during Middlesbrough Art Week, Mike Pinnington heard how the hard work is only just...

Anselm Kiefer, Osiris and Isis (1985-87)

Culture Diary w/c 04-12-2023

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from across Liverpool and beyond… Monday – The Nightmare Before Christmas 6.40pm @ FACT Liverpool – £8 There is but a handful...


The Long Journey Back: Stereolab @ Content – Reviewed

“If these songs were released today, they would surely be referred to as bangers!” Confirmed Stereolab fan Mike Pinnington on the band’s recent triumphant Liverpool gig… I’ve always tended to try and catch...

Liverpool Biennial 2023, uMoya_ The Sacred Return of Lost Things. Installation view at Victoria Gallery & Museum. Courtesy of Liverpool Biennial. Photography by Mark McNulty_web

Biennial as Spiritual Odyssey

With the dust settling on Liverpool Biennial 2023 – a year marking 25 years of the festival – Addae G reflects on his spiritual encounters with this latest iteration…   With the resonance of three days...


Culture Diary w/c 13-11-2023

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events… Monday – Long Life, Low Energy: Designing for a Circular Economy @ Tate Liverpool – FREE An ongoing impact of the pandemic in Liverpool...

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Up Deva! Strange Visitors In Town

“Tt became apparent that these photographs of Pompeii could stand in for Chester.” Stephen Clarke on Up Deva!, an exhibition drawing inspiration from sources as varied as past glories, Frankie Howerd comedy, Up...

tenantspin, FACT, Courtesy of Alan Dunn

FACT At 20: Before Assemble, tenantspin Reframed Liverpool’s Housing Crisis

As FACT celebrates its 20th birthday, Laura Marie Brown looks back at one of the arts organisation’s definitive projects: when artists from around the world trained residents in Liverpool’s high rise flats to...

Alicja Mrozowska: IOU Artist-in-Residence between October 2022 to May 2023.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This): Introducing IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel

It’s been eighteen months since Yorkshire’s creative arts organisation IOU took over a backpackers’ hostel in the Upper Calder Valley. What happened next, for holidaymakers and artists alike? Laura Robertson stayed overnight to...

Mike Pinnington, Laura Robertson, 2023. Credit Ninni West, location, Finnish Art Agency

The Big Interview: Ninni West

Vogue, Barbie, and Visual-Kei: after Finnish fashion photographer Ninni West captures our best sides at a shoot in Helsinki, she shares a few secrets about her light-hearted approach, pop-culture obsessions, and how to thrive...