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A Dreamlike Quality of Unreality – The Many Afterlives of Anna May Wong

29/05/2024

How to parse affection for the classics of old Hollywood with the many micro-aggressions and bare-faced instances of racism committed against actors of colour? Mike Pinnington considers a pair of exhibitions that walk...

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Susan Leask: New Sculptures

13/05/2024

“I’m probably unaware of how much of myself I’m giving away.” Jon Barraclough speaks with artist Susan Leask ahead of a new exhibition of her sculptural works at Liverpool’s Bridewell Studios & Gallery… It’s...

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The Big Interview: Alice Christina-Corrigan

08/05/2024

“I can’t wait to see what we can do.” Mike Pinnington spoke with actor, writer and creative access director, Alice Christina-Corrigan, about the Lowry’s Developed With programme, the strides being made for representation in...

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As She Likes It: Christine Beckett

23/04/2024

“The exhibition attempts to draw comparison with gender discourse in a historical context.” Curator Stephen Clarke introduces As She Likes It: Christine Beckett, a new photography exhibition foregrounding Drag Kings… Rosalind is a girl who gets...

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Drinking, Dancing and Dressing Up: The Photography of John Johnson

19/04/2024

For more than a decade, photographer John Johnson has trained his lens on rite of passage bars in and around Liverpool’s Concert Square. Here, he talks us through some of his favourite moments caught...

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The Big Interview: Annie Frost Nicholson

11/04/2024

“The offering that I give is the work itself.” Mike Pinnington speaks to Annie Frost Nicholson about how, through art, she found a way through indescribable loss…  “There’s constantly this feeling of being...

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Babak Ganjei @ Bluecoat – Reviewed

05/04/2024

Art can be challenging, addressing, as it should, the realities of life. But both wry and searingly honest, Bluecoat show Babak Ganjei: Thanks for Having Me is, refreshingly, a laugh out loud hit,...

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Prospect Cottage: Gilbert McCarragher Photographs Derek Jarman’s House

28/03/2024

In an exclusive extract from his new book with Thames & Hudson, on Derek Jarman’s famous coastal cottage, top photographer Gilbert McCarragher speaks movingly about what an artist’s home represents to those who are...

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Made It! Short Supply’s Top Tips For Budding Artists

27/03/2024

About to graduate from art school? Just starting out? Read this! Champions of emerging artists, Short Supply, share their top tips for making it as a creative practitioner – from setting goals NOW, before...

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