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“We have to be uncomfortable in order to grow” – Interview: Kiara Mohamed

12/06/2020

Finding a creative energy during lockdown, artist Kiara Mohamed speaks to us about her new short film, Home, and her photography series, Black People Built Liverpool… The Double Negative: Hi Kiara. First off, how...

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Photographs from Another Place: In search of Sydney J. Gearing

10/06/2020

When an artist purchased some century-old glass negatives online, he couldn’t have imagined the journey they would take him on. Mike Pinnington investigates the haunting of Alan J. Ward…  “I confess that I...

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“Diversity is crucial to evolution” – How an embedded approach to contemporary art engages communities in the North West

10/06/2020

“If the arts cannot reflect a diverse range of backgrounds, they simply will not represent who we are as a country.” Bob Dickinson explores the region’s embedded arts organisations… If there’s one clear...

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Small Talk, My Animal – Reviewed “The domestic has always been a backstage to art”

28/05/2020

“The strength of this exhibition lies in its artists’ confrontations of the intimacy of home.” Nina Hanz reviews online exhibition, Small Talk, My Animal… I am writing this from the kitchen table, working...

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“I feel some kind of affinity with the cormorant” – David Blandy’s
How to Fly

26/05/2020

“Watching the film, you become entirely present.” Mike Pinnington finds time to breathe, with a new artwork from David Blandy… “Hi guys. I’ve been thinking about making a film about flying.” So begins...

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Now & After Lockdown: Opportunities, Ideas and Inspiration

12/05/2020

Helping you get creative in the strange new normal… Recently, we were invited by the brill Writing on the Wall to take part in their Enterprise Hub (via Zoom, natch), to talk about...

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Racing Against Time: 24/7 Society & Helga Schmid

22/04/2020

“In global lockdown, how we experience time has unexpectedly shifted.” Gabriella Warren-Smith considers her pre-coronavirus experience in Uchronia, artist Helga Schmid’s ‘clockless utopia’… If I granted you three wishes, what would they be?...

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Research In The Wild: “An ever-changing map of connected relationships”

17/04/2020

What issues effecting the arts are to the fore in Lancashire and Cumbria right now? In the first of a new series commissioned by Contemporary Visual Arts Network North-by-NorthWest (CVAN NbyNW), Ross Dalziel highlights those embracing an...

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Self-Isolation Culture Special: Free Film, Music, Art, Essays, Books and More

23/03/2020

Welcome to the strange new normal – how are you doing? If you’re anything like us, the constant reporting of all things Coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking its toll. With huge numbers of us...

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