Dean Nolan in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

“These stories are political, personal, domestic, epic” — Introducing: The Everyman Company


Jack Roe speaks to Everyman Theatre Associate Director Nick Bagnall and actor Liam Tobin about how their new rep company is helping the theatre to “steer its own ship”; the relevance of their...

Wolfgang Tillmans  Juan Pablo & Karl, Chingaza 2012  © Wolfgang Tillmans

“Tillmans demonstrates that photography is still free to shape the world”: Wolfgang Tillmans — Reviewed


Jacob Charles Wilson considers Wolfgang Tillmans oeuvre 2003–present; depicting hedonism, “horrific” political relevance, and the messy reality of contemporary society… There was a thick fog on my cycle over to Tate Modern; it was...

Nighthawks, 1942, painting by Edward Hopper -- via

The Lonely City: Adventures In The Art Of Being Alone — Reviewed


What does it mean to be lonely? Eli Regan reviews author (and regular frieze contributor) Olivia Laing’s new book, and finds a genre-bending account of human solitude in art… Olivia Laing’s latest book...


In Pictures: The Night Watchman At Pilkington Glass


Artist Kevin Casey has been documenting the remains and archives of the former-Pilkington Glass HQ in St Helens, whilst moonlighting as an on-site security guard. We asked him to select his favourite shots taken...

Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Black Rod, Power in the Land

Endings And Beginnings Of A Nuclear Power Station: Power In The Land


Stephen Clarke charts the work and current exhibition of an unusual art collective; brought together by a shared interest in Wylfa Nuclear Power Station… The closure of a nuclear power station was the starting...

Magda Stawarska-Beavan

Urban Vibrations: Sound, Selfhood And The City In The Work Of Magda Stawarska-Beavan


Start listening again: Dr James G. Mansell investigates the “deeply personal” sonic artworks of Magda Stawarska-Beavan… Listen. What can you hear? All quiet? Or is there a noise? Most of us rarely pause to consider...

Martin Creed, Work 837 Sick Film (2007)

“Life’s hard and I usually feel bad…” ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed — Reviewed


Is everything going to be alright? No, probably not. Kyle Nathan Brown ponders the anxiety and concerted naivety of one of Britain’s most popular, contemporary artists… You’ll find ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed in Preston town centre;...

Luke Ching's room-sized pinhole cameras, at LOOK/17

“Playing With Time”: Artist Luke Ching Makes Giant Pinhole Camera For LOOK/17


Photography made from a pinhole camera the size of a hotel room will be the star attraction at LOOK/17 festival. Pete Goodbody meets the artist, Luke Ching, to hear more about his peculiar...

David Hockney's redesigned masthead for The Sun newspaper

Comment: Hockney And THAT Redesign For The Sun


David Hockey has redesigned The Sun’s masthead. Savvy PR campaign, or a terrible lapse of judgement? The news that David Hockney had redesigned the masthead for red-top The Sun, ahead of a major retrospective...