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...

The Royal Standard, Northern Lights, Liverpool

In Pictures: The New Royal Standard @ Northern Lights


Could it BE any cooler? The Royal Standard Gallery & Studios have finally opened the doors of their brand new, Baltic Triangle-based warehouse… After 10 long years of exhibitions, performances and residencies, The...

Photograph by Alice Hawkins, Derrin Crawford & Demi-Leigh Cruickshank in 'The Liver Birds', LOVE magazine, Liverpool, 2012. As seen in North: Identity, Photography, Fashion at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, from 6 January--19 March 2017

“There is a thirst for something new, something authentic” — North: Identity, Photography, Fashion


Reshaping how the North of England is viewed? Jacob Charles Wilson interviews the curators of Open Eye Gallery’s new exhibition — highlighting Northern contributions to modern culture… There’s a narrative of Northern English culture that...

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People Never Notice Anything


Featuring dysfunctional cartoons from David Shrigley and a host of other provocative and sensitive artworks tackling our ideas of mental health, Broken Grey Wires’ highly anticipated first major exhibition is finally opening this...

Mike Kelley's Day Is Done (2005--6); shown at A Weekend of Weird on 26--27 November 2016 at Martin Hall Museum, Loughborough. All photo credits Juilan Hughes

Sexual Desire, Pantomime Horses, Cosmic Care Homes… A Weekend of Weird — Reviewed


Can we accurately classify works of art and literature with the word “weird”? Wayne Burrows ponders “an expansive, uncategorisable aesthetic”, and asks whether contemporary reality is weird enough to negate any attempt at creative representation…. Although only...