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“We’ve got to hold artists close.” The Big Interview: Helen Legg


The Director of Tate Liverpool, Helen Legg, speaks to Mike Pinnington about the venue’s search for North West artists, and her first twelve months in post… Helen Legg arrived at Tate Liverpool in interesting...

What are your knots? Adana press print and handwriting, for Public -- You & Me, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke. Photo by Glen Stoker 2019.

Binding Social Fibres: Public – You & Me


An experimental public programme at AirSpace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent has Laura Robertson thinking about what programming for and with the public really means… Strand I: To question (unravel) Rebecca Davies and Selina Oakes’s multifaceted...

Don McCullin portrait

“There’s a panic in me.” The Big Interview: Don McCullin


Earlier this year, Don McCullin was given a career retrospective at Tate Britain. With the show coming to Liverpool, Mike Pinnington talks to the iconic photographer about his life’s work… Searching, slightly lost,...

Mollie Balshaw, Short Supply, courtesy the artists

Introducing: Short Supply


Angela Tait speaks to two graduates in Salford who – sick of waiting for opportunities to come to them – are launching their own exhibition, prizes and membership for artists… As educators, we spend...

Rosalie Schweiker. Photo credit Sophie Mallet

“I’m just one ginormous teaching sausage…” The Big Interview: Rosalie Schweiker


Sausage versus mince, tarot card tutorials, bra exchanges and Art Deliveroo: Esme Boggis talks to artist and educator Rosalie Schweiker about making art that doesn’t look like art… I met Rosalie Schweiker outside Freemason’s Hall on...

A Spider’s Wit: Tomás Saraceno’s In Orbit. Illustration by Nina Hanz

A Spider’s Wit: Tomás Saraceno’s In Orbit


Suspended in an arachnophobia-inducing presentation of engineering, architecture and science, Nina Hanz recalls a summer’s worth of nightmares… I didn’t always have a fear of spiders. I remember one week in particular when the gauzy canopy...


“It throws into sharp relief society’s polarisation.” Buffer Zones – Reviewed


Amid the announcement of a new Prime Minister, Vote Leave revelations and Netflix data-mining doc, The Great Hack, for an exhibition at Salford’s Paradise Works, timely isn’t the word…   Cambridge Analytica, the Windrush...

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You’re Invited! Liverpool Summer Sculpture Walk 28 July 2019


*Extra release of limited ‘pay what you can’ tickets available! All welcome! Wear comfy shoes!* >>PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON EVENTBRITE, CLICK HERE<< ‘Perhaps public artworks are created knowing they will be relinquished to external forces:...


“A quick, but rich dose of strange fiction.” The Big Interview: Adam Scovell


Adam Scovell’s melancholic debut novel Mothlight is rife with the impressions left by place and circumstance, and the tricks memories play. Here, Mike Pinnington talks to the author about the threads running through...