Phoebe Kiely, They were my landscape (detail). Courtesy the artist

“The darkroom is a sacred space…” The Big Interview: Phoebe Kiely


Jacob Charles Wilson discusses abstraction, darkrooms and chancing upon “images everywhere” with BJP Portrait of Britain winner, Phoebe Kiely… Photographer Phoebe Kiely has an eye for composition and the energy to be constantly...

Stina Puotinen, PROFORMA Contemporary Art Festival

Introducing: PROFORMA Contemporary Art Festival


Fun! Live sculpture! Rapid fire performance! Introducing PROFORMA: a new annual contemporary art festival heading to Manchester’s Dancehouse tomorrow night… Those of you familiar with Bertolt Brecht’s work through the 1930-50s will know...


Tenderness, Tradition, And The Absurd… In Pictures: Another Europe


Why are we leaving again? As photographic exhibition Another Europe goes on show in London, celebrating European cultural heritage, its curator Hamish Park selects his favourite shots: from behind the scenes at the boxing ring, to the...

Jamboree 2018 // 28th June -1st July 2018 // Dartington UK // images by photographer Dom Moore.

“Being an artist is really flipping hard and it’s so important to have allies”: Jamboree 2018


Eva Szwarc speaks to Jamboree co-founders LOWPROFILE and other artists about why the ‘gathering’ is such an important support network…  Art communities can be divided, however unintentionally, whether simply down to the physical barriers...

The Double Negative Fellowship 2018 (L-R): Ellie Wiseman, Jacob Bolton and Denise Courcoux

Fellows Announced! // The Double Negative Fellowship 2018


We are delighted to announce that three Merseyside-based writers – Denise Courcoux, Ellie Wiseman and Jacob Bolton – have been selected for The Double Negative Fellowship 2018. The three Fellows were carefully selected...

Baltic Weekender, June 2017, at Constellations, image courtesy Baltic Triangle;

Culture For Sale: A Heartbreaking Open Letter From The Baltic Triangle


Why are cultural spaces in Liverpool – like the RIBA award-winning Constellations – being bulldozed to make way for flats? And what’s happened to the £5.24 million supposedly ring-fenced for open spaces, trees and public art?...

Jennifer Higgie

Meet The Mentors: Jennifer Higgie // The Double Negative Fellowship 2018


We’d like to introduce the final, extraordinary mentor taking part in our (inaugural) The Double Negative Fellowship: frieze magazine’s Editorial Director, Jennifer Higgie. This art school graduate knows A LOT about publishing and freelance...

Ken Grant Dr Fun, Donaldson Street, Liverpool 1996

For The Love Of Our Fathers: Art And Football


Stephen Clarke on the artist/photographers that share ‘common ground’ — academically, personally and geographically, and now in an exhibition of the same name on Liverpool’s Albert Dock… I love my dad, but I don’t...


Meet The Mentors: Stephanie Bailey // The Double Negative Fellowship 2018


One of four fantastic international mentors working with us as part of our (inaugural) The Double Negative Fellowship, Ocula Magazine’s Stephanie Bailey is ready to share her expertise with you…   Stephanie Bailey is editor-in-chief of Ocula...