Get Your Crit Together! Book NOW For Our Next Event, Weds 20 June 2018


Miss group crits? Could really do with a critical friend? In a sensational fundraiser next month at The Royal Standard Gallery & Studios, we assemble a supergroup ready to support YOU with words of...


Class of 2018: The North-West’s Top Art Graduates Revealed


Demonstrating excellent artistic potential in the face of a bunch of UK-wide cuts and eye-watering tuition fees… For our outstanding Class of 2018, Jack Welsh asks tutors across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside...

Anthony McCall’s Solid Light Works at The Hepworth Wakefield until 3 June 2018. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly, New York

“He reminds us of the beauty and potency of the drawn line…” Anthony McCall’s Solid Light Works — Reviewed


As his retrospective exhibition continues at the Hepworth Wakefield, Selina Oakes regards over 40 years of experiments with light, darkness and depth-illusion by Anthony McCall… As a techno-savvy society, we’ve become accustomed to engaging with...

Emma Smith’s Euphonia  at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, until Sunday 24 June 2018 -- FREE. Images courtesy The Bluecoat and Robert Battersby

Opening The Mouth: Emma Smith’s Euphonia — Reviewed


What does it mean (and take) to speak or sing into a microphone in front of other people? C. James Fagan speaks up about a new and experimental sound installation at The Bluecoat,...

Photography by Kevin Casey.  All archive materials have been supplied by Alexandra Business Park.

“The mundane becomes uncanny”: Kevin Casey’s View Of A Night Watchman


What must it feel like to be a security guard on patrol, alone? Pacing silent factory floors in the dead of night? In this excerpt taken from his new book of photography, and...

A Clockwork Orange at the Everyman, Liverpool; photographs by Brian Roberts

“You could very easily do a version based in Liverpool with a bunch of lads in North Face jackets”: Nick Bagnall On A Clockwork Orange


Beautiful violence and poetic lewdness: Everyman Director Nick Bagnall talks to Joseph Viney about letting Anthony Burgess’ Droogs out to play… What’s it going be then, eh? A brand new stage adaptation of A Clockwork...

LexiconPhoto Credit: The Other Richard

The Big Interview: Tom Rack, NoFit State Circus


How do contemporary performers make circus more current whilst paying homage to its history? Circus director Tom Rack talks about how NoFit State have been juggling (excuse the pun) cutting edge rigging and creative...


A Tale Of Two Dystopias: Sam Meech’s Apocalypse In Barrow And Manchester


Imagine, in 1000 years time, if fidget spinners were the only surviving relics of human civilisation? Artist Sam Meech imagines a post-digital future inspired by apocalyptic fiction and lost industries, finds Joe Fenn… As the setting for an...

Mark Rothko, 1903–1970 Light Red Over Black 1957 Oil paint on canvas 2306 x 1527 x 38 mm Tate. Purchased 1959 © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 2018

30 Years/30 Works: Ken Simons On Exploring The Unseen At Tate Liverpool


Ken Simons joined Tate as an Art Handler in London 43 years ago, and moved to Tate Liverpool for the gallery’s opening in 1988. Responsible for handling and installing the national collection of...