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“We’re experts at taking risks.” On the fraught issue of artists’ pay


Is being an artist now so precarious as to be unhealthy? Sue Flowers draws on her own experiences and those of others working in the sector to consider what more can be done…...

Fishermen playing during their lunch break, Scarborough, Yorkshire 1967 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin – The Sublime amid the Maelstrom


Don McCullin’s has been a career spent documenting anguish. But, finds Mike Pinnington, his lens is equally capable of capturing quotidian, humane scenes…  There is something of the sublime about the black and...

Queer Contemporaries, Air Gallery, Altrincham, courtesy Short Supply

Queer Contemporaries @ Air Gallery, Altrincham – Reviewed


Connection, alienation and domesticity: Lucy Holt reviews Short Supply’s latest exhibition that speaks directly to a broad spectrum of queer experience… There’s an ongoing conversation around the Cheshire town of Altrincham that things are...


“Short Supply has really gained traction” – Prospering Post-Graduation


The period immediately after graduation can be bewildering. Outside of the university bubble, the question for many is “What next?” Short Supply – AKA Mollie Balshaw and Rebekah Beasley – has you covered…...

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Towards Inclusive Curating: Who gets to Curate Exhibitions?


How do we open up the field of curating – a position of gatekeeping and complicated power dynamics? With the publication of her new book, Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art, Jade French talks to Bluecoat’s...

Elbows at Dawn, Matt Antoniak and Matt Wilkinson, curated by MILK, Abingdon Studios Project Space (2018)

“Artists can’t be expected to act as cultural leaders for free”
– Interview: Garth Gratrix


Many artists and independent spaces have suffered as a result of lockdown, and a lack of support centrally. Mike Pinnington caught up with Abingdon Studios’ Garth Gratrix, who is looking to buck the...

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Absolutely Augmented Reality: Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – In Pictures


Citing influences ranging from Rene Magritte, Yayoi Kusama and Ren Hang to surrealist filmmakers such as Michel Gondry, we asked the self-declared photoexistentialist duo, Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song, to talk us through...

Grundy Exterior/Noel Clueit, Um

“Art is an integral part of a contemporary tourist offer”
Blackpool – Anything but Monocultural


Who does art serve and how, and does it depend on place? Mike Pinnington speaks to the curators at Blackpool’s Grundy Gallery to get a picture of how the seaside town is anything...


“We have to be uncomfortable in order to grow” – Interview: Kiara Mohamed


Finding a creative energy during lockdown, artist Kiara Mohamed speaks to us about his new short film, Home, and the photography series, Black People Built Liverpool… The Double Negative: Hi Kiara. First off, how...