Martin Creed, Work 837 Sick Film (2007)

“Life’s hard and I usually feel bad…” ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed — Reviewed

14/02/2017

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

12/02/2017

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

02/02/2017

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

01/02/2017

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

12/01/2017

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

09/01/2017

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

09/01/2017

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...

Introducing Concious Coupling: A Writing Residency & Zine By The Double Negative & The Royal Standard

Introducing Conscious Coupling: A Writing Residency & Zine From The Double Negative & The Royal Standard

15/12/2016

We’re all loved up! Ahead of it’s publication launch tomorrow night, we reflect on a special series of conversations that have taken place this year between artists and writers; leading to substantial collaborations...

Tilo Baumgärtel, Untitled (Cats), 2011. The Cat Show, PAPER Gallery 2016

Meow! PAPER Gallery Goes Mad For Cats

14/12/2016

Celebrity cats, lost cats, playful cats, dead cats: Sara Jaspan speaks to the artists behind a purrrrfect (sorry) exhibition of feline portraits… Perhaps since they were first domesticated, then venerated, by the Ancient...