“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...


Adam Scovell: On Mothlight


Earlier this year, author and academic Adam Scovell’s debut novel Mothlight was published. A “story of grief, memory and the price of obsession”, it is a deep dive into place, identity and the uncanny...

Madiha Aijaz Memorial for the Lost Pages (film still) 2018

Slow Violence: Madiha Aijaz at
Nelson Library


Amid government cuts and ambivalence, Jacob Bolton finds hope and the means to keep public spaces alive in a new presentation of Madiha Aijaz’s work… Nelson library is busy. At the computers there...

Keith Haring, Blacklight, Tate Liverpool

“Art, activism, club life and pop culture.” Keith Haring – Reviewed


As Tate Liverpool stage the first major UK exhibition of Keith Haring’s work in the UK, Vicky Andrews considers his impact as artist and activist… “I’m at the Tate gallery…we’ve just been in...


Manchester International Festival Picks 2019


Priding itself on bringing the best in innovative international art and performance to Manchester, cutting-edge biennial festival MIF is upon us once again. Here, our editors talk you through their top choices of...

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As seen on screen: Art and Cinema – Reviewed


The relationship between art and cinema is as old as the silver screen itself. Ashley McGovern reviews a new exhibition exploring this tradition…  Purveyors of clickbait like to play amateur detectives, luring us...

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“An exciting time to be an artist in Hull.” – When Art School goes Feral


As Hull’s provision for BA Hons Art & Design looked doomed, artist Paul Collinson outlines exciting new initiatives waiting in the wings…  This time last year I was writing about the sad demise of...

Sketchbook drawings by Yin Ying Kong; on Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave at the British Museum, London, 16 June 2017

Seven Hours with Hokusai


When we visit an exhibition, what exactly are we paying attention to? Yin Ying Kong opens one of her sketchbooks, made while at the British Museum’s major Hokusai show, to think about the duration,...

Reetu Sattar Harano Sur (Lost Tune) 2017-2018

Madiha Aijaz and Reetu Sattar – Reviewed


A new presentation of Biennial works at a pair of venues in Lancashire triggers fond memories while foregrounding urgent cultural issues, finds Siobhán Forshaw… When we were kids, our mum used the local library...