In Pictures: The Mind Map Presents Going Through The Emotions


A superb online mental health resource, The Mind Map launches in Liverpool this week with an exhibition featuring collage, photography and drawing from Billy Childish, Jamie Reid, Comics Youth and more. Mind Map...


In Pictures: Pete Carr’s Portraits Of Port Sunlight


Merseyside photographer Pete Carr has been documenting life in Port Sunlight for the past year – capturing funny, honest images from inside residents’ homes, as a way to understand how tourists see this chocolate-box, Grade...

Banthology: Stories From Unwanted Nations

“Seven days into his presidency, the world realised he was serious…” Banthology: Stories From Unwanted Nations


Iraqi writer Anoud (not her real name) is one contributor to Comma Press’s new anthology, Banthology: Stories from Unwanted Nations. Here, she explains the real life inspirations behind her short (and harrowing) tale,...

stills from Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben, courtesy the artist

“A scattergun history lesson beset with schoolboy humour…” Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben — Reviewed


The first episode of Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle is a scattergun and fictional history lesson beset with schoolboy humour, nursery rhymes, shagging monkeys and Cthulhu-tinged mythology, finds Laura Robertson… “My height at the time put...

Come Fresh Hell or Fresh Hell Water Installation View 2017 Courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern Photo Peter Mallet_slider

“Women have to find a different kind of language…” The Big Interview: Sophie Jung


Wayne Burrows talks Freud, plurality and being “anti-conclusion” with artist Sophie Jung… Sophie Jung was born in Luxembourg, grew up in Switzerland, and currently lives and works in London. She studied at Rietveld...

Betty Woodman, Aztec Vase and Carpet #1, 2012. Installation view at the Cooper Gallery, January 2018. Image courtesy Liverpool Biennial. Photo: Scott Bairstow

“A fitting tribute to a truly original artist”: Betty Woodman’s Posthumous Ceramics With Painting Of The Modern Age


Jack Welsh pays tribute to a trailblazing female artist who liberated paint from the canvas and challenged the 3D, traditional use of clay… Surprisingly, an octogenarian ceramicist produced one of the most dynamic new...

Relic 0 (2017), co-commissioned by Southbank Centre | Hayward Gallery & Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Courtesy of the artist

“What I produced had to feel like it was a beacon of hope…” The Big Interview: Larry Achiampong


Mike Pinnington talks to artist Larry Achiampong about his residency at Tate Liverpool and some of the concepts and intellectual concerns – including science fiction, Pan Africanism, and a dire lack of representation in the...


“Distinct stories that resonate, disturb, shock and confound…” You Should Come With Me Now: Stories of Ghosts — Reviewed


It has taken 17 years for the award-winning author, M. John Harrison, to complete his latest book of short stories. Mike Pinnington finds unsettling and time-relevant tales that seamlessly span speculative fiction, fantasy and...

Wu Tsang, Under Cinema, 2017. Image by Jon Barraclough

“Dreamlike and deeply poetic…” Wu Tsang: Under Cinema


The 2018 Hugo Boss Prize nominee comes to Liverpool with two cinematic installations: a world premiere and an inquisitive UK-first. Mike Pinnington reviews Wu Tsang’s docu/art/pop mash-up, Under Cinema… I first came across the...