The ‘thinking-business’ installation shot, with artists, Paloma Proudfoot and Rebecca Ounstead. Image courtesy Becky Peach

Charting The Development Of Friendship: Thinking About The ‘thinking-business’

27/05/2017

For and with each other: Caitlin Merrett King’s essay on The Royal Standard’s new exhibition, The ‘thinking-business’, explores how artists Rebecca Ounstead and Paloma Proudfoot are changing our interpretation of friendship as a...

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Class of 2017: The North-West’s Top Fine Art Graduates Revealed

25/05/2017

Who are the top emerging artists graduating from art schools across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside this year? Jack Welsh asks the tutors to nominate those that have really stood out… It...

Writing on the Wall festival 2017

“It’s a writing festival that’s true to Liverpool…” Mike Morris, Writing On The Wall

25/05/2017

As Writing on the Wall Festival comes to a close in Liverpool today and tomorrow night — amongst stories of resistance and the political power of music — Jack Roe caught up with its...

more flinching, 2016; installation shot, courtesy Whitechapel Gallery and Heather Phillipson

“The privilege of being an artist is the ability to answer back”: Art And Protest At Frieze Academy

23/05/2017

How important is art as a form of protest? Does the best political art hold a pertinence across time, allowing it to retain a power for later struggles? Jacob Charles Wilson reflects on...

Arabian Street Artists, Homeland Is Not A Series (2015). At FACT for How much of this is fiction. 2017

“Look and think twice”: How Much Of This Is Fiction. – Reviewed

10/05/2017

Britney’s Baby One More Time will never sound the same again… Maja Lorkowska finds artists analysing torture, subliminal messaging and imprisonment for FACT’s current exhibition… While I’m usually apprehensive about using the phrase...

Sir Peter Blake has dazzled a Mersey Ferry as part of the WW1 centenary, co-commissioned by Liverpool Biennial,  14-18 NOW and Tate Liverpool Photo: Mark McNulty

“I haven’t been taken seriously as a painter…” In Conversation: Sir Peter Blake

09/05/2017

Interviewed by his nemesis, confessing insecurities, and returning to THOSE fairy paintings: Denise Courcoux sees an alternative side to the Godfather of Pop Art as he is appointed Citizen of Honour in Liverpool…...

Storyhouse, Chester: exterior

“Storytelling will hold this building together”: Introducing Storyhouse, Chester

05/05/2017

Chester’s brand new cultural centre enjoys its official launch next Thursday. Ahead of the big day, Hannah Allan speaks to its staff and local residents to understand the area’s creative needs, and the...

Activating Audrey Cottin, Lift Me, 2011 at the launch of Encounters, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre. Photo: Pete Carr © Liverpool Biennial

Encountering A New Approach: Liverpool Biennial Comes To Bury

28/04/2017

Brexit, riots and doorways to another realm: Sara Jaspan finds new meanings and contexts in the next stop of Liverpool Biennial’s Touring Programme, re-titled as Encounters… Time Travel was perhaps the most intuitive of the...

Xu Rui (detail), from Now and Before by artist Yan Preston, courtesy the artist. LOOK/17

“Making them visible” – Yan Preston On Photographing Liverpool’s Chinese Community For LOOK/17

27/04/2017

Scouse accents, disorientation, loneliness, and constructing portraiture: Maja Lorkowska speaks to LOOK/17 festival artist Yan Preston about her commission to capture Liverpool’s diverse Chinese residents… “She celebrates Chinese New Year, she uses WeChat [China's...

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