A film event at arts space The Royal Standard

Sound Affects: the implications of policy on culture


With the dust barely settling, Gareth Woollam looks at the implications of policy on culture…   Listening to the Noise Debate at Static Gallery I realised the wall behind the invited panel hadn’t...

Karen Newman, Curator, Open Eye Gallery

The Big Interview: Karen Newman


Sarah Creed caught up with Karen Newman, curator at the newly relocated Open Eye Gallery, to talk about the highly anticipated next exhibition, Infra… The Double Negative: You have been the curator of...

No Vacancy, Room #2, Will Daw

No Vacancy at Wolstenholme Creative Space


A second exhibition from Young Pines, imagining a natural disaster in Liverpool, proves the Mercy interns are no flash-in-the-pan… Tomorrow sees the second artistic project come to fruition from the arts and literature...

Robots and Avatars

Robots and Avatars – Previewed


A new exhibition opens at FACT on Friday promising to provide a glimpse into our near futures. Just don’t be disappointed if there are no kitchen droids on display.   If the previous...

Go-between (noaidi) Inari 2002 Marja Helander, Topophobia exhibition

Topophobia at the Bluecoat – Reviewed


Linda Pittwood gets that anxious feeling, but was it for all the right reasons? A man stands by some trees with blood smeared down his face.  He is looking away from you. You...

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Charline von Heyl: Now or Else


Come with us as we take a guided tour around Tate Liverpool’s latest exhibition, as seen through the eyes of the artist… It seems to us Tate Liverpool’s current artist in residence is...

Artist of the Month: Hannah Bitowski

Artist of the Month:
Hannah Bitowski


Hannah Bitowski’s artwork is beautiful. It is deceptively loose and smudgy, almost childlike in its depictions of bearded and tattooed ladies, Mexican wrestlers, pagan icons. Look harder and her drawings, stitch-work and prints...


My Five New Friends – Reviewed


Linda Pitwood on an exhibition blurring the lines between Facebook friends, stalkers, and stalkees…. There are, in effect, two exhibitions currently showing in The Royal Standard’s unheated but perfectly formed gallery space. One...

Portrait of Leckey next to BigBoxIndustrialAction

Mark Leckey: Work and Leisure


We chat to the Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey about northerness, infamy and the Liverpool Biennial… Mark Leckey is not really ready to be interviewed. Sleeves rolled up and kneeling on the...