Departure Lounge, Unity Theatre

Departure Lounge – Previewed


Laura Brown is put in mind of Club 18-30 in a LIPA led production at the Unity Theatre… An airport waiting lounge is never a particularly happy place. You’ll note they didn’t film...

Richard Simpkin

Richard Simpkin and Simone Lueck: Richard & Famous – Reviewed


Les Roberts takes in the Open Eye Gallery’s latest exhibition and finds, for some, 15 minutes of fame could never be enough… I’m no fan of the celebrity culture that continually attacks the...

Alan Yentob

The Big Interview: Alan Yentob


Creative Director of the BBC and John Moores Painting Prize judge, Alan Yentob, takes time out to talk Freud, Liverpool, and a challenging year for the arts… The Double Negative: How did you...

Cherie Grist, WCS studio space

Homeland – Previewed


Home sweet home? We head down to Wolstenholme Creative Space to find out… A homeland is a birthplace, an environment, a sanctuary. The word can also evoke a feeling of place and belonging;...

Spiel Autumn

Artist of the Month: Michael Cottage


Erotic illustration, poster art and comic strips – all in a day’s work for our Artist of the Month Michael Cottage… The thing that strikes you about Michael Cottage is just how unassuming...

Museum of Liverpool

Liverpool Reawakened


Andrew Foulds assesses the state of the Liverpool Art Scene post Capital of Culture. Is it all doom-and-gloom or a mere blip in the continued renaissance of Liverpool as an art city? In...

Ceri Hand Gallery

The Big Interview: Ceri Hand


On the eve of Ceri Hand’s final show in Liverpool, Andrew Foulds caught up with the gallerist to find out her thoughts on the future of Liverpool, its artist practitioners and the importance...


The Living and The Dead: Paintings and Sculpture – Previewed


This Friday, The Walker opens its doors to one of ‘Liverpool’s Sons’… Friday sees the Walker Art Gallery play host to the first major retrospective of the works of Liverpool born artist, John...

Kiki Smith Pool of Tears

Alice in Wonderland at Tate – Reviewed


Rachael Jones pursues the white rabbit into the gallery and comes up smiling… 2012 marks 150 years since Lewis Carroll (or Charles Dodgson, if you prefer) thought up Alice in Wonderland on a...