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...

Fear of The Future

The Stars Our Destination?


Marking FACT’s Republic of The Moon exhibition, C. James Fagan ponders our appetite for the future as envisioned by previous generations… The opening of Arthur C Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, tells the...

Revolution 1911

Radical Futures


Lesley Taker looks back at our Summers of Discontent and asks: how did the city’s art scene embrace the anarchic power of 100 years of Liverpool Radicalism?  Liverpool is one of Britian’s most...

Leonid Tishkov

Republic of The Moon – Reviewed


Does FACT’s new exhibition have the right stuff, or were we left howling at the moon? Our fascination with the moon is as old as time itself. Unlike the life-giving sun, our relationship...


The Voyages of Sinbad The Sailor – Reviewed


Against our better judgement, we headed to the Unity Theatre in hope of a Christmas miracle – the panto we can all enjoy! We’re self-confessed panto-phobes (we just made the word up now,...

PALACES, GIna Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki Retrospective – Reviewed


Emma Sumner finds evidence of life at The Bluecoat’s winter blockbuster… The current exhibition at The Bluecoat is a retrospective of multidisciplinary artist Gina Czarnecki.  Exhibiting internationally, you may be familiar with her...

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Artist of the Month: Sam Wiehl


The Double Negative grabs five minutes with inaugural Artist of the Month (and apparent polymath) Sam Wiehl… Sam Wiehl is a busy man. On the day we meet in a packed Fact Cafe,...


The Big Interview: Sally Tallant


Pre-Biennial Tension?  We spoke to the Liverpool Biennial’s new Artistic Director Sally Tallant, and found anything but… The Double Negative: You’ve just taken up your post and the theme, Hospitality, and planning is...