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Notes on Class and the Contemporary Arts: Class IS A Big Deal


Perma-skint, exhausted, disenfranchised… We need to talk about why working class people aren’t getting ahead in the arts. And as we rarely hear directly from working class people themselves about the obstacles they face,...

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Profile: “Tom Wood’s photographs are about photography”


On the eve of the publication of new book, Tom Wood: The DPA Work, Stephen Clarke explores Wood’s rich photographic practice, one concerned with people, context and light…  The opinion of Clement Greenberg,...

ArtSchool_The Bluecoat - Gallery Documentation (November 2018) ©Rob Battersby

“Art schools remind us of what powerful civic aspiration looks like”


“Research and practice, history and memory, urban space and politics”: John Beck and Matthew Cornford outline the initiating factors, aims, influences and processes that went in to their current Bluecoat exhibition, The Art...

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“Now people realise that there are not only white artists…” The Big Interview: Rasheed Araeen


On the opening of Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective, at BALTIC, Emma Sumner spoke to the artist, and took the opportunity to discuss global art history and what diversity in our national institutions should, and...

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Happiness in Magazines
– The Stack Awards 2018


Last week saw the 2018 edition of the Stack Awards, which recognises the world’s “most exciting and inspiring independent magazines.” Jacob Charles Wilson reports on the night’s winners… Fame and fortune are hard...


“Are women drawn to thread or are they pushed towards it?” Anni Albers – Reviewed


On the eve of the Bauhaus centenary, Tate Modern celebrates one of the schools most famous daughters, Anni Albers. Maja Lorkowska investigates an exhibition that puts weaving centre stage… It isn’t every day...


“Where does it start?” TORCH by ANU – Reviewed


What histories, memories and hopes does a place hold? And how can what we do now shape the future? C. James Fagan ruminates on performance piece TORCH…  I’m travelling to St Helens in...

See Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree at Speke Hall, Liverpool, until Sunday 28 July 2019. Open daily from 10.30-4pm  All images courtesy of photographer Chris Egon Searle

“Slipping through some thinly veiled realm…” Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree – Reviewed


Fairies, gods and ‘thin places’ exist at Speke Hall, finds Stephanie Gavan; all you’ve got to do is look up and listen… Arriving at the visitor centre, I am handed a map of...

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“I have achieved a lot in 18 months. And haven’t treated people like a cock.” In Profile: John Tueart (Part One)


In an all-embracing long read, Jordan Harrison-Twist’s interview with actor John Tueart assesses the long wait for the limelight – via meal deals and Beckett… If we can write off egg butties, for...