In Profile: Ryan McClelland

A two day only show opens at The Royal Standard this evening. Mike Pinnington catches up with one of the exhibiting artists, Ryan McClelland… Artist Ryan McClelland is sat across from me in...

Composer Clark Rundell (courtesy Patrick Allen)

The Big Interview: Clark Rundell

Ahead of the MBNA Chester Music Festival, Music Director and composer Clark Rundell sings the praises of working hard, talented friends and the people of Chester … Clark Rundell is a busy man. As...

Wilder Mann (c) Charles Freger

Fréger & Stenram: Juxtaposed

Drawn to a pair of seemingly opposed exhibitions at the Open Eye Gallery, Stephanie Kehoe gets theoretical… Until the past century, a big part of art’s history is that of gender inequality. With...

Theo Vass

Introducing: LJMU Fine Artists

LJMU’s Fine Art Degree Show was an unmissable opportunity to speak to the ones to watch, says Kayleigh Davies… This year’s degree show at the LJMU Art and Design Academy showcases an artistic...

Artist of the Month: Katie Craven (detail)

Artist of the Month: Katie Craven

Our latest featured artist Katie Craven talks about cuts, connections and collaboration, and how it’s ok to fear the future… Artist and illustrator Katie Craven is incredibly friendly and smiley when we meet for this...

Rankin portrait

The Big Interview: Rankin

Alive: In The Face of Death, the new high profile show from Rankin, feels something of a departure for the renowned photographer… Cliche though it may be, it’s true what they say about...

Mishka Henner ((c) Mark McNulty) @ the Open Eye Gallery, no text panels to be seen

The Importance (or otherwise) of Interpretation

Approaching graduation, Darren Murphy is increasingly thinking about how art is presented and interpreted in a gallery context… “Much of the labour of [nurturing the art market] is in the management of the...

Suranne Jones (Sandra) and Oliver Farnworth (Tony) in Beautiful Thing

Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing

Ahead of an anniversary performance opening this evening, David L Rattigan interviews Liverpool-born writer and playwright Jonathan Harvey… I’m perched, unceremoniously I admit, on the toilet, paperback in hand. I don’t have an...

Ghosting Season

Ghosting Season – Previewed

Playing the Kazimier later this week, Stephanie Kehoe prepares for spooky duo, Ghosting Season… Manchester based trance/electro duo, Ghosting Season, pay an overnight visit to the Kazimier this week as part of their...