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In These Times: Pandemic Conversations – Meg O’Flynn

“The pandemic has definitely impacted my practice.” In a new series in partnership with Liverpool John Moores School of Graphic Design & Illustration, we’re speaking with students about their experiences during extraordinary circumstances....


John Moores Painting Prize 2020: Paranoia, Close-Up

For the latest in a series commissioned exclusively for us by the John Moores Painting Prize, Mike Pinnington responds to George Wills’ Paranoia, an artwork which gets under the skin of cinema and...


The Faculty North: Socially Engaged Art In The Age Of Social Distance

The pandemic has been a disaster for traditional arts venues. But what impact has social distancing had on socially engaged art and artists? Flora Zajicek reports on The Faculty North, a project rising...


The Art Of Drag: Sasha Velour’s Smoke & Mirrors

“Drag as a state of being.” Verity Reid dives into the visual art inflected world of Sasha Velour, and finds inspiration and non-binary lifestyles in the time of modernism… The prophetic light-bulb moment...


Aspects Of Loneliness:
A Hopper State Of Mind

“Silences talk to us.” Aileen Walsh turns to and finds parallels in Edward Hopper, ‘lyricist of isolation’, in contending with our current predicament…  Today is just like any other. The sameness is driving...

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John Moores Painting Prize 2020: Mothers and Sons

In a new series commissioned exclusively for us by the John Moores Painting Prize, playwright Marjorie H Morgan selects a trio of works that speak to Black life lived large from mother to son… Wandering,...

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“There’s a certain closeness and intimacy that comes with a shared tongue” – A Conversation With Filmmaker Cassandra Kyeyune

Cassandra Kyeyune is an exciting, emerging filmmaker who has recently debuted her short film Owulide on BBC Arts as part of the New Creatives programme. Here, Cassandra talks to Yasmin Ali about the...

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John Moores Painting Prize 2020: Wishing Tree

In a new series commissioned exclusively for us by the John Moores Painting Prize, playwright and Costa prize-shortlisted author Jeff Young presents a new text on one of this year’s selected artworks: Lara Cobden’s A...


Duty Of Care: Why Support Parent Artists?

“Structural inequalities exert pressure upon individuals.” Elaine Speight on a necessary and urgent rethink in considering the needs of cultural workers with children… Early last February, I was invited to give an online...