In These Times: Pandemic Conversations – Lucy Topping

“Creative students aren’t getting the recognition for how we’ve adapted.” For our latest In These Times series in partnership with Liverpool John Moores School of Graphic Design & Illustration, we spoke to second-year...

Martine Syms, Borrowed Lady, 2016. Installation view at Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography_ Rob Battersby-web

Preaching to the choir? Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port – Reviewed

Surviving a global pandemic and a change of director, it’s a small wonder that Liverpool Biennial 2021 emerged at all. Mike Pinnington, relishing the chance to get up close and personal with art...


“Technology will have its own desires.” The Big Interview: Gabriella Warren-Smith, Cognitive Sensations

Having set up Cognitive Sensations in 2018 to research the links between art, science and digital culture, the company’s founder and director Gabriella Warren-Smith has grown with it: from newbie graduate into a writer, curator...


Culture Diary w/c 24-05-21

Welcome to Culture Diary – a roundup of the current arts, design, film and music events that have taken our eye. Loads of new shows have either opened or reopened recently. So, if...


Culture Diary w/c 17-05-21

Welcome to the first edition of Culture Diary in quite some time – our roundup of the week’s arts, design, film and music events that have caught our eye. It was a genuine...

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John Moores Painting Prize 2020: Stranger In The Jungle

For the latest in a series commissioned exclusively for us by the John Moores Painting Prize, poet Amina Atiq sees the Calais Jungle, and her visit there as a translator, and a stranger,...

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Morgan Quaintance:
Missing Time

What makes us who we are? In Missing Time, Morgan Quaintance sets out his case that the answer to this question lies in our memories, whether they be from a “personal, collective or...

Barry Anthony Finan, JUMMPINNG ONN TELEVISSIONN, 2018, ceramic, 27 x 30 cm. Photography by Martin Livesey-web

“We recognise and respect everyone’s individuality.”
Introducing Art et al.

The question of diversity isn’t new to the art world, but one group in particular is often left out of the equation. Mike Pinnington speaks to Art et al., a platform fighting for more...

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“I have always loved Brutalist architecture” – Art & Politics With Mandy Payne

“Class and politics are inextricably bound up in architecture.” Inspired by modernist structures, social housing, gentrification and marginalised spaces, Mandy Payne has been documenting urban landscapes for the best part of a decade....