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Up Deva! Strange Visitors In Town

“Tt became apparent that these photographs of Pompeii could stand in for Chester.” Stephen Clarke on Up Deva!, an exhibition drawing inspiration from sources as varied as past glories, Frankie Howerd comedy, Up...

tenantspin, FACT, Courtesy of Alan Dunn

FACT At 20: Before Assemble, tenantspin Reframed Liverpool’s Housing Crisis

As FACT celebrates its 20th birthday, Laura Marie Brown looks back at one of the arts organisation’s definitive projects: when artists from around the world trained residents in Liverpool’s high rise flats to...

Alicja Mrozowska: IOU Artist-in-Residence between October 2022 to May 2023.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This): Introducing IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel

It’s been eighteen months since Yorkshire’s creative arts organisation IOU took over a backpackers’ hostel in the Upper Calder Valley. What happened next, for holidaymakers and artists alike? Laura Robertson stayed overnight to...

Mike Pinnington, Laura Robertson, 2023. Credit Ninni West, location, Finnish Art Agency

The Big Interview: Ninni West

Vogue, Barbie, and Visual-Kei: after Finnish fashion photographer Ninni West captures our best sides at a shoot in Helsinki, she shares a few secrets about her light-hearted approach, pop-culture obsessions, and how to thrive...

JMW Turner - Waves Breaking Against the Wind © Tate_web

Culture Diary w/c 18-09-2023

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from across Liverpool and beyond… Monday – Drawing with coal: Liverpool to Silesia @ Editions Gallery, Liverpool – FREE Featuring the work of...

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2020 & 2022 John Moores Painting Prize China Winners Group Show

“A celebration of prize-winning artists.” Mike Pinnington reflects on the 2020 & 2022 John Moores Painting Prize China Group Show…  There has long been misguided talk about painting having reached the end of the...


Culture Diary w/c 11-09-2023

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from across Liverpool and beyond… Monday – Exhibition Opening: 2020 & 2022 John Moores Painting Prize China Winners Group Show 3pm @ the...


Lost, Found, Given ~ Stored, Shown, Seen: Artists’ Responses to the West Cheshire Museums’ Collections – Reviewed

“Where does historical examination end and artistic response begin?” Hannah Harry considers an exhibition juxtaposing West Cheshire Museums’ collection with contemporary artists’ responses…   The question of how curation affects our way of seeing...

Julia's Dream, LImited editiion print on hahnemuhle german etching paper bound to aluminium, 80x56cm_web

Tom de Freston: Small Worlds

“Universes that blur boundaries of generation and audience.” Curator and art historian Tally de Orellana invites us into the dreamlike worlds of visual artist Tom de Freston… Literature grants us access to imaginary spaces removed from...