Survival Is Insufficient:
Humanity After The End

What makes us human? What, in the face of end times catastrophe, helps keep us that way? Mike Pinnington considers two recent examples of post-apocalypse drama, with mixed results…  Warning: Expect spoilers relating...


We’ll Miss You, Pete: Honouring Photographer Peter Goodbody

We were devastated to learn of the recent passing of our friend and contributor, Pete Goodbody: photographer and cultural philanthropist. Pete, or P3dro, was a talented photographer and writer with a keen interest...

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Culture Diary w/c 24-04-2023

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events – and loads of it’s free! Monday – Alien Resident: Under Investigation @ Ropes & Twines, Bold Street, Liverpool – FREE We’ve long...

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Kathryn Maple: Under a Hot Sun – Reviewed

“I wouldn’t paint the walls in my house pink, green and brown, so why do these hues work so well here?” Kathryn Maple’s aptly titled exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery resonates with...

Image credit: Andrii Dostliev, Lia Dostlieva, Fairy Castles of Donetsk, 2018–2020

Callout For New Photography Criticism! ‘HOME’: Ukrainian Photography Inspiring UK Words // Deadline Sunday 30 April 2023

Writers wanted! To celebrate Eurovision 2023, Open Eye Gallery, The Double Negative and ArtReview collaboratively invite writers from the Liverpool City Region to pitch article ideas. Co-published across The Double Negative and ArtReview,...


Fanchon Fröhlich: The Wrong Sex – Reviewed

In the clamour to redress the balance of art history, some will inevitably continue to slip through the cracks. But a new retrospective exhibition suggests that an until now overlooked artist is worthy...


Field Trip: Bidston Observatory Artistic Research Centre – Bringing Forth Other Worlds

“One can use art to create new instruments and different spells.” Mathilde Grandjean takes a trip back to the future to visit the repurposed Bidston Observatory in Birkenhead… Edward Clive’s morning brew is...


Probably Just A Wrong Number: On Kirsty Harris’ Cold Call

In an essay excerpted from the catalogue for Two Plus Two Makes Four – an exhibition ‘rooted in the lived experience of mental illness’ – Mike Pinnington responds to anxieties found in the...

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Rachel Goodyear: Stirrings – Reviewed

“The spirit of surrealism is alive and well.” Mike Pinnington on Rachel Goodyear’s Stirrings, an exquisite exhibition of drawings and animation at Salford Museum & Art Gallery…  “I began to read the surrealists...