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Art  •  September 2, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Blue Collar Handjob

From the 1930s depression right through up until the digital age, Brui’s Blue Collar Handjob exhibition draws on personal written journals to explore themes around the beauty of struggle. Home after a successful show at Serigraffeur gallery in Berlin, Brui has returned to the cafe space at Constellations in Liverpool. Brui is the studio moniker of local…


Art  •  September 2, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Gender Dilemmas

Amanda Maria Atkinson’s exhibition is a timely contribution to the topic of gender performativity at a time when the city has become a haven for stag and hen nights. You only have to walk around Concert Square and Seel Street to see these gender binaries played out in a rather unflattering fashion. Amanda is a…


Art  •  August 12, 2016  •  by Katy Murphy

Shooting Punks (Francesco Mellina Interview)

Francesco Mellina was the eyes of Liverpool’s music scene during the precious era of punk, new wave and early electronica at the city’s legendary diamond hard, rough cut gig venues. Photographing almost every major band and its followers of the time, and managing Dead Or Alive, he paved his way as one of the primary…


Art  •  June 3, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

The Art Of Reggae Exhibition

Rebel Soul, are Liverpool based curators of the weird and the wonderful, hosting events that celebrate the diversity of the world and it’s many cultures. Their latest exhibition reminds me of a lecture I had a few years back at Amsterdam University, under the guise of a Media Activism module. A tall Rastafarian with waist length dreads graced…

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Art  •  April 6, 2016  •  by Kirsten Hawkins

Threshold 2016: Shying Away From The Well Known

It wasn’t a typical Saturday 2nd April as the Baltic Quarter of Liverpool was taken over by numerous bands, acts and artworks for the sixth annual Threshold Festival. With a buzz in the air you could almost taste, the roads surrounding Jamaica Street were thriving with visitors of all ages and backgrounds, orbiting an indiscernible epicentre of…


Art  •  March 22, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

“We’re Multi-Arts To Our Core”: Chris, Threshold

Chris Herstad Carney, is a Kirkby born mid-thirty something and one of a “slightly odd team” that bring together the Threshold Festival of Music & Arts. When he isn’t preparing for the multi-award nominated grass-roots festival he can also be found around town DJing, acting, and occasionally teaching. Somewhat of a familiar face around Liverpool’s creative scene then. When…


Art  •  August 7, 2014  •  by Greed Crow

The Critter Shed: Creatures Of Extinction

Wow, what a great night. This was the first Critter Shed event I’d had the chance to attend so I didn’t know what to expect, other than the pictures littered about the place, but to say I was impressed was a bit of an understatement. More than just impressed, I found myself pretty happy to…

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue, 1921.

Art  •  August 6, 2014  •  by Stephanie Whalley


Piet Mondrian – the man, the legend; modern art renegade and latest muse for Tate Liverpool’s most recent paying exhibition. This Dutch prodigy changed the face of abstract art at the beginning of the 20th Century and certainly pulled me through an art exam during my last year at high school. Recognised by everyone from…


Art  •  March 15, 2014  •  by Stephanie Whalley

Turning Left

The most recent addition to Tate Liverpool’s prolific fourth floor is Art Turning Left: How values changed making 1789-2013. The showcase describes itself as “a thematic exhibition, based on key concerns that span different historical periods and geographical locations” around “how the production and reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values” and well, I couldn’t have put it better myself. The…


Art  •  March 6, 2014  •  by Stephanie Whalley


Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain – Tate Liverpool’s latest offering to the city’s ever-increasing creative and cultural portfolio and a bloody good one at that. Using Raymond Williams, one of Britain’s most influential thinkers in the twentieth century, as it’s muse, the exhibition takes the liberty of building on his study entitled…