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Essential Elements, St Bride’s Gallery, Liverpool

Essential Elements, currently on display at St Bride’s Gallery, is part of the Independents Biennial – the long-standing fringe event to the Liverpool Biennial. The space is exquisite; much like the recently reopened Old Blind School on Hardman Street which currently houses the group … Continue reading

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Rutherford Chang: Why I Buy White Albums

By now, I think half of Liverpool must have been to or at least heard about the infamous pop-up exhibition-cum-record store currently housed in the loading bay space next door to FACT on Wood Street. It’s a fascinating concept with … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Leisure, Discipline and Punishment

Continuing the ongoing programme of film happening here at FACT as part of Liverpool Biennial 2014, we will be hosting an evening of new moving image works entitled Leisure, Discipline and Punishment. This collection of films, by international artists Sonia Boyce, … Continue reading

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Film Round Up: Liverpool Biennial 2014

Peter Wächtler, Untitled, 2013 video, 14’ 14” on view at The Old Blind School  In contemporary art exhibitions, film installation and video art play as big a role as any other medium, which is echoed in the exciting array of video work being … Continue reading

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The Role of the Artist: Using the Arts for Social Change

“Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Bertolt Brecht In mid-July, I attended a talk hosted by DadaFest with special guests Roger Hill (Broadcaster, Performer & Artist) and Ruth Gould … Continue reading

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We Hope This Isn’t Goodbye: Liverpool Academy of Arts

As many of you have probably already heard, Liverpool Academy of Arts, a venue which has earned its place on the Liverpool art scene through 25 years hard work and devotion to local artists, is set to be closed down. … Continue reading

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Syn-dro.me Sessions 2.0: State-Free State of a.P.A.t.T

Venturing into a venue you’re not familiar with can be daunting at the best of times. Imagine stepping not only into a different building, but a whole new ‘state’, where your photograph is taken, your name checked and your personal … Continue reading

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An Iconic Building Brought Back to Life

Liverpool Biennial has a rich history of restoring and repurposing disused buildings and choosing unconventional exhibition spaces. From Richard Wilson’s memorable commission Turning the Place Over back in 2008 to the countless public realm artworks over the past 15 years inhabiting unexpected … Continue reading

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Museum of Liverpool: ‘From There to Here’ Enough?

Over the bank holiday weekend, I took time out to go and see two exhibitions at the Museum of Liverpool that I’d been looking forward to, especially given the important messages they purport to communicate to visitors; From There to Here, and April … Continue reading

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A Bloggers Guide to Liverpool’s Independent Arts Scene

Art in Liverpool editor Sinead Nunes takes us on a virtual tour of Liverpool, stopping off at some of the city’s top independent galleries and creative spaces. Look beyond the world famous Tate Liverpool and established galleries such as the Bluecoat … Continue reading

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