Forest (Short Film) and A Screaming Breeze (Book).

For some time now I have been involved in a collaborative arts project with local illustrator and artist Katie Craven.  Before the first stage of the project could be unleashed onto the unsuspecting public, the project collapsed in on itself thanks to a Belgian art gallery among other things.  To show just how close it … Continue reading Forest (Short Film) and A Screaming Breeze (Book).

Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789-2013 (Tate Liverpool).

Looking at an amalgamation of political ideas can be disorientating at the best of times. Trying to encompass a whole, global set of standard ideologies is ambitious but dizzyingly incomprehensible for one singular gallery space. Art Turning Left at Tate Liverpool aims to look at the, often naively inversed, relationship between the effects of left-wing … Continue reading Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789-2013 (Tate Liverpool).

Diary (2010) – Tim Hetherington (Open Eye Gallery).

An exhibition of Tim Hetherington's excellent, emotionally charged photography work is currently on display at Open Eye Gallery. Whereas a whole exhibition of high standard work would usually warrant an long, blow-by-blow review, there is a piece currently on display there that not only sums up the whole show but also requires a full and … Continue reading Diary (2010) – Tim Hetherington (Open Eye Gallery).

Glam! The Performance Of Style (Tate Liverpool)

Feel the giddy heights of creative excess.  Something that is completely impermeable as a concept becomes physically tangible, visual and audible in Tate’s latest exhibition; the boundaries of taste and of reserve hiding quietly in the corner where they belong while Bowie and Bolan take the centre of stage.  All mediums, forms and ideas are … Continue reading Glam! The Performance Of Style (Tate Liverpool)

A Lecture Upon The Shadow + E. Chambre Hardman: Landscapes (Open Eye Gallery)

It seems an obvious choice for a photography exhibition to focus on the elements of light and shadow.  These are two of the main factors that affect the perceived quality of a photograph yet, as a creative theme, it works as a brilliant starting point for A Lecture Upon The Shadow.  Taking six artists from … Continue reading A Lecture Upon The Shadow + E. Chambre Hardman: Landscapes (Open Eye Gallery)

A Universal Archive – William Kentridge As Printmaker (The Bluecoat, Liverpool)

When viewing the recent Tracing the Century exhibition at Tate Liverpool, one of the real standout pieces were three video installations by South African artist William Kentridge.  For those after more of those dark and foreboding prints, The Bluecoat have amassed an excellent collection of his artwork and prints; a collection so big that the … Continue reading A Universal Archive – William Kentridge As Printmaker (The Bluecoat, Liverpool)