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).

3AM: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night – The Bluecoat (Liverpool).

This article was written at 3AM in the morning on the 28th of October. It's dark outside. A few hours ago I was at an exhibition with a running theme of ideas that manifest at 3AM in the morning. Strangely, the solitude of writing at 3AM isn't something new but the exhibition at Bluecoat aims … Continue reading 3AM: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night – The Bluecoat (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).

Mishka Henner + Edith Tudor-Hart – Open Eye Gallery.

Mishka Henner appears to be a photographer that seeks out new meanings within culture and already defined norms; seeking out these new perspectives by literally looking at them from a geographically different view point.  His work is of an extremely modern nature, very obviously influenced by the age of globalisation and force-fed by internet and … Continue reading Mishka Henner + Edith Tudor-Hart – Open Eye Gallery.

Greater Reality Of Elsewhere – Sinta Tantra (Swansea High Street)

As part of an initiative called Art Across The High Street, funding is being used to create accessible art works in public spaces while also addressing some of the visual horrors that have scarred the high streets of Swansea town from poor architectural decisions.  The first of these public works is by artist Sinta Tantra … Continue reading Greater Reality Of Elsewhere – Sinta Tantra (Swansea High Street)

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)