Ahead of an appearance at WOWfest Lockdown, Julia Johnson speaks to non-binary Arabic drag artist and writer Amrou Al-Kadhi about their performance art and autobiographical account, Unicorn.
Julia Johnson reports back on the attitudes toward Liverpool as destination for practising artists, not just a destination to exhibit established art.
Since opening at Birkenhead Market in June, Convenience Gallery has been working to rub away the divide between the everyday and the artist.
Julia Johnson spends a few days in the company of the inspiring In Harmony students, observing the great advantages of music education
In the latest in her ongoing Arts Central series, Julia Johnson looks at the role that public realm spectacles play in our relationship with our city by chatting to the team from Open Culture.
The 60th anniversary of “the Oscar of the British painting world” shows that contemporary painting is still a blockbuster artform.
Beautiful world, where are you? asks the 10th Biennial. In the latest in her Arts Central series, Julia Johnson looks at how a sense of location and time are rooted in the work of an artist from Dagestan, which can help us reflect on our own place in the world.
Julia Johnson takes us back to the Turner Prize-winning Granby 4 Streets project in the latest in her Arts Central series, looking at the lasting impact of art on a community.
In the latest in her series that focuses on the role our region’s arts centres play in our communities, Julia Johnson looks at how The Atkinson is maintaining a longheld tradition of arts participation in Southport.
Julia Johnson looks across the Mersey to the Williamson Art Gallery, whose work with Birkenhead-based artist Steve des Landes is indicative of positive local engagement
In her second look at the role arts centres play in our communities, Julia Johnson focuses on two institutions – The Black-E and The Florrie – that have user-led art at their core.
The role of the arts centre has changed markedly over the past century, as communities and our attitudes to the arts morph around them. Julia Johnson begins her look at this interesting phenomenon by focussing on city centre arts hubs The Bluecoat and The Black-E, wondering how they have shaped the city, and the city them.