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Wall Explosion II 1965 by Roy Lichtenstein on display in ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus, © Tate Liverpool, Roger Sinek

Review: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus, Tate Liverpool

October 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus, Tate Liverpool

A long time ago (the late 1970s) in a galaxy far, far away (Sheffield), I had a number of talismanic images on my bedroom wall.

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Benedict and Dominika Tomczyk-Bowen, image by Hazel Gibson

Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

Picture this. It’s your first day at a new school. You’re a bit scared but you have an imagination the size of a meteor and loads of great ideas to make and draw worlds you want to share with your new pals.

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Walking to the pit with train, Norman Cornish

Painting the North: Cornish at Castlegate, Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth

October 2, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North: Cornish at Castlegate, Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth

In the eighth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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The Four Mr Prices_Cruikshan

Photo Gallery: Savage Ink -The Cartoon & The Caricature, People’s History Museum, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Savage Ink -The Cartoon & The Caricature, People’s History Museum, Manchester

Savage Ink looks at the development of the cartoon as an important form of visual protest and its often cruel and controversial imagery.

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Crossings, by Shaun Smyth

Painting the North – Crossings: Constructing the Mersey Gateway Paintings, Shaun Smyth, Catalyst Museum, Widnes

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North – Crossings: Constructing the Mersey Gateway Paintings, Shaun Smyth, Catalyst Museum, Widnes

In the seventh instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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A Quiet Night, Saltburn Pier, watercolour

Picture Gallery: Tales of the Dales, Places of Pilgrimage and Moor Stories by Ian Scott Massie

August 23, 2017 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: Tales of the Dales, Places of Pilgrimage and Moor Stories by Ian Scott Massie

Artist Ian Scott Massie was born in London in 1952 and grew up in Buckinghamshire.

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Blackpool Beach, Adam Ralston

Painting the North: Blackpool Beach, Adam Ralston

August 21, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North: Blackpool Beach, Adam Ralston

In the sixth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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A carnival queen costume. Credit David Lindsay

Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

Leeds West Indian Carnival is marking its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular series of milestone events to celebrate its golden anniversary, including a new exhibition which captures the 50-year history of Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade, in photo, film, audio and costume.

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Rob Pointon - The Hatch at The Briton’s Protection

Painting the North: The Hatch at The Briton’s Protection, Rob Pointon

August 6, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North: The Hatch at The Briton’s Protection, Rob Pointon

In the fifth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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The Dinner Party (1980) – Sam Walsh, © The Walker Art Gallery and the artist estate

Review: The Dinner Party, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead

July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Dinner Party, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead

Much has been made of The Mersey Sound poetry anthology in Liverpool this year.

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