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Top Picks: October

Last Chance to See:

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, Glen Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Greta Bratescu

Tate, until 18 October

Last chance to check out the encapsulating black paintings of Pollock – the first ever show of its kind in the UK. Alongside Glen Ligon’s curated exhibition who explores the American canon that has influenced his work. Geta Bratescu investigates the line with interesting results with an exhibition that charts the development of her work over the years.


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Photo Credit: Royal Standard


Clam Jam: An Exhibition of Female Art

The Royal Standard, until 1 November

Clam Jam presents work made by emerging female artists, with a playful title that hopes to uncover work that is genders through construction, material and mass rather than through open dialogue with the body or gender construct.



Niamh O’Malley: Glasshouse

The Bluecoat, until 10 January 2016

The first major solo show in the UK by Dublin based artist Niamh O’Malley who works across video, drawing painting, print and sculpture using reflective surfaces to construct, reveal and obscure images.



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Lesions in the Landscape: Shona Illingworth

FACT, until 22 November

A powerful multi-screen installation that reveals the devastating effects of amnesia on one woman and the striking parallels with the sudden evacuation of the inhabitants of St Kilda in the North Atlantic in 1930.



Walker Art Gallery, until 29 November

Major 20th-century artists; Walter Sickert, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and LS Lowry are shown alongside contemporary painter including John Keane, Ken Currie, Paula Rego and George Shawe in an uncompromising and direct reference to the real world: ‘the stuff of life.’


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Photo Credit: Open Eye


Zanele Munoli: VULKANI/RISE

Open Eye Gallery, until 29 November

Zanele Muholi is a South African photographer and visual activist whose work explores gender, race and sexuality, particularly in relation to South African society and political landscape. The first major presentation of Muholi’s work in the UK, VULKANI/RISE is both a hard-hitting and thought provoking exhibition.






World Mental Health Day Festival

Various Venues, on and around 10th October

World Mental Health Day 2015 falls on Saturday 10th October, and Liverpool will be marking the day with a festival of events and activities including music, dance, art, comedy, film, circus skills and much more – all for a good cause!


Morning Gloryville

The Kazimier, Wednesday 7 October 6.30 am – 9.30 am

For you early risers, Morning Gloryville is a unique experience that allows you to ‘rave your way into the day’. The conscious clubbing phenomenon returns with legendary DJ Greg Wilson headlining this Wednesday as part of a series of special events held at the Kazimier before its closure with the theme neon – get the fluorescent face paint out!


Future Station with Paul Morley

Metal, Wednesday 7 October 6-9 pm

Paul Morley, one of the most engaging music writers in Britain and commentator on popular culture will be discussing the current cultural landscape, and the challenges and opportunities faced by artists at work today.


Liverpool Irish Festival

Various Venues, 15th – 25th October

The Liverpool Irish Festival celebrates the finest in contemporary and traditional Irish culture and Liverpool’s unique relationship with Ireland. With music, visual art, performance, poetry, food and of course drink, join the celebrations!


Liverpool Fashion Week

The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson St, 12th – 16th October

The Childsplay Clothing Liverpool Fashion Week celebrates individuality with a showcase of big brands alongside up and coming designers as well trade exhibition and career workshops – perfect for all you budding fashionistas.


Katie Tysoe
LS Radio's Arts and Culture Editor. Studying an MA in Arts, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions. Big-time 80's enthusiast. @katiemarietysoe


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