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Aurora – Toxteth Reservoir, Liverpool

Creators: Invisible Flock and Collaborators Reviewer: John Roberts It’s always interesting that you can live in a city for many years and not know that a place exists, even though its’ just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep and never has the case been truer, than Digital Flocks atmospheric art installation Aurora at Toxteth’s now disused reservoir. Aurora has been ...

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PREVIEW: What Lies Beneath – Hospital Club Gallery, Royal Opera House, London

Photographer: Rick Guest Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Covent Garden is the primary home of ballet in London with The Royal Opera House on the western side and the Coliseum to the east. Appropriate then that this dancers’ province should be the location of Rick Guest’s new photography exhibition of ballerinas that opens at the Hospital Club Gallery on 22 January. ...

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PREVIEW: Dressed by Angels: 175 Years of Costumes – Old Truman Brewery

As a major new exhibition prepares to open, celebrating 175 years of the entertainment costumier Angels, Maryam Philpott donned her finest and peaked behind the doors to see what Dressed by Angels will offer.   A costume makes a character instantly recognisable, from Batman to Game of Thrones' John Snow, Cleopatra to each incarnation of Dr Who, their outfit becomes ...

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The Power of Poison – Old Truman Brewery, London

  Curator: Mark Siddall Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Our knowledge of poisons is almost entirely driven by detective fiction. Supposedly a ‘woman’s weapon’ it accounts for the demise of a number of characters before the hero, be it Poirot, Marple or Holmes, deduces the killer. Yet we first encounter poisons as a child in fairy tales like Snow White and ...

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The Art of The Brick – The Old Truman Brewery, London

Artist: Nathan Sawaya Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Is it art, that is what a lot of critics will be asking of Nathan Sawaya’s Lego sculptures that take in a broad range of influences from classic artists to dinosaurs, is it art? So, let’s be clear about this from the beginning, yes it is. If an artist creates something that provokes ...

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