The Common zine represents creatives across Merseyside and the North West. We are a community interest company, dedicated to tearing down the boundaries which separate and disempower us.


we believe that through an intersectional art movement we can empower a community to make a real difference, and challenge those who stand in the way of progress.

Common people, common art, common ground, community. 



Every month, a northern creative becomes the main focus of our website and zine. our aim is to help creatives forge new connections, publish portfolios, exhibit work, and most importantly, take control of their own story.


Episode 1 : Cut Out Collage

we sit down with Cath of Cut Out Collage to discuss moving to Liverpool, creative freedom & ofc. the collage revolution.

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digital exhibition

Injecting Life by Charlie Granby.

Charlie is our Artist in (digital) Residence. Her exhibition & accompanying essays are an honest-to-god view of her life after being diagnosed with T1 diabetes. it's the eye-opener we all need & the lesson that should have already been taught.

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digital exhibition

The Mo(ve)ment by Millie Montiel-McCann.

Millie creates an immersive installation inspired by her father, arriving in Dundee as an asylum seeker. 'In Chilean torture camps, inmates were often blindfolded for months on end.'

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