The Miniaturists - Saturday 16th June 2018 - Saturday 28th July 2018
As Liverpool celebrates ten years since our European Capital of Culture year we reminisced on the fantastic programme of events including when the Royal de Luxe giant puppeteers first came to town. In response we’ve have curated an exhibition celebrating miniature craft in a variety of media including wood, paper, basketry, ceramic, jewellery, precious and non-precious metal and found materials.
In the Window - Amanda Priest 1st- 30th June 2018
Bluecoat Display Centre have chosen Amanda from the selection of artists exhibiting their works at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2017, in Manchester. Her work is 'In the Window' for the month of June. This is the first time Amanda has been exhibited in the gallery and will introduce her work to our audience. The selection panel felt her designs were beautiful and of a particularly high standard
A unique selection of handmade gifts including jewellery, ceramics, wood, glass and paper.
Monoprint Workshop with Karen Edwards Sunday 15th July
Inspired by July's In The Window exhibition by Rebecca Gouldson - ‘Tools for Looking‘ installation – A glass slab, plexiglas or clear perspex will be used to explore the method. You will be shown how a monoprint can be created through a mixture of drawing, painting and collage.
Participants will be guided through various stages of the process and although each print is unique – combining and reworking prints can produce a textured multi-coloured final piece. You will leave with multiple prints for you to keep.
Summer in South Liverpool - Tuesday 17th July 2018
Join us to explore creative ventures South of our City. We will visit Granby Workshops, Sefton Park Palm House and Cains Brewery Village at the Baltic Quarter.
Artist Talk – Michael Brennand-Wood Tuesday 25th September 2018
As part of Bluecoat Display Centre’s ongoing programme of exciting artist’s talks, the next event will feature textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood. Michael will speak about his artistic career. This event is open to current and new subscribing Members of Bluecoat Display Centre and The Athenaeum.
Annual Gardner-Medwin Lecture given by Alice Rawsthorn - Tuesday 16th October 2018
We are delighted to welcome the award winning design critic and writer Alice Rawsthorn to give our annual Gardner-Medwin Lecture for 2018.
Outreach Programme / Workshops / Residencies
See the latest updates from our ongoing Outreach programme. We have been successfully working with health and social care partners, including Person Shaped Support (PSS) on an outreach programme of artist–led workshops and residencies to demonstrate the benefits that craft can have on a person’s overall health and wellbeing.
Leading the Way in Contemporary Crafts
The Bluecoat Display Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised contemporary craft and design gallery that has been established since 1959.
We sell, exhibit and promote over 350 selected contemporary craftspeople each year working in a broad variety of media.
Bluecoat Display Centre has been a registered charity since 2010: Charities number 1136680