Past, Present, Future - Saturday 14th October 2017 - Saturday 11th November 2017
This exhibition sees leading North West sculptor Emma Rodgers take on a curatorial role for the first time. Confirmed exhibitors include Peter Hayes (sculptural ceramics), Gina Kirby (textiles), Ian Rylatt (ceramics), Jacob Chan (jewellery and ceramics) and Emma Rodgers herself.
In the Window - Christy Keeney - 1st October - 31st October 2017
This October the Liverpool Irish Festival returns, celebrating the finest in contemporary and traditional Irish culture and Liverpool’s unique relationship with Ireland. In celebration and support of this year’s festival we have invited the Northern Irish glass artist Chirsty Keeney to exhibit In the Window for the month of October.
British Ceramics Biennial day trip, Thurs 26th October 2017
We are planning a day trip to the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke on Trent. Visit the Spode China Hall, enjoy a talk and tour of this large site and then enjoy some time to explore the exhibitions.
Annual Gardner-Medwin Lecture given by Peter Hayes, Thurs 2nd Nov 2017
We are delighted to welcome the celebrated British sculptor, Peter Hayes who will deliver the Gardner-Medwin Lecture 2017.
Creative block printing workshop - Sunday 19th November 2017
During this workshop you will create amazing prints without a press using a range of unusual materials and objects as printing blocks. You will also have the opportunity to use ready made small wood printing blocks and prepare your own blocks from unusual soft material.
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