European Connections - Saturday 28th April 2018 - Saturday 9th June 2018
European Connections will showcase some of Europe’s leading jewellery designers, based in the UK and abroad. In Liverpool’s 10 Year anniversary as a Capital of Culture, this exhibition strives to celebrate and strengthen our ties with Europe in these uncertain times.
In the Window - Christiane Bernstiel 1st- 31st May 2018
Christiane Bernstiels surrealist raku pottery is influenced by the Bauhaus movement. She restricts herself in her art to that which is essential: the plasticity of the form. The glaze of a vessel only serves as a fine skin or a garment, which may be depending on the firing more or less glorious; however, it will never be an end in itself.
A unique selection of handmade gifts including jewellery, ceramics, wood, glass and paper.
LightNight - Friday 18th May 2018
Bluecoat Display Centre are hosting a Meet the Maker event from 5.30 – 6.30pm with local jeweller Deelyn Walsh It will be a great opportunity to meet and chat to Deelyn about her work and try some pieces on.
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.
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.
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