Dish of the Day - 22nd July- 26th August 2017
This exhibition will highlight the contemporary ranges of beautiful handmade functional tableware that is being produced by potters across the UK.
Our dining table will also include ranges of complementary table linen and utensils in wood and metal with furniture by leading makers.
In the Window - Jo Taylor - 1st August - 31st August 2017
Jo’s work was originally exhibited in the Carter Preston Prize exhibition in 2016. There was a People’s Vote during the exhibition which awarded an In the Window exhibition prize during the 2017 programme to Jo Taylor. The result of the People’s Vote was announced during the final week of the exhibition and Jo’s work appeared In The Window in August 2017.
The Summer of Love / 1st May- 31st August 2017
We are delighted to be taking part in Culture Liverpool’s celebration of the 50th anniversary by showcasing the jewellery of Norman Eames, in a cabinet display. His hand crafted resin and polished aluminium jewellery conveys the spirit of the psychedelic period.
Guided Visit - Edo Pop, Japanese Prints at the Lady Lever Art Gallery - Wednesday 20th September 2017
Enjoy this guided visit to see the energy and spirit of 19th century Edo (now Tokyo) brought to life in this exhibition of 50 woodblock prints, on loan from local collector Frank Milner.
Artist Talk – Jessica Briggs - Tuesday 26th September 2017
This event is open to current and new subscribing Members of Bluecoat Display Centre and The Athenaeum. Jessica Briggs will speak about her artistic career. Jessica creates a stunning range of wearable jewellery including cuffs, rings, earrings, men’s jewellery, neckpieces & brooches.
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