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  • Equinox

    For this mixed exhibition makers have been selected whose work has an elemental quality, or celebrates the abundance of the natural world.

    Artists include Kate Bajic, Amanda Baron, Adam Buick, Amy Cooper, Lizzie Farey, Elaine Jones, and Lucy Jade Sylvester.

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  • Amy Quinn, graduate from The Manchester School of Art 1st-30th April

    A glass artist from the North West of England, Amy is a recent graduate from The Manchester School of Art, specialising in blown glass. Her work incorporates other materials; such as concrete, wood and metal, the materials both contrast against the glass and heighten its appearance.

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  • Online Shop

    A unique selection of handmade gifts including jewellery, ceramics, wood, glass and paper.

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  • Preston Study Trip Tuesday 17th April 2018

    We will travel to the University of Central Lancashire (uclan) to visit printmaker, Tracy Hill in the print workshop.Then we will go on to the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, followed by an introduction to the Turner Prize Winner Lubaina Himid’s exhibition and time to explore the exhibition further.

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  • Artist Talk – Lynda Roberts, Tuesday 24th April

    Lynda makes multi media colleges as a personal visual record of places she has visited both here and abroad. In her recordings of our built environment, colour and texture are important elements providing layers to be visually explored by the viewer. Textile focal points are partially integrated to elaborate statements made in paint.

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  • Free Artist Talk – Paul Derrez - Monday 30th April 2018, 12 noon - 1pm

    Free event, booking essential. Paul will be talking about his own work in the context of contemporary European jewellery and his vast experience of contemporary jewellery through the eyes of a gallery owner. Booking: Call 0151 709 4014

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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