L for Leather - 4th June - 2nd July 2016
This exhibition features work by leading contemporary designers/makers working primarily in leather. From leather jewellery to furniture and body adornment.
In The Window - Beatrix Baker 1st - 30th June
Beatrix makes playful, decorative objects using steam-bent wood. Exploration of boatyards and observation of the construction of vessels has lead to her method of working. Her pieces are an echo of the boat building process
Charity Fundraiser Event - 14th July - Tickets £17.50 (£15 concs & BDC Members
The event includes an illustrated talk by Hope University Carter Preston Archivist, Sue Beck, on Julia Carter Preston’s work and her techniques.
The evening will culminate with the rare opportunity to see a modelling demonstration by the acclaimed artist Emma Rodgers, the ticket price will include automatic entry into our prize draw with the chance to win Emma’s piece from the demo after completion and firing.
Call 0151 709 4014 to book a place.
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.
Book now for our 2016 events programme
We are now taking bookings for events taking place throughout 2016. Call 0151 709 4014 for tickets & information.
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