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  • Carter Preston Prize Exhibition 4th August -22nd September 2018

    This exhibition prize, held biennially in Liverpool, is in memory of the potter Julia Carter Preston. The competition is open to UK based artist designer makers in their first 5 years of graduating or completing their training. Works featured must have been produced in the last 2 years.

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  • In the Window 1st - 31st August 2018 Malene Hartmann Rasmussen Installation (supported by Granada Foundation & Cass Art)

    For the month of August, our window will be brought to life with a unique installation by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen. This is very generously supported by Granada Foundation and local art supplies retailer, Cass Art.

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  • Online Shop

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

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  • 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.

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  • Annual Gardner-Medwin Lecture given by Alice Rawsthorn - Tuesday 16th October 2018

    We are delighted to welcome the award winning design critic and writer Alice Rawsthorn to give our annual Gardner-Medwin Lecture for 2018.

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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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