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  • Proteges - Continues until 3rd June 2017

    Protégés is a mixed media exhibition exploring how creative ideas evolve from mentors to their protégés. The dedicated mentor can launch a creative career which can then blossom, but this exhibition also celebrates how the new ideas and innovative thinking of protégés feed back into their mentors’ work.

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  • In the Window - Thomas Hill - Continues until 31st May 2017

    The three-dimensional wire sculptures are based on drawn studies of birds and animals in motion.

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  • 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.

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  • Leather trimmed Tote workshop Sunday 11th June 2017

    Cut & construct a leather trimmed tote bag with talented textile artist and leather worker Sally-Anne Thompson.

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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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