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  • Down Town | Friday 4th July - Saturday 6th September

    Down Town will feature selected local, and nationally based, artists who will be working in media including print, collage, textiles, ceramic, glass and metal to produce uniquely designed, handmade and exclusive souvenirs of the city.

    Exhibitors include: Ruth Ball, Libby Bower, Michael Badger, Helen Chatterton, Jane Coyle, Deborah Hopson Wolpe, David Rhys Jones, Moira Walton and Alison Wiffen.

    Private View: Thurs 3rd July, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

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  • Libby Bower | Vintage illustration and collage workshop | 31st August

    Time: 11am – 4pm
    Tickets: £45 each (£39 BDC Friends and concs), includes materials and light refreshments.

    For the workshop Libby Bower will focus on assisting participants in costume & animal collage card making. Participants can make a series of cards during the session. Using her own range of cards for inspiration, Libby will talk and guide you through the processes she uses.

    For tickets & information call 0151 7094014 or email us at crafts@bluecoatdisplaycentre.com.

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  • James Campbell | In the Window | August

    Having trained as a potter, James Campbell had by the mid 1970s become part of the movement towards sculptural ceramics, in which Gordon Baldwin, who taught him at school, was a central figure. Slab built constructions of buildings, simplified representations of fortified habitations, may now seem far removed from his current work with its more romantic reflections on landscape. In fact it is possible to trace a continuous line in which the recent work develops ideas that had begun to be explored in these earlier pieces.

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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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