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  • Walter Keeler Solo 1st October - 12th November 2016

    Bluecoat Display Centre are delighted to present a solo exhibition of ceramics by the acclaimed potter Walter Keeler.Potter Walter Keeler has been working in clay for over forty years and during that time his work has ranged from stoneware and raku to earthenware. His forms are equally various, with an early interest in sculptural pieces gradually being replaced by strictly functional pots.

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  • Catherine Keenan 'In the Window' 1st -31st October 2016

    This October the Liverpool Irish Festival returns, celebrating the finest in contemporary and traditional Irish culture and Liverpool’s unique relationship with Ireland. In celebration and support of this year’s festival we have invited the Northern Irish glass artist Catherine Keenan to exhibit In the Window for the month of October.

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  • Annual Gardner Medwin Lecture given by Walter Keeler - 20th Oct

    We are delighted that the acclaimed studio potter Walter Keeler will deliver an illustrated talk about his work for our this lecture, in memory of the founder of the Bluecoat Display Centre, Robert Gardner-Medwin. This event coincides with a major solo exhibition of Walter’s work at the Display Centre.

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  • Book now for our events programme

    We are now taking bookings for events taking place throughout the year. Call 0151 709 4014 for tickets & information.

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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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