Liverpool Hope University Graduate Spotlight | Byron Jones
Bluecoat Display Centre have awarded Liverpool Hope University Graduate, Byron Jones, with a spotlight exhibition. The exhibition will take place at Bluecoat Display Centre during September. This is an opportunity to introduce Byron’s jewellery to a wider audience.
Byron Jones’s jewellery designs are inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi. This aesthetic represents the acceptance of transience and imperfections in nature. Byron creates objects which utilize these ideas and manipulates them into contemporary jewellery pieces.
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
Artist Talk | Rachael Howard | Tuesday 23rd September
1.00 – 4.00pm (arrivals from 1pm for 1.30pm start) at The Athenaeum Club, Liverpool
Tickets : £12.50 each to new and existing members (includes afternoon tea)
Local artist Rachael Howard will speak about her career as a textile designer. She has pioneered a lively mix of embroidery and screen-printing techniques, using images, text and objects to tell stories of everyday life. She has also worked as a freelance designer and illustrator for many companies including Paul Smith, Habitat, Liberty and magazines such as Selvedge.
Cleo Mussi | Strange but Kawaii | Coming Soon
This new show in Liverpool is a development of a joint show which Cleo created ‘50:50 Inspired by Japan: Mosaic Textiles and Paper’ which was the result of a trip to Japan with her husband,textile artist Matthew Harris, in 2010.
Mosaic mutants with teacup bodies and parrot heads, inspired by the Japanese mania for mobile phone charms, sit alongside more traditional wall-mounts of kokeshi dolls and shrines. “Japan is such a modern culture, and yet it’s got such an ancient culture within it. I loved all the mass-produced imagery”
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