Rituals - Saturday 9th March 2019 - Saturday 20th April 2019
A mixed media exhibition that will explore the idea of craft objects making our everyday ‘rituals’ such as drinking tea or coffee into a ceremony of sorts. Simply put as examining the objects we collect and how we use them in our everyday lives.
In the Window - Joe Bazalgette Zanetti - Until March 31st 2019
Joe has been selected for this spotlight exhibition from a range of makers who exhibited at Manchester Metropolitan University Graduate show, 2018. His work was chosen as not only is it high in quality, but innovative in terms of the techniques used.
Workshop: Bird box making with Jennifer Collier - Sunday 12th May 2019
Create a beautiful bespoke bird box, complete with its own bird on perch, created from recycled papers, stitch and card, inspired by Jennifer’s own work. You will be shown every step of the process, from constructing your bird box to using beautiful, vintage papers to decorate it.
Trip: Craft and Design at Walker Art Gallery - Tuesday 26th March 2019
Meet at the Walker Art Gallery at 10am. Curator Pauline Rushton will give a talk about the Craft & Design Gallery and its fine collection.
After a tea break Ruth Ball, enameller, will give an illustrated talk about her collaborations with the Walker.
Ruth has represented Bluecoat Display Centre at London exhibition COLLECT and worked as Artist in Residence at Royal Liverpool University Hospital organised by BDC.
A unique selection of handmade gifts including jewellery, ceramics, wood, glass and paper.
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.
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