Cleo Mussi | Strange but Kawaii | 12th September - 8th November 2014
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”
In The Window | Jennifer Collier | 1st Oct - 31st Oct
“I create innovative textiles and craft pieces using natural and found materials. Through methods of weaving, waxing, trapping, embedding and stitching I create unusual materials, which are then developed into garments and accessories. I often utilise plastics, papers and fabrics into my pieces. The works have the power to communicate ideas about recycling, as well as themes exploring the body.” - Jennifer Collier
Annual Gardner-Medwin Lecture | Jennifer Collier | Thurs 30th October
Thursday 30th October, 2.30 – 4.30pm, at Bluecoat Display Centre.
We are delighted to announce that our Gardner-Medwin Lecture for 2014 will be given by the paper artist Jennifer Collier.
The talk will last for about an hour and will be followed by refreshments and chat at the Display Centre with an opportunity to see Jennifer’s magical bespoke In the Window installation.
Tickets are now available at £4.95 (£3.95 BDC Friends and concs.) from Bluecoat Display Centre. Call 0151 709 4014 to book a place!
Artist's Talk | Jacqueline Scholes | Silversmith | 28th October
Jacqueline will speak about her career as a silversmith. She derives satisfaction from making objects that are elegant and people actually use and enjoy. This event is open to current and new Members of Bluecoat Display Centre & The Athenaeum
Tickets : £12.50 each (includes tea, sandwiches & cakes at The Athenaeum Club, Liverpool). Call 0151 709 4014 for tickets & information.
Bluecoat Studio Artists’ Tour | Thurs 6th November
2.00pm – 4.30pm. Take the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit a selection of artists’ studios at the Bluecoat, to include Anthony Wong (jeweller), Bob Porter (engraver), Juniper Press (letterpress studio), Mike Phoenix (violinmaker), an introduction to the Intaglio Print studio with Gill Curry & more.
The tour will be followed by coffee & cake at the Upstairs Bistro and a Cleo Mussi exhibition talk at the Bluecoat Display Centre.
Price £12.50 including refreshments, all welcome.
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