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  • Alison Kinnaird Solo | Continues until Sat 3rd Oct 2015

    We are delighted to show the work of the internationally renowned glass engraver Alison Kinnaird MBE here for the first time.

    "Glass is a seductively beautiful medium. It has a more versatile nature than any other material. It can be made to resemble stone, water or metal, ceramic, gems or textiles. It can be solid or liquid, transparent or obscure, smooth or textured, heavy or apparently weightless. But it is in partnership with light that glass comes alive. It is then glowing and brilliant, reflective and refractive." - Alison Kinnaird

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  • In The Window | 1st - 30th Sept 2015

    Bluecoat Display Centre are delighted to work again with our partners Liverpool Hope University to select a prize winner from the 2015 degree show for Fine & Applied Arts graduates.

    Hollie Williams‘ ceramic works have been selected from the group of Liverpool Hope University graduates to feature ‘In The Window’ exhibition space at Bluecoat Display Centre during September. This will be a spotlight exhibition focussing on Hollie’s work, introducing her to the gallery audience for the first time.

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  • Artist's Talk | Mike Badger - Tues 22nd Sept - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

    As part of Bluecoat Display Centre’s ongoing programme of exciting artist’s talks, the next event will feature Liverpool based artist Mike Badger. From his Liverpool studio, Mike creates sculptures from recycled, brightly-coloured tin containers and other found objects, raising issues dealing with mass-production, Western consumerism and greed.

    Call 0151 709 4014 for tickets & information.

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  • Annual Gardner Medwin Lecture given by Paul Scott | 22nd October from 2.30pm

    We are delighted that Paul Scott – the artist, writer, educator and curator, of our forthcoming exhibition 'Re- reanimate, repair, meld & mend', will deliver an illustrated talk about his work for our annual lecture in memory of the founder of the Bluecoat Display Centre, Robert Gardner-Medwin.

    Tickets: £4.95 each (£3.95 BDC Members & concs). Call 0151 709 4014 to book a place!

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  • Lino Print Workshop | With Gill Curry | Sun 25th Oct | 11.15am - 4.15pm

    Tickets: £45 each (£39 BDC Friends and concs), includes materials and light refreshments.

    Try your hand at one of the most direct and rewarding printmaking techniques (Japanese lino).

    Booking: Call us on 0151 709 4014.

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  • Seasonal paper decorations | With Elizabeth Willow | Sun 29th Nov | 11.15am – 4.15pm

    Tickets: £45 each (£39 BDC Friends and concs), includes materials and light refreshments.

    Spend a day exploring the delights and challenges of paper, creating extraordinary objects with ordinary tools and materials. Using simple folding, cutting, gluing and stitching techniques, you will make an array of seasonal paper decorations and gift bags.

    Booking: Call us on 0151 709 4014.

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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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