Backhouse Bequest – In memory of Arthur & Lilian - 2nd Sept 'til 7th Oct 2017
This prize exhibition shows 6 recent graduates from the North West, who work in the medium of ceramics. Their work has been selected for its originality and strength of voice.
In the Window - Grace Scullen - 1st September - 30th September 2017
Grace was selected from the Hope University Graduate Degree exhibition in June 2017 for this In The Window focus. It is her first exhibition and springboard at this early stage of her her artistic career. Her work was selected by Dr Maureen Bampton, Director of Bluecoat Display Centre. Her work was felt to be of a very high standard and shows a range of disciplines from textiles to fine jewellery.
Guided Visit - Edo Pop, Japanese Prints at the Lady Lever Art Gallery - Wednesday 20th September 2017
Enjoy this guided visit to see the energy and spirit of 19th century Edo (now Tokyo) brought to life in this exhibition of 50 woodblock prints, on loan from local collector Frank Milner.
Artist Talk – Jessica Briggs - Tuesday 26th September 2017
This event is open to current and new subscribing Members of Bluecoat Display Centre and The Athenaeum. Jessica Briggs will speak about her artistic career. Jessica creates a stunning range of wearable jewellery including cuffs, rings, earrings, men’s jewellery, neckpieces & brooches.
Creative block printing workshop - Sunday 19th November 2017
During this workshop you will create amazing prints without a press using a range of unusual materials and objects as printing blocks. You will also have the opportunity to use ready made small wood printing blocks and prepare your own blocks from unusual soft material.
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