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  • Equinox

    For this mixed exhibition makers have been selected whose work has an elemental quality, or celebrates the abundance of the natural world.

    Artists include Kate Bajic, Amanda Baron, Adam Buick, Amy Cooper, Lizzie Farey, Elaine Jones, and Lucy Jade Sylvester.

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  • Julie Dodd installation (supported by Granada Foundation & Cass Art) 1st March 2018 - Saturday 31st March 2018

    For the month of March, our window will be brought to life with a unique installation by Julie Dodd. This is very generously supported by Granada Foundation and local art supplies retailer, Cass Art.

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  • Online Shop

    A unique selection of handmade gifts including jewellery, ceramics, wood, glass and paper.

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  • Get Creative Free Willow Weave workshop for Kids - Saturday 17th March 2-4pm

    Local artist Caroline Gregson will host a willow weaving workshop here at Bluecoat Display Centre aimed at children and parents are very much invited to have a go too! Have a go at making different shapes from rods of willow (harvested by Caroline herself).No need to book, just turn up.

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  • EU Day of Creativity event with Adam Buick - Wednesday 21st March 2018, 1.45pm - 5pm

    Free event, booking essential. Bluecoat Display Centre will give this unique free event delivered to coincide with the EU Day of Creativity with early career ceramicist Adam Buick linked to our Equinox exhibition curated by one of our supporting gallery staff; Megan Hartley-Roberts. Booking: Call 0151 709 4014

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  • Preston Study Trip Tuesday 17th April 2018

    We will travel to the University of Central Lancashire (uclan) to visit printmaker, Tracy Hill in the print workshop.Then we will go on to the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, followed by an introduction to the Turner Prize Winner Lubaina Himid’s exhibition and time to explore the exhibition further.

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  • Free Artist Talk – Paul Derrez - Monday 30th April 2018, 12 noon - 1pm

    Free event, booking essential. Paul will be talking about his own work in the context of contemporary European jewellery and his vast experience of contemporary jewellery through the eyes of a gallery owner. Booking: Call 0151 709 4014

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  • 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.

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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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