The Bluecoat Display Centre is a haven for enthusiasts of everything exquisite in the field of contemporary craft and design. Situated in the heart of Liverpool (click here for a map).
Our friendly and knowledgeable team consisting of Maureen Bampton (Director), Samantha Rhodes (Assistant Director), along with Gallery Officers Kate Moult and Frances Gill-Smith, offer specialist help and advice to anyone wishing to purchase, commission or collect 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 is a registered charity and has been running a series of outreach workshops with local mental health groups and artist residencies with local hospitals. Talented local artists have been teaching community group members and hospital patients and staff different craft techniques, giving them both unique and illuminating experiences. We have worked with health and social care partners Person Shaped Support (PSS) and local hospitals including Royal Liverpool University & Broadgreen hospitals (RLH), The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and our new partners Alder Hey Childrens Hospital. This has allowed us to extend out audience to those in the local community who might otherwise not had the opportunity to engage with professional artists or explore their own creativity. (Our outreach programme could not happen without support from an Arts Council Grants for the Arts award, P.H.Holt Foundation, our fundraising events, our hospital partners and in-kind support from Person Shaped Support (PSS).)
Bluecoat Display Centre has been a registered charity since 2010.
Registered charity number: 1136680
Bluecoat Display Centre LTD, company limited by guarantee, number 03175344.
Bluecoat Display Centre (Trading) LTD is a non profit distributing company whose profits support Bluecoat Display Centre’s charitable work. Company limited by guarantee, number 07288287.
Bluecoat Display Centre is a member of COoL, a diverse collective of key arts organisations in Liverpool: championing the arts; changing perceptions; creating possibilities.