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The Summer of Love

The Summer of Love / Monday 1st May 2017 - Thursday 31st August 2017

 This summer Liverpool will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. The summer of 1967 is one of the defining moments in modern culture and creativity. Liverpool will play host to a season of events, performances and ideas many inspired by the role which the city played in 1967.

For over 50 years The Bluecoat Display Centre has showcased  the most exciting of design-led contemporary craft.  It gives us great pleasure to participate in Culture Liverpool’s celebration of the 50th anniversary by showcasing the jewellery of Norman Eames.

Originally an engineer by profession, jewellery making was a second career for Eames. His hand crafted resin and polished aluminium jewellery conveys the spirit of the psychedelic period. Eames’s jewellery has flowing designs in reds, oranges, purples and acid greens with the striking swirling patterns being framed in a highly polished reflective setting.

As Eames says “For Millennia jewellery has been gifted as an expression of love and bright colours have invariably been important in its appeal. This has been the case throughout time and particularly so at the time of the “Summer of Love” in the late 1960s. This brief period saw bright colours in evidence in fashion, in jewellery and even in John Lennon’s Mini and Rolls Royce”.

Norman will be joining us at an event for past supporters on May 3rd to give an artists talk  ( by invitation only) along with ceramicists Alan Whittaker and Attila Olah who are taking part in the Protégés exhibition from 28th April to 3rd June.

We will also be hosting a series of free curators talks about Norman Eames on his background and techniques along with handling sessions on the 8th June at 2.30pm, 13th July at 2.30pm and 10th August at 2.30pm.

To find out more about the Summer of Love events follow the link - Summer of Love

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