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Past Exhibitions

New Makers

Saturday 27th April 2019 - Saturday 8th June 2019 This exhibition will celebrate the work of recent graduates and newly emerging designer makers, chosen for their innovative design qualities…

Tara Squibb (Carter Preston People’s Vote winner)

Wednesday 1st May 2019 - Friday 31st May 2019 Tara’s work was first exhibited as part of our Carter Preston Prize Exhibition, 2018. During the exhibition, visitors voted for their…

Julie Arkell

Monday 1st April 2019 - Tuesday 30th April 2019 Julie Arkell is one of England's best recognized contemporary folk artists working in papier-mâché and mixed media. Julie works in papier…

Rituals

Saturday 9th March 2019 - Saturday 20th April 2019 A mixed media exhibition that will explore the idea of craft objects making our everyday ‘rituals’ such as drinking tea or…

Joe Bazalgette Zanetti – MMU Graduate Prize winner

Friday 1st March 2019 - Sunday 31st March 2019 Joe has been selected for this spotlight exhibition from a range of makers who exhibited at Manchester Metropolitan University Graduate…

60 @thebdc

Saturday 19th January 2019 - Saturday 2nd March 2019 2019 will be a landmark year for Bluecoat Display Centre when we celebrate 60 years since our opening. To mark…

Gilly Langton

Friday 1st February 2019 - Thursday 28th February 2019 Gilly Langton is a contemporary jewellery designer; having graduated from Loughborough College of Art and Design with a BA Honours…

Emma Rodgers

Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Thursday 31st January 2019 Emma Rodgers is recognised as one of Britain’s leading ceramic sculptors. Rodgers studied for both her BA and MA at…

Monochrome

Saturday 17th November 2018 - Saturday 12th January 2019 ‘Monochrome’ is a mixed media exhibition that explores the work of makers who use one colour. Artists use mark making,…

December – Mister Finch installation supported by Granada Foundation & Cass Art

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Monday 31st December 2018 Those that pick the frost flowers... For the month of December, our window will be brought to life with a unique…

Michelle Holmes – Artist Member Selection

Thursday 1st November 2018 - Friday 30th November 2018 I trained in Embroidered Textiles at Loughborough University and now work from a studio housed in a Georgian stable block…

RELIC

Saturday 29th September 2018 - Saturday 10th November 2018 This is Metalsmith Rebecca Gouldson's first foray into curating with this exhibition entitled RELIC. The exhibition draws on Rebecca’s interpretation of…