Liverpool's centre for the contemporary arts

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the Bluecoat

Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature.

As the oldest building in Liverpool’s city centre, the Bluecoat houses a creative community of...

Yuan Gong: I am Hamlet -- Hamletmachine -- A Rehearsal Performance

Yuan Gong: I am Hamlet -- Hamletmachine -- A Rehearsal Performance

Thu 29 Sep, 7 - 9pm

Fri 30 Sep, 7pm

Curated by Effy Hong (China) and Philip Courtenay (UK), this installation/performance explores recording and documenting technology as a creative tool. Invited artist Yuan Gong and other artists from China will create a processional performance in Liverpool city centre, finishing at Bluecoat.

 

(Image Courtesy Yuan Gong)

Emerging Practices: Ensuring Development and Sustainability

Emerging Practices: Ensuring Development and Sustainability

Fri 30 Sep, 11am - 5pm

£5/£4

 In partnership with Art Fund this one day symposium interrogates current models of criticism, sustainability and artistic development.

 

Comma Press Short Story Course

Comma Press Short Story Course

Wed 05 Oct 2016 - Wed 08 Mar 2017

£150 for 6 sessions

The Comma Press short story course returns to Bluecoat for another 6 months of writing workshops, led by the acclaimed poet-turned-short story writer Michelle Green

Designed to provide professional support for writers at all stages, participants will get a handle on the predominant narrative structures used by short story writers; as well as characterisation, dialogue and narrative voice.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Bloomberg New Contemporaries

New Contemporaries is recognised nationally and internationally as a reliable barometer of future trends in art. Since 1949 New Contemporaries has profiled emerging talent from the UK’s art schools through an annual open submission exhibition. Past exhibitors include Ed Atkins, Helen Chadwick, David Hockney, Chris Ofili and Simon Starling. New Contemporaries is a partner of Liverpool Biennial and has maintained a presence in the city at every Biennial since its foundation in 1998.

At Bluecoat, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 features 46 artists chosen by guest selectors Anya GallaccioAlan Kane and Haroon Mirza. From Richie Moment’s high octane, satirical videos to Michael Cox’s detailed paintings of urban architecture, Bloomberg New Contemporaries shows the diverse approaches of emerging artists working today. Social, cultural and environmental changes to the world around us are represented in the show, with artists reflecting on geo-political turmoil, cultural legacies and environmental concerns. Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication, and the exhibition will travel to the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London in November 2016.

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Every Saturday in the Hub,

1-4pm

Free

Join the Bluecoat's Engagment team for free, fun creative activies for all the family.

(Dis)ordering the City: Buildings, Bodies and Urban Space

(Dis)ordering the City: Buildings, Bodies and Urban Space

Wed 5 Oct, 6 - 8pm

As part of the Practising Place programme, In Certain Places is proud to present an evening with artist Emily Speed in conversation with human geographer Dr Duncan Light, hosted by Bluecoat.

Sean Borodale: Artist-Writer in residence 2016

Sean Borodale: Artist-Writer in residence 2016

Friday, 01 Apr 2016 - Friday, 31 Mar 2017

Liverpool based poet and artist Sean Borodale will be Bluecoat’s Artist-Writer in Residence over ...

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

Saturday, 09 Jul 2016 - Sunday, 16 Oct 2016

Victoria Adam // Katja Angeli // Diana Anghel // Saelia Aparicio Torinos // James ...

Liverpool Biennial 2016. Dennis McNulty: Homo Gestalt

Liverpool Biennial 2016. Dennis McNulty: Homo Gestalt

Saturday, 09 Jul 2016 - Sunday, 16 Oct 2016

As part of their ninth edition, Liverpool Biennial jointly present with Bluecoat a series of ...

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Saturday, 03 Sep 2016 - Saturday, 17 Dec 2016

  Every Saturday 1-4pm Join us for artist-led activities for families of all ages to do ...

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Opportunities for artists, curators, writers and collectors

Opportunities for artists, curators, writers and collectors

Tuesday, 06 Sep 2016 - Thursday, 17 Nov 2016

This autumn at Bluecoat, join us for a programme of events dedicated to ...

Talking Poetry

Talking Poetry

Thursday, 08 Sep 2016 - Thursday, 10 Nov 2016

Thu 8 Sep Thu 6 Oct Thu 10 Nov   Monthly series exploring spoken poetry, through recordings ...

About the Bluecoat

Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. As the most ...

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Mon - Sat 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 11.00am - 6.00pm

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