Liverpool Biennial 2014: A Needle Walks Into a Haystack

Liverpool Biennial 2014: A Needle Walks Into a Haystack

Sat 5 July – Sun 26 October, 10am - 6pm

FREE

A Needle Walks into a Haystack is the Biennial’s exhibition of international art that unfolds across Liverpool’s public spaces and galleries. Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman, it disrupts the way we assume our habits, and experience our habitats.

The Bluecoat presents a single artist, American painter James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Through paintings, prints, drawings, sound, ephemera and key correspondences, this exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK, will explore elements of Whistler’s practice and life that position him as the ‘original’ contemporary artist, in a reflection of how artists operate today. 

Welcome to <br />the Bluecoat

Welcome to
the Bluecoat

Liverpool’s creative hub, 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...

Above the Beaten Track

Above the Beaten Track

Sat 30 Aug, 2-10pm

Free

Following a two-year break, grass roots festival Above the Beaten Track returns to the Bluecoat to shine a light on the city's cultural underground, showcasing live music, DJs, artists, makers and audio-visual extravaganzas. 

Exploring Whistler in the galleries

Exploring Whistler in the galleries

Every Saturday 11-4pm in the Hub

Free, drop in

Why did Whistler make his security guards wear yellow socks? Find out the answer to this and more with our investigative activities in the galleries.

Nils Norman: Words on the Bluecoat’s College Lane elevation

Nils Norman: Words on the Bluecoat’s College Lane elevation

Friday, 24 Jan 2014 - Friday, 23 Jan 2015

Visitors arriving from College Lane will have noticed brightly coloured words painted onto the ...

  • Tickets: Free
MothMan comic book

MothMan comic book

Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 - Sunday, 26 Oct 2014

 Artist Tony Knox celebrates a decade of his MothMan alter ego, the dysfunctional, bumbling Superhero he has explored through ...

  • Tickets: Free
Liverpool Biennial 2014: A Needle Walks Into a Haystack

Liverpool Biennial 2014: A Needle Walks Into a Haystack

Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 - Sunday, 26 Oct 2014

Liverpool Biennial 2014: The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art A Needle Walks Into a Haystack Sat ...

Summer Holiday Explore

Summer Holiday Explore

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 - Saturday, 30 Aug 2014

Mondays to Saturdays 10am-4pm in the galleriesWhy did Whistler make his gallery attendants wear ...

  • Tickets: Free, drop in
Above the Beaten Track poster display

Above the Beaten Track poster display

Saturday, 09 Aug 2014 - Sunday, 31 Aug 2014

Music posters of events at the Bluecoat selected from our archive, to tie in ...

  • Tickets: Free
Introduction to Screenprinting with Alex Smith

Introduction to Screenprinting with Alex Smith

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 - Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014

This four week course is a great way to get started with screen print ...

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