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Weekly Blog 5: Keith Piper, Sun Ra Performance + Journal Family Activity.

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In our blog this week we're revisiting Keith Piper's Bluecoat exhibition Unearthing the Banker's Bones from 2016. Its centrepiece was ...

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Weekly Blog 5: Keith Piper, Sun Ra Performance + Journal Family Activity.

In our blog this week we're revisiting Keith Piper's Bluecoat exhibition Unearthing the Banker's Bones from 2016. Its centrepiece was a synchronised three-video projection that dissected modern life from the perspective of an imagined future. Given recent events, the film feels especially relevant and thought-provoking today. 

Comma Press Short Story Course 2020: Writing in the time of Coronavirus

Comma Press Short Story Course 2020: Writing in the time of Coronavirus

Weekly Blog 4: Jonathan Baldock: Facecrime

Weekly Blog 4: Jonathan Baldock: Facecrime

We're excited to share our new exclusive video interview with artist Jonathan Baldock!

Baldock's new exhibition Facecrime opened in our gallery on Thu 12 Mar, just before we temporarily closed the building. Filmed on the night of the launch, enjoy footage from the exhibition and hear Baldock discuss the influences and inspirations behind his playful and surreal exhibition of ceramics.

Delve into highlights from our archive of ceramics at Bluecoat and enjoy Brigitte Jurack's film about her experience making ceramic pieces with people living with dementia. You can also join in the fun and make your own egg box faces, inspired by Baldock's ceramic masks in his exhibition. 

Ceramics at Bluecoat

Jonathan Baldock’s exhibition at Bluecoat makes inventive and playful use of clay, a medium often associated with craft. His art practice has in fact embraced other materials used in the applied arts, like fabrics, and processes such as stitching and knitting. However, rather than producing useful objects, Baldock uses these techniques to create sculpture and dramatic art installations. This breaking down of the distinctions between crafts and fine art disciplines is increasingly common in contemporary art. We have trawled our archive at Bluecoat to select images reflecting this crossover.  

Weekly Blog 3: Frances Disley: Pattern Buffer

Weekly Blog 3: Frances Disley: Pattern Buffer

As we start April 2020 at home together we hope you were inspired by our 'Green Spaces' feature last week which was informed by Frances Disley's new solo exhibition at Bluecoat Pattern Buffer.

This week we continue to explore the green themes of her show while also expanding on her interest in wellbeing, comfort and relaxing ways of spending time. See an exclusive new interview with Disley, a glimpse into the history of Bluecoat's hidden garden, the chance to make your own portal into another world with a fun family activity, and poetry from award winning North West poet Callan Waldron-Hall with his nominated selection by London-based poet Amy Key.

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