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Some of Bluecoat's retailers will be open from Monday 15 June. Retailers will be operating reduced opening hours and we recommend you contact individual shops for details. Our galleries, cafe and building remain closed at this time.

Located in the heart of Liverpool's shopping district, the Bluecoat houses a number of specialist independent retailers offering an eclectic range of beautifully designed handmade and unique products.

Stocking the best in contemporary craft, design, music, fashion and homewares, the shops at the Bluecoat should be your first destination in the city for the unique and the unusual. Use the links on the left hand side and below to see what each of our retailers make, sell and do.

the Bluecoat Display Centre
Kernaghan Books
R&J Porter: Jeweller, Silversmith, Commissions & Hand Engraver
Root Houseplants & Mary Mary Florists
Probe Records
Spellbound Hair & Beauty
Dressology by Cristiana

New Assistant Curator joins Bluecoat's team

We're pleased to announce that we have appointed Amrita Dhallu as our new Assistant Curator. Dhallu joins us following her work as Curatorial Assistant (Commissions) at Chisenhale Gallery in London and will support Bluecoat’s programme over the next 6 months.

Alongside supporting Bluecoat’s artistic programme Dhallu will be conducting research at Bluecoat and at Iniva in the Stuart Hall Library, London. Dhallu will continue to develop her research into intergenerational learning with a particular focus on the creativity, labour and peer support of women of colour. Bluecoat’s exhibition history, particularly with artists from the British Black Arts Movement, will form a resource for Dhallu’s research as she explores the history of and current artistic life in Liverpool.

Adam Smythe, acting Head of Programme at Bluecoat says: “Amrita shares our firm belief in the value of the arts and the important role that artists play in our society. Her commitment to artists and her research around supporting the practices of women of colour will be of great value to both our audiences and the artistic community of Liverpool.”

Amrita Dhallu says: “I am really excited to be joining the team at Bluecoat, who have been at the epicentre of the rich arts scene of Liverpool for many decades. I look forward to supporting the forward-thinking exhibitions programme, as well as the opportunity to partner with Iniva to continue my research into support structures for artists from diverse backgrounds.”

Melanie Keen, Director/Chief Curator of Iniva says: “I am really thrilled to be partnering with Bluecoat on this curatorial role to promote fresh talent. Iniva is deeply committed to creating new opportunities that focus on developing individual knowledge and expertise through working collaboratively.”

We look forward to welcoming Amrita to the team at Bluecoat!

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