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Bluecoat's Chief Executive Mary Cloake introduces our autumn-winter programme

 

Our new programme of events is now online and available to book. Bluecoat's Chief Executive Mary Cloake talks us through this season's highlights...

'This season our galleries are transformed by American-British artist Alexis Teplin whose seductive paintings draw us into a world inspired by cinema, painting, and literature. Our archival exhibition, New Art Bluecoat, tells the story of how artists influenced by music, poetry, theatre, dance and literature have found a home at Bluecoat over the decades, and Teplin continues this lineage of artists who restlessly move across art forms. Alongside the beauty of her paintings, visitors will have the chance to experience her beguiling new performance and video works made specifically for the gallery.

Elsewhere we welcome poets and writers to present their work and establish new conversations with our audience and their peers, including Maya Goodfellow in conversation with Emy Onuora, as well as Jennifer Lee Tsai in conversation with Degna Stone and Leonardo Boix. As well as fresh, new writing, we look to the legacies of past writers. This year’s annual Lowry Lounge celebration of Wirral born writer Malcolm Lowry follows his acknowledgement this Summer by Wirral Council of his contribution to literature with a blue plaque on New Brighton promenade.

Bluecoat’s studios bustle with the work of writers, artists and curators from across the globe. We welcome our year-long New Contemporaries studio bursary holder Emily Motto, alongside writers in residence Fauziya Johnson and Amber Akaunu, editors and founders of ROOT-ed magazine. In November, our studio community will be joined by a Czech curator as part of Bluecoat’s ongoing Czech residency programme, a chance for arts professionals to meet, share ideas and develop new work. 

Of course, it is not only established artists who need time, space and support to develop their work. Bluecoat has long been a place where children and families can come and explore artistic techniques and ideas in the spirit of curiosity and fun. This season our children and family offer takes inspiration from across our programme: in our painting workshops children can explore the joy of colour and form, while in our Baby Book Club our very youngest audience members can absorb the first of many art and literature experiences at Bluecoat.

We look forward to welcoming you to the arts centre this winter.'

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