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LOACA.ART Contemporary Craft & Art Fair

LOACA.ART Contemporary Craft & Art Fair

Saturday, 27 Mar 2010 - Friday, 22 Oct 2010

LOACA.ART Contemporary Craft & Art Fair in the courtyard & garden on the last Saturday ...

  • Tickets: Free entry.
Global Studio artist talks

Global Studio artist talks

Friday, 09 Apr 2010 - Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010

A series of talks, presentations and discussions by the artists involved in the Global Studio ...

  • Tickets: Free, please see individual events for ticketing r
Global Studio

Global Studio

Friday, 09 Apr 2010 - Sunday, 20 Jun 2010

Global Studio showcases the work of Liverpool artists who have forged significant international networks ...

  • Tickets: Free
Stammtisch hosted by POST

Stammtisch hosted by POST

Friday, 09 Apr 2010

 Stammtisch (translation from the German is “a regular’s table.”)  People are invited to meet ...

Seven Slam Seven

Seven Slam Seven

Saturday, 10 Apr 2010

Each artist involved in Riposte will give a 7 minute presentation about their work.  ...

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities: Transformation

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities: Transformation

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010

Continuing its live video-links with Shanghai University, e-space lab explores how art can transform ...

  • Tickets: Free
Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, 17 Apr 2010

A roundtable discussion with artists Bernadette O’Toole, James Quin and Henry Tietzch-Tyler.    ...

  • Tickets: Free
Voilá: The Royal Standard

Voilá: The Royal Standard

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010

Presenting the results of what’s been happening in the gallery over the previous two ...

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

Monday, 26 Apr 2010

Join The Royal Standard artists in discussion for first hand insight into the decision making process ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required.
Voilá: The Royal Standard

Voilá: The Royal Standard

Tuesday, 04 May 2010

Presenting the results of what’s been happening in the gallery over the previous two ...

Artists’ talk: Lin Holland & Sadia Salim

Artists’ talk: Lin Holland & Sadia Salim

Tuesday, 04 May 2010

Artist discussion by two artists in the Global Studio exhibition.  ...

What makes a studio? discussion

What makes a studio? discussion

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

A discussion led by Sara-Jayne Parsons, Curator of the current exhibition Global Studio. ...

Instantanés Vladimir

Instantanés Vladimir

Friday, 14 May 2010 - Friday, 28 May 2010

A sound installation by Eimer Birkbeck  ...

  • Tickets: Free
Liverpool Light Night

Liverpool Light Night

Friday, 14 May 2010

The gallery doors will be staying open late for Global Studio.  Plus an evening of ...

  • Tickets: Free
Voilá: The Royal Standard

Voilá: The Royal Standard

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Presenting the results of what’s been happening in the gallery over the previous two ...

Artist’s talk: Wuon-Gean Ho

Artist’s talk: Wuon-Gean Ho

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Wuon-Gean Ho discusses her work as part of the Global Studio exhibition.  ...

Artist talk: Jamie Isenstein

Artist talk: Jamie Isenstein

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Jamie Isenstein gives an informal talk on her work for the upcoming Liverpool Biennial exhibtion: TOUCHED. ...

  • Tickets: Free
Liverpool Biennial presents TOUCHED Talks: Coco Fusco

Liverpool Biennial presents TOUCHED Talks: Coco Fusco

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

In the run up to the Liverpool Biennial in September prominent artists and thinkers ...

Voilá: The Royal Standard

Voilá: The Royal Standard

Tuesday, 01 Jun 2010

Presenting the results of what’s been happening in the gallery over the previous two ...

  • Tickets: Free
Artist’s talk: Pete Clark

Artist’s talk: Pete Clark

Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010

Pete Clark discusses his work as part of the Global Studio exhibition.  ...

Material Landscapes

Material Landscapes

Saturday, 12 Jun 2010

This 3D collage master class led by Amanda Oliphant is based on her studio ...

Open Studios Weekend

Open Studios Weekend

Saturday, 12 Jun 2010 - Sunday, 13 Jun 2010

The creative commnuity at the Bluecoat take part in a city wide open studios event. Meet ...

  • Tickets: Free
Voilá: The Royal Standard

Voilá: The Royal Standard

Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010

Presenting the results of what’s been happening in the gallery over the previous two ...

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities: Explorations

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities: Explorations

Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010

As Liverpool and twin city Shanghai gear up for their art biennials this September, ...

  • Tickets: Free
Moualaqat: Poetry without Passport

Moualaqat: Poetry without Passport

Friday, 02 Jul 2010 - Sunday, 05 Sep 2010

An exhibition of moualaqat - colorful life sized banners - created by young visual ...

  • Tickets: Free
Arabicity: Such a Near East

Arabicity: Such a Near East

Saturday, 03 Jul 2010 - Sunday, 05 Sep 2010

Curated by Rose Issa. Arabicity introduces six contemporary artists from the Arab World who explore their ...

  • Tickets: Free
Artist Talk: Arabicity Such A Near East

Artist Talk: Arabicity Such A Near East

Saturday, 03 Jul 2010

Curator of Arabicity: Such a Near East, Rose Issa, will lead the artists in a discussion ...

Arts for Palestine presents: Orientalism

Arts for Palestine presents: Orientalism

Tuesday, 06 Jul 2010

A follow on from ‘Reel Bad Arabs’ (by Jack Shaheen) that examined Hollywood’s depictions ...

Palestinian Shorts

Palestinian Shorts

Wednesday, 07 Jul 2010

Two screenings of films depicting life in Palestine, Fatenah is Palestine's first 3D animated ...

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities: Representations

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities: Representations

Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010

Liverpool is the only UK city with a pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo ...

  • Tickets: Free
Remnants

Remnants

Friday, 20 Aug 2010 - Sunday, 29 Aug 2010

Remnants showcases new work by Keiron Finnetty, Hannah Fray and Jack Welsh. The exhibition explores how ...

  • Tickets: Free
Lucid Mask

Lucid Mask

Thursday, 09 Sep 2010 - Sunday, 17 Oct 2010

Wuon-Gean Ho revisits the Bluecoat with screenprints and an animation made using engravings from ...

  • Tickets: Free
The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery

Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 - Monday, 20 Sep 2010

Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale’s little yellow caravan returns to the courtyard at the Bluecoat ...

  • Tickets: Free, drop in.
Brendan Lyons

Brendan Lyons

Friday, 17 Sep 2010 - Sunday, 28 Nov 2010

In an unexpected encounter with art in an unusual location, Liverpool-based artist Brendan Lyons ...

  • Tickets: Free
The Lost Soul and Stranger Service Station

The Lost Soul and Stranger Service Station

Friday, 17 Sep 2010 - Friday, 29 Oct 2010

A changing exhibitions programme during the Liverpool Biennial by some of the artists from ...

  • Tickets: Free, no ticket required
Liverpool Biennial 2010: Touched

Liverpool Biennial 2010: Touched

Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 - Sunday, 28 Nov 2010

The Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest visual art festival. The artists exhibiting at ...

  • Tickets: Free
e-space lab presents Art in the Cities

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010

This autumn Liverpool and Shanghai host their respective biennials, e-space lab continues its dialogue ...

  • Tickets: Free, no ticket required
Exhibition Tour: Liverpool Biennial 2010: Touched

Exhibition Tour: Liverpool Biennial 2010: Touched

Saturday, 09 Oct 2010

Sara-Jayne Parsons, Exhibtions Curator at the Bluecoat leads a tour discussing the work on ...

  • Tickets: Free, no ticket required
Cardboard Folly

Cardboard Folly

Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 - Sunday, 14 Nov 2010

Emily Speed and friends present a group of editioned works: printed objects, books, boxes ...

  • Tickets: Free, no ticket required
Shang-Pool Arcadia: Picnic in Arcadia

Shang-Pool Arcadia: Picnic in Arcadia

Saturday, 23 Oct 2010

Picnic in Arcadia will connect people in the New Folk Museum, Shanghai with the ...

  • Tickets: Free, no ticket required.
e-space lab presents Art in the Cities

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities

Thursday, 28 Oct 2010

This autumn Liverpool and Shanghai host their respective biennials, e-space lab continues its dialogue ...

  • Tickets: free, no ticket required
DaDaFest International 2010: Objects of Curiosity and Desire

DaDaFest International 2010: Objects of Curiosity and Desire

Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 - Friday, 03 Dec 2010

Exploring the human body, its quirks, questions and endless fascinations, the exhibition Objects of ...

  • Tickets: Free
Meet the Artists

Meet the Artists

Friday, 19 Nov 2010 - Sunday, 28 Nov 2010

Throughout DaDaFest International 2010, Meet the Artist events will be held at the Bluecoat, giving ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required.
Film: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush - cert. 15

Film: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush - cert. 15

Sunday, 21 Nov 2010

The 1967 British comedy drama, set in Stevenage new town that so inspired Mandy ...

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities

e-space lab presents Art in the Cities

Monday, 22 Nov 2010

This autumn Liverpool and Shanghai host their respective biennials, e-space lab continues its dialogue ...

  • Tickets: Free, no ticket required
Underwater

Underwater

Saturday, 11 Dec 2010 - Sunday, 13 Feb 2011

Around 375 million years ago, our ancestors crawled out of the waters... Underwater is about ...

  • Tickets: Free
Mark Anstee: Removed and Destroyed Without Warning

Mark Anstee: Removed and Destroyed Without Warning

Saturday, 11 Dec 2010 - Sunday, 27 Mar 2011

Removed And Destroyed Without Warning (RADWW) is a monumental 3D drawing of a submarine. ...

  • Location: The Vide
  • Tickets: Free, no ticket required
Artist's Talk: Mark Anstee

Artist's Talk: Mark Anstee

Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011

Join Mark Anstee as he talks about his Removed and Destroyed Without Warning installation ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
Airports for the Lights, Shadows and Particles - A survey exhibition by Jyll Bradley

Airports for the Lights, Shadows and Particles - A survey exhibition by Jyll Bradley

Friday, 25 Feb 2011 - Sunday, 01 May 2011

Daily 10am – 6pm, free, no ticket required. Jyll Bradley’s first major survey exhibition ...

 Director, Tate National, Caroline Collier in conversation with Jyll Bradley.

Director, Tate National, Caroline Collier in conversation with Jyll Bradley.

Saturday, 26 Feb 2011

Director, Tate National, Caroline Collier talks to Jyll Bradley about Airports for the Lights, ...

Vincent Falsetta: Artist’s Talk

Vincent Falsetta: Artist’s Talk

Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011

American painter Vincent Falsetta, who exhibited at the Bluecoat in Slow Magic in 2009, ...

The Blank Page: Jyll Bradley in conversation with Vona Groarke and Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu

The Blank Page: Jyll Bradley in conversation with Vona Groarke and Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu

Sunday, 10 Apr 2011

In response to John Cage’s description of Robert Rauschenberg’s white paintings, Jyll Bradley asks ...

  • Location: Sandon Room
  • Tickets: Free
Look 11: International Photography Festival - Confined

Look 11: International Photography Festival - Confined

Friday, 13 May 2011 - Sunday, 10 Jul 2011

Confined: Featuring Juergen Chill, Edmund Clark, John Darwell, Dornith Doherty, Ben Graville, David Maisel ...

  • Tickets: Free, no ticket required.
Pete Carr: Encounters with strangers

Pete Carr: Encounters with strangers

Friday, 13 May 2011 - Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011

Instead of displaying his portraits of strangers in the traditional space of a gallery, ...

Sharon Mutch: Solitary Sitting Rooms

Sharon Mutch: Solitary Sitting Rooms

Friday, 13 May 2011 - Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011

In response to the confined theme, Bluecoat-based photographer Sharon Mutch investigates voluntary and involuntary ...

Reds Gallery at the Bluecoat - The Famous LFC Boot Room

Reds Gallery at the Bluecoat - The Famous LFC Boot Room

Saturday, 14 May 2011 - Thursday, 11 Aug 2011

 The Famous LFC Boot Room Take a special trip down memory lane and reminisce over ...

  • Tickets: Free
Artist’s talk: Edmund Clark

Artist’s talk: Edmund Clark

Thursday, 02 Jun 2011

Award-winning photographer Edmund Clark’s talks about his book Guantanamo: If the light goes out, ...

When the Light Goes Out: Edmund Clark and Erwin James.

When the Light Goes Out: Edmund Clark and Erwin James.

Thursday, 02 Jun 2011

Responding to Edmund Clark’s photographs in Confined, former prisoner Erwin James discusses his experience ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
When the Light Goes Out: Edmund Clark, Omar Deghayes & Erwin James

When the Light Goes Out: Edmund Clark, Omar Deghayes & Erwin James

Thursday, 02 Jun 2011

Responding to Edmund Clark’s photographs in Confined, former prisoners discuss their experiences of incarceration. ...

Artist's talk - Pete Carr

Artist's talk - Pete Carr

Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011

Carr discusses his work as part of Look 11 - Confined.   ...

Artist’s talk: John Darwell

Artist’s talk: John Darwell

Thursday, 16 Jun 2011

Darwell looks at his new series of photos, Dogs in Cages - commissioned by ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
Dia Batal

Dia Batal

Saturday, 02 Jul 2011 - Saturday, 03 Sep 2011

10am – 5.30pm (12noon – 5pm Sundays)  The Display Centre hosts an exhibition by the ...

  • Tickets: Free
Dia Batal Calligraphy Workshop

Dia Batal Calligraphy Workshop

Sunday, 03 Jul 2011

Dia will lead a workshop which looks at the process of using poetry and ...

Dia Batal Calligraphy Workshop

Dia Batal Calligraphy Workshop

Sunday, 03 Jul 2011

Dia will lead a workshop which looks at the process of using poetry and ...

Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades

Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades

Sunday, 03 Jul 2011

Two films relating to historical events by Alexandria-based artist Wael Shawky. Cabaret Crusades: The ...

  • Tickets: £3/£2
In conversation: Ben Graville

In conversation: Ben Graville

Thursday, 07 Jul 2011

  Confined artist Ben Graville in conversation with the exhibition’s curator Sara-Jayne Parsons. ...

Hassan Darsi: Toit du Monde (Roof of the World)

Hassan Darsi: Toit du Monde (Roof of the World)

Sunday, 10 Jul 2011

On the roof of a disused Casablanca abattoir, Hassan Darsi,one of Morocco’s leading artists, ...

  • Tickets: Free
Sandon Studios Society Display

Sandon Studios Society Display

Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 - Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011

In 1911 Picasso, Matisse and Cézanne were amongst the Post-Impressionists exhibiting at the Bluecoat ...

John Moores Painting Prize Shanghai: Meet the Artists

John Moores Painting Prize Shanghai: Meet the Artists

Saturday, 16 Jul 2011

Four prizewinners from the first John Moores Painting Prize Shanghai are in residence this ...

Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk

Friday, 22 Jul 2011 - Sunday, 18 Sep 2011

Mike Badger, Ed Blackburn, Linda Blackburn, Derek Boshier, Jim Burton, Randall Friedman, Steve Hardstaff ...

  • Tickets: Free
Honky Tonk exhibition tour

Honky Tonk exhibition tour

Saturday, 23 Jul 2011

Honky Tonk curator Sara-Jayne Parsons and some of the exhibiting artists talk about the ...

Blue Room, an exhibition

Blue Room, an exhibition

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 - Sunday, 04 Sep 2011

Blue Room is a collective of 34 learning disabled artists who meet at the ...

  • Tickets: Free entry
Artist’s talk: Nicki McCubbing

Artist’s talk: Nicki McCubbing

Thursday, 01 Sep 2011

      ...

We Never Walked Alone

We Never Walked Alone

Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 - Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012

This new exhibition in the Reds Gallery at the Bluecoat traces the inspiration, humour ...

2dartmarket presents autumnartmarket

2dartmarket presents autumnartmarket

Saturday, 17 Sep 2011

New quarterly initiative at the Bluecoat showcasing emerging and established artists from Liverpool, the ...

  • Tickets: Free
Democratic Promenade

Democratic Promenade

Friday, 30 Sep 2011 - Sunday, 27 Nov 2011

Responding to 2011’s Liverpool: City of Radicals theme, this exhibition draws on cultural and ...

Kaleidoscope III Exhibition

Kaleidoscope III Exhibition

Saturday, 08 Oct 2011 - Sunday, 09 Oct 2011

Responding to the Confined and Honky Tonk exhibitions, supported by artists Sharon Mutch and ...

  • Tickets: Free
Democratic Promenade Exhibition Tour

Democratic Promenade Exhibition Tour

Saturday, 08 Oct 2011

Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director of the Bluecoat and curator of Democratic Promenade, leads a ...

  • Tickets: Free, just turn up
Artists' Talk: Alan Dunn and Nina Edge

Artists' Talk: Alan Dunn and Nina Edge

Thursday, 20 Oct 2011

Two artists in Democratic Promenade discuss responding to critical political and cultural moments in ...

  • Tickets: Free, but ticketed
Fear Co in Association with the Bluecoat presents i-Scream

Fear Co in Association with the Bluecoat presents i-Scream

Saturday, 22 Oct 2011 - Sunday, 23 Oct 2011

The Bluecoat is the oldest building in Liverpool City Centre and has seen its ...

  • Tickets: Tickets: £10 adults only
Artists' Talk: David Jacques and Brigitte Jurack

Artists' Talk: David Jacques and Brigitte Jurack

Wednesday, 02 Nov 2011

Two artists in Democratic Promenade discuss their work and interests in history, time and ...

  • Tickets: Free, but ticketed
Present in Public

Present in Public

Saturday, 12 Nov 2011

Against a backdrop of cuts, austerity and the Big Society, questions around what it ...

  • Tickets: Free
Artists' Talk: Pete Clarke and John Davies

Artists' Talk: Pete Clarke and John Davies

Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011

Two artists in Democratic Promenade discuss contested public and private space in the city ...

  • Tickets: Free, but ticketed
2dartmarket presents winterartmarket

2dartmarket presents winterartmarket

Saturday, 19 Nov 2011

Buy new art in the heart of the city. New quarterly initiative at the ...

  • Tickets: Free
Frakture Presents: Combine

Frakture Presents: Combine

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011

A new format from Frakture, an evening combining different artforms and performance styles. Featuring ...

Cultivate: prints by Angie Lewin and twelve jewellers inspired by nature and flora

Cultivate: prints by Angie Lewin and twelve jewellers inspired by nature and flora

Saturday, 26 Nov 2011 - Saturday, 14 Jan 2012

Twelve contemporary jewellers have responded to the work of printmaker Angie Lewin, whose work ...

MJMan presents Sparkle

MJMan presents Sparkle

Saturday, 26 Nov 2011

Merseyside Jewellers and Metal Artists Network return to the Bluecoat to present Sparkle, an ...

MJMan presents Sparkle

MJMan presents Sparkle

Sunday, 27 Nov 2011

Merseyside Jewellers and Metal Artists Network return to the Bluecoat to present Sparkle, an ...

Made by Us at the Bluecoat

Made by Us at the Bluecoat

Saturday, 03 Dec 2011

Come and see our courtyard retailers outside their natural habitats, extending their wares into ...

Gina Czarnecki Exhibition Tour

Gina Czarnecki Exhibition Tour

Saturday, 10 Dec 2011

Artist Gina Czarnecki and Sara-Jayne Parsons, the Bluecoat’s Exhibitions Curator, lead a tour of ...

Contagion

Contagion

Sunday, 11 Dec 2011

Using Gina Czarnecki’s installation Contagion as a backdrop for discussion, artists and scientists discuss ...

Made by Us at the Bluecoat

Made by Us at the Bluecoat

Saturday, 17 Dec 2011

Come and see our courtyard retailers outside their natural habitats, extending their wares into ...

Made by Us at the Bluecoat

Made by Us at the Bluecoat

Saturday, 14 Jan 2012

Come and see our courtyard retailers outside their natural habitats, extending their wares into ...

Display Centre exhibition: Cadeaux d'Amour - an Exhibition of Tokens of Affection

Display Centre exhibition: Cadeaux d'Amour - an Exhibition of Tokens of Affection

Saturday, 21 Jan 2012 - Saturday, 03 Mar 2012

This group exhibition will celebrate love, with an amazing selection of handmade pieces in ...

Iona Kewney with Joseph Quimby

Iona Kewney with Joseph Quimby

Saturday, 28 Jan 2012

A collaboration in movement and sound, pushing physical boundaries and exploring the limitations of ...

Made by Us at the Bluecoat

Made by Us at the Bluecoat

Saturday, 04 Feb 2012

Come and see our courtyard retailers outside their natural habitats, extending their wares into ...

Should living people be able to donate their own human tissue to art?

Should living people be able to donate their own human tissue to art?

Wednesday, 08 Feb 2012

Join artist Gina Czarnecki and guest speakers for this timely debate. The audience will ...

Colin McPherson: The Proof Principle

Colin McPherson: The Proof Principle

Monday, 20 Feb 2012 - Sunday, 11 Mar 2012

 As part of Unilever’s celebration of 100 years of research and development at their ...

Critical Mass: Visual Arts Open Weekend

Critical Mass: Visual Arts Open Weekend

Friday, 02 Mar 2012 - Saturday, 03 Mar 2012

Artists, galleries and studio groups in Liverpool, Manchester and Cumbria/Lancashire are creating ...

  • Location: The Bluecoat
  • Tickets: Free - just turn up.
TOPOPHOBIA

TOPOPHOBIA

Saturday, 03 Mar 2012 - Sunday, 22 Apr 2012

Fear of place is the focus of this exhibition. Ten artists - Anne Eggebert, ...

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