Liverpool's centre for the contemporary arts


  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 - Sun, 01 Oct 2017
  • 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM


Responding to the two histories of Bluecoat - school and gallery - this group exhibition explores alternative twentieth century histories of creative education  and their resonance today. Artists have been invited to upturn the conventions of the gallery with young visitors as their primary audience. Artists include Simon & Tom Bloor who, inspired by Kurt Rowland’s ‘Looking and seeing’ series, will turn the window gallery into a studio space while Liverpool based artist Emily Speed will make a number of playful architectural interventions. The exhibition also includes artist Aurelian Froment and Liverpool based typographer Mark Simmonds, and will feature collaboratively produced work by Bluecoat’s long running children’s participation project, Out of the Blue. 


Image Credit One: Simon & Tom Bloor, Loose Parts, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2013. Photograph by Emil Charlaff.

Image Credit Two: Simon & Tom Bloor, Planning for Play, Site Gallery, Sheffield, 2014. Photograph by Julian Lister.

When is it on?
  • July 21, 2017, 9:00 am - October 1, 2017, 5:00 pm

About the Bluecoat

Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. As the most ...

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