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Bluecoat Reopening Information

Bluecoat Reopening Information

Bluecoat is reopening! 

Our galleries will be available for visits from Thursday 30th July and will be open Thursday - Saturday from 11am - 4pm. Click here to read more about our reopening information. 

Bluecoat Creative Community Reopening Update

Bluecoat Creative Community Reopening Update

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Jonathan Baldock: Facecrime

Jonathan Baldock: Facecrime

The main installation contains a landscape of ceramic columns inspired by cuneiform-inscribed tablets - an early system of writing - dating from 2500BC. Baldock’s version presents an alternative history of clay as a tool of communication; his ceramic columns feature expressive faces, emoji symbols and make audible groans, whistles and chuckles through concealed speakers. The columns are also adorned with weaving, basketry and glass drawn from different eras of labour, folklore and storytelling like an archeological find from a parallel universe.

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Give the Gift of Membership

Gift a Bluecoat Membership to someone special for just £35.

Treat someone you love to exclusive members only experiences, priority booking for selected events, 10% discount at Espresso Cafe and selected onsite retailers and more.

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My Bluecoat

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A new online archive which brings Bluecoat’s 300 year history to life. Visit mybluecoat.org.uk to learn more

Celebrate your special event at Bluecoat

Celebrate your special event at Bluecoat

Free room hire with a minimum spend on food. 

With over 300 years of history, our Grade 1 listed building is full of character and charm, with various spaces and services which can be tailored to suit any occasion and budget. 

Weddings at Bluecoat

Weddings at Bluecoat

If you’re searching for a wedding venue with a difference, look no further than Bluecoat in Liverpool.

New Art Bluecoat

New Art Bluecoat

Friday, 13 Mar 2020 - Sunday, 01 Nov 2020

Our Vide space is hosting exhibitions about Bluecoat’s long history as an ...

Jonathan Baldock 'Facecrime'

Jonathan Baldock 'Facecrime'

Friday, 13 Mar 2020 - Sunday, 01 Nov 2020

Installation view: Jonathan Baldock, Facecrime, solo exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London,2019. Courtesy the artist and ...

Frances Disley 'Pattern Buffer'

Frances Disley 'Pattern Buffer'

Friday, 13 Mar 2020 - Sunday, 01 Nov 2020

As part of Bluecoat’s ongoing commitment to supporting outstanding Northern artists, we are ...

Book your visit to Bluecoat

Book your visit to Bluecoat

Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 - Monday, 31 Aug 2020

We're thrilled to be able to welcome our visitors back to Bluecoat. Bluecoat will be ...

Sean Edwards 'Undo Things Done'

Sean Edwards 'Undo Things Done'

Saturday, 05 Dec 2020 - Sunday, 28 Feb 2021

Installation view of Undo Things Done, 2019, Sean Edwards. © Jamie Woodley    Undo ...

Liverpool Biennial 2020: The Stomach and the Port

Liverpool Biennial 2020: The Stomach and the Port

Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 - Sunday, 06 Jun 2021

Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art. Taking place ...

About the Bluecoat

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the oldest in the UK. Our landmark building, located in the ...

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