Babak Ganjei: Thanks for Having Me
Ganjei reflects on vignettes from his life and career as an artist. He has re-staged the market stalls that he began selling his work from; a means of sharing his work that Ganjei has outgrown, and yet can’t let go of.
Joshua Clague: and it feels like I just got home
Clague’s and it feels like I just got home, echoes Madonna’s Ray of Light. Clague is interested in enduring memories of the female voice in his life. The exhibition often riffs on the pop-icons and divas that he once emulated. His work lays out how his sense of self changes at different times, in different places.
Ottman Said: Liverpool Waterfront
The Lives of Artists will also see the launch of two new billboard commissions by Tess Gilmartin and Ottman Said. Both artists use abstraction as a way to create beautifully complex landscapes.
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
Make this Mother's Day extra special with afternoon tea in our bistro.
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Explore the Bluecoat’s rich history as the UK's first arts centre by searching past exhibitions and events, and discover the origins of our 300+ year old building that was founded as a charity school during Britain’s colonial era.