Michelle Williams Gamaker: Our Mountains Are Painted on Glass

Fri 03 May - Sun 30 June 2024, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Our Mountains Are Painted on Glass is an exhibition by Michelle Williams Gamaker, as part of our The Lives of Artists season. The exhibition at Bluecoat will screen Thieves, a fantasy adventure retelling of The Thief of Bagdad.

Dahong Hongxuan Wang: Role Model

Fri 03 May - Sun 30 June 2024, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Role Model is an exhibition by Dahong Hongxuan Wang as part of our The Lives of Artists season. The new film follows the path of Anna May Wong who travelled to her ancestral hometown of Taishan, Guangdong.

Artist in Residence: Jennifer Lee Tsai

Fri 15 March - Wed 31 July 2024, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Artist, poet, critic and editor Jennifer Lee Tsai will join Bluecoat’s studios to take up the Whittenham Bursary, a programme aimed at supporting artists by providing a free studio for up to a year.

Print Workshops at the Bluecoat

Join us at the Bluecoat this spring for a fantastic series of print workshops. Whether you're a seasoned printmaker or a beginner looking to learn a new skill, we have something for everyone.

The Thief of Bagdad: Film Screening + Q&A

Thu 06 June 2024, 6:30pm - 9:15pm

Join us for a special screening of The Thief of Bagdad, a cinematic masterpiece from 1940. Following the screening, award-winning artist Michelle Williams Gamaker will lead a Q&A session, providing insight into the intersection of art, cinema, and storytelling.

Taylor Swift Screen Printing Workshop

Sat 08 June 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Step into your printing Era with us! Join us in celebrating Taylor Swift's Eras Tour with a special, one-of-a-kind Screen Printing Workshop at the Bluecoat.

About Bluecoat

The Bluecoat is Liverpool’s contemporary arts centre, a working home for artists, and a place where audiences can experience art in new ways. With a city centre location and striking, Grade I-listed building, the Bluecoat has a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events, an award-winning programme for families and children, a bustling café and bistro serving delicious homemade meals. Our legendary garden and independent shops are open year-round.


Our Projects

Defined by 100 years of radical ideas and creativity, the Bluecoat is a place for exploration: where people can unearth new ideas, be inspired, examine and debate, and participate in new, unexpected ways. The projects we undertake aim to encourage participation from those who wouldn't usually have access to creative resources.

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The Library

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.

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