Our Artists & Creative Industries
Bluecoat has been a home for artists since 1927. Today we house several artist studios, artists in residence and inspiring creative industries doing fascinating and important work.
DaDaFest is an innovative disability arts organisation based in Liverpool and working Internationally, delivering the festival and other arts events to promote high quality disability & deaf arts from unique cultural perspectives.
Choreographer, performer, director, teacher and artist Seke Chimutengwende joins us for a brief residency at Bluecoat.
Pete Clarke is an artist who explores concepts of the city, modernity and history utilising painting, printmaking, drawing and poetic text.
March for the Arts Collective
March for the Arts is a collective dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of the arts.
Ben Egerton is a Liverpool born artist who has been at the Bluecoat for over 20 years. He works mainly with paint on paper & installation.
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is the UK’s longest running and most successful annual Arab arts and cultural festival, platforming the best UK and international Arab artists.
Leo Fitzmaurice was born in Shropshire, England, in 1963 and now lives and works in Merseyside.
Pat Flynn uses 3D software to create digital photography that deals with consumer culture and belief.
Nawal is an innovative textile designer specialising in fabric manipulation and print.
Garth Gratrix’s work uses strategies of queering to reveal ways that materials, language and spaces can be playful, curious and ‘slippery’.
Joshua Henderson is a visual artist and musician with a passion for the architecture and heritage of his home city of Liverpool, UK.
Lauren Johnstone is an illustrator and founder of content creation studio Covet Creative.
Painter Gareth Kemp joins us as our latest artist in residence, as part of the New Contemporaries Studio Bursary.
Andrea Ku is our Gardener in Residence. She's also an artist, beekeeper and gardener based in Liverpool.
Annabel's work crosses over and questions the boundaries between art, design and architecture.
Emily Motto held a year long residency at Bluecoat, as part of New Contemporaries Studio Bursary.
Liverpool artist Salma Noor’s practice uses digital platforms to interrogate the structures of power that we inhabit and those which inhabit us.
Bridget O’Gorman works with video, sculptural installation and live events to explore the instability of bodies and objects.
Chester Tenneson uses sculpture, print and performance to explore the absurdity of institutional design and to question its authority.