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Liverpool's centre for contemporary arts. Located in a Grade 1 Listed Building in the centre of Liverpool City Centre, the gallery re-opened in March 2008 after a multi million development.
The Bluecoat will engage, inspire and stimulate visitors, whether they come to create, view, listen, eat, shop, talk - or simply be, and will house a vibrant community of creative people - artists, performers, writers, crafts people, creative businesses and retailers - all committed to using their emerging talent to innovate and excel.
Mon - Sat 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 6.00pm
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Low relief collage with Melanie Tomlinson
Make a small nature based scene using templates as a starting point which can be embellished and decorated with soft metal foils that Melanie has pre-printed, beautiful papers and found objects like twigs that can be gilded in gold or silver leaf. Each participant would take home a low relief collage which they can then frame if they wish later on or hang on their wall as it is. They can be as complex or as simple as each participant wishes.
Melanie Tomlinson works with illustration and metal to create vibrant and intensely detailed sculptures and three dimensional dioramas that reflect her deep love and passion for nature.
Melanie has developed and refined her specialist techniques for printing onto sheet tinned steel for over fifteen years. The painstaking process starts with the creation of original, colourful and highly intricate gouache paintings which serve as masters for the printing process. The metal is then hand-printed and coated before being cut, folded, coaxed, smoothed and transformed into complex narrative sculptures, mysterious worlds in miniature, dioramas and tiny artefacts giving them a jewel-like intensity of colour.
Tickets are £39 (£35 BDC members and concs) and include materials and refreshments.