The Bluecoat

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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 6.00pm

Admission charges

Admission to galleries free

Additional info

More details will be released shortly

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Performing Arts

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

FOMO Cams from DoES

  • 19 May 2017 5-11pm

Avoid FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) as these three internet-connected cameras journey around the festival
everything they see is automatically uploaded to Instagram (@fomoLiv @fomoMo @fomoViv) and streamed live to a screen in the foyer of Bluecoat, so you can see live updates of what’s happening at other venues around the city. What do they see? That’s up to the holder – drop in to the Bluecoat foyer and collect a camera to take on an adventure.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

Meet the Maker : Tom Hill

  • 19 May 2017 6-7pm

San Francisco artist Tom Hill flies in especially to talk about his exhibition of three-dimensional wire sculptures and celebrate his 20 year relationship with BDC. Over this time BDC have seen Tom develop from an emerging young maker, to a mature and widely exhibited international artist.

Tom’s sculptural work is based on drawn studies of birds and animals in motion
the talk complements a solo window show during May 2017. Tom is marking the occasion by making 20 pieces in his trademark steel wire of various gauges with additions of copper, brass sheet and copper meshes.

Tom trained as a jeweller at Middlesex University in London and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. "I use wire as it enables me to create a 3 dimensional drawing and to capture the feeling of animals in motion with the energy of a quick sketch."

Current exhibition Protegés is also open, celebrating how new ideas and innovative thinking of protegés feeds back into their mentors’ work.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Fancy a selfie?

  • 19 May 2017 5-10pm

Join artists from Blue Room, Bluecoat’s inclusive arts programme, as they take you on a fancy dress journey through time. Create your own accessories and props in a drop in costume workshop or take a shortcut and use the pre-made props and costumes, then visit the photo booth or one of the selfie stations to capture and share your moment in the Bluecoat time portal.

This LightNight Bluecoat celebrates 300 years at the heart of Liverpool by reviving the spectacular costume parties held by artists in the building over the years. Come dressed up as a figure from your favourite historical period and have your portrait created with the stunning building as a backdrop, complete with additional props.

Enjoy live music from the last three centuries in the courtyard garden, discover open studios, meet special guest performers including the mysterious Nuesha and Paperwork Theatre's Pedal Players plus meet the makers from DoES and find out about their three FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Cameras that will be out exploring the festival.

Visit the gallery to see Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour who’ll transport you into the future and outer space in her immersive new exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

Open Studios including Print Studio

  • 19 May 2017 5-8pm

Take part in hands-on screen print activities in the Print Studio and meet the artists who work behind the scenes at Bluecoat.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

Music in the Courtyard

  • 19 May 2017 5-11pm

Enjoy the sound of the Halcyon Syncopators and many more live acts in the relaxed atmosphere of the garden to take you through 300 years of music to the present day. Enjoy drinks from the garden bar, serving up local craft beers, glasses of fizz and soft drinks, with great food for all the family from the BBQ 17:00 – 21:00.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

The Mysterious Nuesha

  • 19 May 2017 6-7pm

A futuristic-clad character invites passers-by to look inside a box. Inside, they see a mystical glowing island floating in space. Nuesha, the ‘keeper’ of this portal is a native of the island
she will answer questions, but you may have to decode her riddles.

This piece aims to revive the historical 'peepshow' with new lighting technologies in a simple but immersive experience that transports the viewer from the everyday street through a portal to another world
another dimension in time. Nuesha speaks of the future of nature and the island, beautiful and mysterious, evokes a sense of wonder in the viewer, making them think about their own place in the Universe.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

Image of Bluecoat's building at night, with the words 'Light Night' projected onto the front of the building.

Light Night at Bluecoat

  • 19 May 2017 6-11pm

This Light Night Bluecoat celebrates 300 years at the heart of Liverpool by reviving the spectacular costume parties held by artists in our building over the last century. Come dressed up as a figure from your favourite historical period and have your portrait created with our stunning building as a backdrop, complete with additional props. Enjoy live music from the last three centuries, discover our open studios, or drop in for family activities themed around Bluecoat's eighteenth century school years. Meanwhile in our gallery Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour transports you into the future and outer space in her immersive exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

The Bluecoat
School Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3BX
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.thebluecoat.org.uk

E-mail

info@thebluecoat.org.uk

Telephone

0151 709 5297

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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