1 March 2017

Bluecoat Tercentenary Celebrated With 106 Previously Exhibited Artists On Public View

2017 marks Bluecoat’s tercentenary, making it the oldest building in Liverpool city centre and the UK’s first arts centre: quite an achievement.

14 November 2016


Bluecoat Liverpool UK’s Oldest Arts Centre Announces 300th Anniversary Programme

The UK’s oldest arts centre and Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts, the Bluecoat announces a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate their 300th anniversary of its landmark building in 2017.

13 July 2016

Liverpool Biennial Is The Place To Be For Art This Summer

The ninth edition of the Liverpool Biennial got off to an impressive start last weekend with a varied array of events and exhibitions to see. Every two years international artists are invited to participate in what has now become one of the world’s most respected art biennials. The year’s theme examines the city’s past, present and future. Some […]

30 October 2015


Bluecoat to stage world launch of Malcolm Lowry novel during annual celebration of the author of Under the Volcano

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, is to host the international launch of an earlier version of Merseyside-born writer Malcolm Lowry’s acclaimed book, Under the Volcano, which is regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Often viewed as a prototype for Lowry’s 1947 masterpiece, this is the first time that […]

11 October 2015


Niamh O’Malley – Glasshouse

Bluecoat, Liverpool 10 Oct 2015 – 10 Jan 2016 Open daily 10am – 6pm. Free. Bluecoat is to host the first major show in a UK public gallery by Dublin-based artist Niamh O’Malley (1975). Born in County Mayo, Ireland, O’Malley has previously shown at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; Centre Culturel Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and MoMA PS1, New York. In Glasshouse O’Malley shows recent […]

11 October 2015


MBE dancer teams up with Ansuman Biswas for installation

Bisakha Sarker: Do not yet fold your wings The Bluecoat, Liverpool 17 Oct – 22 Nov 2015 Open daily 10am – 6pm. Free. (picture credit Simon Richardson) A dancer and choreographer who was recently awarded an MBE for services to dance has teamed up with visual artist Ansuman Biswas to create a movement-inspired video installation. Commissioned by Bluecoat, […]

14 July 2015


RESOURCE at Bluecoat, Liverpool

Picture credit: Jack Brindley, ‘Original Copy’ installation view, Cactus Gallery, 2015; Photographer Harry Meadley An exhibition examining the usefulness of art and twenty-first century arts centres is to open at Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts. Featuring work from a wide range of UK-based artists RESOURCE is inspired by the 1927 founding manifesto of […]

24 November 2014


Anne Harild For Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Residency At The Bluecoat, Liverpool 2015

Danish artist Anne Harild has been chosen to undertake the 2015 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) Artist Residency at the Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts. The artist will spend ten weeks, that will begin in February 2015, in residence at the Bluecoat, building on the organisation’s ongoing commitment to making art accessible to […]