Charity Fundraiser Event
Thursday 14 July 2016, 18.30 – 21.00
Ticket price £17.50 (£15.00 concessions and BDC Friends)
The evening will begin at the Display Centre with the opportunity to view our new Julia Carter Preston Prize Exhibition of the 6 shortlisted emerging ceramic artist’s work over a complementary glass of fizz.
We will then move over to the Performance Space in the Bluecoat main building to listen to an illustrated talk by Hope University Carter Preston Archivist, Sue Beck, on Julia Carter Preston’s work and her techniques.
The evening will culminate with the rare opportunity to see a modelling demonstration by the acclaimed artist Emma Rodgers, the ticket price will include automatic entry into our prize draw with the chance to win Emma’s piece from the demo after completion and firing.
‘Emma Rodgers is now recognised as one of Britain’s leading ceramic sculptors. She has a particularly probing insight into both the action and tenderness of the animal world. It is a subject she invests not with sentimentality (as is often the case) or saccharine blandness, but with its full power and life force. Her wild hares, bulls and ravens, her human dancers are often expressed – in bronze as well as clay- in a heightened sense of movement or tension, absorbed in the trials and dramas of existence.’ David Whiting-art critic & writer
Raffle prize draw will take place at this event
(Tickets = £1 each or 6 for £5)
Raffle Prizes include:
• A room for 2 with breakfast at Hope Street Hotel • Bottle of Champagne • Lunch for 2 with wine at the Bluecoat Upstairs Bistro • Music in the Garden at the Bluecoat with food & drinks for 2 voucher.
Plus a selection of Bluecoat Display Centre artist’s work • Gill Curry framed woodcut print • Julia MacGregor silver drop earrings • DeeLyn Walsh silver ‘kinky’ ring • Robert Goldsmith gold fish mug • Alan Phillips rock crystal necklace • Simon Shaw ceramic lidded jar • Linda Jeanne Jones silver earrings • Kate Moult leather & copper cuff • Alan Philips oxidised silver ring.
All funds raised will go towards our local artist led outreach programme.
To book tickets please call the Bluecoat Display Centre on 0151 7094014 and pay with credit/debit card or for further information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org