The oldest building in Liverpool City Centre and the first art centre in the UK, Bluecoat is currently supported by 204 volunteer gallery and events invigilators. In Beyond the Blue, those volunteers become both exhibitors and curators to deliver a group show of new and exciting work. The pieces encompass both fine art and craft-based practices, and offer a diverse range of media, subject and style.
The exhibition contains work by Kathy Dereli, Anthony Hoare, Claire Holtaway, Sorrell Kerrison, Ilona Walker, Joanne Wilson, Mark Quine, Liz McDerra, Jacob Hulmston, Lucy Dunne, Bridie Fletcher and Freya Levy.
Artworks were selected and curated by a committee led by Ed Williams and Vanessa Sharpe, with assistance from Sophie Small, Rebecca Glover, Anthony Hoare, Louise Heys, Rachael Abbott and Katie Perry.
OUTPUT is a gallery working exclusively with creatives from or based in Merseyside. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
The gallery is accessible via four steps, and we have a wheelchair ramp that can be requested by pressing the bell outside our door. The bathrooms, which we share with the Kazimier Gardens next door, are not wheelchair accessible – our apologies.
Cover image by Lucy Dunne instagram.com/lxce_art_
Open 12-5 Thurs-Fri
Opening reception Friday 7-9pm
32 Seel St, Liverpool