Amrita Dhallu appointed as new Assistant Curator at Bluecoat.

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, is pleased to announce that we have appointed Amrita Dhallu as Bluecoat’s new Assistant Curator. Dhallu joins us following her work as Curatorial Assistant (Commissions) at Chisenhale Gallery in London and will support Bluecoat’s programme over the next 6 months.

Alongside supporting Bluecoat’s artistic programme Dhallu will be conducting research at Bluecoat and at Iniva in the Stuart Hall Library, London. Dhallu will continue to develop her research into intergenerational learning with a particular focus on the creativity, labour and peer support of women of colour. Bluecoat’s exhibition history, particularly with artists from the British Black Arts Movement, will form a resource for Dhallu’s research as she explores the history of and current artistic life in Liverpool.

Adam Smythe, acting Head of Programme at Bluecoat says: “Amrita shares our firm belief in the value of the arts and the important role that artists play in our society. Her commitment to artists and her research around supporting the practices of women of colour will be of great value to both our audiences and the artistic community of Liverpool.”

Amrita Dhallu says: “I am really excited to be joining the team at Bluecoat, who have been at the epicentre of the rich arts scene of Liverpool for many decades. I look forward to supporting the forward-thinking exhibitions programme, as well as the opportunity to partner with Iniva to continue my research into support structures for artists from diverse backgrounds.”

Melanie Keen, Director/Chief Curator of Iniva says: “I am really thrilled to be partnering with Bluecoat on this curatorial role to promote fresh talent. Iniva is deeply committed to creating new opportunities that focus on developing individual knowledge and expertise through working collaboratively.”