WEDNESDAY 6 July 2011, 17.30 – 20.00 in the Bluecoat Garden. ‘Ekapa Fundraiser’ Sale and auction of South African crafts.

The Bluecoat Display Centre (BDC) will be staging an exhibition ‘ekapa’ featuring 13 contemporary jewellers from Cape Town, South Africa. which will be presented at the Display Centre from 10th September till 22nd October this year.

To compliment ‘ekapa’ there will be an ‘In the Window’ exhibition featuring art created under the Cape Town based urban initiative Streetwìres, which specialises in original, handcrafted African beaded wire work.

As part of the exhibitions the BDC are working with Liverpool based South African born curator Linda Jeanne Jones together with Liverpool Hope University to offer a 6 week residency opportunity for a South African jeweller.

The BDC are holding a South African themed fundraising event on Wednesday 6th July, from which will include South African food and wine, music by the Sense of Sound Choir and a sale of the ‘street craft’ from Cape Town artists. The highlight of the fundraiser will be an auction, by Adam Partridge, of the more unique traditional South African crafts.

This event is to be held in the Bluecoat Garden in Liverpool City Centre. The items to be auctioned include the most innovative and creative selection of basketry, ceramics, beaded wirework, paper mache, textiles and recycled metalwork being made by Cape Town based street artists. Money raised will help fund the jeweller’s residency, which takes place between mid October and November this year.

BDC supporters
Our main exhibition sponsor, David M Robinson Jewellers, were established in 1968 and have now clocked up 40 years in the industry and two DeBeers Diamonds International Awards. David M Robinson has stores in Chester, Liverpool (Church Alley), Manchester, Southport, Altrincham, London (Canary Wharf), not to mention the beautifully designed Liverpool ONE store.

Adam Partridge is one of the UK’s best known auctioneers and valuers of antiques and fine art, from television programmes such as Flog It! Mr Partridge already has one successful auction room near Macclesfield in Cheshire, which has been trading for over two years and earlier this year he established an auction house in Liverpool, Partridge & Bray, in partnership with local man Nick Bray.

The Sense of Sound Singers is a collective of exceptional individuals, who under the management of singer/songwriter Jennifer John and musical direction of Perri delivers soulful, rhythmic, organic, sensitive, experimental, alternative and mainstream songs. This is an a cappella choir that reached the grand final of Radio 3’s Choir of the Year competition in 2006 as well as reaching the last 6 choirs in BBC’s Last Choir Standing.

The Bluecoat Display Centre gratefully acknowledges support for this fundraising event from Partridge & Bray, the Bluecoat, the Sense of Sound Singers & Birgit Becker at Osmosis flowers.

Bluecoat Display Centre
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