Bluecoat Display Centre: RE: Collected

Bluecoat Display Centre: RE: Collected
Bluecoat Display Centre: RE: Collected

Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre
Dates: 03/08/2019 - 14/09/2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:30

RE: Collected

3 August – 14 September 2019

For our 60th anniversary year programme we’ve invited the collector Roger Morris to co-curate this exhibition which explores themes around collecting including the pleasures of collecting, relationships between the special and the everyday, friendships of the journey and the Bluecoat Display Centre’s role in facilitating collecting.

Exhibitors include Ruth Ball, Halima Cassell, Carina Ciscato, Adam Frew, Walter Keeler, Chris Keenan, Jim Partridge, Petrel Furniture, Peter Howcroft, Lisa Cole Kronenberg, Clement McAleer, John Leach’s Muchelney Pottery, Emma Rodgers, Kaori Tatebayashi, Ed Teasdale and James & Tilla Waters.

The work being exhibited will reflect my own taste and interests of ceramics, sculpture and furniture but not be chosen too narrowly ! 

Items will be ceramic, sculpture and furniture, supplemented by a small number of pieces in enameled silver and artworks by painters directly linked with the Bluecoat as a building.  The ‘accessible price’ items will mainly be items such as mugs, bowls and utensils which are made to give pleasure in daily use.  All the items for sale will be from makers who are still active, but some will be very established names, some will be young makers who are still developing their practice, and some will be makers whose work I like but which has not been seen in the Display Centre before.

Relationships between the special and the everyday: buying some special objects, which are expensive but can be looked at with pleasure for many years, but also buying some more day-to-objects which, when they are the work of individual makers, may seem expensive at first but will give continuing pleasure in daily use.  

Another theme will be the Bluecoat Display Centre’s role in helping people become and develop as collectors, and in helping makers find purchasers who collect their work for a sustained number of years.
– Roger Morris

There will also be a small section of work ‘borrowed back’ in the form of pieces purchased from the Display Centre over the last thirty or so years; some will be from my own collection but we are also asking four or five of the Display Centre’s other major customers to lend items in order to show a wider range.

For further information on the participating makers click here or contact Sam Rhodes for high resolution images

Admission Free
Open Monday – Saturday 10 – 5.30, Sundays & bank holidays noon – 5

Bluecoat Display Centre, the Bluecoat, College Lane Entrance, Liverpool L1 3BZ
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