Bluecoat: Joshua Henderson and Veronica Watson: Studio Me

Bluecoat: Joshua Henderson and Veronica Watson: Studio Me Bluecoat: Joshua Henderson and Veronica Watson: Studio Me


Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 17/11/2018 - 10/03/2019
Times: All Day


Sat 17 Nov – Sun 10 Mar 2019

Open daily 11am – 6pm

Our autumn season of interlinked exhibitions focuses on the changing nature of artistic education. For Studio Me Joshua Henderson and Veronica Watson, who have developed their practice as members of Blue Room, Bluecoat’s inclusive arts programme, embark on their first studio residency, sharing work from their individual practices. Henderson’s architecture-inspired drawings have evolved through a newly developed etching practice, using Bluecoat’s print studio. Watson’s portraiture practice has developed through observing the faces of the people who populate Bluecoat, including staff, volunteers and artists. The exhibition introduces audiences to both their work and the artists themselves, through drop-in activities and invitations to collaborate on artworks, look out for details on our website and social media.

Free, drop in

About the Artists

Joshua Henderson and Veronica Watson – Joshua Henderson is a Liverpool-based visual artist and musician with a passion for the architecture and heritage of his home city. Since becoming a member of Blue Room in 2015, the 300 year-old Bluecoat building has often featured in Henderson’s work appearing in drawings, paintings, sculpture and animation. Veronica Watson is a founder member of both Blue Room and People First Merseyside. Watson has many years experience as a self-advocate, speaking out for the rights of learning disabled people. Most recently she has advocated for greater recognition for learning disabled artists, presenting at large arts industry conferences. Watson’s artistic practice focuses on accurate observational drawings of the people and places around her.

Studio Me Events

Sat 17 Nov 11am – 1pm

Studio Meet: Veronica Watson

Join Veronica Watson in the gallery as she shares her unique approach to portraiture.

Free, drop-in 

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Sat 24 Nov 1 – 4pm

Studio Meet: Joshua Henderson

Join Joshua Henderson in the gallery for a journey through Liverpool’s iconic architecture and join in with a large-scale collaborative drawing of the city’s skyline.

Free, drop-in

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