Bluecoat: The Bluecoat’s Colonial Legacies

Bluecoat: The Bluecoat's Colonial Legacies
Bluecoat: The Bluecoat’s Colonial Legacies


Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 23/03/2022 - 03/07/2022
Times: All Day


The Bluecoat’s Colonial Legacies

Over the last year, the Bluecoat have worked with a group of young people from the Greenhouse Project in Toxteth L8, and others across the city to interrogate the history of the Bluecoat building and its foundational links to British colonialism.

This display brings together newly commissioned and existing artwork, along with archival material and research relating to the Bluecoat’s beginnings as a charity school, along with new findings about its co-founder, the merchant Bryan Blundell and his family.

The group have produced a selection of creative work that will be on display alongside a newly commissioned artwork by artist Grace Thomas.