Bluecoat – Now Then

bluecoat imageBluecoat – ‘Now Then’ – Alec Finlay, Janet Hodgson, Hew Locke, Paul Morrison, Yoko Ono
Exhibition Mar 15 to May 4 2008

Now Then celebrates the Bluecoat, engaging with its new architecture, highlighting its incredible history and heralding its bright future, in the stunning new gallery spaces.

The exhibition showcases specially commissioned work by 5 exceptional and diverse artists. Yoko Ono shows in the galleries forty one years after her first ever paid UK performance was given at the Bluecoat in 1967. Hodgson and Morrison both previously exhibited at the Bluecoat earlier in their careers while Finlay and Locke are eagerly welcomed for the first time.

Gallery tours

Every Friday throughout Now Then – 28 March, 4, 11, 18 and 25 April, 2 May

Meet at the Hub – 12.00pm

Free admission – Tours last 45 minutes and are open to all.

Artist talks

Free admission – Taking place on Tuesday nights throughout April

Further details wll be announced here.

During Now Then you can view other artworks around the building.

  • Alec Finlay shows a specially commissioned sculpture and poetry installation in the new restaurant – bar, Upstairs at the Bluecoat.
  • Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Singh as Twin Studio celebrate Liverpool’s vibrant year as European Capital of Culture in a painting specially commissioned by the Liverpool Culture Company.
  • Hans van der Heijden of biq, lead architect of the Bluecoat’s redevelopment, presents a series of minimalist drawings of the building’s new arts wing in the Vide.
  • Susan Walsh evocatively documents the studio in the garden courtyard once occupied by artist Herbert Tyson Smith, through video and photographs.
  • Paul Rooney, a Liverpool born artist, presents his new text work I Can Travel Far From Here, a fictional monologue by a relentlessly upbeat female Christian evangelist from the US West Coast on the Bluecoat’s website.

Venue details