Exhibition

In The Window- Pride in Liverpool 2024

1 Jul 2024 – 31 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Monday
10:00 – 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:30
Thursday
10:00 – 17:30
Friday
10:00 – 17:30
Saturday
10:00 – 17:30
Sunday
12:00 – 17:00

Free admission

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Bluecoat Display Centre

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • By car: Follow signs for Liverpool City Centre. We recommend parking in Q-Park, Hanover St. Or alternatively, Liverpool ONE has three new car parks: Q-Park Strand Street, Q-Park Gradwell Street and Q-Park John Lewis. Disabled Parking: There are 3 designa
  • By plane: Liverpool John Lennon Airport has a regular bus (click here for further details) with Liverpool City Centre, or a taxi ride is approximately seven miles.
  • By train: Liverpool Lime Street is the main intercity station. It is approximately a 10 minute walk to the gallery. Chester - Liverpool Lime St 43 minutes Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime St 47 minutes London Euston - Liverpool Lime St 2 hours 7
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In the Window Installation for Pride in Liverpool 2024 showcases the work of local ceramic artist Simon Dredge, as part of the celebrations for Liverpool Pride.

About

Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool has been awarded funding by the Ulrike Michal Foundation for the Arts to enable this window installation.

Liverpool based Simon Dredge is an English ceramic artist whose work explores the impact of history in shaping our cultural understanding. For the Pride window Simon wanted to celebrate the diversity of the gay and queer community in Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area.

Liverpool has a long history of being inclusive to this community and over recent years this inclusivity has become stronger and more prominent. From having the first LGBT quarter in the country to having one of the largest Pride festivals in Europe.

Simon wants to bring distant and unheard voices to his work so for this collection he wanted to include both historical figures interwoven with more modern and well-known people. For Simon including people who were trailblazers and forward thinking for their time is so important as these are the people who made living now as open and proud LGBTQIA++ possible.

This collection of bright and colourful plates are a true celebration of a culture that has given so much to the world. Liverpool is and was so important to giving the world so much of this culture. From the use of Polari, a secret language used by the community for many years to pubs and clubs that people may remember, and previous Pride festivals, this collection seeks to highlight an important history and recognise how we should always appreciate what the past has given this community.

Meet the Maker

Saturday 27 July 2pm-4pm

Join us for an informal afternoon where you can come along and have a chat with Simon about his work and have some refreshments with us.

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