L for Leather

4 Jun 2016 – 2 Jul 2016

Event times

Mon-Sat 10am - 5.30pm
Sundays 12noon - 5.00pm

Cost of entry

Free entry

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Bluecoat Display Centre

Liverpool, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 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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L for Leather is the Bluecoat Display Centre’s first leather exhibition, and explores the versatility of leather and the variety of techniques that can be used to create stunning pieces of wearable art.


The work displayed includes intricate body adornment and jewellery, men’s leather bags and belts, furniture, and large ornamental vessels crafted from leather and glass. The multi-award winning Una Burke displays her beautifully complex body pieces for the first time in Liverpool, and shows why Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Heidi Klum have all drawn upon her talents.

This exhibition is curated by BDC Gallery Officer and in house designer/maker, Kate Moult, “ the texture, the touch and the smell are all things we love about leather, and the way it gets better with wear. It’s exciting to see such fine examples of the way leather can be manipulated using both traditional and more experimental techniques”.

Including leather jewellery by Tania Clarke Hall, leather vessels and bags by Lisa Farmer, mens bags and accessories by Harry Owen, sculptural leather jewellery by Agne Visniauskaite and Hyorim Lee, leather furniture by Tortie Hoare and sculptural leather body adornment by Emma Ware and  Una Burke along with leather bags by Eva Kesceti and Candice Lau.

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