Michael Brennand-Wood ‘Overlays' workshop

18 Aug 2013

Event times

11am — 4pm

Cost of entry

Tickets are £39, (£35 for Bluecoat Display Centre members and concs) and include materials and refreshments.

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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The ‘Overlays' workshop gives the opportunity to work with one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in textiles. The workshop will begin with an initial presentation by Michael. 'Overlays' primary focus is an exploration of layering. Each participant will create a personal 2 dimensional, laminate of imagery, incorporating tensioned layers of cloth, collage, stitch, paint and other mixed media. A wooden frame approximately A3 in size will be provided along with several pieces of cloth, in differing weights and translucency, as a basis for your experimentation. Each participant should bring an object or series of collaged found elements which could be inserted within layers of cloth and suspended within an A3 frame. These could be stones, toys, mechanized parts, books, tools, random, new or old components, anything which might be creatively veiled and covered with fabric. Imagery might be obscured, erased, overlaid, cut, veiled, removed in a variety of physical forms, utilizing techniques such as cut work, appliqué, shadow quilting, darning, mending, gathered, dyed or pieced work. As a point of reference, textiles found within museums collections offer a rich source of fragmentary information, residual visual clues that infer lost content and context. This workshop runs from 11am — 4pm and is open to all. For further information and tickets please call Bluecoat Display Centre on 0151 709 4014 or email


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