“I don’t search, I find”


“There is no new art. There are new artists. The new artist must be completely faithful to him or herself, must be a creator, must be capable of building his or her own foundations directly and alone, without depending on the past or tradition… the formula is his or her antithisis”

Egon Schiele

“Without art life would be a mistake”
Friederich Nietzsche

“I close my eyes in order to see”

Paul Gauguin

“The work of the artist is always to deepen the mystery”

Francis Bacon

“What proceeds from an internal necessity of the soul is beautiful”

Wassily Kandinsky


EU Day of Creativity event with Adam Buick

Bluecoat Display Centre (BDC) will deliver a unique free artist event for the EU Day of Creativity on 21st March with ceramicist Adam Buick at the Bluecoat in Liverpool City Centre. Adam Buick is a Pembrokeshire based ceramicist and conceptual artist who also works with photography and film.

  • Who is it for?: Anyone over 12
  • Timetable: 2 - 5pm.
  • Institution / Organization: Bluecoat Display Centre
  • Address: the Bluecoat, College Lane Entrance
  • City: Liverpool
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: crafts@bluecoatdislaycentre.com
  • Telephone: +44 (0)151 7094014
  • Entry: Free
  • Is it necessary to book?: Yes

Bluecoat Display Centre (BDC) will deliver a unique free artist event delivered to coincide with the EU Day of Creativity on 21st March with early career ceramicist Adam Buick linked to our Equinox (http://www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com/?post_type=events&p=13382) exhibition curated by one of our supporting gallery staff; Megan Hartley-Roberts.

Adam Buick (http://www.adambuick.com) is a Pembrokeshire based ceramicist and conceptual artist who also works with photography and film. Before his training in ceramics, he studied archaeology and anthropology. Hence, his aim is to incorporate elements from the landscape into his works. Adam makes white porcelain moon jars, a Moon Jar is an ancient Korean form originally made from plain white porcelain. Adam was so inspired by this pure form that he now uses it as the composition for his work. He incorporates stone and locally dug clay into his work to create a narrative, one that conveys a unique sense of place.
My work uses a single pure jar form as a canvas to map my observations from an ongoing study of my surroundings. Landscapes have inspired artists for generations but for me a landscape has to be felt. With my site-specific work I too am venerating the landscape.

Event Schedule
1.45pm. Arrive for the event to the Bluecoat Performance Space
2pm. Welcome and introductions by Samantha Rhodes, Director Bluecoat Display Centre
2.15 - 3.15pm Adam will demonstrate various aspects of his throwing and coiling techniques.
During Adam's demonstration Megan will encourage a conversation around the act of Adam's making and questions would be invited from the audience.
3.30pm. There will be the opportunity to watch some of the films Adam has made.
Adam's film projects include 'Earth to Earth' In this piece a raw, unfired Jar, made from a blend of local clays was placed at the top of Carn Treliwyd to weather away. There are cycles within nature some quick, others slow and this artwork illustrates one cycle as a metaphor for all. Made from the earth, the wind and rain will return it back to the earth.
4.30pm. Adam will return to the BDC for refreshments and to give the audience the opportunity to see and discuss informally his work in the Equinox exhibition.

Managing Arts Projects with Social Impact – Masterclass

A full day course for professional artists and facilitators which provides a nuts and bolts approach to managing arts projects with a societal impact from planning to evaluation.

  • Who is it for?: adults
  • Timetable: 10.30am-5pm
  • Institution / Organization: Collective Encounters
  • Address: 1-23 Bridport Street
  • City: Liverpool
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: admin@collective-encounters.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0151 354 6266
  • Entry: £70 - individual freelancers, £100 - representing an organisation
  • Is it necessary to book?: Yes
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This full day course adopts a nuts and bolts approach to managing arts projects with a societal impact from planning to evaluation.

By the end of the seminar, participants will have:

An enhanced understanding of liberal and radical understanding of change and the ethics involved
An enhanced understanding of the potential social impacts to be derived from a high-quality participatory arts process
Improved strategies for engaging those who are difficult to reach
A clear understanding of how to embed a change agenda from the start
Strategies for connecting into wider social policy objectives

“A really brilliant, engaging, inspiring day. So worth traveling up for. It has given me so much to reflect on and look into. Thank you”

Target Audience

This course is aimed at early to mid-stage artists, administrators and project managers in the arts, libraries and museums sector.


This full-day course will use a mix of formal presentations, practical exercises and facilitated discussion.


Sarah Thornton is founding Artistic Director of Collective Encounters. She established the company to make exciting, collaborative theatre and explore its potential to contribute to social change. Her work with the company has drawn on her varied background which over the past 20 years has included applied work in diverse community contexts, developing and directing fringe and professional theatre, university lecturing and practice-as-research. As Artistic Director, Sarah works collaboratively with the Executive Director to oversee the company’s overall strategic direction.

Mandy Redvers-Rowe, Head of Participation

Mandy’s career as a lecturer, writer and performer both regionally and nationally spans 25 years. For five years she acted as Artistic Director of North West Disability Arts Forum (now DADA) and spent many years as a lecturer in Community Theatre practice as both Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and at Liverpool Hope University. Her written work has been produced by the Royal Exchange (Manchester), BBC Radio, Graeae, Paines Plough and BBC Television. Amanda joined the Collective Encounters’ team in February 2012.


£70 – Individual freelancers

£100 – Representing charity/non profit organisation

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