This collection of posters provides a snapshot of Bluecoat's arts programme over the past 50 years, from Yoko Ono's 1967 performance to Pierre Henry's Liverpool Mass, presented at the Metropolitan Cathedral as part of Bluecoat's tercentenary programme in 2017. The posters represent just some of those in our archive and we will be adding to this collection in the coming months. Comprising mainly posters for exhibitions in the gallery, others are also included representing performances and literature events and other aspects of our work. The collection also reflects developments in graphic design and the use of typefaces, colour and imagery over this period. 

If you have any posters from Bluecoat events that you would be willing to share with us, we would love to add them to our archive if we do not already have a copy.

1967

Poster for Yoko Ono performance

1971

Poster for Lawrence Arthur exhibition

1971

Poster for Modern Primitive Painters exhibition

1972

Poster for Bruce Onobrakpeya exhibition

1972

Poster for Exhibition of Hanging Works of Art

1972

Poster for Stephen Collingbourne exhibition

1973

Poster for exhibition, Recent Sculpture by Afredo Queiroz-Ribeiro

1973

Poster for Christmas Exhibition, 1973

1974

Poster for David Cockayne exhibition

1974

Poster for David Saunders, Serial Works, 1968-73 exhibition

1974

Poster for Ian Carrick's Scuptural Extravaganza exhibition

1974

Poster for Barry Flanagan Exhibition

1974

Poster for Nick Wyndham Sculpture exhibition

1974

Poster for Peter Henry Emerson exhibition

1975

Poster for Bluecoat Christmas Exhibition, 1975

1975

Poster for exhibition, Aspects of Dockland by Edna Lumb

1975

Poster for exhibition, Patrick Caulfield Prints

1975

Poster for exhibition, The Gibbeting of Wm Jobling

1976

Poster for the exhibition, An Honest Patron: a Tribute to Sir Edward Marsh

1976

Poster for Christmas Exhibition, 1976

1976

Poster for Drawings exhibition

1977

Bluecoat Cavalcade, Golden Jubilee Exhibition poster

1977

Poster for the exhibition, Brian Johnson & Stan Dobbin: Recent drawings & paintings 

1977

Poster for Variations exhibition by Enda Lumb

1977

Poster for exhibition, John Devane and John Monks: Recent Paintings

1977

Poster for Peter Bibby exhibition

1977

Poster for Simon Roodhouse and George Drought exhibition

1978

Poster for Art of The Invisible exhibition

1978

Poster for Artists Union exhibition

1978

Poster for Fred Wilde's exhibition, Yesterday’s World

1970

Poster for exhibition, Pam Holt, Tony Wells, Yvonne Gilbert: paintings & drawings

1978

State of Clay exhibition poster

1979

Poster for Camera - Early Photography exhibition

1979

Poster for Claude Rogers exhibition

1979

Poster for Clement McAleer exhibition

1979

Poster for exhibition, Phoenix: Women artists at work

1979

6 Cartoonists exhibition poster

1980

Poster for Clive Hickinbottom, Soccer Icons exhibition

1980

Fred Wilde, Lancashire Between The Wars exhibition poster

1980

Poster for Going Backwards, An Exhibition By Don McKinlay and Sam Walsh

1980

Graham Ashton, Family Sculpture exhibition poster

1980

Exhibition poster for Horse and Bamboo, The Home Made Circus - Prints by Bob Frith; and Janina Cebertowicz, Recent Work

1980

Paddy Shanahan, Merseyside Portraits exhibition poster

1980

Terence Clarke, Representational Paintings exhibition poster

1980

Poster for Poetry Subscription Series 1980/1981

1981

David Taborn: Paintings and Drawings 1979 - 1981, exhibition poster

1981

Poster for Harry Hoodless, Douglas Wilson, Paintings exhibition

1981

Poster for Mick Kelly and Chris Prewett, Paintings exhibition

1981

Poster for North West Illustrators exhibition

1981

Poster for Peter Mousdale, Songs and Journeys exhibition

1981

Poster for Stephen Farthing, The Construction of a Monument exhibition

1982

Poster for Bluecoat Invitational exhibition

1982

Poster for Denis Masi exhibition, 1 CONSTRUCTION+

1982

Poster for exhibition, Graham Crowley and Tim Jones, Paintings

1982

Poster for Mike Knowles Paintings and drawings exhibition

1982

Poster for exhibition, Urban Kisses: 7 New York Artists

1983

Poster for exhibition, Between Ourselves: recent work by Don Mckinlay and Sam Walsh

1983

Poster for Brian McGeogh, Hearts and Minds exhibition

1983

Poster for Max Eastley, Sound Sculptures exhibition and Whirled Music performances

1983

Poster for Mike Lawson exhibition

1983

Poster for New Work: 9 Artists on Merseyside exhibition

1984

Poster for Prescote at the Bluecoat exhibition

1984

Poster for Anthony Davies, Urban Portrait 84; and Etching at the Bluecoat exhibition

1984

Poster for Bluecoat Invitational exhibition

1984

Poster for Ivor Abrahams: The Garden Image exhibition

1984

Poster for Sculpture in a Garden exhibitions

1984

Poster for Small Works exhibition

1985

Front of two-sided poster for the exhibition, Grapus: The Floating Image

1985

Reverse of two-sided poster for the exhibition, Grapus: The Floating Image

1986

Poster for Open Spaces weekend

1986

Poster for Punchlines exhibition

1986

Poster for Tony Hayward: Sculpture 1975-86 exhibition

1987

Poster for an Evening of Music and Poetry with Adrian Henri

1987

Poster for Holly Warburton's Palladia installation at the Oratory

1987

Poster for Liverpool/Cologne Arts Exchange exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum

1987

Poster for Liverpool/Cologne Arts Exchange exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery

1987

Poster for Liverpool/Cologne Arts Exchange exhibition at Mercury Court

1987

Poster for Modern Chinese Prints exhibition

1987

Poster for The Art of Adrian Henri, 1955-1985 exhibition

1988

Poster for two exhibitions of paintings by David Mabb and Pam Skelton

1988

Poster for Joolz poetry event

1988

Poster for exhibition, Alali: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp

1989

Poster for Four Legs To Fly exhibition from BBK, Cologne

1989

Poster for John Heartfield exhibition

1989

Poster for Keith Khan: Soucouyan exhibition

1983

Poster for Power Plays exhibition

1989

Poster for Perestroika in the Avant Garde programme

1990

Poster for In A New Light exhibition

1990

Poster for Let The Canvas Come to Life with Dark Faces exhibition

1990

Poster for New Sculpture exhibition

1991

Poster for Chawal ki Chadder performance

1991

Poster for video programme, Video Art, 1976-1990: The German Contribution

1992

Poster for Doris Lessing reading

1992

Poster for three exhibitions: Robert D. Clark, John Plowman, and Cross-Section

1993

Poster for jazz poetry conversation event

1993

Poster for the exhibitions, Mal Dean 1941-1974: Cartoons, Illustrations, Drawings & Paintings; and Jazz by Tony Phillips

1993

Poster for exhibition ...Cigarettes, Flowers and Videotape: Multi-media installations by Tony Oursler

1994

Poster for two exhibitions, Virtual Duality: a Migrant Song, by Nina Edge, and The Sound of Science by Peter Beeton

1994

Poster for On Location: Site specific artworks in Liverpool City Centre

1994

Poster for Somewhere in Particular exhibition

1995

Poster for Video Positive festival

1996

Poster for Live From The Vinyl Junkyard live art commissions

1996

Poster for Peter Kennard's Unwords exhibition

1997

Poster for Linton Kwesi Johnson performance

1997

Poster for Mixing It live art commissions

1997

Poster for Reformat performance

1997

Poster for Video Positive 97, Escaping Gravity

1998

Poster for exhibition, Alex Laing: Brookside Photographs

1998

Poster for Atomic Lip spoken word event

1998

Poster for Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison: Casting a Green Net exhibition

1999

Poster for James Williams Trio performance

1999

Poster for Janet Hodgson: History Lesson exhibition

1999

Poster for June Tabor concert

1999

Poster for Conrad Atkinson: Mining Culture exhibition

2000

Poster for Eight Days a Week programme

2000

Poster for Mana Bozho Drum Orchestra performance

2000

Poster for Martin Creed's Martincreedworks exhibition

2001

Poster for exhibition by Andrew Mania, Penny McCarthy and Imran Qureshi

2001

Poster for Beck's Futures 2 exhibition

2001

Poster for Bluecoat Connect exhibition

2001

Poster for exhibition, Look Out! Art-Society-Politics

2001

Poster for Marion Coutts exhibition

2002

Poster for 2002 DaDaFest

2002

Poster for Manual exhibition by Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller

2002

Poster for Shen Yuan exhibition

2002

Poster for Wong Hoy Cheong exhibition

2003

Poster for Civilia exhibition

2003

Poster for From A Distance exhibition

2003

Poster for Hammertown exhibition

2003

Poster for national skiffle conference, Here's The Way We Play It, and concert

2003

Poster for exhibition, Senseless - Art/Bodies/Misfits

2004

Poster for Dinesh Allirajah's A Manner of Speaking performance

2004

Poster for exhibition by Susan Philipsz and Paul Rooney, Let Us Take You There

2004

Poster for 2004 Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival

2004

Poster for 2004 live art programme, Liverpool Live

2004

Poster for exhibition, Put Your Hands Where We Can See Them

2004

Poster for exhibition, Susan Hefuna: XCultural Codes

2004

Poster for exhibition, ZK: Drawings from Cologne

2008

Poster for 2008 Chapter & Verse literature festival

2008

Poster for Made Up The Translocalmotion project

2008

Poster for 2008 Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival

2008

Poster for 2008 live art programme, Liverpool Live

2009

Alternative version of poster for 4x4 exhibitions

2009

Poster for 4x4 exhibitions

2009

Recruitment poster for Angie Hiesel's Twins performance

2009

Poster for Artists' Book Fair

2009

Poster for 2009 Chapter & Verse literature festival

2009

Poster for 2009 DaDaFest

2009

Poster for Slow Magic exhibition

2009

Poster for exhibition, The End of the Line/Attitudes in Drawing

2009

Poster for Under The Volcano: An Exhibition for Macolm Lowry

2017

Poster for Captain Beefheart Weekend

2017

Poster for Pierre Henry's Liverpool Mass

2013

Poster for exhibition, A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker

2013

Poster for The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things exhibition

2013

Poster for Portfolio NW exhibition 

2013

Poster for Paul Du Noyer in conversation event

2013

Poster for One Night In Istanbul literature event

2013

Poster for Northern Elements event

2013

Poster for The Day of the Dead of Night event

2013

Poster for a bookbinding course

2013

Poster for exhibition, 3am: wonder, paranoia, and the restless night

2012

Poster for exhibition, Tophobia: A Fear of Place

2012

June Events 2012 poster

2012

July Events 2012 poster

2012

August Events 2012 poster

2011

September 2011 Events poster

2011

Democratic Promenade exhibition poster

2010

Bed-In at the Bluecoat

2008

Poster for Next Up exhibition

2010

Poster for Arabicity exhibition

2010

Poster for 2010 Chapter & Verse literature festival

2010

Poster for Four Corners exhibition

2010

Poster for Gary Younge talk, Who are we and should it matter in the 21st century?

2010

Poster for Liverpool Biennial 2010 exhibition, Touched

2010

Poster for Living Sketchbook event

2010

Poster for the exhibition, Sonia Boyce: Like Love Parts One and Two; and Action

2010

Poster for Mark Anstee's installation, Removed and Destroyed Without Warning

2010

Poster for Underwater exhibition

2011

Poster for Jyll Bradley's exhibition, Airports for the Lights, Shadows and Particles 

2011

Poster for Patricia Duncker event at the Chapter & Verse literature festival

2011

Poster for 2011 Chapter & Verse literature festival

2011

Save the date poster for 2011 Chapter & Verse festival

2011

Poster for Democratic Promenade exhibition

2011

Poster for Gina Czarnecki exhibition

2011

Poster for Honky Tonk exhibition

2011

Poster for 2011 Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival

1972

Captain Beefheart exhibition artwork for poster

1972

Poster for A Concept of Multiples exhibition

1973

Poster for Derek Boshier exhibition, Documentation and Work 1959-72

1973

Poster for exhibition, Contemporary Art of Africa, Caribbean and Liverpool

1974

Poster for Images of War exhibition

1974

Poster for Ovidu Maitec sculpture exhibition

1975

Poster for Lawrence Arthur exhibition, Light Relief

1980

Poster for Jean Cocteau exhibition

1980

Poster for exhibition, Duncan Grant: Designer

1982

Poster for Cover Versions exhibition at Southampton Art Gallery

1981

Poster for Women's Images of Men Exhibition

1981

Poster for Contemporary British Tapestry exhibition

1983

Poster for exhibition, Derek Boshier: Selected drawings 1960-82

1983

Poster for Marc Camille Chaimowicz exhibition, Past Imperfect

1985

Poster for Black Skin Bluecoat exhibition

1987

Poster for Gavin Jantjes exhibition, Korabra

1989

Poster for John Heartfield exhibition

1992

Poster for Trophies of Empire

1993

Poster for Bashir Makhoul exhibition, Al-Hejara

1994

Poster for Ann Whitehurst, On the Map Exhibition

1995

Poster for Chila Kumari Burman's exhibition, 28 Positions in 34 Years

1975

Poster for Ernst Barlach Graphic Works Exhibition