We’re delighted to share a new outdoor billboard commission by Tess Gilmartin. Gilmartin’s expressive work features brightly coloured animals and plants, drawing upon her experience of spending time outdoors.

Tess Gilmartin is a Wirral based visual artist. Gilmartin creates drawings and paintings inspired by the world around her. Using bright colour palettes and gestural mark making, Gilmartin makes art to celebrate the things she loves, such as the people, animals and flowers.

Gilmartin is a member of Blue Room, Bluecoat’s inclusive arts project for neurodiverse and learning disabled artists, and have been developing their practice in our supported studio project Studio Me. Through this Gilmartin has received mentoring from acclaimed artist, Tanya Raabe Webber. Together, the artists explored different methods of drawing, mark making and painting.

Gilmartin’s work has been previously selected for the Williamson Art Gallery Open exhibition and has featured in a postal exhibition with Output Gallery.

Studio Me: The Billboard Commissions will be featured on the side of Bluecoat’s building, located on Blundell Lane.

Event Date: Saturday 16th March 2024 - Sunday 14th April 2024

Categories: Accessible event | Arts | exhibition | Free | Heritage | Liverpool | Walking

Contact Details: The Bluecoat, Tel: 0151 702 5324

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