Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, has announced the appointment of Adam Smythe as its new curator. Adam will devise exhibitions for the gallery as part of a new team created to enhance Bluecoat’s vision to bring exciting contemporary artistic work to Liverpool. In addition, Adam will contribute to Bluecoat’s events programme, focusing in particular on the crossover between visual art and literature. Born in Liverpool and raised in Runcorn, Adam joins Bluecoat from The Lombard Method gallery in Birmingham of which he is a co-founder. He brings with him a wealth of experience of curating exhibitions and organising residencies with a focus on developing artistic talent and commissioning ambitious new work by emerging and mid career artists. Mary Cloake, Chief Executive of Bluecoat: “We are delighted to welcome Adam to Bluecoat, he will bring new

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