‘Harry the Hare’ Easter Trail

Published 21/03/24

Friday 22 March – Friday 5 April 2024

In partnership with Liverpool BID Company

We are delighted to partner with the Liverpool BID Company on this year’s Easter Trail, which features a sketch of a hare by the acclaimed Wirral based sculptor Emma Rodgers.

Between Friday 22 March – Friday 5 April, collect your free map from the Bluecoat Display Centre and follow the ‘Harry the Hare’ Easter Trail to collect chocolate eggs and be in with the chance to win a Bdc gift voucher or a limited edition hand crafted chocolate hare designed by Emma Rodgers and made by The Chocolate Cellar.

To enter our prize draw for either one of six eggstra special chocolate Harry the Hares or a first prize gift voucher worth £30 to spend at the Bluecoat Display Centre… grab a selfie with Harry the Hare outside our window on College Lane and share with us on Instagram via @bluecoatdisplaycentre and @liverpoolbidcompany using #Harrythehare

Download a digital version of the trail map here.

Emma has always been inspired by nature, especially the dynamic movements of hares and rabbits.

Her ceramic rabbit was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and won the Contemporary prize 1996. She has continued to regularly feature hares in her work and her understanding of the shape of animals and how they move comes from her close observations. Emma has kept rabbits and even fostered a hare alongside a sheep and a fox!

Amongst her many public commissions and international collections, Emma is responsible for the statue of Cilla Black in Matthew Street as well as the world’s largest Liver Bird fabricated from Meccano style pieces which is located on Edge Lane’s retail park. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Writing about her work, the critic David Whiting has commented that Rodgers is, “…now recognised as one of Britain’s leading ceramic sculptors…”, adding that her animal and human figures have, “…a heightened sense of movement or tension, absorbed in the trials and dramas of existence.”

A special selling display of Emma’s ceramic hares will be in our window on College Lane throughout the Easter Trail.

Image: Emma Rodgers in her studio. Photography by Jay Goldmark.