Meet The Maker – Níamh Grimes

Friday 20 October 2023, 11am

at the Bluecoat Display Centre

We are delighted to welcome jeweller Níamh Grimes to the gallery for a Meet the Maker event on Friday 20 October to compliment her ‘In the Window’ spotlight exhibition. This is an opportunity to meet and chat to Níamh about her work and inspiration.

Níamh has been selected for our annual window display awarded in partnership with Liverpool Irish Festival. Her work will be ‘In the Window’ throughout October 2023.

Refreshments will be provided on arrival and Friends of the Bdc will receive a 10% discount on all purchases during the event.


Booking required: please call 0151 709 4014 to book your place or pop by the gallery and speak to a member of staff.

We are requesting a recommended donation in cash of £10 per ticket, which will enable a speaking fee for Níamh.

Níamh is an artist jeweller whose work explores ideas of folk history, tactile memory and ritual. Specialising in metal casting which she uses in conjunction with various other jewellery processes, Níamh creates wearable objects which celebrate the magical thinking of bygone days in an endeavor to nurture a sense of belonging and protection.

Níamh incorporates inherited and found objects into her, often, talismanic works as a vehicle to preserve and reimagine stories and customs of the past. Such objects have recently included salt crystals, quenched coal and vials of anointed oil which are then set into elements of cast brass in an exploration of the ways in which traditional, superstitious Irish folk customs surrounding the Otherworld can inspire the making of contemporary, ritual objects. These jewellery objects are intended to incite feelings of connectedness with ancestors through the act of reconceptualising the protective practices they used for generations.