Leaders in Residence

Samantha Rhodes

Samantha Rhodes

Samantha Rhodes is the Director of the Bluecoat Display Centre, one of the country’s earliest independent craft galleries located for over 60 years in the Bluecoat, Liverpool. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the contemporary craft sector and a broad knowledge of craft makers and their practice.  Samantha has curated exhibitions over many years at the Bluecoat Display Centre and has co-curated temporary craft exhibitions including Collect at the V&A and Saatchi Gallery as well as internationally in the USA. 

Samantha is a member of the steering group for the North West Craft Network, a gathering of North West curators, museums, art educators and organisations, collectors and makers which aim to grow the craft market, build audiences, increase revenue, incubate makers and keep our craft talent working and showing in the region.