30/10/2014 — 30/10/2014
Big Draw event
Spooky Coastal Landscape

12-3pm, FREE (no booking necessary)
Talbot room, Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX

Drop in and make ghostly drawings with artist Sean Payne and listen to mystifying stories told by storyteller Dan Worsley. There will be Halloween themed music and refreshments. We encourage you to come along in fancy dress too!


This family-friendly drop in workshop is a joint project with Blackpool Libraries and part of the Big Draw, a National Campaign for Drawing.

31/10/2014 — 17/01/2015
Haunted House

Artists include: Graham Gussin, Susan Hiller, David Hockney, Susan Phillipsz and Aura Satz


Haunted House is an exhibition that brings together works from the Grundy’s historic collection alongside those by contemporary artists to imagine the gallery as a charged space in which the artworks suggest unseen presences. The Grundy is a historic building, itself rumoured to be haunted, and this exhibition posits the works in its collection as being akin to ghosts, showing themselves before disappearing again, moved around by the unseen hand of the curator, and with a presence existing in perpetuity even whilst not on show.

Interspersed amidst the collection displays will be works by contemporary artists, suggestive of further unseen forces, and themselves placed by a phantom curatorial presence. The exhibition will bring together works by a selection of critically-acclaimed artists who have examined concerns relating to the supernatural in recent years. Questioning the dichotomies between presence and absence; what is seen and what is felt; what disappears and what remains, as well as the space between the historical and the contemporary, this exhibition considers the potentiality of the artwork and the agency of the imagination.