This opening exhibition was a celebratory exploration of modern and comptemporary art with an emphasis on the use of the colour blue. Loans were negotiated with major public collections from Britain and aboard and new work was commissioned from Andrew Gifford, Keith Khan and Ali Zaidi (moti roti) and Meriele Neudecker. Other artists included Josef Albers, Anthony Caro, Patrick Caulfield, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworh, Damien Hirst, Callum Innes, Derek Jarman, Anish Kapoor, Kazuo Katase, Yves Klein, Maria Lalić, Peter Lanyon, Rene Magritte, Franz Marc, Joan Mirō, David Nash, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Yuko Shiraisha, Alice Stepnek and Stephen Maslin, Andy Warhol, Richard Wentworth, James White and Tim Sheward.
A publication accompanied the exhibition.
The Blue project recieved generous support from HSBC Band plc and The Foundation for Sport and the Arts.