Art Exhibitions in Liverpool

A Window To Your Neighbourhood Exhibition Launches At dot-art 7 June – 17 August

dot-art and Liverpool Architecture Festival 2024 (LAF24) have worked in partnership to produce this exhibition featuring local creatives. Artists of all abilities entered a free competition to show ‘A Window to your Neighbourhood’.

dot-art as an arts organisation works with artists, communities, and businesses across Liverpool City Region. The dot-art Gallery was the ideal place for LAF 24 to host an exhibition exploring the architectural and place making elements of Liverpool’s neighbourhoods through artistic interpretation.

The selection panel consisted of Kuda Mushangi (Architect, Artist & former LAF Committee Member) Lucy Byrne & Claire Henderson (Managing Director and Gallery Manager, dot-art). Mathew Giles (Director of Liverpool Architecture Festival) mediated the panel and provided prompts for the selection criteria based on artistic technique, displays of community and areas of historical significance and architectural interest.

From this process the panel selected 15 artists from the entries to exhibit their submitted pieces for the nearly 3-month long exhibition; out of which, and with much deliberation, the judging panel nominated an overall winner and three runners up. The overall winner is Simon Ward with ‘Portrait of Dr Sam Naghibi’. The runners up in no particular order are Neale Thomas with ‘Bootle Gasworks’Gill Cowley with ‘Quarry Green Club’ and Martin Jones with ‘Ghosts’. 

The winner will receive a £500 voucher for art supplies as well as a year free as a dot-art Arist Member. The runners up will each received £100 voucher for art supplies and a year free as a dot-art Artist Member. The exhibition celebrates selected winners and all who have entered. We encourage our visitors to pick their winning works and share pictures across socials and tag @dotartliverpool and @laf_uk.

A Window To Your Neighbourhood Exhibition - Paradox by Martin Jones
Paradox by Martin Jones

The range of artists in this exhibition specialise in a variety of media, from print to digital collage and more. We asked the artists, and now put the following questions to you as visitors to the exhibition: What does your neighbourhood mean to you? How is it framed within your day-to-day life? What local buildings, monuments, or built objects hold memories or stories? What hidden architectural gems does your local area hold?

‘A Window to Your Neighbourhood’ intentionally shifts the lens away from Liverpool’s iconic city centre architecture to the neighbourhoods where our small businesses thrive, communities grow, and resilience is built. Take a walk-through unfamiliar areas or down memory lanes. What do you remember from your locality? What’s still there? The exhibiting artworks, although many are devoid of people, exemplify through the industrial relics, social clubs, and shop fronts, that it is people that make places.

A Window to Your Neighbourhood
dot-art Gallery
7 June – 17 August
Free entry


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