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6th Jun 2024 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Window to Your Neighbourhood (LAF x dot-art)

dot-art 14 Queen Avenue Castle Street Liverpool L2 4TX

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Join us on Thursday 6th June, 5-7pm for the launch of our new exhibition in partnership with LAF, ‘A Window to Your Neighbourhood’.


Join us on Thursday 6th June 17:00 – 19:00 for the launch and private view of our new exhibition in partnership with Liverpool Architecture Festival (LAF) ‘A Window to Your Neighbourhood’ featuring a selection of local artists of all abilities.

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

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 us ‘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.

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.

About Liverpool Architecture Festival 2024

Liverpool Architecture Festival is back, and the June 2024 edition will be bigger, and better than ever. Building on the successes of the 2021, and 2022 Festivals LAF24 intends to deliver over 100 programmed events, with the potential to engage with over 16,000 people, 1% of the Liverpool City Region Population. The theme ‘Neighbourhood’ intends to engage with people throughout the Liverpool City Region. In addition to events taking place in Liverpool City Centre, a full calendar of free, interactive activities is programmed to be delivered in Halton, Knowsley St. Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and throughout Liverpool.

These are described in the attached ‘LAF24 Programme’ document and include Photography and Drawings Classes, Design Charrettes, Walking and Building Tours, Symposiums, and a Literary Festival. Our Open Door events will provide people with access to civic, and cultural buildings they wouldn’t ordinarily see, allowing people to engage with their local architecture. The Architecture Showcase will invite architecture practises to display their work in a pop-up gallery, also acting as the Festival’s hub.

Find out more about the full programme here

All artworks are for sale.

Exhibition continues Friday 7th June – Saturday 17th August

VISIT: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00

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