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Open Call – “A Window to your Neighbourhood” Exhibition at dot-art Gallery, in partnership with Liverpool Architecture Festival

Liverpool Architecture Festival 2024 is delighted to be working with dot-art to facilitate a free to enter art competition. dot-art is an established, independent, not-for-profit arts organisation working with individuals, communities, and businesses throughout the Liverpool City Region.

LAF24 and dot-art are working together to offer this great opportunity to artists of all levels to enter interpretations of their Neighbourhood.

Winning and shortlisted entries will be exhibited in the dot-art Gallery located within the Queen Avenue Arcade in the heart of Liverpool’s historic downtown. The exhibition will be free to the public during June. There will be a prize giving event during the exhibition to celebrate the entries, and participants of all capabilities.

“A Window to your Neighbourhood”

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?

dot-art and Liverpool Architecture Festival are inviting artists of all ages and backgrounds, working in any media from pencil to paint to print, to produce art work showcasing the unique character of the diverse neighbourhoods of the Liverpool City Region. We want to move away from Liver Birds and grand neoclassical facades and showcase the architectural features outside the city centre, within your local neighbourhoods.


• Artists must complete the form here.
• Up to 5 works can be submitted.
• For each work, you will be asked for: image, dimensions, media, brief (max 100) description.


Submissions open: 8th April – 12th May
Successful artists notified: w/c 20th May
Delivery of work: 31st May – 1st June
Private View: Thursday 6th June, 5-7pm

Exhibition runs Friday 7th – Saturday 29th June (open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-6pm)


• Kuda Mushangi – Architect & former LAF Committee Member
• Lucy Byrne & Claire Henderson – Managing Director and Gallery Manager, dot-art
• Kirsten Little – Chief Operations Office, MAKE CIC


• 1st Prize – £500 voucher for art supplies + 1 year dot-art Membership.
• 2nd Prize – £200 voucher for art supplies + 1 year dot-art Membership.
• 3rd Prize – £100 voucher for art supplies + 1 year dot-art Membership.

In addition to the above prizes all winners and shortlisted entries will have their work exhibited at dot-art Gallery and LAF’s “A Window to your Neighbourhood” Exhibition from 7th -29th June.

All questions can be directed to dot-art’s Gallery Manager, Claire Henderson: 0345 0176660 /