Merseyside's best young
artists crowned at St George's Hall
2 budding young artists are celebrating after
battling it out with more than 900 pupils from Schools across the Liverpool City
Region to be named the area's best young artists. Erin Gerrard, a Year 9 student
from The Sutton Academy and Grace McKeown a Year 5 student from Knotty Ash
Primary School, were crowned the overall winners of the dot-art Schools
competition at a special prize giving ceremony, at St George's Hall, on
Thursday, 15 June 2017.
Erin's winning pen drawing titled:- "Intergalactic" and Grace's
charcoal drawing titled:- "Lost Soul" both feature alongside the
other shortlisted artworks, in the fifth exhibition in the dot-art Schools
competition's history. This free exhibition at St George's Hall is open to the
public, between 10am and 4.30pm, from Friday, 16 June to Saturday, 1 July 2017.
Following the exhibition at St George's Hall, prints of the artworks will also
be displayed at Merseyrail's Lime Street Lower Level Train Station, from 6 July
to 6 August 2017.
dot-art Schools is already a well-established fixture in the academic calendar
for many Merseyside Schools; since its inception almost 4000 students from over
200 Schools have taken part. This is the 5th year it will take place in the
Liverpool City Region and due to its success and a new partnership with
Liverpool John Moores University, a pilot scheme for Cheshire was launched this
dot-art Schools project manager Carolyn Murray
commented:- "The standard of work was outstanding again this year and it's
thrilling to see we have so many talented young artists in the region. The
exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for the public to check out the best work
by some of region's rising stars. We're also excited to be staging our 1st
Creative Careers event an inspirational day of advocacy to help teachers
champion the impact and value of the arts in School on Friday, 23 June 2017."
The day includes a tour of Liverpool John Moores University School of Art and
Design, tour of dot-art Schools exhibition at St George's Hall, Liverpool and a
seminar with three expert speakers in County Sessions House. To find out more
and reserve a FREE place
Entry for next year's dot-art Schools competition opens in September, but
Schools that register before the end of term will receive a discounted rate. For
more information and to enter, visit:-
Schools.Dot-Art.com or contact Carolyn
Murray via email.