Visit our gallery at 14 Queen Avenue in Liverpool’s commercial district, a 5 minute walk from Liverpool ONE, where we hold regularly changing exhibitions of our member artists work.
Please Note: there is a small step to access the gallery which may not be suitable for some types of wheelchair. The exhibition space is at ground floor level only.
The Liverpool Collection 2023
Featuring dot-art Artist Members
Why do we love Liverpool? Well let us try and count the ways; The football? The Docks? The Victorian Sefton Park Palm House? The sky-scraping Royal Liver Building? Perhaps you are more in tune with the music down Matthew Street? Obsessed with the shops in Liverpool One? A foodie for the worldwide cuisine offered on Bold Street?
Or maybe you love what we show here at dot-art Gallery, the art!
Liverpool has always been packed with culture; home grown often, as we are sure you know. We support local artists to continue the beautiful ecology of the arts in the city and have done for 18 years and counting. This, our final exhibition of the year before we welcome in 2024, brings forth over 20 artistic voices capturing the parts of Liverpool they love and that seep into their creative practice.
Find the sights you know and the ones you are yet to discover. From streets off the strand, to our green haven parks, to wonders of the Wirral.
Caroline Race has produced Japanese Kozo paper lithographs of the world-famous Albert Dock, each framed beautifully. John Petch tilts your head back to gaze up at the momentous pillars on the façade of St. George’s Hall. Join the figure standing at the railings in Susan Finch’s ‘Breezy Mersey’ overlooking the three graces from the Wirral side. Walk up Bold Street with Clare Wrench and take in the marvel that is St. Luke’s Bombed Out Church. Peer through Natalie Gilmore’s vibrant stained glass of one cathedral to the tip top of the next, sharing the street of Hope.
Each work tells the unwinding story of Liverpool, throughout the ages and now through the eyes of the artists and we hope into your homes. Some may say that gifting at Christmas has lost it’s magic, but at dot-art we value sharing the hand painted, the treasured and pieces to live with forever. And the best part? You support local artists and independent art gallery! What can be more magical than that?
Last year we launched our green conscious baubles made from sustainably sourced wood for just £5.50 each. Hang an outline of the best buildings in our city on your tree! We have three designs to select from, the Royal Liver Building, Sefton Park Palm House, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. There is an offer of all three for £15 for excellent stocking stuffers!
Each bauble comes in a perfectly packaged postage size dot-art branded box. To the couples who were wedded at the Palm House or the Royal Liver Building or to your academics who graduated in the Metropolitan Cathedral; Send them your love from Liverpool.
Prints start at just £40 and original paintings from just £120! dot-art can help you tick off your Christmas list with not just art, but Creative Courses and Gift Vouchers too.
Exhibition continues Friday 24th November – 3rd February.
VISIT: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00
SPACE, LINE & COLOUR 2014-2023
An exhibition by John Petch at INNSiDE hotel by Melia.
*Please note due to the exhibition space located on the Meeting Rooms Floor, the exhibition may sometimes be closed off to the public during events.
To ensure you can access the exhibition please do call the dot-art team on 0345 017 6660 or email email@example.com when planning your visit.
John Petch, born in Liverpool now living in Cheshire, trained to teach art in Liverpool, working in a number of local schools. He says:
“My work investigates the relationship between line and space. Challenging how the brain perceives and makes sense of the difference between what is understood and unfamiliar. I began painting in the mid 1960s moving from Op Art to Geometrical Abstraction being inspired by geometric imagery and pattern.
My paintings invite the viewer to be drawn into a conversation from a simple statement of pattern to the relationship between art and mathematical special awareness.”
My work is Geometric to hard edge abstract often with recognisable context. I have a fascination with perspective, line, space and colour interpreting the world around especially in the relationship of buildings to their setting and the energy they portray. I simplify by abstracting detail into related plains of colour.
In 2016 I was commissioned by the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark to produce artwork for the cover of their thirteenth Studio Album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ with further covers and related work. In 2019 completing a design for the windows of the phone box, in Meols, made famous through OMD’s second single release ‘Red Frame White Light’.
Displayed work for this exhibition covers the period from 2014 to the present.
First Floor, INNSiDE hotel by Melia, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9LQ
Exhibition continues until November 2023