Exhibitions

dot-art Gallery

dot-art Gallery

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.

You can also view any artwork you see on the website at the gallery; just get in touch.

Looking for framing or printing services? No problem, just pop in and speak to one of our friendly staff – we are open 10am-6pm, Monday to Saturday (and entry is free!)

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.

View from a Window

Runs from Friday 25th September

Life in lockdown has been an exercise in resilience, patience and strength and while isolation has not been easy, it has been incredible to see the dot-art community adapt and overcome the many obstacles caused by COVID-19.

dot-art Gallery’s upcoming exhibition View from a Window will showcase a new collection from dot-art members who used their time in Lockdown to create works that captured the solace and sorrow of the outside world, through the view from their window.

We hope that this exhibition will give us all the opportunity to reflect on our experiences in lockdown, remember lessons learnt and appreciate how art and creativity can help get us through even the darkest of times.

Exhibition continues Saturday 26th September – Saturday 21st of November.

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Expression Through Colour

Runs from Monday the 7th of September

dot-art is delighted to announce its new artist residency partnership with The Anglican Cathedral.

Set in the stunning Derby Transept at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral our first residency exhibition Expression Through Colour features work from long-standing dot-art members, Nathan Pendlebury and Ali Barker. 

Nathan Pendlebury & Ali Barker form a vibrant pair; both celebrating the potential of colour, abstraction, movement and music within their bright highly charged compositions. Nestled within the magnificent architecture of the Anglican Cathedral, this dynamic showcase is truly brought to life through the glorious stained glass windows beaming streams of light down onto each canvas.

Artist and musician Ali Barker expresses music in colour, inspired by her experiences of sound-colour synaesthesia – this is the notion of visually perceiving musical notes in colour. Ali’s body of work draws upon her experiences as both a listener and a performer, presenting a range of expressive, gestural paintings made in response to her colour synaesthesia.

Alongside this work, Ali will showcase a series of paintings which translate daily sounds recorded throughout a year and represent them as grids of coloured squares based on the layout of a calendar.

With an adept eye for colour and composition, Nathan Pendlebury’s paintings are bright, organic and abstract. Nathan says about his work ‘I am not interested in knowing where a painting is going, the painting always leads the way. It’s about trying to create something, a glimpse, a glimpse of something new.’ Listening to music whilst he paints, Nathan often finds song lyrics seeping into his titles.

Expression Through Colour premieres new works from Nathan, these pieces take his musical inspiration one step further, as he paints directly onto vinyl records. 

Garden in Lockdown

Runs from 19th July

As dot-art Gallery reopens it’s doors, our new mini-exhibition Garden in Lockdown presents a beautiful botanical haven for you to peruse while you’re waiting for your socially distanced appointment.

Grahame Ashcroft is a professional artist based in Merseyside.

A colourist painter, Grahame’s intense yet elegant depictions of the natural world form vibrant and joyful compositions of the flora and fauna surrounding his home.

Grahame’s works are in private and municipal collections both in the UK, Europe and USA.

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View Past Exhibitions

Take a look at our exhibition archives