POP-UP Art Shop – Met Qtr.

THURSDAY 2 June 2011 16-19.00, Friday 3 June 11-18.00 and Saturday 4 June 11-16.00 in the Met Qtr. Dot-Art Pop-Up Shop to offer shoppers the chance to purchase original paintings by local artists. The art shop will “pop-up” for just three days.

The aim of the Pop Up Art Shop is to gain exposure and sales for the talented artists of the region, while also giving the public access to quality, affordable art work for their homes, in a friendly, non-gallery environment. Lucy Byrne from dot-art said:

“As an organisation, we have always tried to encourage people to regard art as part of everyday life, which is accessible, relevant and enjoyable to all. However, we know that many people, even though they may like the idea of an original painting on their living room wall, would not know where or how to go about buying one. By locating this project in a retail environment, we hope that people will feel comfortable coming in to take a look, have a chat, and perhaps take their first step into the world of art buying.”

A wide range of work will be on display, from traditional still life to modern abstracts, but all are original paintings by locally based artists and will give any buyer, where seasoned collector or first time purchaser, many years of pleasure!

Some of the highlights on show include the street scenes of Gary Beach, whose distinctive work addresses issues of anonymity and isolation as well as capturing the endless motion of urban centres; he describes the city as “a concrete muse that inspires and surprises me.” Also included are stylised Wirral scenes by John Kneen, vibrant interpretations of the North Wales landscape by current Fine Art Masters student David Brightmore, and joyful explorations of colour and light by recent LJMU graduate Sue LeMasurier.

The dot-art Pop Up Art Shop is situated on the upper level of the MetQuarter, opposite Cafe Rouge.

Please call 0845 017 6660 or email info@dot-art.com for more information.