Stephen Collett at the Relocated Dot Art

We certainly made the most of the one good day of the week. After meeting Taro Chiezo with his Superlambanana we had a quick coffee break at the excellent Hemingways Cafe – that’s the Tithebarn St one not the Duke St one, then along Moorfields, noting that Turning the Place Over is still turning. It was due to finish at end 2008 but the axe hasn’t fallen yet. then into 16, Queen Ave off Castle St, the new home of Dot Art

Its now more of an office than a gallery having moved from the larger space just along the avenue but they’re making good use of a lot of the empty windows which lead up to the new place.

‘Cities’ by Stephen Collett is really rather good. Some of the works will be auctioned.

The Charity Auction will take place on Wednesday 4th March 2009 at 62 Castle Street Hotel, from 6-8pm. Please call 0845 0176660, or email, to attend, for more details or to make a bid in absentia.

The collection was exhibited in three locations in 2008 and was viewed by over 10 000 people. After a successful year which included solo shows in Liverpool, London, Berlin and New York, Stephen approached dot-art with the idea of auctioning the collection in aid of charity, as a way of both celebrating the success of 2008 for the artist and the city as a whole, and to benefit a range of worthy causes who are struggling in these uncertain times.

All profits from the sale of the collection of nine paintings will go to the following charities, personally selected by the artist: The Painting Project in Rio, The Bedford Road Community Centre, Age Concern and Macmillan Cancer Research. Three additional paintings, all depicting Liverpool have been created specifically for the exhibition, and will also be available to buy.