17 May – 8 June 2014
Inspired artworks from the winners of the dot-art Schools’ competition are to go on display alongside the likes of Rubens, Rembrandt and Riley, in a partnership between the Walker Art Gallery and dot-art Schools.
Over 1000 students from 46 Liverpool schools have entered a competition to see their artwork displayed at the Walker Art Gallery.
From Day of the Dead inspired prints, to nature-inspired collages, and detailed portraits, the gallery will showcase an eclectic range of exceptional work from young people.
The two runners-up from Primary Schools were Tilly Rogan from Arnot St Marys and Holly from St Michael and All Angels Primary School, with the winner being Daniel Canning from Christian Fellowship School.
The two runners-up from Secondary Schools were Erin Ball from Holly Lodge Girls College and Leigha Slevin from St Augustine of Canterbury, with the winner being Lottie Hulse from St Hilda’s.
A special ‘Highly Commended’ Prize was awarded to Kirsty Vidamour of Range High School.
Each artist won exclusive ticket’s to see Tate Liverpool’s Mondrian Exhibition as well as vouchers for art materials from Rennies Gallery and books from the Walker Art Gallery.
As well as this, our secondary winner, Lottie also received a scholarship to dot-art, giving her a year’s membership to dot-art’s network, allowing her to showcase and sell his work alongside professional artists.
The winners were chosen from a panel of three judges including: Sandra Penketh, Director of Art Galleries at National Museums Liverpool; Sarah Pickstone, winner of the John Moores Painting Prize in 2012; and Jenny Porter, Project Manager, Metal and Liverpool Art Prize.
The competition is designed to nurture talent, raise ambition and take art out of the classroom and into the real world. It is hoped the project will encourage young people to engage with the arts and enable their first steps towards a creative career path.
Kate Johnson, Senior Education Manager at the Walker Art Gallery said:”Art can be a powerful way for young people to express themselves and engage with the world. The exhibition will give visitors to the gallery a real sense of the talent and imagination of pupils from local schools.”