dot-art: Street Party for Light Night

dot-art: Street Party for Light Night
dot-art: Street Party for Light Night

Venue: dot-art Gallery
Dates: 19/05/2017
Times: 17:00 - 22:00

Join dot-art, Bruntwood, Cau and the Interesting Eating Company for a free, fun filled evening of art, music and food in Queen Avenue, as part of the annual city wide Light Night extravaganza.

On Friday 19th May from 5-10pm, all are welcome at the dot-art Street Party in Queen Avenue, off Castle Street, to celebrate Light Night. This year’s theme is TIME so where better to start your journey than by stepping back in time into the last remaining 19th century avenue in Liverpool. Visitors will find the closing party of our exhibition “Seasons”, celebrating the effects of time on our landscapes as well as a specially commissioned sculpture by Sarah Nicholson, entitled SPAN.

Suspended amid the architecture of Queen Avenue, this new artwork has been created from 450 plastic bottles (1 for each year it takes a single bottle to degrade) donated by the local community. Interpreting the theme of time, Sarah’s concept is built upon the luxury of convenience. SPAN highlights the environmental concerns of the production and consumption of plastics whilst reminding us to consider the impact that each of us has on the planet.

SPAN has been sculpted by cutting, twisting and manipulating plastic bottles to create fantastical forms with an important environmental message. During the day, SPAN hangs floating in time as a translucent “ghost” meandering through Queen Avenue and at night, comes to life as a glowing wonderland of suspended trails of sculpture and light.

Between 7-9pm, visitors can also join the artist for a hands on workshop using recyclable materials, and add their own contribution to the art work.

Alongside the art, there will also be live music from the Havana Sugar Kings (at 8pm and 9.15pm) and delicious food from Cau and The Interesting Eating Company.

This event has been made possible with the kind support of Bruntwood.

Find out more about Light Night here:

The dot-art Gallery can be found at 14 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TX. Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm