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NEW - Partnership with LJMU

Liverpool John Moores University


Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has become the official partner of dot-art Schools and aims to help us inspire the region’s next generation of Turners and Emins.

Lucy Byrne, Managing Director of dot-art commented: "We are absolutely delighted to be working with LJMU to increase the reach and impact of the dot-art Schools programme. This long term partnership will mean we can develop and expand the scheme in the Liverpool City Region as well as allowing us to fulfil a long held ambition to extend its reach into Cheshire.

Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice Chancellor at LJMU said: "Our partnership with dot-art highlights the importance Liverpool John Moores University places on enabling future generations of talent to benefit from the creativity that Liverpool offers. As a modern civic university, we invest in keeping young people engaged with the arts, inspiring them to consider a creative career path, and encouraging their interest in the cultural community around them."

Artsmark Partner Status

We are pleased to announce that from February 2018, dot-art Schools is an Artsmark Partner. Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. dot-art Schools is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

Find out more about Artsmark at To find out how we can support your Artsmark journey, contact Carolyn on 0345 0176660.

dot-art Schools is an Artsmark Partner

Merseyrail Exhibition

dot-art Schools Merseyrail exhibition 2017


From the 6th July - 6th August 2017 you can view a digital version of the dot-art Schools Exhibition at Lime Street Lower Level Station, thanks to our ongoing partnership with Merseyrail.

2016-17 Winners Announced!

dot-art Schools Winners 2017


Erin Gerrard from The Sutton Academy won the Year 9 award for her piece "Intergalactic". Grace McKeown from Knotty Ash Primary School won the Year 6 award for her piece "Lost Soul".

More details and full list of winners can be found on the Exhibition Page.

Free Event to Help Teachers Champion Creative Careers in Schools

Champion Creative Careers Day


On Friday 23rd June, dot-art Schools and partners Liverpool John Moores University are holding an inspirational day of advocacy to help education professionals to champion the value and impact of studying art. The event will begin with a tour of the LJMU Art and Design Academy, followed by a visit to the 2017 dot-art Schools exhibition in St Georges Hall, then finish by hearing from three expert speakers on the diverse and vital range of careers that are opened up by a creative education

ITS FREE! More details and booking here.

Morecrofts Sponsor dot-art Schools

Morecrofts Solicitors Sponsors dot-art Schools


We are delighted to announce that Liverpool based independent solicitors Morecrofts have joined us as sponsor of the dot-art Schools Liverpool programme for 2016-17.

Cass Art Supports Young Talent

Cass Art Sponsors dot-art Schools

Cass Art has once again signed up to sponsor the dot-art Schools Liverpool programme for 2016-17. The national art materials supplier, which has a branch in Liverpool One, will be supplying prizes to both the winning students and schools from this years programme.

Tangle Teezer Returns as Principal Sponsor

Tangle Teezer Sponsors dot-art Schools

Tangle Teezer CEO Matt Lumb receiving his certificate of thanks for supporting dot-art Schools 2015-16.

We are delighted to announce that internationally successful, cult hairbrush brand, Tangle Teezer, has once again signed up as Principal Sponsor of the dot-art Schools programme for 2016-17. Tangle Teezer logo

2016 Winners Announced!

dot-art Schools Winner 2016

Overall secondary winner Nyah Boorman of St Hildas CE High School and her work "Golden Tamarin"

dot-art Schools Winner 2016

Overall primary winner Aiden Owen of St Bedes Catholic Junior School and his work "Boston Terrier"

More details and full list of winners can be found on the Exhibition Page.

2015 Winners Announced!

2015 Winners Announced

Overall winner Georgia Allen of Rainhill High and her teacher Anthony Bennett, receiving her prize from the Lord Mayor.

2015 Winners Announced

More details and full list of winners can be found on the Exhibition Page.

Lime Street Exhibition

dot-art Schools at Lime Street Lower Level

dot-art Schools Exhibition at Lime Stret Lower Level Station

Thanks to an exciting new partnership with Merseyrail, the dot-art Schools Exhibition was on public view at Lime Street Lower Level for the whole of July 2015, where it was seen by almost 20000 station users. Look out for more activity in conjunction with Merseyrail in 2015-16 as we continue to develop more ways of highlighting and sharing all the wonderful artwork submitted for the programme.

Prize Giving and Exhibition 2015 on Bay TV

Video courtesy of Bay TV Liverpool, Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin 159 in the Liverpool region.

Partnership with St Georges Hall Announced

St Georges Hall and dot-art Schools

We are delighted to announce that the dot-art Schools Exhibition 2015 will take place at the iconic St Georges Hall, from 5th - 20th June.

Read the full press release here.

2014 Winners Announced!

2014 Winners Announced

Prizegiving with Lord Mayor Cllr Gary Millar

More details and full list of winners can be found on the Exhibition Page.

Overall Judge Announced: Award winning artist, Tabitha Moses.

Overall judge: Tabitha Moses

Photo courtesy of McCoy Wynne

Tabitha Moses is an artist whose practice is rooted in the meanings and possibilities of materials. Fabric and stitch are central to her practice - through the language of textiles Tabitha uncovers rich connections and latent emotions. She is interested in the transformation of discarded or overlooked subjects and matter into objects that speak with eloquence of the human experience.

Tabitha was winner of the Liverpool Art Prize 2013. She is currently developing the theme for a solo exhibition at Walker Art Gallery later this year.

Tabitha has exhibited nationally and internationally and is a visiting lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tabitha has selected the overall winners and runners up from both Primary and Secondary Schools.

Welcome New Sponsors: Cassell Moore

dot-art Schools New Sponsors

Employment law continues to evolve at a rate of knots and at Cassell Moore we recognise the challenges that this presents for our clients in balancing compliance against commercial and other objectives. We will work in partnership with you providing bespoke practical advice across the full spectrum of employment law.

At Cassell Moore we recognise the challenges that constant developments in employment law present for our clients, particularly in the Education Sector. Our specialist employment team will work with you to provide bespoke practical advice at each stage. We advise across the full range of issues from ad hoc HR queries, internal disciplinary and grievances, resolving disputes, representation at tribunal and advice on more complex strategic projects such as reorganisations, redundancy, TUPE and corporate transactions.

Contact: Liz Cotton, Partner – Head of Employment (pictured) /

Partnership with Walker Art Gallery Announced

Walker Art Gallery and dot-art Schools

We are delighted to announce that the dot-art Schools Exhibition 2014 will take place at the prestigious Walker Art Gallery, from 17th May - 8th June.

Read the Walker blog article here and full press release here.

2013 Winners Announced!

dot-art Schools 2013 Winners Announced