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dot-art Schools announces the Walker Art Gallery for their 2023 exhibition

November 1, 2022

The Walker Art Gallery is the chosen venue for this year’s dot-art Schools and Edge Hill University’s 11th exhibition in spring 2023. The Prize Giving Ceremony which launches the show will take place in the stunning Small Concert Room at neighbouring St Georges Hall.

Featuring an inspiring range of winning artworks created by pupils from primary, secondary and SEND schools across the Liverpool City Region and beyond, the exhibition will offer an insight into the quality of work of young aspiring artists.

Every year the exhibition supports schools in celebrating the creativity of children and young people in the region, building their confidence, and improving wellbeing.

Lucy Johnson, Head of Art Gallery Exhibitions at National Museums Liverpool said: “We are delighted to be showcasing the creativity of local school children through this partnership with dot-Art Schools and Edge Hill University. We are really looking forward to seeing the winning artworks here at the gallery. There might even be some future John Moores Painting Prize artists amongst them!”

Carolyn Murray, dot-art Schools Project Manager said: “It’s wonderful that this year’s dot-art Schools exhibition will be at the Walker Art Gallery. This will give the competition winners a real taste of what it means to be an artist with their artworks hanging near to some of the world greatest artists, past and present. It’s sure to be a magical experience.”

Dr Helen O’Keeffe, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University said: “The Walker Art Gallery is world renowned for its incredible collection and for its educational outreach, they are the perfect hosts for this year’s exhibition.”

Established in 2012, dot-art Schools is an interactive online inter-school art competition for children in Year 5 and Year 9 taking place annually and culminating in a prize-giving event and public exhibition of the winning artworks. The impact of the programme has grown each year, with more than 10,000 young artists taking part so far.

This year’s exhibition will take place from 21 June to 2 July 2023. Find out more on the National Museums Liverpool website.

Schools can sign up for this year’s programme until Christmas 2022. To find out more about dot-art Schools, visit or contact Carolyn Murray on 0345 017 6660 or [email protected].

Edge Hill University runs a number of courses in education and teacher training. Visit to find out more.

November 1, 2022


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