Meet The Team

The dot-art Schools programme has been developed by dot-art, a Liverpool based arts organisation which has been supporting artists and developing innovative and creative visual arts projects and initiatives since 2006. In 2012 we were approached by a Liverpool school who asked if we could develop a way to showcase the art work of talented school children in the same way we do professional artists. Since then we have been using our skills, experience and expertise to give the young people of the region access to an exciting public platform for their creative output, and a taste of the way the art world works.

The team includes three staff and an invited panel of judges who help shortlist and select the winning artwork entries.

Meet The Team
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Lucy Byrne

Managing Director

dot-art was founded by Lucy Byrne in 2006. An Art History graduate from the University of Liverpool, Lucy has a wealth of experience in planning, developing and implementing a wide range of visual art projects, coupled with an extensive contact network of artists and partners across the North West.

About The Panel

Our judging panel of respected arts professionals reviews literally hundreds of entries online and shortlists the top three entries from each school. Following a public vote for the shortlisted entries, the entry with most votes from each school wins a place in the annual exhibition. Our guest judge then selects the overall winners and runners up at the exhibition and announces them at the prize giving ceremony.

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Tony Heaton OBE

Tony is a practising Sculptor, Chair of Shape Arts and Consultant/Advisor to many major cultural organisations, including: The British Council, Tate and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries. He is the initiator of NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive.

This sculpture, Gold Lamé, recently occupied The Liverpool Plinth and his “Monument to the Unintended Performer” was installed on the Big 4 at the entrance to Channel 4 TV Centre in celebration of the 2012 Paralympics. His sculpture “Squarinthecircle?” is situated outside the school of architecture, Portsmouth University.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2013, for services to the arts and the disability arts movement and has an Alumni Award from Lancaster University and honorary Doctorates from both the University of Leicester and the new University Bucks.


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