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Liverpool artists asked to flag up equality in city art project

Artists are being encouraged to respond to the theme of gender equality in a new open call by Liverpool’s Flag It Up project.

The initiative, a partnership between dot-art and Bruntwood Works, aims to use flags to create a fresh platform for public art in the city.

The flagpole which will host the art is mounted on Exchange Court in Dale Street – currently home of RBS – and the chosen artist will receive £500 and a year’s artist membership of dot-art.

This latest open call follows an initial project last summer when artists were asked to respond to the Black Lives Matter movement. Illustrator and printer Sumuyya Khader was chosen and her flag Black, We Exist can currently be seen flying from the pole on the grade II listed building.

Organisers deliberately chose International Women’s Day to launch the new open call.

The selected artist will need to create a new piece of work which can be displayed on a 10ft x 6ft flag and have visual impact from ground level.

The closing date for submissions is April 4. More details HERE

Top: Sumuyya Khader's Black, We Exist flag. Photo by Jody Hartley

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