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Liverpool Plinth artist call out for 2022

Artists from the North West are being invited to apply to see their work showcased on the Liverpool Plinth.

This is the fifth year of the initiative, a collaboration between Liverpool BID Company, Liverpool Parish Church and dot-art as part of the public art strategy in the city’s commercial district.

The plinth, which stands next to St Nicholas’s Church, is the city’s answer to the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

The current work on show is Liverpool artist Faith Bebbington’s Jimmy. The plinth was launched in 2018 with Tony Heaton’s Gold Lamé, while the other works have been Sam Shendi’s Split Decision and Gail Dooley’s Tidal Shame.

Lucy Byrne, director of dot-art, says: “Each of the works has told a story or put a spotlight on a part of our shared culture or history that isn’t known.

“This is what art can do, and its power comes from its ability to provide inspiration, insight and ideas.

“We believe in championing artists and making art publicly accessible so there are as few barriers to see and enjoy art as possible.”

The open call for artists closes on April 1. It’s free to submit a proposal and the chosen artist receives £1,000. More details HERE

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