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One week to go for sculptors to submit ideas for The Liverpool Plinth’s next artwork

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One week to go for sculptors to submit ideas for The Liverpool Plinth’s next artwork

Sculptors have just a week left to submit their proposal for the Liverpool Plinth, as the judging panel who will select the winning artwork is unveiled.

The Open Call for sculptors working in the North of England to submit their work to be considered by the judging panel closes at midnight on Friday 19 March. 

The panel includes Lucy Byrne, Director of dot-art; Crispin Pailing, Rector of Liverpool;Sam Lackey, Interim Director of Liverpool Biennial; Lesley Woodbridge, Urban Design/Public Art Officer at Liverpool City Council; Pete Spiers, Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton; and Gail Dooley, whose artwork Tidal Shame is the most current sculpture on the Plinth.

The Liverpool Plinth is an annual competition and public art project, run  by Liverpool BID Company, Liverpool Parish Church and dot-art.

It is part of the BID’s Public Art Strategy, enriching public spaces within Liverpool’s Commercial District.

The selected artist will also receive a £1,000 prize.

Lucy Byrne, Director of dot-art, says:

“At dot-art we are passionate about championing artists and bringing art to people in accessible ways.

“We’re delighted to have such a committed team making up this year’s judging panel and we’re looking forward to seeing more submissions coming our way We are looking for artworks that inspire, that challenge, that inform or that cast light onto a little-known topic.”

The submission requirements and application form is here.


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