Liverpool BID Company and dot-art are looking for the fourth artist to have their work installed on The Liverpool Plinth. The sculptor, who must live and work in the North of England, will see their work displayed on the site within Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage waterfront at Liverpool Parish Church.
The Grade II listed Liverpool Parish Church, the Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, has been a place of worship since the 13th century and overlooks the city’s famous Three Graces. The Liverpool Plinth is installed on the Chapel Street side of the church and is part of an annual project to enrich public spaces and use art to add colour and excitement to the public realm. Bringing together Liverpool BID Company, the Parish Church and dot-art, as part of the Public Art Strategy in place within the city’s Commercial District.
The current work installed on The Liverpool Plinth is Gail Dooley’s Tidal Shame. The piece, created by the Yorkshire based artist, depicts a ceramic gannet, a seabird common in Liverpool, entangled by authentic sea plastic and detritus collected on beach shores across the UK and Merseyside.
The new sculpture will be chosen by the same process as the previous three; via Open Call. It is available to any artist working primarily in sculpture based in the north of England to submit existing work. The application process opens today Monday 18th January and closes on Friday 19th March at 23.59. The selected artist will also receive a £1,000 prize.
“At dot-art we are passionate about championing artists and bringing art to people in accessible ways. We’ve seen, so powerfully this past year, how art can communicate ideas and bring people together like nothing else. We are looking for artworks that inspire, that challenge, that inform or that cast light onto a little-known topic.”Lucy Byrne, Director of dot-art
The application form is at dot-art.co.uk/the-liverpool-plinth-2021