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dot-art at Project Rex

>dot-art at Project Rex

Rex is Liverpool's very first concept and box store, designed around independent retailers to create a shared retail and work space for like minded creative businesses. dot-art is delighted to be one of the very first organisations to partner with Rex.

We will be selling an exclusive range of affordable original and limited edition paintings and prints by our member artists, which will change on a regular basis. The first featured artists will be: John Petch, Sophie Green, Marianthi Lainas, Jackie Stevens, Jefferson Waters, Mike Greatbanks, Paul R Francis, Mark Chapman and Sarah Blackhall.

But you're probably asking yourself... What exactly is a Concept Store? The thinking behind a "concept" store is that it challenges the limitations of a traditional retail unit. Itís like a mini-emporium where you can find quirky new products from fun, vibrant, independent designers and retailers. It''s not just the sale of physical objects that are on offer but the full-on emotional experiences that a store like this can offer. We know that retail is changing, it's no longer just a shopping destination but a journey that customers want to be taken on and experience.

Come and see for yourself when Rex opens on the 10th October. You can find us at: BASEMENT LEVEL, 20-48 BASNETT STREET, (OLD GEORGE HENRY LEES BUILDING), L1 1EA. You can also keep up to date with Rex news by following them on Twitter.

We're Hiring! dot-art Schools Project Manager Vacancy

dot-art Schools Vacancy

dot-art Services CIC wishes to appoint a Freelance Project Manager to facilitate and develop the dot-art Schools Programme. Applicants should have a background in arts and education, and experience of working independently, with multiple partners and on complex projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management and delivery of the programme and act as main point of contact for all involved, including schools, partner organisations, funders and supporters.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, with excellent communication skills and great attention to detail. Experience of working in the arts is essential, as is experience of fundraising through a range of channels including sponsorship and trusts & foundations. Knowledge of current issues and initiatives within arts education (both primary and secondary) as well as the National Curriculum is highly desirable.

This will be a freelance contract, 2 days a week for 12 months from September 2014 (with the possibility of extension), with a fee of £17500 pro rata.

For a full application pack, please email services@dot-art.com

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 18th August 2014. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 27th August.

dot-art at the Bluecoat, Spring 2014 Art Classes

Aboriginal Painting Day

As the weather starts to improve and we all look forward to summer, dot-artís spring series of evening and weekend art classes are a fantastic way of making the most of the longer, lighter days and getting your creative juices flowing!

Taking place in the city centreís creative hub, the Bluecoat, dot-artís art classes provide a range of options for beginners and the more experienced alike to build on their talents. This season sees the return of some old favourites, as well as number of new courses added to the schedule.

Starting with photography, the first date for your diary is Thursday 3rd April, when our Night Photowalk returns. Steward Ellett leads a guided walk around the Pier Head and Albert Dock area of Liverpoool looking at different ways of capturing photos in low light, using various in camera techniques to best photograph the city at night. This is followed our the regular Sunday daytime Photowalk on 18th May.

Our Tuesday evening ten week courses remain hugely popular, so make sure you book early for the three options we have starting on 29th April; Richard Meaghanís Painting course, Roy Mundayís Life Drawing course, and the return of Lucy Wilsonís Bookbinding course. These are all suitable for beginners.This term also sees the introduction of an Intermediate Life Drawing course on a Monday evening (starting on 21st April), for more experienced artists and those who have completed our original course. In addition, on Sunday 27th April we welcome Rob Edmondson who will lead a one day course on Aboriginal Art, encouraging participants to experiment with paint without the use of brushes!

Finally, during the Easter holidays, from Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th April we welcome Angela Burton to lead a series of dot-art Stars sessions, offering 8-11 year olds an opportunity to follow their own creative ideas, explore a wide variety of materials and to be adventurous in their approach.

Full details, prices and booking information can be found here.

Fine Art Printing Service Launched

After much planning, we are delighted to announce our new fine art printing service. Artists and photographers can now have archival quality limited edition prints produced by a highly knowledgeable, Liverpool city centre based expert, at fantastic prices! The service is open to all, with discounts for dot-art Members.

Prices start at just £5 for an A4 print, on a choice of three museum grade papers, using only the highest quality archival inks.

For full details, please see: services.dot-art.com/printing or email printing@dot-art.com

dot-art Fine Art Printing Service

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Pop Up Art Shop at the Bluecoat

dot-art Pop Up Art Shop

From Saturday 30th November shoppers in Liverpool city centre will be able to visit dot-art's seasonal Pop Up Art Shop at the Bluecoat to find unique, locally sourced Christmas gifts for all pockets and support the region's artists at the same time.

Find out more here

dot-art Schools Announces Partnership with Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery and dot-art Schools

We are delighted to announce that the dot-art Schools Exhibition 2014 will take place at the prestigious Walker Art Gallery, from 17th May - 8th June.

Read the Walker blog article here and full press release here.

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