Liverpool gallery dot-art to launch new exhibition during LightNight festival

On the evening of Friday, May 18, venues across the city will take part in LightNight and dot-art in Queen Avenue is promising a ‘vibrant evening of art, music and food’

Queen Avenue
Queen Avenue in Liverpool city centre, home to dot-art

 

City centre art studio and gallery dot-art is offering a “vibrant evening of art, music and food” as it takes part in the LightNight festival taking place across Liverpool city centre.

On the evening of Friday, May 18, venues across the city will take part in LightNight, an annual event which features music, events and art installations and attracts thousands of people.

Based in Queen Avenue, between Castle Street and Dale Street, dot-art is using the festival to launch its latest exhibition – Metamorphosis: John Petch x OMD. This looks at the changing of one form to another and will feature some “surprise musical guests”.

As well as art and live music, visitors will be able to sample food and drink from a range of street food traders. The event is free but is ticket-only from 5.30pm to 7.30m. To book your free ticket click here. No tickets are required after 7.30pm and the event will continue until 10pm.

Metamorphosis is a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Liverpool-born artist John Petch. In 2016, he was asked by iconic Liverpool band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who hail from Wirral, to design the cover for their new album.

Punishment
‘Punishment’, one of the works in Metamorphosis, a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Liverpool-born artist John Petch to be shown by dot-art in Liverpool starting on LightNight

 

This collection comprises the development and preparatory work for the individual painting, the accompanying single artwork designs and subsequent pieces inspired by the creation of these now highly recognisable artworks.

The album art represents a morphing of physical states; from colour to black and white, human form to mechanical, creating tension between the known and unknown. Limited edition prints of the album art, The Punishment of Luxury, signed by both the artist and the band, will be available to buy on LightNight.

This year’s LightNight programme explores the theme of ‘Transformation’, and through art, music and live performance, looks at the changes that are happening around us. The dot-art event is being supported by Bruntwood and the Liverpool BID Company. 

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