Mid Cheshire College’s art department is the proud host of the first Dot-Art Schools Cheshire exhibition.
Dot-Art Schools, which is an interactive, online, inter-school art competition, was originally launched in Liverpool in 2012 but thanks to a partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, a second programme was launched in Cheshire. Dot Art Schools offers a way of keeping young people engaged with the arts, allows them to see a creative career path, and encourages them to attend exhibitions and engage with culture, outside of school.
19 schools in Cheshire entered the competition and submitted student work for display to the world on the Dot-Art Schools website. A panel of experts then selected the top 3 artworks from each school and left the overall winners down to a public vote. The college’s art department jumped at the chance to showcase the winning work and hold the prize giving ceremony which was held on Wednesday 7th June and was attended by over 80 student entrants, their families and friends, and their schools. Joëlle Warren, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire took time out of her busy schedule to present the winners and runners-up with their certificates and prizes.
Ben Brady, Curriculum Manager for Art, Design and Fashion, said “We are excited and honoured to be the hosts of the first Cheshire dot art exhibition. It is so important to raise the profile of young and budding artists locally and this is a great platform to achieve that.”
“The skill level demonstrated in the exhibition is incredible and once they have left school we hope to nurture these talented artists further on our very one further education creative arts programmes!”
If you would like to see the amazing artwork the exhibition is open from Thursday 8th June – Saturday 17th June 10.30am – 4.30pm (closed Sunday 11th June) in our Arts and Creative Media Centre.