Liverpool Art Fair has today announced its 150 chosen artists from across the region, including Liverpool, Cheshire and Greater Manchester, for this year’s exhibition.
Now in its eight year, the annual large-scale event, which welcomes over 20,000 visitors and is this year hosted in the heart of the city centre, at Liverpool’s premium shopping centre Metquarter, will run for eleven weeks from Friday 14 June to Sunday 1 September with the aim of showcasing a wide range of affordable original art by local artists and providing insight into the region’s creative talent.
With a record breaking 300 pieces of art on display and prices ranging from £25 to a maximum of £2,000, the exhibition will include artwork in a variety of media from painting and photography, to printmaking and sculpture.
Chosen for this year’s exhibition is Liverpool’s very own Ali Barker. Barker’s skills include abstract paintings created by her personal experiences of having sound-colour synaesthesia. Her artwork, ‘John Williams, Raiders March’, is a perception of how she sees each note of a musical scale through colours.
Another selected artist is Dani Williams, a self-taught artist who uses her previous studies of Zoology to influence her work. Dani’s original watercolour painting, ‘100 Moths’, details the individual beauty, uniqueness and variety of the species which can be found in the UK.
Self-taught Jessica Slack paints as a hobby, taking her inspiration from nature and colour. Her piece, ‘Finding Life’s Joy’, aims to evoke feelings of joy, wonder and freedom.
Other selected artists from this year’s submissions include Chara Kontopoulou, Christine Levis, D Alun Evans, Dennis Green, Diana Terry, Jessica Slack, Kerry Lisa Davies, Lorna Morris, Sophie Parr and many more.
Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite artwork, with the winning being announced at the People’s Choice Award on Thursday 22 August.
Lucy Byrne, Managing Director of event organiser dot-art, said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to have received a record number of entries from artists this year. With more than 300 submissions, it was a challenging selection process, but we are confident that both our regular and new visitors will love the selections just as much as us.”
“There is a huge variety of work on show, from photorealistic studies to evocative landscapes to dramatic abstracts. It is also fantastic to see a number of self-taught artists come through this year. We’re excited to celebrate the incredible talent the region has shown with everyone.”
The winning submissions were selected by jurors Andy McCluskey, Angela Samata, Laura Davis and Thomas Dukes. The fair will be open to the public 7 days a week, 12pm until 5pm from 14 June– 1 September 2019; running for 80 days.
More information about Liverpool Art Fair can be found here.