Our Lady of Pity pupil’s artwork chosen for display at Walker Art Gallery

The artwork of a talented Year 5 pupil from Our Lady of Pity RC Primary School has been selected for display at the Walker Art Gallery as part of the annual dot-art Schools competition.

Dot-art Schools is an interactive, online, inter-school art competition that takes place annually and culminates in a public exhibition of the winning masterpieces and prize-giving ceremony for teachers, students and their families.

Open to all Year 5 and Year 9 students from across the six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region, the contest aims to ignite artistic curiosity and challenge young people to take artwork beyond the classroom.

It is the first year Our Lady of Pity Primary School has entered the competition with its pupils tasked with creating a piece that was their own interpretation of ‘The Creation’; the story of how God created the world.

Daisy, who was crowned first place, was joined in the top three by fellow Year 5 pupils, Mila and Dylan, who produced stunning pieces for consideration.

Daisy captivated judges with her artwork, featuring the hands of God protecting a beautiful flower he has created in a transcendent landscape flooded with warm colours.

This year, over 90 schools submitted entries from their aspiring artists. The artwork of each student is featured on the dot-art Schools website.

The competition’s esteemed judging panel, comprised of respected art professionals, had the difficult task of selecting just three entries from the school and the first-place submission.

The panel included James Murphy, the first dot-art Schools overall winner in 2013 and now director of Event Horizon video production. He joined renowned sculptor, Faith Bebbington, Alice Demba, who leads the learning team at National Museums Liverpool, Louise Hesketh the programmes manager for networks and partnerships at Curious Minds and professor Matthew Pateman, the head of department for English and creative arts at Edge Hill University. 

Daisy was announced as the overall winner for Our Lady of Pity, and her incredible artwork is now on display at the Walker Art Gallery from 5 June – 7 July as part of the dot-art Schools exhibition.

Daisy said: “I really enjoy art and I am so proud to have won first place. I chose colours that represented hope and joy, the plant to symbolise growth and the hands to show care for what God created.”

Head of school at Our Lady of Pity Primary School, Mrs Kathryn Dunne, said: “We are incredibly proud of Daisy on this outstanding achievement.

“This competition really helped our pupils to explore their creativity and use their imagination to express themselves, while supporting them to gain a deeper understanding of The Creation and the world around them.”

More information about the dot-art Schools competition can be found here.

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