As trying as our current experience of living in lockdown has been, it’s also enabled many of us to reconnect with our immediate family, to enjoy our homes, have long chats with friends over the phone or video call, play games, get into the garden, discover new films and television series, to cook and to read.
It’s also been a time to create and make. And artists of all types across the world are producing work that will undoubtedly speak to and bear the marks of the unique historical moment that is the global COVID-19 pandemic.
To help document our community’s experiences of living through this crisis, we invited artists, writers, musicians and performers who live, work or play in Manningham to share the artworks they made under lockdown.
These artworks depict or interpret all that is mundane, boring and difficult about the lockdown, as well as all that is enjoyable about it, all that is quaint and novel and that we may only experience in this moment. They also speak to the COVID-19 crisis more directly, to the anxieties created by the pandemic, the things we’ve lost or may lose as a result of it, or it may speak to your hopes for the future post-crisis. All in all, they are a poignant reflection of a remarkable historical moment.
Back in Lockdown
As we're back in lockdown yet again, we've reopened submissions for When in Lockdown.
If you'd like to share any of the work you've been creating over the last few weeks or months that speaks to your experience of living through the pandemic, head to our Submit Artwork page.
|Rebecca Vincent, Iso series, 2020-21, acrylic and ink|
|Adrienne Aw, Imaginary Surroundings, 2020, ink on paper|
|Zahra Marsous, Untitled from the series From Within to the Horizon, 2020, ink on paper|
The Upside of Covid
|Al Turley, The Upside of Covid, 2021, poem|
|Stephanie Ristovski, Lifeless Impressionism, 2021, acrylic on canvas|
|Lucy Maddox, Holding, 2021, oil on canvas|
|Yinghong Li, Touch, 2020, ceramic and glazes.|
|Ed Wakeham, Traffic Light with Distant Horizon, 2020, acrylic on canvas.|
|Jacinta Payne, Renewal Begins and the Bush Breathes Again, 2020, mixed media artwork and poem.|
|Heather Peberdy, COVIDface, 2020, pastel.|
Annie Edney, This Breathing Biosphere and A Dialogue with Self in Isolation, 2020, ink on paper.
|Melisa Savickas, Woman with Sky, 2020, digital photograph.|
|Irma Koulouris, Geraniums are Underrated, 2020, pencil, gouache, digital editing.|
Tasmina Majles, State of Mind, 2020, line drawings.
Claudio Cantelli, Lockdown, 2020, pencil on paper.
Kate Collins, Lonely Park, 2020, digital photograph.
Ned Hatch, Heads Will Roll, 2020, oil pastels on toilet paper, cotton stitching.
Aydreanne, Wash Your Hands, 2020, clay, paint, glitter paint.
Alan Mak, Changing Times, 2020, biro, whiteout on paper.
Eliza Jung, But I am one with the house and the house is with me, 2020, digital print.
Maria Papandony, Corona Emotional Lockdown River Flow, 2020, acrylic on canvas.
Jenny Wong, Schnauzer, 2020, watercolour on paper.
|Myra Carter, Return to Calm, 2020, acrylic on canvas.|
|Corinne Young, Billy Button Dreamscape, 2020, oil on board.|
|Lindy Yeates, Shearwater Update COVID-19, April 2020, hand coloured linocut and stencil.|
|Richard Young, The Mob Gathering, 2020, acrylic on canvas.|
|Isobel Goodman, A Letter to My Friend, 2020, acrylic and pencil on paper.|
|Peta Tranquille, Sunday Afternoon Stroll, 2020, acrylic on wood panel.|
|Meredith Plain, Iso Cycle, 2020, ceramic.|
|Darya Khatami Mashhadi, Hope, 2020, oil on canvas.|