DIGITAL OPEN EXHIBITION
In December 2020, we posted a call out for artwork produced as a result of the UK Covid-19 Lockdown, to be displayed in a small online exhibition.
We also collated the work produced in our digital workshops - Ink Inc & James Holt's Bandlab & Songwriting.
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"My first painting is Life In Lock Down reflecting isolation in early lockdown. The other painting is called Homophobia Is Pants and supports equality. "
"Warhorse" inspired by the show and also The Kelpies in Falkirk. "Hut in the Woods" was my 1st on canvas using a palette knife
Portrait of my spine, through a fractured image. I have scoliosis, and over lockdown started to explore different ways of representing my 'imperfect' spine, and took inspiration from Maruyama Okyo's Cracked Ice- looking into ideas of perceived 'imperfection' After lockdown was first eased in summer last year, we visited Chester, the City is full of history, memories, and offers a sense of escapism after weeks of lockdown. The view that stuck with me that day was of the clock, which stands on the bridge overseeing the high street, which was starting to get busy again after lockdown easing
I am a photography student and created these collages as part of a small project. I really wanted to capture the hidden gems and historical architecture within Wigan town centre.
I have created Ornamental Sculptures which represent children's shape-sorting toys. These are made to be appealing to children, while also being suitable for display in a home, exhibition or gallery.
This is my 'View through the window' oil pastel on paper. Empty garden which once was hustling and bustling with family and friends. A place of sanctuary. Walking along the local canal as a 35th wedding anniversary celebration inspired me to create this artwork. It was a response to highlight the effect of water on mental wellbeing.
Watercolour studies responding to the landscape I encountered on walks during Lockdown.
Representing the other worldly and surreal feelings at the start of lockdown and mid lockdown.
"It has been a privilege to work with so many talented young writers from across the North, converging on Wigan to feed their imaginations and creativity."
- Louise Fazackerley
JAMES HOLT'S BANDLAB & SONGWRITING
"Fantastic sessions working on my confidence. I had writers block and feel this has re-established my song writing. James went way above what he was meant to do by being available by email with advice and did longer than the hour every session." - Risa Duff
"I've really enjoyed the sessions. They have really benefitted me as a musician. It's been a great opportunity. I've enjoyed collaborating with my fellow songwriters. I've learned how to use new software to make me song-writing easier. I'd love to do more." - Catherine West-McGrath