Tag: Lockdown

Ilminster Arts Centre exhibition captures responses to lockdown

ILMINSTER Arts Centre has teamed up with Somerset Art Works (SAW) to present a compelling exhibition which reflects the creative responses of leading local artists to the challenges of the Covid lockdowns. The free-to-enter exhibition, called 'Sanctuary', runs until Saturday, November 26 at Ilminster Arts Centre. It features more than 50 works from SAW members in a range of art forms, including painting, printmaking, ...

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Local art group born from lockdown ‘Strange Times Quest’ is taking part in Hampshire Open Studios

AN ART group that started in lockdown will be proudly showcasing its work as part of a county-wide initiative this summer. Artists, venues and galleries will be opening their doors to the public for Hampshire Open Studios from August 20 to 29. Winchester art group Strange Times Quest will be taking part, welcoming the public to St Mary’s Chapel Hall over the August bank ...

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Lockdown art inspired by area goes on display

TREMADOG artist, Russ Chester, has two major solo exhibitions in north Wales this year. The first, in Pwllheli’s Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, started in March and runs until 8 May. The second, in Oriel Mon, Anglesey is on later this year. Speaking about the shows, Russ said: “I’ve been working for over three years towards the exhibitions and will have around 100 paintings of Pen ...

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‘I rediscovered painting during lockdown – now I’ve made £10,000 from my art’

When people were confined to their houses during the various lockdowns, finding a way to generate income became integral. The need to adapt was essential and people were put to the test. Some started cooking, others provided services online as a way to manage. The need to adjust was essential. Yvadney Davis, 40, from Norwood, South London was put into an interesting position. A ...

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Is the Museum-as-Nail Salon the Greatest Cultural Idea to Emerge From Lockdown? + Other Questions I Have About the Week’s Art News

Curiosities is a column where I comment on the art news of the week, sometimes about stories that were too small or strange to make the cut, sometimes just giving my thoughts on the highs and lows. Below, some questions posed by the events of the last week…   1) Can We Keep This Protest Up Just a Little Longer? On January 19, the Van ...

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Dutch Museums Reopen as Salons and Gyms to Protest Lockdown – ARTnews.com

Looking for a manicure in Amsterdam? Stop by the van Gogh Museum. On Wednesday, museums and theaters in the Netherlands temporarily turned themselves into salons and gyms in protest over continued coronavirus restrictions on the arts sector. All non-essential businesses in the country have been closed since late December in an attempt to slow a surge in cases that threatened to overwhelm its intensive ...

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Tracey Emin Wants Her Art Out of 10 Downing Street, Where Boris Johnson Partied During Lockdown + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, January 20. NEED-TO-READ Smithsonian Names Director of the National Museum of the American Indian – Chavez Lamar, a member of San Felipe Pueblo tribe from New Mexico, takes up her new role as director ...

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Art and writing talent showcased in new book produced by creative groups in north Highlands woth coronavirus crisis lockdown inspiring many

Creative groups in East Sutherland have collaborated to produce a new booklet showcasing artwork and writing from members.Entitled Creative in Lockdown, the book is the outcome of a partnership between members of Art 'n Blether, and online creative writing groups, run by Helmsdale based Connecting Communities.The front cover of the new book which contains contributions from members of Connecting Communities' art and writing groups.It ...

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