Home is where the ART is: Creativity in lockdown
We are delighted to introduce this brand new project, funded as part of the Arts Council England Celebrating Age programme, to inspire and promote all forms of creativity by over-50s across Gloucestershire
Back in March, to mark a year since the start of the first UK lockdown, we invited people aged over 50 living in and around in Gloucestershire, to send us examples of how they have expressed themselves creatively during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We received hundreds of submissions from more than 175 individual artists, including many who had not created their own art for years (or in some cases, ever!). We were blown away by the volume, breadth and range of creative expression in all the work that was submitted – it has been an absolute pleasure to compile the exhibition and we can’t wait to share it with you all!
Download an anthology, featuring all the work and words from the exhibition here .
The exhibition is split into four themes, each of which is represented by a different season of the natural year. Click on the links below to explore the galleries.
- Spring (Growth/Regeneration)
- Summer (Togetherness/Vitality)
- Autumn (Loss/Change)
- Winter (Rest/Reflection)
Artspace tutors have been working with learners in care homes, to produce art work for this project. Click on the links below to see this fantastic work.
We also have performances, poetry recitals and short films as part of this exhibition. Click on the links below to view them.
- Creative Movement Performance (Dance, Circus & Zumba)
- Aerial Hammock Performance (Aerial Performance)
- Chris Reese – ‘Varanasi Blues’ (Song)
- In Conversation with Cherry Brain (Short Film)
- Roger Drury – ‘Age’ (Poem)
- Sally Gibson – ‘We All Must Wait. Time With Family & Friends Is Out Of Bounds’ (Aerial Performance)
Watch short our short Artspace artist profile videos, and get to know some of our tutors and their work better. Click on the links below to watch each clip.
Read some testimonials from people involved in and those that viewed the exhibition here – HIWTAI Testimonials