‘Restriction’ – An Online Exhibition

Inspired by Mail Art and by the restrictions many of us have experienced due to covid-19, a call out has been made for new work inspired by the theme of Restriction. The chosen works will be included in an exhibition of miniature pieces of artwork, which will be displayed in a set of old letter press drawers and showcased online through livestream and video.

The project is led by artist Amanda Lynch in partnership with Clayhill Arts and has been funded by Arts Council England

With artists invited to create small works for the drawers’ compartments, these range in size from 3cm x 3cm to 6cm x 13.5cm. Four compartments have been allocated to each artist with the tiny space designed to provide a reflective stimulus.

As part of the project, contributing artists will be invited to be part of an artists’ network the Correspondence Collective , which will be created to provide an ongoing point of contact, particularly for those who have felt isolated during lockdown.

The exhibition will take place on the anniversary of the first lockdown, 23rd March, 2021 and run until 6th April. There will be a series of Artist Talks taking place during the two weeks, offering networking opportunities for the artists involved and the audience. All talks are hosted by Clayhill Arts, alongwith the Correspondence Collective and will be taking place via Zoom.

All events are Free to attend and have been established to encourage connection and exchange during these restrictive times.

Contributed artwork will be archived by Clayhill Arts as a record of work created about this unusual time.

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