Arts Uplift was commissioned by Warwickshire County Council to deliver three exhibitions from three artists, telling the stories of different communities' experiences during the pandemic.
I delivered six art workshops, two in Stratford-upon-Avon, one in Bedworth and three in Nuneaton and interviewed the people who took part. The art created was inspired by their memories of their experience during the lockdown, these were drawn, painted, collaged and sewn.
I used the conversations as inspiration for the design; snippets of these are embroidered throughout the design. The illustrations of the buildings represent the two towns where I did most of the workshops. Conversations from the groups in Stratford-upon-Avon and Bedworth are written on the same side as the Stratford-upon-Avon buildings and the Nuneaton workshops on the other side. The border is made of some of the art produced in the workshops; these were digitized and printed onto fabric. Size: 2m x 1.5m.