The Life After Lockdown Project is not a competition but an opportunity to participate creatively, sharing your thoughts and ideas on the Lockdown and Pandemic by submitting artwork for exhibition. Work will be accepted from young people age 16-19 studying Art, Craft and Design in schools and FE colleges both in the UK and overseas.
Using the knowledge, skills and processes developed on your Art and Design course and your experiences and vision for how these events might change future society, create a personal piece of work that illustrates or expresses your vision and feelings about this future.
The work must be your own, original and produced since the UK Lockdown was announced on 20th of March 2020.
The Life After Lockdown Project is open for submissions NOW!
There is no final deadline for submissions. We plan to launch the first version of the online gallery by 10th June 2020. So if you'd like to be featured in the first version of the gallery please get your submissions in soon.
We'll update this page with further updates about the project.
Why not start by thinking about how you could interpret the brief
You might consider one or more of the following:
Develop a mood/ideas board
Use the internet to research artists, designers, craft makers, museums, art galleries, to help you develop your ideas and observe what’s going on in your family unit and online community for inspiration.
In the development of your work you should consider :
- Investigating a range of ideas
- Experimenting with media and techniques
- Documenting the development of your work ( which should inform your supporting statement)
Your submission should be an effective realisation of your ideas in interpreting the brief through skilful use of your chosen medium.
Record the progress of your investigations on your phone photos and videos. These can be shared via our Instagram account. Look at artists, designers or other creatives and consider how they might respond to this brief?
What media might you select and use to develop your ideas?
We are aware that you may have limited resources at home. Therefore your response may be dictated by the materials and media that you can access. Artists have always been resourceful so you should see this as an opportunity rather than a hindrance.
The links below offer advice on how to get the best photograph of your work.
How to Photograph your Artwork (For Non - Photographers)
When doing your research, remember to Stay Alert...