CONTACT: A lockdown art exhibition

CONTACT: A lockdown art exhibition

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An incredible online art exhibition has been launched by the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre.  The exhibition showcases the amazing work of 12 local artists commissioned by the Princess to create pieces that sum up how this pandemic, lockdown and a lack of human contact has affected us all.

Contact is on the Princess’s website until late December and the physical exhibition will be part of the reopening phase for the Princess in the new year. 

The work varies in its use of media from animation, photography, ipad to installation pieces and the artists, all Somerset based; from professional to educator to school child.

Speaking to Beccy Armory, leading the creative team at the Princess, she says “We have all missed human contact whether it be verbal, physical or social and it seems rather appropriate that this exhibition is launched amid Lockdown #2.  COVID19 has changed all of our lives in many different ways.  What our artists have created is a body of work that we can all relate to in some way shape or form.  The response to every piece is different but emotionally we understand as humans how each of these pieces translates.”

Cllr Louise Parkin said, “The exhibition itself and the work is a real change of direction for the visual arts at the Princess.  The arts scene in Burnham and Highbridge is really changing for the positive and we are excited to be a part of that.  What has been created is wonderful.  Our local artistic community have really risen to the challenge and encompassed what has been a very strange year.”

The exhibition can be found online at https://www.theprincesstheatre.co.uk/whats-on/ and is part of the Princess’s programmed work funded by the Arts Council.

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