Lockdown Art in Locked Up Spaces in SE5

Staff Reporter (15 February, 2021)

20 local artists are displaying their work in the windows of locked down businesses

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Camberwell Arts has launched a curated Lockdown Exhibition in which 20 local artists are displaying their work in the windows of locked down businesses in SE5.

In addition to giving artists the opportunity to sell their paintings, prints, drawings, video and photographs, it also brightens up the high street by making use of currently empty windows.

Camberwell Arts, a charity that aims to represent and promote the diverse cultural geographies of Camberwell in South East London, is turning the current lockdown into an opportunity for local artists who are struggling.

Debbie Allen, the volunteer project co-ordinator at Camberwell Arts, said “By showcasing local artists we are helping to support them to keep our creative economy going. And, at the same time, add interest to our high street during lockdown with so many places closed. We are literally and figuratively taking this window of opportunity.”

Camberwell-based artists and businesses have embraced the opportunity. With beauty salons, pubs, hotels charity shops, and empty units all having taken up the challenge to display a work of art – a wonderful gesture of community spirit.

So now, during a Lockdown walk for exercise, Camberwellian’s are able to see works by Anna Maria Amato, Paul Ashurst, Kimbal Bumstead, Augustin Coll, Robbie Ewing, Florence Goodhand Tait, Susan Gordon, James Hardy, Hamley Jenkins, Sam Kerridge, Joanna McCormick, Mark Pearson, Rachel Richardson, Spike Smith, Bob Stone, Gabriela Szulman, Laura Willis, Lydia Wood, and more will be exhibiting shortly.

Artworks shown by Hamley Jenkins and Gabriel Szulman

 

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