Time on My Hands – An exhibition of creative reflections on #lockdown
The exhibition features work by resident artist Gail Curry and 35 members of the local community, with an age range of 5 years to 92 years. The exhibits illustrate individual experiences of lockdown and how art in many varied mediums was used to aid and support peoples well being that time.
The idea for the exhibition came from Gail’s own lockdown, in which she created a series of thirteen clocks to illustrate how time had appeared to become central but unstable and uncertain due the threat and limitations of the pandemic. She wanted to know how others had experienced lockdown and as she has no speech to hold conversations, she put out a call for submissions to the people of North Tyneside to hold that conversation through the art. The exhibition will take place from 1st to 24th August at the gallery space managed by East Street Arts, within the Beason Shopping Centre in North Shields, where her studio is based.