Time on My HandsAn exhibition of creative reflections on #lockdown

Open call for creative personal reflections on lock down

As an artist I used my creativity to help me manage my mental health, as well as to create items that helped me to reflect on the time I spent alone in lock down #3.  I chose to create a series of clocks to represent my experience of lock down.

Some of the time was easy to enjoy, a lot of it was not. I began to think of others experiences and how they might represent their lock down. Given that I don’t have speech, conversations can be very tricky things, so I have decided instead of trying to use speech and technology, we should use the universal language of art to share our experience of lock down in North Tyneside.

I know I am not alone in using creativity to help me through lock down. You may have painted, sewn, knitted, photographed, doodled, or otherwise created to help yourself. I believe time on our hands can be a diverse and  interesting exhibition to bring together our reflections and creations of an unprecedented time in our community history.

I am inviting anyone who lives or works in North Tyneside, who would like to have work considered for the exhibition to email me a photo of their piece of work plus a short description about it and it’s connection to lock down, (max 120 words). Together with their name and postcode.

  • Entries should be submitted by using the entry form below
  • Please make sure each submission only contains one entry.
  • You can send a maximum of two entries for consideration.
  • Please make sure your work will be available for the entire length of the exhibition, which is planned to be throughout August 2021.
  • Exhibit size should not exceed 50cm x 50cm.
  • The closing date for entries is noon on June 6th 2021
  • Successful applicants will be notified by July 1st 2021
  • Currently, the venue for the exhibition will be the Bank Studio and Gallery space in the Beacon Centre North Shields.  
  • Successful applicants will be expected to deliver and collect their work in person from the exhibition space at times and dates to be given to successful applicants.
  • There is no fee for entry or for exhibiting. The exhibition is being sponsored by Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC.
  • If work is available for sale at the exhibition it will be commission-free.
  • Opening times of the exhibition will be advertised nearer the date of the exhibition as they will depend on the current covid guidance at that time.
  • We may ask successful applicants if they are available to help invigilate at the exhibition.

Really looking forward to seeing everyone’s work

Gail Curry


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