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Image: Award-winning artist Narbi Price’s book-lined workspace

In the current pandemic situation, a large proportion of people are having to adapt to a whole new way of life. Creating a space in our homes specifically designated for work has become a major step in dealing with restrictions for many of us. Through this unique shift in how we live, Hartlepool’s Northern School of Art have seen a unique opportunity to capture these unprecedented times, inspired by the ways in which people are staying connected despite being behind closed doors.

As such, they have put out a call for people to send a screenshot of what they now call their workplace via their video call screen, using the hashtag #WFH and tagging @thenorthernart in the caption or image on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. A host of cultural figures have already responded to the call including award-winning artist Narbi Price, who has contributed an image of his workspace featuring a book-lined armchair, while Wendy Smith (Prefab Sprout singer and Sage Gateshead’s Director of Creative Learning) has shown off an old 1930s chest of drawers, which she plans to paint.

The aim is to use the images contributed to create an artwork of all the faces and spaces of those working from home. It’s set to become a unique look at a community behind closed doors, and a testament to people’s resilience and adaptability.

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