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Ouseburn Valley’s Cobalt Studios are appealing to the creative community to submit artwork created in isolation and in response to Covid-19, which they will collate into a limited edition riso printed publication once lockdown is over.

It’s a typically open-ended project from the organisers; Cobalt as a venue has become known for its forward-thinking and supportive policy. “One of our first  personal responses to this unexpected and challenging time was a kind of inherent understanding that creativity would have a key role to play during this pandemic.” Explains Cobalt’s Kathryn Hodgkinson.Behind the front lines culture of all types offers unique opportunities for political comment, personal reflections, escapism, solace, connection and much more beyond. Also, this enforced time locked away from our usual lives and many of our everyday pressures and time constraints is a unique opportunity for a more creative existence. We see the project as a kind of collective archive, a chance to gather a breadth of glimpses into internal and external Covid-19 worlds at the moment, a chance to convey a political message or simply a documentation of an extraordinary time.”

Work can be submitted via email to [email protected], and must be a jpg suitable for Facebook or Instagram. Artwork can take any form and can be a work in progress, sketches or fully finished work.

Find out more about Cobalt’s Everyday Art for Extraordinary Times project on their social media pages

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