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Image: Portraits4PPE, Areema Nasreen by Lady Kitt

At the start of this pandemic, we were all bombarded with fears surrounding PPE shortages in the NHS and the care sector. There simply wasn’t – and frankly, still isn’t – enough to go around to make everyone safe and there aren’t the supplies available to dish them out willy nilly.

North East artist, maker, performer and Drag King Lady Kitt will curate an online exhibition for Disability Arts Online, entitled #Portraits4PPE. This project seeks to raise awareness of PPE shortages in the care sector, and hopes to also raise money to help bridge the gap.

Submissions are open to any disabled artists over the age of 18 from across the UK, and the guidelines are simple: create portraits of people who, during this lockdown, have done exceptional things. The criteria for exceptionalism is broad and inclusive: if you want to commemorate anyone for their work and efforts, now may be the time. Any artistic format is accepted, as long as it can be sent via email for a contact free, online exhibition hosted by Disability Arts Online.

The deadline for submissions is 6th July.

#Portraits4PPE will be exhibited online from Monday 20th July via Disability Arts Online

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