Want to be inspired this lockdown? My Local Lockdown Life is an exciting project which is collecting the experiences of BCP Council residents living through the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown period.
BCP Council in partnership with Arts by the Sea, Dorset Race Equality Council, Pavilion Dance South West and Poole Housing partnership is collating artwork from residents to capture how communities and individuals have experienced COVID-19. These include photos, stories, poetry and films.
You can see some of this artwork collected from last year’s lockdown at the online My Local Lockdown Life exhibition. This pen and wash sketch, ‘Queuing for Lidl’ was painted by PEDAS's own David Roberts. Congratulations David! This will become part of the museum's permanent collection.
The project is still taking submissions so be sure to share your artwork using the link below.
Share and submit your artwork
Take a look at the online exhibition
Now is the perfect time to plan a New Year full of positivity.
Abi Kremer (good friend of PEDAS & popular Art teacher) has the following online Art courses starting very soon:
She is delivering a three week art history course on Zoom for Southampton City Art Gallery: Pioneering Women in their Collection, featuring Eileen Agar, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Bridget Riley (painting shown) on Wednesdays 7-9pm, starting this Wednesday 13th January. See link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/508372
You can also just do individual sessions if you wish.
Abi has a private Zoom course 'Exploring Portraiture' beginning on 25th January on a Monday morning 9.30 - 12.30pm, which is full, but she is proposing to run a second one on Monday afternoon if there is a demand. On this course she will be sharing some inspirational images on a PowerPoint, shows a demo which she will have recorded earlier and will do online critiques of the work, by 'pinning' your work in progress. She has a second webcam where she can do live demos. You will be working from your own chosen portrait photo, which is emailed across to her beforehand.
Please let Abi know if this is of interest, and she will forward the details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the recently published 'Art Meets Ecology' publication, with six of Abi’s paintings:
If anyone would like a copy of her monograph (essays by Peter Davies, Jackie Sarafopoulos and Simon Olding) "Colour and Inspiration' she still has some left at £10 plus P&P.
Abi’s website: Abi Kremer | artist
Mothballed galleries and abandoned exhibitions were no doubt the norm for the year just gone. Meanwhile PEDAS has responded with an alternative venue - a virtual gallery of Members’ work that’s always open to browse or buy.
All pieces are for sale - in various styles and media, some framed, some unframed. Dorset landscapes and seascapes are particular favourites (examples above are by: Penny Wilton, Heather Vowles, Carol Cox and Pam Marshall). Full details accompany each piece when you click on the website images at: Art For Sale - Poole & East Dorset Art Society (pedas.org.uk)
This is an ongoing exhibition where members may submit a replacement artwork at any time.
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