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Announcing the Isolation Drawing Project 2.0.

Due to such a great response the first time, I have decided to do this project again, as we are back in lockdown and its difficult to connect once again.

If you’d like to participate simply send me a photo of yourself, your loved one, your pet or whatever brings you joy and go to this link to put in your order. It’s really very simple.
You will receive your very own unique drawing in the mail, mounted and ready to be put into a standard size frame. A perfect gift or for your own home.

Drawing is a grounding, meditative, mindful process for me. Knowing that there is a creative project waiting in the studio every morning keeps me positive and productive, especially at a time when there is much negativity and uncertainty in the world because of COVID.

 

When the first lockdown was announced here in Victoria due to COVID19, I started a little project to stay connected and creative during a difficult time. I drew a portrait almost everyday from photos that people sent me via social media. It was wonderful to have such a positive response and it kept me busy for weeks. Here are just a few of the drawings that came out of this, you can see all of them and read the stories by strolling through my Instagram account.

 

It has been quite an experience curating this group exhibition!
I planned everything months in advance. The artworks were framed, website up, marketing done, and all 6 artists were ready for the party! One week away from the official opening, which was going to host about 150 people, the news of COVID-19 spreading at incredible speed around the world, revealed a need for urgent change in our plans. Having a gathering of that size, or even half that size was off the cards.

So we decided to cancel the opening, but hang the artwork anyway so visitors have the opportunity to come and see the artwork when they please in a safer environment.

Knowing that attendance will be very low, we also made this short video (below) introducing the realist group show, as well as longer walkthrough video that provides a virtual alternative to physically walking through the gallery. All this can be found on the website as well as images of all the artworks and information about each artist. I hope you take this opportunity to explore it form the comfort of your home. I hope it helps to lift your spirits in these uncertain times. đŸ™‚

The exhibition remains open, all enquiries can be made through Black Spot Gallery or myself.
Gallery contact details: Black Spot Gallery & Studios
20 Milgate Drive, Mornington
Contact Allan on 0418 321 620 or stynesal@bigpond.com