Arts and heritage charity Gloucester Culture Trust is supporting eight local artists to produce new work through its 2020 Creation Fund.
The funding aims to help local creatives through the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic and involve the community too.
Funded art projects include a series of poignant short films featuring key workers made by Barney Witts of Fluxx Films; a large-scale painting inspired by the county’s positivity in the face of a crisis by Russell Haines; and sculpture project Gloucester’s Masked Figureheads with wood carvings by Natasha Houseago placed in key locations around the city.
Members of the public can also join in and make their own rainbow bunting using a stop motion tutorial; install a Covid-19 inspired exhibition in their window or take advantage of creative art packs with essential supplies and inspiring prompts.
Gloucester Culture Trust’s Hollie Smith Charles, said: ‘It is vitally important that Gloucester’s lockdown legacy is creativity. Creativity gives people freedom to express themselves at what has been a really difficult time and can positively impact on mental health.
‘It provides enjoyment for people as they start to see these new projects crop up around the city and they enable us to reflect and remember the iconic times that we have all experienced together, despite being kept apart.’
For more information, visit gloucesterculture.org.uk.
Friday 19 June 2020
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