Isolation Art Exhibition

Isolation Art Exhibition

22nd of August, 2020

Lockdown Artists to Exhibit at Popular Clitheroe Gallery

Residents have unleashed their creativity during lockdown in response to 9 themes set by Ribble Valley Borough Council’s Arts Development Team. Over 140 pieces from the project, called Isolation Art were posted on the Council’s Arts Development facebook page and are now being exhibited throughout August at Platform Gallery.

Lockdown artists are to have their work exhibited at Clitheroe’s popular Platform Gallery, just next to Clitheroe Railway and Bus Stations. The Gallery has re-opened following lockdown, albeit with a few changes, following Government guidelines. Screens will be in place and staff will wear visors and masks when showing people the jewellery from the cabinets. A one-way system now operates, with entry by the side door, exit via the main entrance. The Gallery closes at 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 4.00pm on Saturday, with no Sunday opening, in order to allow for extra cleaning.

Katherine Rodgers (Council Arts Development Officer) said “we wanted to shine a light on the fabulous artistic talent in our Borough during lockdown, as well as encouraging beginners to try something new.”  There were 140 submissions, including paintings, photography, poetry and print and the quality, depth and breadth of the work is astounding. People can now see how creativity has united people and supported mental health during the difficult recent months.

Brochures & leaflets will be handed out at the Gallery’s Visitor Information Centre, but browsing is not allowed. In line with Government Guidance, visitors are asked to hand sanitise when entering and to wear a mask.

Isolation Art runs until the end of August; further details are available from Platform Gallery on 01200 425566