My passion is photography, it has been for many years, this year I have been doing a challenge to produce a photo everyday of 2020 and remind myself and others of the beauty of the world around us. Little did I know lockdown would make this a very different project, it has captured the world around us, and helped me through lockdown, reminding us of all the happy beautiful things around our homes and local community.
The latest posters to go up are by Portland residents Kath Webb and Susanna Aldred.
During the lockdown, many people have been rekindling their love of making – baking, sewing, painting, drawing and crafting we want to celebrate and showcase this, and make sure that everyone can still engage with b-side’s creative programme despite the current closure of our project space and postponement of the 2020 Festival.
Outpost project space is on Fortuneswell High Street, Portland and has huge street-level windows – it makes the perfect safe social distancing exhibition space. Following an overwhelming response to our call out to Portland residents to show us their creativity we have a fantastic visual archive of Portland Lockdown creative talent.
Kath has been making artwork representative of the local harbour scenes and cottages
“During lockdown I have created pieces which are influenced by the overall feeling of emptiness and quiet that I have encountered particularly during my exercise periods. The harbours and pubs void of people, solitary cottages which contain self isolating families all contribute to this feeling which I draw on when creating my work. ”
Susanna’s photographs document a year on Portland, the selection here demonstrate the beauty of this remarkable place during an extraordiinary year.
Check out all of Susanna’s images on Instagram: photo_mostdays.
Take a look at all the Lockdown Art exhibitions so far HERE.
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