I am a blind ceramic artist inspired by Portland where I’ve lived all my life, and by the support of the community I have found here. My work is figurative and draws on my love for reading fantasy, history and legends as well as of traditional folk music.
- Shani @happyyouandmee
The latest posters to go up are by Portland artists Shani Galton and Holly Yates
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 Festival this year.
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.
Shani Galton is a blind ceramist who has been running online Zoom pottery classes throughout Lockdown.
Holly Yates work for Outpost windows has been inspired by the artist’s experience of depression, the empty pill blisters represent the days signed off work whilst unwell.
To see all the Lockdown Art featured so far have a look HERE