Summer programme: #CovidCommissions
In collaboration with key partners across the North West, we’re delighted to announce six new commissions for the Collection – aiming to capture contemporary experiences during the pandemic, as well as supporting artists who may have otherwise lost work.
Selected artists include: Sarah Eyre (with Open Eye Gallery), Kiara Mohamed (with Open Eye Gallery), Parham Ghalamdar (with Castlefield Gallery) Mandy Cleveland (with Hot Bed Press), Jack Tan (with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art) Marija Bozinovska Jones (with AND Festival in partnership with Somerset House).
The selected artists will make work that responds to the wider and deeper impacts of the current situation on our sense of community, connection, wellbeing and belonging; ranging from our relationship to each other and ourselves, to our changing experience of digital and natural environments.
An element of each project will be launched online here during Summer 2020, and the final works shared at our New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery in 2021.
Co-commission with Open Eye Gallery
Eyre’s series of GIF collages will explore our new senses of fragmented space (physical, virtual, public and private), with a focus on the impact of Covid on women, who have been disproportionately affected by lockdown.
Marija Bozinovska Jones
Co-commission with AND Festival and Somerset House Studios
A three-fold audio-visual narrative which examines the ‘flowing process of interconnectedness’.
New work by Kiara Mohamed
Co-commissioned with Open Eye Gallery
Kiara’s commission will approach the personal impact that Covid 19 has had specifically on the lives of Black and brown people. Using video calls as a device, Mohamed will photograph these conversations as they occur, giving a view into how daily life and the way we relate to each other have changed.
Read more about the commission here.