Local visual arts group Easterly Artists is staging a virtual online exhibition throughout May, delivering its own “art antidote” to the ravages of Coronavirus and the isolation it brings.
Titled “In Isolation”, the exhibition features some of the most creative artistic talent in Lowestoft and the surrounding area. 26 artists are presenting their work, all based on their interpretation of what it means to live through, deal with and create in a period of prolonged physical and social isolation.
There are two key elements of the exhibition. First, all artists are donating their work for nothing: as a result, all pieces will be available for the public to download completely free of charge. All works are in A4 format, making it easy for visitors to print them from a home computer.
Second, the show utilises the latest technology to display the works "hung" in a unique 3D virtual space created especially for the event, rather than a conventional web page. The result is a truly immersive experience, giving visitors a life-like impression of walking through an actual gallery.
“In Isolation” opens on the Easterly Artists website at 6.30pm on Friday 8 May, to coincide with the early May Day Bank Holiday (this year, this holiday has been moved back to coincide with VE Day and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II). It runs for three weeks and ends at 6.30pm on Sunday 31 May.