The Art of Lockdown – August 2020

Art Exhibition: The Westgate Hotel Newport from Saturday 15th August

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First up, we are delighted to shine a spotlight on The Art of Lockdown- Art Exhibition.

Hosted by The Westgate Hotel, Newport Events and Newport Rising, the exhibition launches on Sat 15th Aug at 16.00 at The Westgate Hotel, Commercial Street, Newport.

Entry is free, and the exhibition will be on for two weeks after the official launch. Times and dates subject to the host’s confirmation.

The exhibition in a nutshell according to the hosts- “… artists responded to our call out to display their ‘Art of Lock Down’ and this anarchic exhibition is a celebration of the creativity to come out of the weirdness that is 2020 (so far) and will include the work of artists from across disciplines and backgrounds.”

Featuring photographs, paintings, craft and more including pieces from my absolute favourite team Women of Newport, this is an event not to be missed. There will be opportunity to purchase crafts and creations from the Lockdown Artists too.

Over the last five months, we have all been united in the struggle to adapt to a different way of life, and what better way to capture this unique moment in time than Art.

Arts have always been considered the storehouse of a society’s collective memory, enriching our emotions, translating and sharing experiences, and Newport has a thriving creative community so I know this exhibition will not disappoint.

With more shops sadly announcing their departure from Newport City Centre over the past few weeks, there has never been a better time to pop into town and support your local community. I’ve been advised that social distancing will be strictly adhered to, and masks should be worn if you’re able to. I’ll be looking forward to my first ‘proper’ social event of 2020, and I hope to see you there!

For more information, contact the hosts via their Facebook event page.


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