I am hosting a Poetry Performance Workshop in London tomorrow Sat 27 Nov 2021 4-6pm, to close out the final day of my solo exhibition.
During the first lockdown, my partner was hospitalised with COVID-19, and I was left with a leaky sink and a broken washing machine no plumber would attend to. I grounded my precarious mental health by painting and journaling everyday.
It is my hope that my show will bring to light the many positives of lockdown, despite all our trials and struggles. Being cooped up at home allowed us more time to spend with our loved ones, rest and relaxation, and time to devote to those passions we kept meaning to get to. This exhibition is a culmination of all my work from the lockdowns.
In addition to my expressionist/dada/art brut paintings, I also write and perform poetry. During the lockdown, I uploaded many performances of my poetry on Youtube. You can see my blog post about it at Dwell Time Press, an award winning, not-for-profit publication reflecting on mental wellbeing. Captions of my first vlog can also be found at Disability Arts Online for my first video in July 2020 from the first lockdown. More recently, I participated in a comedy and spoken word night to celebrate Mental Health Day.
If you fancy hearing some great poetry from London locals or sharing your own lockdown poetry, please come down to Sprout Arts:
COVID Diaries: A Celebration of Life Under Lockdown
at Sprout Arts, 74 Moyser Road, London, SW16 6SQ (in the Furzedown area)
Last 2 Days of Exhibit: Fri-Sat 26-27 Nov 2021 11am-5pm
Poetry Performance Workshop 4-6pm
I also want to extend a special thank you to those who came to Private View on Tuesday and also to those who purchased. It means the world to me. If you have any photos you would like to share, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Sprout Arts!