‘Made in Lockdown’ art exhibition at Peterborough Cathedral

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21st January to 18th February 2022

10/01/2022: Please note that, due to the volume of entries received, we will be closing to entries at 4.00pm today.

Entries now invited (until 4pm, 10 January)

Anyone who spent time making art during the Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 and early 2021, is invited to enter their work free for an exhibition to be shown at Peterborough Cathedral from 21st January to 18th February 2022.

The idea of the ‘Made in Lockdown’ exhibition is to look back at our experience of those lockdowns and to focus on the creativity that came to the fore. Many people were inspired to take up art activities then, and this is their opportunity to show that work. Art work made in response to the current Covid situation will also be considered.

What sort of art work?

A picture hung against a carved stone wall in the cathedralThe kind of art works that the exhibition might include range from drawings, paintings, prints and collages, through to textiles or ceramics, provided that they are the right size and are ready to hang.

Three-dimensional works up to a specific size may also be entered.

Details are in the Terms and Conditions below.

The Very Revd Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough, said:

“I hope that this exhibition will demonstrate that when it comes to the pandemic we are all in this together. Many of the art works will have been made in isolation, but by sharing these different viewpoints we can begin to break down that isolation and encourage one another. As we enter the new year it’s a good opportunity look for a new perspective - seeing your art work in the vast space of the Cathedral could be a way to do that. I would encourage anyone to enter. Resist the temptation to throw out your lockdown drawings in a new year spring clean!”

The exhibition is supported by a Near Neighbours Partner Grant, under the Covid Relief Funding called ‘Surge’.

How to enter (free of charge)

  • Please read these Terms and Conditions of Entry carefully. This includes the criteria.

  • Then complete and return this Entry Form (Word doc) and return it to us by email with a photograph if each work you are entering. The closing date for receipt of entries is Monday 10th January 2022. 10/01/2022: Please note that, due to the volume of entries received, we will be closing to entries at 4.00pm today.

    If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of the entry form by post, please email exhibitions@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk or call 01733 355315.

    Alternatively you can submit an audio file of your answers to the questions on the form. Send the audio file as an attachment, with a photo of your art work, to exhibitions@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk.

  • After Monday 10th January we will contact the artists who are exhibiting with details of how to deliver their work to the Cathedral on the morning of Saturday 15th January or during the day on Monday 17th January


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