RBKC Creative Collective

A borough-wide exhibition of local community’s responses to 2020

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RBKC Creative Collective

2020 has been a significant moment for all of us; can anyone remember a time when life had to change so quickly for so many? The experiences of COVID-19, lockdown and the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement have also had a profound impact on many of us. Creativity can help us make sense of it all and people have been creating art in different forms to help communicate and express their feelings.

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RBKC Council is looking for artists among our residents to take part in a collection of digital exhibitions across K&C Libraries, showcasing the creativity of all sections of our local community and offering a chance to reflect, share and celebrate together.

This is your chance to have your artwork showcased in our public exhibitions and have your work exhibited in Chelsea Gallery on King’s Road.

At the Council, we want to share and celebrate the creativity of our brilliant community by hosting a series of events.

We are looking for original artworks of any kind: this could be audio clips, short films, poems, paintings, drawings, statements or digital work that are related to the following themes:

  • Lockdown
  • Resilience and hope
  • Community
  • Black Lives Matter

So that everyone can see, hear or experience your artworks, they will be included in our virtual gallery to mark this moment in time. We will also select works to be displayed via digital displays and projections in libraries across K&C. The public will select their favourite pieces to be displayed in a final celebration and exhibition at Chelsea Gallery in King’s Road Library in September. Please note: to qualify for the Chelsea Gallery exhibition, you will first need to submit your artwork in a digital format for our virtual gallery.

Interested in submitting a piece of work or ready to submit your artwork? Please complete this form.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 15 July 2021. Artworks will be displayed in our virtual gallery and exhibitions over the summer 2021. Submissions will also be placed in K&C Archives to be preserved for future generations.

We would like to thank our Westminster City Lions colleagues, libraries, archives, Chelsea Gallery and all our partners supporting this work.

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