During this period Patricia Spokes, project co-ordinator at Artlink, has been making good use of her time. She has used her art practice to fill her time in isolation and used painting as a release from the stress and anxiety caused by constant news coverage and the requirement to stay put. She has been continuing with her ongoing series of paintings of forests and woodlands. But these aren’t depictions of a particular scene or location. They are imagined spaces, not real landscapes, and this is reflected in the way in which this exhibition, which doesn’t physically exist, is being presented.
With the Covid-19 outbreak changing the way everyone in the world is working and living their daily lives, artists are learning to adapt as exhibitions, workshops, residencies and events are in suspension.