Impressions Gallery is keeping its community together digitally during the current lockdown.
While the gallery has had to close its doors to the public, it is still offering resources and activities online.
The team hopes they will offer distraction and inspire creativity in these difficult times.
Pippa Oldfield, head of programme at Impressions Gallery, says there has been ‘a great response’ to the #MassIsolationIG Instagram project.
Started by the Gallery of Photography Ireland, the collective project invites people to share their experiences of the coronavirus outbreak.
Inspired by the Mass Observation movement of 1937, it aims to show what daily life is like in the midst of this worldwide crisis.
On the website, Impressions has a growing archive of resources.
They include artist talks, interviews, videos, exhibition guides and more.
On Instagram, the gallery is launching a new project, #ArchiveGems
With almost 50 years of history, the gallery’s archive is packed with artworks, behind-the-scenes photos, retro graphic design, and ephemera from seminal exhibitions.
Over the coming weeks, director Anne McNeill will be digitally rummaging for photographic treasures to reveal hidden gems.
Now is the perfect time to enjoy digital artworks and artist films.
River Stories by Yan Wang Preston invites you to journey with the artist along China’s Yangtze River from source to sea, in a 12-part video odyssey.
Take solace in Chloe Dewe Mathews’ exhibition In Search of Frankenstein, in which Chloe investigates the 1818 Year Without Summer.
This climactic catastrophe confined Mary Shelley indoors, and cabin fever proved the spark for her ground-breaking novel Frankenstein.
Impressions Gallery’s young people’s collective, New Focus, is as busy as ever.
Words, objects and portraits are woven together, reconnecting family and loved ones across time and space – a message that is more poignant than ever right now.
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Impressions Gallery will be continuing to develop new content and online events in the coming weeks.