lockdown collaboration

How do artists keep in touch during lockdown? How do we keep our spirits up? Over 60 artists in Victoria BC, Canada answered these questions with the project ‘Postcards From the Pandemic.’ The project was intiated and facilitated by BOXCARSIX and included 60 artists and produced over 900 postcards. The cards were exhibited at The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective.
Here is a note from one of the organisers:
Wow! What a fantastic project, successful show and fundraiser. We raised over $3000 for local Victoria charities – Victoria Women’s Transition House, Our Place, and the Mustard Seed, as well as happily supporting the fifty fifty arts collective gallery with the sale of our postcards.We wish to send out a huge thank you to the 60 artists involved for your generosity, playfulness, imagination and commitment to our project. We are humbled by the scale of participation, and delighted by the creativity imbued in each card. This project has been a testament to the possibilities of collaboration, and we are very proud to have initiated it. There are still many cards remaining, and it is our sincere hope that we will be able to find another venue to continue to share this body of work in the future!
Here are a few of my favourites that I worked on with artists Amber MacGregor, Heather Barr, Amber Morrison Fox, Trish Shwart, and Meghan Krauss. (photos of the gallery collection are by Jill Ehlert.)

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