In May 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown, local artist, David Hawkes, initiated a shared art initiative called SLOWART.
Artists spend a lot of their time alone in their studios. Therefore, the project aimed to connect with other artists playfully during forced isolation. It was important to David to alleviate this for his own wellbeing and maintain relationships in an ongoing, collaborative and sharing way.
The idea for SLOWART was to call upon artists to share and contribute to a piece of work by mail. They were sent an A4 panel to work on in any medium or style. Two other artists would then add to the panel. This meant each work would change hands three times. The 18 completed works are shown together in this exhibition by the 18 artists that accepted the challenge.