Wolverhampton Art Gallery and council library services are inviting budding artists to submit images of artwork inspired by the lockdown for inclusion in a special online exhibition titled Art In Lockdown.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Wolverhampton is asked to submit creations reflecting their experiences of life during the coronavirus crisis. 

Creative responses could include paintings, drawings, writing, craft or even music.

The idea for an online exhibition was inspired by Wolverhampton-based artist and illustrator Ed Isaacs, who has been creating artworks capturing scenes from his immediate surroundings and daily life during the lockdown period.

Anybody interested in submitting artwork should send a high-resolution image or audio recording to art.gallery@wolverhampton.gov.uk by Sunday 31 May. You must include your name, a short description and information on where the piece was created.

Submissions will be reviewed and entries grouped into age categories. You will be notified if your artwork is selected to feature in the exhibition. 

City of Wolverhampton Council will look to host the exhibition at one of its venues once the lockdown has been lifted and the city’s cultural venues and libraries are once again open to the public.