Easterly Artists is staging a 3D virtual online exhibition throughout May, delivering its own “art antidote” to the ravages of Coviod-19 and the isolation it brings.
Easterly Artists are responding to the current coronavirus lock-down with a free online exhibition, featuring A4-sized artworks by members available to view and download at no charge. Titled “In Isolation”, 26 members are presenting their work, all based on their interpretation of what it means to live through, deal with and create in a period of prolonged physical and social isolation.
Hugh Davies, Easterly Artists webmaster and the instigator of the exhibition, sums it up: “This is our way to give something back to the community. Many people are trapped at home – the plan is to bring the work to them, and perhaps create some hope at a time when hope can sometimes appear to be in short supply.”
Apart from the work itself, there are two key elements to the show. First, the artists are donating their work, so all the pieces are available to download completely free. And everything is in A4 format, making it easy for you to print them from a home computer.
Second, and rather than showing the work in a conventional web page, the exhibition uses the latest technology to display the works “hung” in a unique 3D virtual space created especially for the event. The results are extraordinary: it’s a truly immersive experience, giving a life-like impression of walking through an actual gallery!
“In Isolation” opens 6.30pm Friday 8 May and runs for three weeks till 6.30pm Sunday 31 May: to visit, simply go to http://easterly.org.uk/
So there you have it: a high quality art exhibition brought to your own home, a chance to download as much artwork at no cost as your printer can handle and a 3D virtual reality experience that has to be seen to be believed – what’s not to like!?
Look forward to seeing you online!