Covid creativity to be exhibited

As the local community lives through the second round of lockdown, Cardinia Shire resident Jillian Ronald has taken the opportunity to create mosaic artworks.

When the pandemic was declared, lockdown and stay at home orders formed a whole new way of life for residents coping with extra downtime and social isolation.

As the local community lives through the second round of lockdown, Cardinia Shire resident Jillian Ronald has taken the opportunity to create mosaic artworks.

At first, she started with a ‘Covid kettle’, then moved onto a corona inspired mirror and is now working on her ‘emoji virus’.

Ms Ronald has also been working on preparation for Art Show Pakenham’s Isolation Exhibition.

The Isolation Exhibition will include projects such as craft, artworks, jigsaws, lego, spoonville, photography and displays of events such as Anzac Day and birthdays.

“This will be a great opportunity for people who have completed a project while we have been stuck at home,” she said.

“It would be a historical snapshot of how the community handled this unprecedented time, providing inspiration and goals for people to attempt their own projects while establishing community connection.

“It is open to everyone and the projects will be displayed on our Facebook page, then after lockdown in a window display at Pakenham Place and finally when cultural activities return exhibited in a gallery setting.”

Art Show Pakenham is a community based, volunteer run, not for profit, incorporated group.

It has been running the local art show for 45 years and is concerned that cultural opportunities are minimal in the current pandemic situation.

If you would like to participate in Art Show Pakenham’s Isolation Exhibition email a photo of your project and write a few words about yourself and how the pandemic has impacted you.

All entries can be emailed to: artshowpakenham@gmail.com.