Covid-19 has had an impact on many industries including the art world. Artists that have been looking forward to showing their art to the world have been closed down by the authorities. However, the industry has started to adapt slowly by changing the way that art exhibitions are held.
Online Art Exhibitions and Events
There have many online art exhibitions and events that have made it easier for artists to display their work during Covid-19. There have also been competitions to attract artists back to the industry. Here are just a few exhibitions currently being shown.
Japingka Aboriginal Art has several exhibitions currently happening now and in the future. Right now they are showing Warmun Artists – The Ochre Story. The work has been made by a community of artists that have been working since 1998. They have been shut down due to the pandemic but are displaying their work online instead. Ochre painting is a major element of this artwork. Kunmadj woven objects is another exhibition showing woven bags, fish traps and other ancient knowledge. They use silk, linen and cotton to create intricate weaves.
Online Art Exhibition ‘Up North’ displays the work of 15 artists from Far North Queensland and displays their view on this part of Australia. It shows the unique weather, landscape, animals, plants and unique ideas about how people live here. The artworks are also for sale.
Light Space and Time is showing a ’10th Anniversary’ Art Exhibition for 2020. It includes a competition for painting and other types of media. The paintings are acrylic, graphite, oils, pastels and many more types. Pen, pencil and ink artworks are also displayed. Artist can display their websites for those that want to purchase their work.
It is incredible to witness the resilience of artists and exhibitors come alive during a tough time for artists in Australia.