In this episode we are joined by artist Amanda Lynch to discuss a new artist network The Correspondence Collective and how her recent work has been exploring the act of restriction.
We discuss accessibility within the arts and how this has become a passion for her, as well as the impact that shielding has had on her access to materials and stimulus. She shares how her own work has changed from object based to paper during this period and why she has been inspired to set up the new network.
In collaboration with Clayhill Arts, and with funding by Arts Council England, the Correspondence Collective have launched an Open Call for works around the theme of restriction, using the form of mail art to inspire and send the work.
Artists are invited to create small works for the drawers’ compartments which range in size from 3cm x 3cm to 6cm x 13.5cm. Four compartments will be allocated to each artist with the tiny space designed to provide a reflective stimulus. The work should be inspired by the theme of Restriction, and what that means for you in the context of covid-19 and lockdown. Each exhibiting artist will be allocated four different sized compartments in the drawers.
The exhibition will be shown online via a live-stream from 23rd March - 6th April, 2021. There are a number of networking events, artist talks and workshops running in parallel, all of which are free to attend.
You can find out more about the Open Call and the Correspondence Collective via their website: www.correspondencecollective.com
Follow them on instagram, twitter and facebook to hear the latest developments of the project and network.