Sprout Arts: Lockdown Reflections Exhibition

9th November 2021
What did you do in Lockdown? How did your life or daily patterns change? 

Lockdown Reflections is a community exhibition presented by WAF regulars, Sprout Arts, displaying artwork, thoughts and creative expressions exploring the many different experiences people had during the 2020/2021 Lockdown periods.  

Sprout Arts present a broad range of work by people of all ages and abilities from professional artists to local residents and families. Discover work from Goldfinch Primary School, Graveney Academy, Furzedown Youth Centre, The Furzedown Project, Wandsworth Prison, Critical Support (formerly Critical NHS), The Rose & Crown (Buy Art, Feed Tooting) and Sew Furzedown.

Lockdown Reflections tells the stories behind some incredible local community initiatives, showing how communities really can pull together to help each other and make a difference, as well as some fantastic examples of work created by individuals who found more time to experiment with new mediums, hobbies and creative outlets. 

A time to grow and share exhibits wonderful home-grown produce and some great ‘makes and bakes’ as food and baking became even more popular during lockdown.

The exhibition features several films including:

  • "Unlocking Furzedown" - a 2020 film created by furzedown residents.
  • "We'll meet again, Wandsworth on Lockdown" Directed by Sandra Munoz-Alvarez, Esther Clevely and Sam Evans
  • "Beyond all limits" Written by Esther Clevely & Anita Dowman (Providence House), Videography & Post Production: Sandra Munoz-Alvarez "Keepsake Videos
  • The Graveney Collective - A Film showing some of the huge volume of work we would love to have shown but could not, due to space. 
  • 2 artists’ films capturing moments of everyday life in lockdown
  • The Great Gustos - performances and rehearsals in lockdown adhering to guidelines.

Visitors can add their thoughts or feelings on a 'Lockdown Like or Loathe' card which can be picked up from Sprout Arts and brought back whilst the show is on. These will all be displayed on the ‘reflection tree' for the duration of the show.

Sprout Arts is also offering a free workshop hosted by Tracey Elizabeth Downing on Thursday 11th November from 2-5pm. Limited to 8 places for safety reasons, this promises to be a lovely way to spend an afternoon learning from a professional artist and creating something related to your own lockdown experience. To book a place, please email sproutcommunityarts@gmail.com.

Lockdown Reflections is supported by Wandsworth Grant Fund.