The Lowry is opening its galleries to the work of the residents of Salford, as part of an upcoming exhibition Days Like These.
The exhibition, due to run from December 5 until the end of next March, will be filled with paintings, photographs, films and poetry, created and contributed by many local residents, representing life in Salford in 2020.
The art forms range from portraying empty streets of the city and the joy of reuniting, to the hard work of frontline workers and the theme of isolation.
The purpose of Days Like These is to reflect the raw emotions of hope and fear within everyone at the abrupt beginning of the pandemic, and now.
The Lowry is encouraging further submissions from Salford residents who can contribute work by emailing it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spirit of Salford, a helpline for people who are self-isolating and need help with activities such as food shopping, getting essential medication, and looking after pets, designed a scheme to celebrate the unique personality and spirit of Salford.
Days Like These, supported by Art Fund, the national charity for art, fulfills this initiative by unifying the people of Salford through showcasing their work at the Lowry.
The gallery will feature several element including work by L S Lowry, The Frontline 2020, Life in Lockdown, Reflections, The Natural World, Coming Together, Artist in Focus: Ben Ark and Artist in Focus: Philip Westcott.
Find out more about each artwork category here
A one-way system has been put in place at the galleries in addition to a reduced capacity of six people per booking to ensure social distancing guidelines at the venue are maintained.
Upon arrival, temperature checks and security controls will be put in place prior to entering and face coverings will be mandatory at all times.
Although the Galleries are completely free to the public, visitors must pre-book their ticket times here
Donations are always welcome and appreciated.