A Virtual Postcard Project
That's it! We’ve come to the end of our daily 'I'm thinking of you…' artists’ posts. Over the last twelve and a half weeks we’ve shared 61 artworks created in response to the experience of lockdown. It’s felt like such a privilege to share these amazing works with you, which we hope you've connected with, been inspired by and enjoyed.⠀
We’d like to thank everybody who’s created artwork and everybody who’s been part of the audience! As we come out of lockdown, it feels like the right time to sign off. We hope that the works will live longer with you, and become a legacy of thoughts for the future. We'd also like to say a massive thank you to our panel of young people Poppy, Finlay and Maisey. ⠀
Keep an eye out on our social media channels for future plans for the project - including showing the work more publicly. The accounts will be monitored so please get in touch.⠀
With love from I’m Thinking of You...
El, Sarah, Deborah, Becca and Clare
I’m Thinking of You was a virtual postcard project inviting people to connect with themselves and others during these extraordinary times. From April to July 2020, the project had a key target audience of young people and the wider Gwent communities and key workers. A different artist was commissioned each day to create a bespoke postcard that invites people to respond in some way. As the project developed we encouraged specific interactions on different days e.g. teachers to kids, kids to kids, youth workers to kids, coaches to kids, roots of empathy families to kids, teachers to teachers… and of course everyone to the NHS.
The postcards are:
— Generated around the 5 ways of well-being: connect, give, take notice, keep learning and be active
— In different art forms including image, illustration, song, spoken word, poetry, film and others
— Created by artists and artists working with participants within the community
The project is supported by The Arts Council of Wales and delivered in partnership with Gwent Community Psychology, Gwent Arts in Health, Gofalu Grange | Caring Connections and artists Becca + Clare.