New Digital Commissions invites seven artists to create digital artworks which will be released online over the next four months. These artworks will appear across a range of social media platforms and are part of our response to the ongoing lockdown.
The commissions examine the significance of objects – museums artefacts, personal possessions or things noticed in passing – to make wider observations about society and social cohesion, to share personal experiences or to connect with people facing the challenges of social distancing. We recognise that museums and galleries have a social responsibility to support communities, now more than ever before. Here we’ve provided a platform to enable artists to share their messages to communities in, or coming out of, lockdown as we face the ‘new normal’.
Each commission is supported by access tools such as subtitling or audio description to enable as many people as possible to connect.
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