Sheroes in Quarantine is Lon-art’s first online exhibition dedicated to highlighting women’s issues and roles during the Covid-19 social crisis.
There is no time like the present and at Lon-art, we feel that now is the moment to re-think how our current societies are structured and reinvent the way we co-exist with one another. Creativity, activism and community foster these possibilities and invite the re-imagining of a society that works for all – a prospect in reach.
Sheroes in Quarantine was first launched in May 2020 showcasing 14 artists and six writers. This Autumn, Sheroes in Quarantine Part II, supported by Art Fund, is showing 15 new artists, giving a voice to many more women’s stories and experiences raised since the first edition.
These herstories uncover the impact that lockdown and isolation have had on artists’ creativity and practice and the risks that the Covid-19 crisis has posed, and continues to pose, on women’s lives and their mental health. For this edition we wanted to focus on three specific themes that have been affected more than others by the pandemic: Women and Mental Health, Women of Colour and Mothers.
Sheroes in Quarantine is a homage to these diaries of personal narratives that the 29 exhibited artists have been so brave to share.
With Art Fund support, the chosen artist will win £150.
The Sheroes Prize Winner will be announced on our second Virtual Talk and Closure Event on November 25th – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Sheroes in Quarantine is part of Lon-art’s flagship project Sheroes, a collaborative initiative that brings together UK and international artists, feminist organisations, charities and the general public.
Reflecting upon the comparative lack of female role models in society, Sheroes is a platform for the public and artists to share hidden herstories through visual art, workshops and talks.
Sheroes in Quarantine is Lon-art’s fourth Sheroes exhibition and the very first one online. To know more about Lon-art and Sheroes, visit our websites