Exhibition shows creative responses to COVID-19 isolation

The Gosford Regional Gallery is holding its Isolation exhibition until September 12, which includes work from eleven artists from the Central Coast.

The artists were asked to share their creative responses to their time in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The exhibition includes work from Peter Baka, Jon Ellis, Jane Gillings, Grant Molony, Jenni McEwen, Richard O’Farrell, Ian Provest, Shirin Shamie, Claire Tozer, Margaret Westcott, Cheryl Willcox.

One of the artists whose work is displayed at the exhibition, Shirin Shamie, describes her piece as a dedication to frontline doctors and nurses.

Shamie used charcoal pastel on paper with an extract that explains:

“The Exhale collection of six portraits is about medical practitioners. The marks on their faces are the marks left by their face masks.”

“I chose this topic because each time a doctor or nurse removes their mask they can breathe more easily and by wearing them while they are helping out a patient their example was an inspiration to the patient to inhale.”

Extract taken from Gosford Regional Gallery
Reporter Jacinta Counihan