Banbury area community art exhibition - Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place - launches online this week

A new online community art exhibition for the Banbury area called Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place has launched this week
A piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called the Head in the Clouds art by Tess BarlowA piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called the Head in the Clouds art by Tess Barlow
A piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called the Head in the Clouds art by Tess Barlow

More than 30 artists have come together at The Heseltine Gallery in Middleton Cheney for an online community art exhibition in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The exhibition, called Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place, explores the theme of portraiture and self-expression and was inspired by the idea that art can help us to process difficult emotions and to reflect on the challenging experience of life during a global crisis.

Katie Boyce, project manager for The Heseltine Gallery, said: “We have been thrilled by the art community’s response to our exhibition theme. Over 30 artists - from students to hobbyists to professionals - have sent in a stunning range of portraits and self-portraits that reveal their feelings about family, friends, animal companions and mental health during the pandemic.

A piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called The Light Came Through by Esther RossA piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called The Light Came Through by Esther Ross
A piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called The Light Came Through by Esther Ross

"They show us how Covid-19 has impacted our lives and how art can bring us both joy and comfort in difficult times."

The exhibition will run exclusively online from today Monday February 22 to Saturday April 10 at www.theheseltinegallery.org.uk/hands-face-space.

Artists can submit work to be added to the exhibition throughout the run. For further details, artists should visit The Heseltine Gallery website or contact [email protected].

The Heseltine Gallery in Middleton Cheney is a community art gallery, attracting increasing attention for the quality and range of its exhibition programme.

A piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called the Self Portrait by Toby StevensA piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called the Self Portrait by Toby Stevens
A piece in the online art exhibition called 'Hands. Face. Space. Find Your Place' hosted by The Heseltine Gallery called the Self Portrait by Toby Stevens

Based at Chenderit School, it aims to showcase the work of local and regional artists, craftspeople and students through a busy programme of events. The gallery is organised and run by a committee of volunteers and supported by a membership scheme, ‘The Friends of the Heseltine Gallery.’

It is open to the public during weekdays and term-time, with extra weekend opening times for certain events. Exclusively online, currently, due to Covid-19.

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