Exhibition: The Covid Letters: A Vital Update

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 13th Jun 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £10.50


Jonny Banger, designer and owner of subversive fashion label Sports Banger, shows the work he gathered from the nation’s children during lockdown.

As the country went into lockdown, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wrote a letter intended for every household in the UK, urging residents to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. In response, Banger invited young people, under the age of 16, to customise the letter, as a way of articulating their feelings – including about the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, and the NHS. Entries were received from across the UK, from toddlers to teenagers, which ranged from a simple scribble and calls to support the NHS with more PPE, to anti-government graffiti. Using pens, pencils, paint and collage, children took the opportunity to make their voices heard.

This exhibition is a unique opportunity to view over 200 works from The Covid Letters, displayed in the Museum’s exhibition gallery and interspersed throughout the historic collections. Shown in the context of the Foundling Museum, the exhibition brings to life the museum’s 300-year-old story of creative campaigning and social justice.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.


Location

Foundling Museum,

40 Brunswick Square, London,
WC1N 1AZ

Map of Foundling Museum

 

Other exhibitions open at Foundling Museum

Quentin Blake: Gifted
Enjoy works from Quentin Blake from two emotive series, Children and Dogs, and Children, Birds & Dogs.
Quentin Blake: Gifted
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Ends on Sun 26th September
2021-06-23
2021-06-23

 

Exhibitions opening soon at Foundling Museum

Quentin Blake: Gifted
Enjoy works from Quentin Blake from two emotive series, Children and Dogs, and Children, Birds & Dogs.
Open from Fri 25th June to Sun 26th September
Quentin Blake: Gifted
2021-06-23
2021-06-23