Hands up who started Lockdown and said something like “Right, I’m going to use this time to be productive. I’m going to learn a language”. Come on, be honest. I’ve still got a bass guitar propped up against a bedroom wall which is performing a valuable function as a dust storage unit.
Graham Cameron was a little more productive. He took the time to produce a series of illustrations that looked at his lockdown and the impact of Covid-19 on the arts. He took inspiration from his surrounds and created illustrations of the famous landmarks, including the Palace Pier, the Royal Pavilion and the Dome. “I’ve worked at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival for 21 years, and during furlough I re-connected to the other version of me – the artist. I found myself drawing everyday as a way to express how the pandemic was personally affecting me but also how I saw the outside world unfolding from the safety of my lockdown caravan.”
As part of the exhibition, Cameron’s original artwork and digital prints will be for sale via an online auction, with a 10% donation from each purchase made to Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s charity.
The Art of G
Brighton Dome Founders Room, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE
11am – 3pm, 26 – 31 October 2021
Details of the online auction will be released on Brighton Dome website: brightondome.org