Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation announces successful artists for their ‘Life Under Lockdown’ Residencies

Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation announces successful artists for their ‘Life Under Lockdown’ Residencies
July 7, 2020

Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation’s award-winning arts programme, Tonic Arts, today announced the successful artists for their ‘Life Under Lockdown’ micro-residencies.

A call out was issued in May, seeking seven visual artists across seven generations who could creatively capture living through the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown from their personal and generational perspectives. Artists were asked to submit applications outlining how they would document their observations, experiences, reflections and insights, the ways in which they would create this new work and how it would reflect this moment in history. Over 100 applications were received.

The Life Under Lockdown Micro-Residency Programme will run for a ten week period through July, August and September, with the artists documenting their progress on social media and the Tonic Arts microsite.

The resulting artworks will collectively form an exhibition to be shown across Edinburgh and Lothians Hospitals and further afield later this year and into next year.

Susan Grant, Tonic Arts Programme Manager at Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation, said: “Tonic Arts would like to thank all the artists who took the time to apply. We were delighted to receive so many high quality applications and innovative proposals for this exciting residency opportunity. The bar was set very high and this made the task of choosing only seven artists a difficult one for the selection panel.

“On behalf of Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation’s Tonic Arts programme, I would like to congratulate the following seven artists: Jodie Campbell (under 20s), Emelia K Beale (20s), Daniele Sambo and Hannah Brackston (30s), Virginia Hutchison (40s), David McCulloch (50s), Olivia Irvine (60s) and David Rushton (70s and over).

“We look forward to introducing you to these seven innovative artists over the coming weeks and sharing with you their processes of research, development and creation of artworks. Keep an eye on our Instagram page and follow the hashtag #TonicArtsLockdown.”