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Mon 7th Jun 2021 - Sun 25th Jul 2021


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A landmark exhibition for The Princess, where the art work will fill the whole building and a perfect way to welcome our audiences back. Take the opportunity to wander The Princess with this incredible and innovative work and see all our new features.

COVID-19 has had an unparalleled impact on the whole of humanity, effecting our freedom, our livelihoods and life as we know it.

It’s appearance; removed our ability to physically spend real-time with our loved ones, caused mass and long term lockdowns and necessitated the acceleration of our use of technology to replace the contact that we so crave
as humans.

As the physical became virtual, the vapour trails disappeared from the sky and exhaust fumes from our cities, mother earth began repairing some of the damage that we as people have inflicted upon her. The Princess wanted to capture the ways in which this incredible turn of events has affected us all, the positive as well as the negative.

Thanks to the Arts Council’s emergency response grant, funded by National Lottery players, the Princess put out an open call for Somerset artists to produce work which articulated that very real need for human contact during lockdown and to reflect on what our new way of life looks like. Curated by the Business Development Officer Beccy Armory and the visual arts coordinator Dave Eldergill, “Contact” is the varied responses of 12 diverse artists to the experience and consequences of the pandemic.

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