Click on each image to view each artists Sketchbook.
Lisa Walker
Clare Dorber

Tracey Pitchfork
Hannah Lines
Billie Lynch
Billie Lynch

About the exhibition.

In March 2020, due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the UK was told that it would need to go into full lockdown, with schools, non-essential shops closing and travel limited.  Everyone except Key workers were restricted to their homes with only 30 minutes’ exercise per day. 

The Frances Bardsley Academy Art department started their sketch book exchange right at the beginning of this lockdown, it was something which kept them connected with each other on a social level. It also provided a visual platform to discuss their lockdown journey and became a way to make sense of the situation, in ways that words and conversations sometimes can’t. Participants of the exchange are FBA Head of Art, Clare Dorber, Lead Photography Teacher Billy Lynch, Art Teachers Tracey Pitchfork and Hanna Lines and Curator at the Appleby Gallery, Lisa Walker.

We are please to say that we have now reopened online with the ‘Contained’ exhibition, this includes the ‘Sketchbook Exchange’ alongside other work from our artist network which has been made during lockdown.

We hope that you enjoy looking at the work, thank you for your continued support.  We very much look forward to opening our doors to you again in the future.

Lisa Walker, Curator at the Appleby Gallery.

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