Independents Biennial: Mark Hobbs: Chorlton Portrait Project
Dates: 20/03/2021 - 06/06/2021
Times: All Day
View full exhibition HERE
On the 23rd March, the UK entered it’s first nationwide lockdown. Everything stopped overnight, people told to work from home and everyone restricted to only one hour a day outside. Things we had always taken for granted suddenly become something to consider and plan. Despite this, daily life had to continue – people ran out of milk, dogs needed walking…
Getting very bored very quickly, Mark Hobbs set up a wooden backdrop in his front yard and asked passers-by to stop for a moment and have their portrait taken (from five metres away…). He asked everyone to email their experiences of living under lockdown to add to the project. The project ran a second time during the November/ December lockdown.