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@background_bob and his amazing friends

Exhibitions: FREE

@background_bob and his amazing friends

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Saturday 24 October 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Living Room gallery

Pez @pezbarcelona, photo by Caroline Horne

Anna-Schellberg @annaschellberg, photo by Caroline Horne

Heath Kane @byheathkane, photo by Caroline Horne

Ange Bell @angebellart, photo by Caroline Horne

TRUST.iCON @trusticon, photo by Caroline Horne

Leon Seesix @dotmasters, photo by Caroline Horne

My dog sighs @mydogsighs, photo by Caroline Horne

An uplifting exhibition featuring artworks from artists across the world, brought together by @background_bob.

Noah, also known as @background_bob,  is a young artist who lives in Dedham, Essex. During lockdown, Noah and his father Nathan began a collaborative painting project that reached artists from around the world.

Starting from a simple Instagram post which invited artists to collaborate with Noah by painting their chosen subject over a background he created, over 220 artists, mainly from the area of street art, as well as key workers, responded.

Featuring all the artworks submitted, this vibrant exhibition captures the thoughts, feelings and experiences of lockdown from lots of different people across the world, creating a collective response to these unprecedented times and the many challenges faced.

All artworks will be auctioned off in January to raise money for the NHS.

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Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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