My Experience of Isolation
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival commissioned five artists to create new work on the theme My Experience of Isolation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The work premiered on SMHAF’s website from May-December 2019.
In response to the coronavirus lockdown we wanted to amplify the creative voices of people who already understood isolation, in the interests of solidarity, empathy and the sharing of wisdom and experience.
Gail Aldam said: “We are very grateful to the huge number of artists who took the time to submit a proposal for this commission. The range and quality of ideas was highly impressive, and a reminder of how many important stories there are to tell about people’s experiences of isolation. We wish we were able to support more of these ideas and we hope that they are able to come to fruition in other ways.”