Discover The Rainbow Gallery, an online community art project where both children and adults can submit pictures of their artwork to be showcased in a virtual art gallery.
With normal activities on hold, we decided to think creatively and host a virtual art exhibition.
Delivered online in an immersive 360-degree environment, visitors can view and submit their images of colourful paintings, sculptures, and even poetry.
The aim of the gallery is to be inclusive and available for everyone, whilst celebrating the fantastic efforts that NHS staff and key workers are going through.
Associate, Charlie Power, explains:
“We created The Rainbow Gallery as a way to bring people together, even during social distancing. As you walk down the street or look on social media, lots of people are creating artwork to celebrate the key workers of the UK.
We thought we’d create a virtual space to bring all the fantastic artwork together in a central place, in an immersive, interactive way.”
The exhibition is free to tour around, and visitors can observe the artwork created by people from across the UK, without even having to leave their own home.
“It’s easy to just focus on the physical effects to public health during COVID-19, however, we also need to focus on the mental health of the nation. With people not being able to see family and friends, getting furloughed, or potentially spending a lot of time on their own, the morale of the nation is low.
We’re not saying that all mental health problems will go away with a single painting, but art offers escapism to focus on a project, have a fun time, and enjoy the end result.”
We are encouraging ‘artists’ across the country to submit and create their own artwork for the virtual art gallery.