It is time to hunker down and look after the basics. That is a certainty in these uncertain times. For now, Lot19 will be closed to the public, visited only by our tenant artists treating their studios as isolation spaces.

Another certainty is that the arts will soon be required to help us move through this process, to accept, grieve, reassess. Our artists have serious work to do.

We will build an appropriate response, probably online, soon. Until then we all need to stay safe and strong, love one another and look forward to the good that will emerge from the pain.

Image “Blueprint III” by Malini Maunsell, from her exhibition which will now be solely online. For more, see¬†Facebook (Island of Self / Isolation, an exhibition) and Instagram (@island_of_self).