Restriction Exhibition

‘Restriction’ is an archived exhibition of miniature pieces of art work inspired by restrictions of the pandemic.

Hosted by Clayhill Arts, this exhibition by the newly formed artist network The Correspondence Collective, is displayed in a set of old printer’s letterpress drawers, with the drawers’ tiny compartments providing a stimulus for the exhibiting artists.

Inspired by the restrictions many of us have experienced due to Covid-19, more than 200 artists, from across the world, have produced work for the show, resulting in over 1000 pieces of miniature artworks.

The exhibition was launched online by Clayhill Arts on Tuesday 23 March, a year on from the start of the first UK lockdown.

You can view a recording of the launch event below, where we were in conversation with the exhibition’s curator, Amanda Lynch who we have been communicating with via Zoom since the exhibition conception in July 2020.

Photography by Jo Hounsome



You can listen to Amanda talking about the exhibition and why she formed the Correspondence Collective on our podcast

After the launch event, the exhibition has been archived online, along with the production of an exhibition catalogue, soon to be available from The Correspondence Collective website.

From 25th March – 6th April there were a series of Artist Talks and Workshops as well as networking events for the collective. All of these events were free to attend and have been kindly supported by Arts Council England.

This very special exhibition is an important document of our time in restriction during 2020. It feels a real honour and privilege to be showcasing this, and all of the work made for the show remain archived here at Clayhill Arts in the exhibition unit as a record of work created about this unusual time.

You can view a slow video pan of each tray below.

Tray 1

Tray 2

Tray 3

Tray 4

Tray 5

Tray 6

Tray 7

Tray 8

Tray 9

Tray 10

If you would like to arrange a visit to Clayhill Arts to view the exhibition in person, please email to arrange.

Jo Hounsome Photography

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