Portraits and personal stories in response to COVID 19 impacts on community in the NT.
The Connection Curve is a drawing project starting in July 2020.
The project will highlight the people of the NT and their stories, to document their personal experiences of COVID19 and its ongoing impacts.
As the project artist, I will be making 1 self-portrait and 130 community portraits over 8 months. This will mostly be done at distance, via a video call, in keeping with spatial distancing measures. I will record these conversations in order make drawings from the video stills and capture a short quote about participant's experiences.
Each completed drawing will be posted to the participant. These free mini-exhibitions delivered to their door will be an intimate and accessible gift in a time of ongoing social, physical, cultural and financial impacts as a result of COVID-19.
When a portrait is completed, the participant is asked to extend project invites to anyone they want from their NT social networks. As the project continues, this growing involvement will highlight community connectedness in the Northern Territory and our stories of resilience and adaptation at this time of increased separation.
If you have received an invitation to participate from someone please fill in the form here to get started (you will need the password).