Creativity amid COVID

Publisher: The Church Times

Vicky Walker from the Church Times talks to artists who are responding to the pandemic

“For Katrina Moss, who launched the Chaiya Art Awards in 2018 to explore how contemporary artists represent the divine, the global coronavirus crisis presented an additional challenge. The 2020 prize, which invited artists to submit work on the theme of “God is. . .”, had to be postponed until 2021.

Instead, shortlisted artists were asked to respond to the effects of the pandemic “around the world, on families, society, health care, and beliefs”. Selected works were chosen to form an online exhibition, “Impact”.”

This article features a couple of artists’ response to the pandemic, combining art and faith, and may be a good way for others to consider and process how the pandemic has affected them.