lockdown life in pictures

5th-12th september

About/Background Information


‘Lockdown Life in Pictures’ is an exhibition focusing on the lessons we have learned over the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Artworks are from children aged 5-11 around the globe, inspired by what they have learnt during this time.


A time where the world stopped, families were separated, but also came together, pets had more attention, businesses faced jeopardy, people learnt new skills or took up a hobby or perhaps indulged too much.  Kids missed their friends and birthday parties and found new ways to entertain themselves.

With people around the world trapped inside due to coronavirus lockdowns, some have turned to art to express their feelings during this tumultuous time.

The Dragon Gallery, a Contemporary Gallery in Petworth West Sussex, is encouraging school children around the world to share their lockdown art. In association with The Petworth Town Council, is hosting the artwork in a small group exhibition, consisting of 26 artworks for one week from the Saturday 5th September until Saturday 12th September 2020.


The aim of the initiative is to share a message of hope and to commemorate this extraordinary period, We are spreading optimism, showing that people can come together and create something amazing from the lessons we have learnt during this time, and what better way, than to see what our children have learnt and can express visually.

Like many towns throughout the UK, Petworth has been in commercial limbo, except for essential businesses since the UK introduced lockdown measures in late March.

The exhibition was an open invitation to primary school students, aged 5-11 around the globe to draw paint their experiences of Lockdown and what this time has meant to them

All artworks will be produced in a booklet which can be purchased from The Dragon Gallery, with all profits donated to a number of local charities, yet to be confirmed by the Petworth Town Council.

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A big thank you to all the kids worldwide who submitted their drawings for the “Lockdown Life in Pictures Exhibition”.  The exhibition runs from Saturday 5th - Saturday 12th of September @thedragongallery  The town of Petworth became a colourful town of rainbows with kids drawings in all the shop windows over lockdown initiated by the Petworth Town Council.    The Lockdown Life in Pictures Exhibition was extended to kids around the world during the global pandemic to express how they felt during this time and the results have been fabulous.    Submissions came from far and wide from Switzerland, Fiji, New Zealand, France and the UK.   A catalogue from the exhibition will be printed in the next few days, however you can view it here:  https://view.publitas.com/the-dragon-...  Never stop creating, you kids should all be very proud. Keep at it ❤️🐉🎨

schedule of events

  • 18th July to 18th August 5pm  - Open invitation to children between 5-11 around the globe to design and submit your artwork

  • 28th August 5pm – Submissions Close

  • 19th August to 4th September – Book created, gallery curated

  • 5th September to12th September  - Lockdown In Pictures Exhibition

  • 19th of September - Artworks must be collected