The Postcard Project

The Postcard Project has been an incredibly moving and emotional project. 2020 has been an unpredictable year, consumed by a global pandemic, environmental turmoil and political warfare, but we have also experienced community and action.

At the beginning of November 2020, and the start of the UK’s second national lockdown, ARTISTS RESPONDING TO ... sent 200 postcards across the UK to 200 artists. These artists were invited to reflect on the year 2020 and create artwork directly onto the postcards. The postcards involved in this project have been curated into an Art Book and is now available for pre-order! The artworks in this book share personal experiences that we can all relate to, and although they are small in size, they are hugely powerful.

Seeing how much this year has affected every artist in such different ways has really put this year into perspective. The book allows us to experience the artist’s stories in such a raw and honest way, which is sure to evoke a whole array of emotions for our readers. ARTISTS RESPONDING TO... is incredibly proud to be able to share The Postcard Project with you all. 

 

What the artists received: 

- A small cardboard backed envelope

- An A6 300gsm postcard in a biodegradable film sleeve 

- A 1st Class stamp to return the postcard 

- A return address label 

The artists then created their artwork onto the postcards and returned them using their local Post Box. 

A massive thank you to the 200 Artists involved, you truly blew us away with your talent and resilience. 

 

All proceeds from the book sales will go towards creating even more opportunities for our growing arts community, and will help us in making our dream of exhibiting all the postcards in a London exhibition in the coming months a reality.

 

We thank you all for your support, and hope you enjoy the book!

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