Erewash Museum is planning a community exhibition to reflect on the spirit of the borough during the 2020 covid-19 pandemic . . . and is now looking for a professional artist to help create the landmark display.

Called ‘The Art of Remembering 2020’, it will focus on how local communities rallied together to support each other through the lockdown. Any artist interested in getting involved needs to apply as soon as possible ahead of the deadline of 12 midday on Tuesday 29 September.

The exhibition will feature artwork created by local children, such as the iconic rainbow design which adorned windows and driveways across Erewash as a tribute to key workers.
The appointed artist will liaise with communities and incorporate some of these items into the exhibition and will work alongside museum staff and other artists to curate and install a public exhibition which can be viewed safely by visitors.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“This is a great opportunity for a professional artist to showcase their talent and to work with our award winning museum team on a unique exhibition that will help document this most extraordinary period. Here in Erewash we have shown just how resilient we can be and also how creative we can be.”

Interested artists should email their expression of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the form of a CV and short covering letter with visual reference (no more than two A4 sides) which should include information that outlines their experience of designing and implementing a temporary exhibition, experience of working with museums and involving communities and families; and evidence of the ability to self-manage the workload and deliver to tight deadlines.