What have you been up to in lockdown #7 Luke Beesley
Type and Scale
I was sluggish in the early part of lockdown—juggling homeschooling and online teaching—but despite the ups and downs, two things. One: it was the right time to finish transcribing all of my pencilled handwritten drafts, finally (it took over a year, in stops and starts!). This writing will form books of poetry and short fiction.
Two: scale. During lockdown I’ve been drawing more. There’s a release in this fidgety movement, and the deeper concentration has pushed me to open to a larger surface. I found some cheap acid-free A1 paper—this piquant drawing from the elbow, rather than the knuckle.
What have you been up to in lockdown is an online collation, a mix tape of sorts, of works, projects, and meanderings by artists whose work Mr Kitly has represented over the years.
Melbourne has been in extended lockdown since March due to corona and is currently under the strictest stay at home laws imposed since the crisis began. We are all staying at home to keep each other safe and reach the other side.
This series is a way to hear about what our Mr Kitly friends and artist community have been up to during lockdown. I miss seeing them all in person and being inspired by what they do. - Bree (Mr Kitly)