Covid Diaries - A Solo Exhibition of Life in Lockdown

An artist's perspective of a snapshot of life in lockdown.

Michelle Baharier's partner was hospitalised from covid before the first lockdown and she was forced to quarantine; faced with her partner’s severe illness, her own precarious mental health, a broken washing machine and leaking sink that no plumber would attend too, Michelle kept herself grounded by recording her experiences with digital drawing, painting, photography, and keeping a daily diary.

This exhibition is taking place at Sprout Arms, 74 Moyser Road, London SW16 6SQ from 22 - 27 November 2021, 11.00am - 5.00pm - bring a poem to read on Saturday 27 November if coming from 4.00pm - 6.00pm.

Michelle’s work expertly brings the human condition to life, allowing our emotions tp flow with her bold use of palette and textures, reflecting our shared experience back at us.

The show includes commissioned portraits of artist Penny Pepper, actress and activist; Liz Carr, disabled journalist and editor of the Disability News Services; John Pring, disability rights campaigner and member of the House of Lords; Baroness Jane Campbell, and the live art, performance and video artist Katherine Araniello.

During her week at the gallery, Michelle will be working on handmade limited editions referencing her diary from March 2020. The gallery will provide her with an opportunity to explore her photographs and drawings, collating them into the first of many book pieces.

Michelle’s s work is available for purchase; to take home for your living room or workspace. She also accepts s commissions and is on site to discuss your requirements.

In 2021, Michelle received two awards from the Arts Council England Lottery Fund to create ‘The Walkie Talkies’– digital art pieces and a ‘Developing Your Creative Practice Grant’, which is supporting this exhibition.

Download a poster here.