Spring 2021, and I have seen every single member of the Time-Lapse team at least once this week – in the flesh!
At a time when such things have become a novelty, we have been hanging a physical exhibition – socially distanced, no hugging and face masks firmly in place – which has been in the pipeline since autumn 2020 during which time we have not met.
In fact I had never met the majority of the group before this week – not once – in real life. Yet, since that first lockdown in March 2020 we have done something remarkable. We have formed a new regional group of Design Nation (Cornwall and Devon) and then, with the support of the Royal Cornwall Museum, we have planned, prepared, staged and hung a remarkably coherent and truly thoughtful exhibition.
The exhibition, Time-Lapse, opens on 17th May 2021 and I think that everyone involved is feeling pretty proud of it.
It represents our response to the isolation of the past 14 moths when, for most makers, work dried up: galleries were closed and craft fairs went online.
Let’s hope that this is the light at the end of the tunnel. May it shine bright!