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Short Film Shows How Artists With Down Syndrome Adapted Their Work During COVID-19

A U.K.-based organization that supports artists with Down syndrome has released a new film exploring the lives of artists during the COVID-19 quarantine. “Artists in Lockdown” was created by filmmaker Chris Kenward for advocacy group Heart & Sold, and features 15 visual artists representing seven countries, exploring how their art survived and even thrived through the lockdown. “Coping with lockdown could have been a real challenge for our artists, but we saw instead that it became a time when their creativity shone out — while the world closed down, they escaped into their art,” Kenward told the York Express.

It is in times of crisis or stress we often turn to creativity to see us through, and this film reflects that. — Suzie Moffat,

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