In response to concerns over the spread of Covid-19, Autograph temporarily closed our gallery on 18 March 2020 to protect staff, visitors, artists, collaborators and the wider community.
Although the gallery is closed, Autograph as an organisation is still very much open. During the Covid-19 crisis we have taken a step back to reflect and consider what care means in these challenging times.
We're blogging about these ideas, looking at our past and future projects through the lens of care and how it’s at the heart of all that we do. Building on our recent work around representation, disability and community, we mapped out a programme to keep these conversations going virtually - a call to care.
That programme includes online events, artist commissions, interviews with grassroots community groups, new resources for families with children with SEND, and Autograph’s first online course. We’ve also been publishing books, profiling emerging artists, writing essays, curating critically-acclaimed and award-winning exhibitions, and more. Join our newsletter for updates about Autograph’s work.
We will reopen the gallery once it is safe to do so, and will continue to monitor the situation and take account of information made available by health officials.
Autograph’s staff are working remotely, and our office hours remain Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm. For any general enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please stay safe, and thank you for your continued support.
Updated 12 January 2020
Image: 1) Sharif Persaud: Have You Ever Had exhibition at Autograph. Curated by Mark Sealy. Photograph courtesy Zoë Maxwell.