Call for submissions

Please note we are no longer accepting submissions, thank you so much for everyone who has participated!

Keep an eye on our website for further updates soon.

Do you live in or around Hampstead? Have you been creative during lockdown? Perhaps you’ve been using art to improve your mental health and wellbeing over the past few months? No matter what your age, level of skill or area of expertise, we would love to hear from you!

Here at Burgh House, we’ve been inspired by your creativity and the stories that you’ve shared with us during this unprecedented time. We are dedicated to promoting and celebrating the art and heritage of our local area and we want to collate some of the fantastic works of art produced by our community during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the aim of creating an online exhibition from a selection of your submissions later in the year.

Through this project we aim to reflect on the ways in which our community has responded to the struggles many of us have experienced during this time. It will explore and celebrate the ways in which art can make us feel more connected, help us cope in times of adversity, and improve our mental health. This is a rare moment in history and, by drawing together your experiences, we would love to provide a valuable resource for future generations to learn from when trying to make sense of this unprecedented situation.

You may have recently discovered a newfound skill or passion with your extra time, you or your children might be taking part in online classes or clubs, or you might be a student or artist finding new ways of working from home. We want to hear about your experience! We are aware that art and wellbeing are subjective to each individual, so we welcome work of any medium – be it painting, pottery, embroidery, poetry, digital art, knitting, dance or gardening – just so long as an image or recording of your creation can be sent over to us in a digital format.

Burgh House is an open, welcoming, inclusive space and everyone is welcome to take part in this project. If you would like to get involved, please email our curator Amber Turner, for more information and how to make your contribution!

An Embroidered Burgh House (1985) collection of Burgh House