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Quarantine Art Exhibition - Flora Outram Class of 2016

Inviting submissions to the Quarantine Art Exhibition before 10th August. Anyone can submit work, spread the word amongst colleagues, friends, and family members. Enjoy creating!
Call for submissions: Quarantine Art Exhibition
My name is Flora Outram and I have just completed my fourth and final year of Classics at St Andrews from my kitchen table in the South of England. I graduated from TGS in 2016 after a challenging but fulfilling IB experience, so I can imagine just how strange and upsetting it must have been for all those Year 13 students whose final year was snatched away from them by the Covid-19 pandemic. Not forgetting every other student at TGS, and at schools across the country and further afield! Well done and thank you also to all the teachers and support staff who have continued to work tirelessly during this unprecedented period.
I’m sure by now many of you have experienced the feeling of lockdown boredom, and – whether you are a recent graduate, a current student, or perhaps a worker on the furlough scheme – the summer holidays have somewhat lost their spark. For me, the idea of simply ‘chilling out’ and doing nothing after four months of staying put and working remotely has not been all that appealing.
Consequently, as I recovered from my final exam in May, I was in need of a project. That is when I signed up to work for the ‘Quarantine Art Exhibition’.
The ‘Quarantine Art Exhibition’ is run by students across the country and aims to host an online exhibition of work created by individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is open to artists of all levels and all creative media are welcome, so long as the final piece may be submitted digitally by 10th August. There is no specific theme, but we hope the project will reflect the nuances of the shared, and yet unique, experiences of lockdown and quarantine. At the very least, we hope this project will bring joy, structure, and a sense of accomplishment to all those involved. We also hope to organise a physical exhibition in the future which will include some of these submissions, but this will be dependent on the Covid-19 situation.

If you are interested in our project as a creative, fantastic! Please send all queries and submissions to
Otherwise, please feel free to visit our Instagram and Twitter (@QAExhibition), Facebook page (Quarantine Art Exhibition), or website (

Anyone can submit work, so feel free to spread the word amongst colleagues, friends, and family members. Thank you, and enjoy creating!

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