The Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has had a huge impact on all aspects of life, not least on mental health and wellbeing. Quaranteen empowered young artists to make work combatting those effects in their communities – small, local acts of Artivism to bring joy, reflection and connection.



In June and July 2020 – in the middle of a national lockdown – young artists across the country worked online to share in the practices of five inspiring lead artists. They worked across art forms in response to provocations shaped around the Five Ways to Wellbeing: give; connect; keep learning; be active; take notice.

Crucial to the success of the project was the provision of an unprecedented level of professional mental health support for participants, provided by our wellbeing partner Pure Potential Scotland.

Young artists developed their creative confidence, connected with their communities and made their voices heard. The work in this digital gallery – selected and curated by the young artists themselves – is a record of some of their work and of a specific historical moment.


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