News from Foundling Fellows

News from Foundling Fellows

During closure we’d like to share with you a few of the projects and initiatives that some of our Foundling Fellows and trustee Jeremy Deller are doing during Lockdown.

Grayson Perry, 2010 Hogarth Foundling Fellow, is inviting the nation into his studio to show everyone what he’s up to and asking the public to send in their own images for a programme being created by Swan Films with Channel 4. Read more and upload your portraits.

Sam Lee, 2016 Handel Foundling Fellow, @samleesong has taken his Fire Choir, which started life at the Museum as his Fellowship project, online every Monday at 19:00 as well as working with the Nest Collective to reimagine their unique #SingingWithNightingales series

Bob and Roberta Smith, 2016 Hogarth Foundling Fellow, @BobandRoberta is busy on Twitter setting #StayAtHome Art tasks.

Jeremy Deller, Foundling Museum Trustee, has responded to the corona virus crisis with ‘Thank God for Immigrants‘, an A2 print designed with Fraser Muggeridge, designed to be displayed specifically in windows and not on walls. “I hope, like with a lot of things I do that it speaks for itself” Deller says. “It’s probably to do with seeing the photographs of the doctors and nurses who have died in the last week—all of whom I imagine, if not immigrants themselves, have come from immigrant backgrounds. These are also the people left on the streets who are doing the jobs that nobody else is doing: making deliveries and stacking the supermarket shelves. This situation is going to reconfigure how we view immigration but also class and status and wealth and your value in society—all these things have totally inverted our value system.”

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