The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Custodians for Covid: Photography prints sold to support London theatres
Deborah McGhee, Head of Building Operations, The Globe. London, June 2020 © Joanna Vestey.



LONDON.- Oxford-based photographer Joanna Vestey and collaborator Tara Rowse have set up a bold fundraising initiative, Custodians for Covid, to raise funds for threatened arts institutions. Its first edition focuses on raising money for theatres currently in crisis due to the Covid-imposed lockdown. This includes world renowned theatres such as the National Theatre, the Roundhouse and the Young Vic.

Vestey has produced a collection of 20 photographs, each featuring an affected London theatre, portraying the custodian who is charged with its care during this time of crisis. The photographs are being sold in limited editions to raise funds for each theatre. The target is to raise £1million in charitable donations for the 20 London theatres, amounting to £50,000 per theatre.




Each image in the series features an iconic theatre space in which Vestey has highlighted a custodian. The custodian’s presence brings the setting to life and celebrates the often-unknown role of the guardians who continue to maintain these institutions. The series explores themes such as heritage, stewardship, identity and preservation, which feel even more poignant given the isolation so many are currently experiencing and the uncertainties so many face. The images are for sale through Joanna Vestey's website and build on her widely acclaimed series custodians, the first of which focused on the hallowed institutions of Oxford, together with the custodians responsible for them. The series was exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Oxford Biennale as well as published by and exhibited at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

The final print of each theatre’s Custodian for Covid image has been produced in a limited edition of /250 at 50 x 60 cm available for £200. Selling out the full editions would amount to raising over £50,000 for each theatre.

Featuring: Alexandra Palace Theatre; Almeida Theatre; Battersea Arts Centre; Bush Theatre; Hackney Empire; Hampstead Theatre; Kiln Theatre; Lyric Hammersmith Theatre; National Theatre; Richmond Theatre; Roundhouse; Royal Albert Hall; Royal Opera House; Sadler's Wells; Southwark Playhouse; The Coronet; The Globe; The Royal Court Theatre; Theatre Royal Stratford East; Young Vic.

Joanna Vestey PhD is an award-winning photographer living in Oxford. She has published five books to date and has been commissioned by clients such as The Times, House and Gardens, The Financial Times and Elle Decoration. Her work is held in several collections including the National Portrait Gallery, London and she has recently completed her PhD at the European Centre of Photographic Research in Cardiff.










Today's News

July 5, 2020

Paris Louvre museum reopens Monday after crippling losses

New and recent work by Marcel Dzama on view at David Zwirner's gallery in Paris

France returns skulls of Algerians who fought colonisation

In Canada, art lovers head to drive-in for safe Van Gogh show

Unseen collection of European Avant-Garde art to make auction debut

New book offers a journey through Vincent van Gogh's favourite authors and illustrators

Duchess Goldblatt is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Twitter account

UK film pioneer Earl Cameron dies aged 102

The exhibition 18th century - Sweden and Europe opens at Nationalmuseum Jamtli

UK historian quits Cambridge over slavery claim

Custodians for Covid: Photography prints sold to support London theatres

From the photographic act to the possibilities of presentation: The fundamental conditions of photography in new book

Democracy books disappear from Hong Kong libraries

House of Spirits sign saved from vandalism for future generations of Echo Park residents

Marc Fumaroli, defender of French culture, is dead at 88

Art reopens King's Cross: Andy Leek lands 3 month artistic residency to welcome back visitors

Shortlist announced for 2020 Film London Jarman Award

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac opens Marc Brandenburg's exhibition Snowflake

Movie posters never seen or sold, from Frankenstein to Sunrise, star in Heritage Auctions' July 25-26 event

'Liberty Bell' tolls for sites where history is alive and kicking

Rudolfo Anaya, a father of Chicano literature, dies at 82

Exhibition features selected works from 20 years of Galerie Priska Pasquer

New site-specific work by Lita Albuquerque on view at The Huntington

Magnum Photos announces new nominees, associates and life-long members

Everything You Need To Know About ED Drugs In A Nutshell

WoW boosting service and BFA-2020 updated




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful