We have commissioned 10 local creatives to create a range of pioneering contemporary artwork to support essential coronavirus (COVID-19) messages. The artwork will also thank all of Medway's key workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to help keep residents safe.
From large murals on the side of public buildings, important safety messages with superheroes, to music in public toilets, we have commissioned innovated projects to help keep Medway's residents safe.
The artworks are a reminder of how the creative sector can help raise awareness of vital public health messages in different ways for a variety of audiences.
The commissions also support Medway's bid for UK City of Culture 2025, as well as the area's newly adopted cultural strategy.
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All Heroes Wear Masks by Fairytale Entertainment
There will be online sessions where children can join a Zoom call with their favourite superheroes and create their own coronavirus-secure face mask.
Believe in Kindness by Becky Vincer
Becky has installed a series of sign-based artworks to brighten up shopping areas in Rainham. Positive messages illuminate shop windows.
Hands. Face. Space by Loop Dance Company and Cybersaur Arts
Hands. Face. Space is dance film created by Loop Dance Company and Cybersaur Arts. It conveys the key coronavirus (COVID-19) safety messages.
Medway Sonic Hand Washing Experience by Jackie Walduck
Medway Sonic Hand Washing Experience provides 20 second clips of music to accompany hand washing. You can access the music via QR codes on posters in restrooms around Medway.
Medway Heroes by Julia Scanlon
Julia has created 15 impactful temporary stencils to celebrate local key workers and Medway heroes. The stencils will be displayed in 15 locations across Medway.
Medway, Together Stronger by Mona Whitton, Matt Wass and Charlie Noel
This project features a set of 5 statues, each illustrating the important coronavirus (COVID-19) messages and surrounded by illustrations of the other 4 messages, accompanied by an illustrated map.
Squirrels Shopping Safely by Nicola Flower
Nicola has worked with pupils at Swingate Primary School to create a textile hanging about shopping safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Coronavirus Human Jukebox portal by Pretending People
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Human Jukebox is a webspace where people can interact with a virtual jukebox and select different parody songs based on coronavirus safety.
Thank You by N9NTH
N9NTH has fitted a large sculpture made from laser cut aluminium, brass and perspex sheeting. The design encompasses the coronavirus (COVID-19) safety messages.
Find a range of advice and support on offer for creative organisations and artists.
Public art commission
Last year we commissioned 10 local artists to create temporary public art pieces to be installed across Medway that reinforce the important coronavirus (COVID-19) safety messages.