Spring has officially arrived and with it comes a newfound sense of optimism that we’ll soon be able to retire the term ‘lockdown fatigue’ from our collective vocabularies. Until then, we’re planning on riding out the remainder of the national lockdown immersing ourselves in all things craft from the comfort of our homes. Here, we pick out the things to see, make, read and covet this month.
What we’re seeing
Collect art fair opened last week to much fanfare on digital platform Artsy, and we’ve racked up an astronomical (and entirely hypothetical) bill perusing the works for sale in the galleries’ virtual booths. They will be on view until 24 March, so there’s still plenty of time to deep-dive into the over 1,200 pieces currently on display. With news that commercial galleries in the UK will be able to reopen from 12 April (and museums from 17 May), we feel invigorated about the prospect of viewing art in the flesh again. In the meantime, there are a number of open-air alternatives: Yorkshire Sculpture Park currently has works by Damien Hirst and Joana Vasconcelos installed on its grounds, while Salisbury-based New Art Centre’s sculpture trail features Gavin Turk, Michael Craig-Martin and more.