Today the government announced that schools will close at the end of this week. Straight away I started to receive emails from all the galleries where I have a membership telling me that they are closing. While the National Gallery says ‘we have decided to temporarily close from 19 March until 4 May 2020, in line with the latest advice from Public Health England’, the National Portrait Gallery says it will ‘temporarily close from Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice’. The National Gallery seems rather too optimistic I think.
Presumably all galleries will have to close, which is going to make it very difficult to arrange an exhibition of my work. The alternative of making a book, which I have discussed with my tutor, is looking like a good option.