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Jeremy Deller and Jonny Banger present - The Covid Letters: A Vital Update

Info - Join Jeremy Deller and Jonny Banger for an informal viewing of the exhibition.

Foundling Museum Trustee and Turner Prize-winning artist, Jeremy Deller, invites Jonny Banger, designer and owner of subversive fashion label Sports Banger, to show the work he gathered from the nation’s children during lockdown.

As the country went into lockdown, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wrote a letter intended for every household in the UK, urging residents to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. In response, Banger invited young people, under the age of 16, to customise the letter, as a way of articulating their feelings – including about the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, and the NHS.

Banger received entries from across the UK, from toddlers to teenagers, which ranged from a simple scribble and calls to support the NHS with more PPE, to anti-government graffiti. Using pens, pencils, paint and collage, children took the opportunity to make their voices heard.

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