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Lockdown Masks Publication +

How Do You Feel? Exhibition +

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The project invited people to make a mask that reflected their experiences of, and feelings about the lockdown. People submitted masks from around the world, from Brazil to New Zealand.

The masks were published and shared on Instagram. The final Lockdown Masks collection becomes a photographic memoir and explores creativity and wellbeing during isolation.

© Collectarium 2022

Lockdown Brief

Design Activity 01: Lockdown Masks

Design Week

Featured in Design Week 'Picks of the Month: the best design events to catch in July.'


Collectarium co-founder Sophie Beard talked to BBC Radio about Lockdown Masks. Listen here

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Collectarium were invited to contribute to the House of Beautiful Business, The Great Wave. An in-person and virtual festival. We facilitated a 30 minute live mask making workshop to over 200 participants globally from our studio.

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Featured on What Design Can Do. An international platform about the social impact of design.

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Wonderful to see Collectarium Lockdown Masks book now stocked in The Photographers’ Gallery Bookshop, London. This is very special to us as we both spent many hours there whilst students at Central Saint Martins, Long Acre.


The book is limited edition (500) and is designed to allow for multiple front and back covers.

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It features a really lovely piece of writing from the wonderful Harold Bennett.


It comes with a reversible bookmark.

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The book features the entire Lockdown Masks collection. It is printed on 170gsm Fedrigoni paper by Pureprint on their Indigo Press.


This is a non profit publication.
Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to MIND charity.

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The book is available to buy from our shop.
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Photographers Galley

The book is stocked at:
The Photographers' Gallery, London
The Bookend by Jane & Jeremy, Brighton
The Neighbourhood Store, Shoreham
Shelf Editions, Lincoln


How Do You Feel? Exhibition & Drop in Wellbeing Centre at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton June 2023.


We used vinyl graphics on the windows to engage members of the public to come in and view the exhibition and take part in the mask making workshops.


We designed a drop in wellbeing centre and pop-up exhibition using the Lockdown Masks collection and publication as inspiration.


The space encouraged conversations around the relationship between creativity and wellbeing.


Large mask portraits were on display and the Lockdown Masks publication for participants to view and be inspired.


The book was designed to have multiple front covers and features the entire collection of Lockdown Masks.


We invited members of the public, school children and teachers to participate and collaborate in a series of free mask making workshops to explore the relationship between creativity and wellbeing.

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Every day the space was transformed into a playground of making. We had over 50 children make masks using the exhibition and publication as inspiration.


We created activity take aways and feedback cards with questions that asked the participants to reflect on the mask making workshop activity.


It was amazing to see how the children became energised, more confident, and calmer in the process.

Conversations were had on not worrying about the mask being perfect, what different materials they could use, whether they could make more than one mask and if they could come back tomorrow to do it all again.


Due to ongoing educational funding cuts and the continuous decline of art provision in the school curriculum many schools lack the basic resources to support children struggling with their mental health, which has been made worse post lockdown and with the current cost-of-living crisis.

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We are deeply concerned about the lack of arts funding in schools. So, it is imperative that we instigate change. We need to support our young people to be creative and to have a space to be able to express themselves.

This is an ongoing research in action project and we are exploring other places to pop up in particular areas where there is a lack of arts funding and resources.

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