‘Spring 2020 arrived, and all of us were locked in for most of the time. Luckily the weather was good, the sun shone almost every day. We went out, on our own, and walked near sparkling rivers and in among elegant trees, along empty streets and in nearby parks. We encountered people on these outings who we didn’t know but we smiled and greeted them politely. We missed meeting our friends and going out in groups to buy things in familiar shops. Some people felt quite lonely, others didn’t mind too much, but luckily the birdsong held us together.’ Lubaina Himid CBE on her limited edition School Print
Launched in 2018 by The Hepworth Wakefield, School Prints is an ambitious five-year project to engage every primary school child in Wakefield District with contemporary art. Each year, the participating schools are gifted a set of limited-edition prints by leading contemporary artists for display in school and are supported with an in-depth engagement programme led by local artists to encourage creativity across the curriculum.
Sales of the limited-edition prints fund the work with the schools. The prints are available to buy in editions of 40 at £500 each.
Image: Lubaina Himid, BIRDSONG HELD US TOGETHER, 2020. Edition of 40 (plus artist and school proofs). Signed and numbered by the artist. £500