‘Small Things’ Ideas & Timeline

The theme for  the LFC 2021 exhibition is ‘Small Things.’ (working title)

‘It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of love and kindness.’

Gandalf The Hobbit

In such uncertain and challenging times it is the small  and ordinary things that give us hope and solace. LFC artists reflect on the current Covid 19 Crisis, life in quarantine, the recent bushfire disasters and the climate emergency; and respond to these large challenges through the lens of  both vulnerability and strength; and by interpreting the theme of the ‘small things ’ through diverse perspectives and artistic practice. The LFC artists’ ‘Small Things’ exhibition will include 3-6 works from each artist including drawing, painting, printmaking, video, textiles and sculpture.

Small Things Pinterest Board

Exhibition Theme – Class Brainstorming


Sizes of objects


Its the little acts of kindness that make a difference

Don’t sweat the small things

Acts of sustainability – it only takes small things to fix the world

The straw that broke the camels back

One object- multiple meanings



Drops in the wave

Thats things that fill in the spaces

Ants-looks what they can carry

Teams- communities





Human vulnerability

Personal vulnerability

Emotional vulnerability


Opening up



Vulnerability and Strength


Sharing vulnerability


Medical system


Self isolation

Financial vulnerability


Screens may bring us back together- connection mediated through screen

Books are back



Being creative we have something to do with our time

Parents connecting with kids

Board games

Opportunity for change

Washing hands- better hygiene 

Look out for each other

Shared experience

Singing Italians

Resilience and renewal

Mad max syndrome

Reuse reuse

Opportunity for smaller footprint

We have to change the way we do things



Pray the devil back to hell

Exhibition Development Timeline | March 2020 – Sept 2021

  • March – July 2020

    Idea Development

  • August 2020

  • Sept-Nov 2020


  • Dec 2020 – May 2021

    Body of work

  • June 2021 – Photo Documentation, Artist Statement, Marketing

  • July 2021 – Media and Publicity

  • Aug 2021 – Installation

  • Sept 2021 – Opening, Artists Talk, Photo documentation of installation

  • Oct 2021 – Deinstallation & Make Good

  • Nov 2021 – Evaluation

Poem – ‘Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone’ W H Auden
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead, Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood; For nothing now can ever come to any good. W H Auden
Shared Brainstorming


Please add extra ideas , poems or prose to this document.

Absence of hope, data of movements, shared experiences, connectedness through isolation, 2020 pause, marathan, changed habits, ‘a walk in the park with PPE’, a walk in the park inverted, are you wearing a mask?, the new normal, out of the ordinary, finding the light ‘well it could be worse’, No small thing, routine reimagined, recalibrating, marinating the future, Shift, spectacle, hope, drift, quantum of solace, quarantine shift.

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