Covid doodles do make an impact

Photo: Sue Wilde

What did you do in lockdown? Bradford-based Trapezium Arts is hosting a brand new exhibition of one artist’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Sue Wilde’s show, entitled The Covid 19, is based on road maps, using the routes, towns and coastlines to create a vivid picture of life in lockdown.

 “During the first lockdown, needing to stay at home I found myself doodling on paper maps and travelling the UK in my mind, thinking of people and places I knew. The result is nineteen works that reflect unsettling and darkly humorous states as well as the bright and vibrant sense of life continuing during this unprecedented time. The work was helpful to me personally, as I lost myself in colour, pattern and design. The ‘viral’ look of these pieces reflects the coronavirus images that regularly bombard our news screens.”

Trapezium Arts’ online gallery shows the wonderful and varied creativity in Bradford and surrounding areas, with open, themed and artists galleries that include art, photography and crafts.

Submissions by anyone in the Bradford area are welcomed, and details can be found at

Ken Woods of volunteer-run Trapezium Arts had this to say:

“We’re going to continue showing work, even though we can’t be in our Kirkgate gallery, and we encourage local artists who want to exhibit in an online gallery to please do get in touch – if the technology puts you off let us know and we’ll be happy to help you through the process. If you’d like to submit work for any of our online galleries, please email us at”.

Photo: Sue Wilde

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