isolation: Portraits of Newcastle during Covid-19

Friday 25 September 2020 - Sunday 6 December 2020
10am - 5pm

When the first Covid-19 public health order closures were announced in March 2020, photographer Luke Kellett wondered what this would mean for Newcastle. He wanted to document how the city felt and looked without the usual crowds. He wanted to explore togetherness during isolation.

Luke photographed different types of households in isolation.

Recording his subject’s thoughts, fears and hopes for the future. We are sharing elements of those conversations in this exhibition.

When this socially distant, Covid-safe photography experiment began, Kellett was concerned that he would run out of time to capture the unusual situation before everything returned to normal.

We had no idea that this would become a new normal.

Free entry 
Registration by QR code on a mobile device is required upon arrival for general admission to Newcastle Museum.

Will the world feel the same after COVID-19?

Newcastle Museum is collecting responses from the community to the question we asked isolation participants ”Will the world feel the same after Covid-19?”

Follow the link and leave your response here

Exhibition dates
25 September 2020 - 22 November 2020

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Newcastle Museum
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