I have collected wooden desk and bureau drawers from the streets to create works in drawers. They were featured in an exhibition In the Drawer: The Silver Lining at the Melbourne City Library gallery from 15 December 2021-9 March 2022.
To me, these drawers represented the isolation we all faced during Covid lockdown. However, there was also an upside – an immense resilience and creativity – as people engaged in imaginative family activities, exercised in unusual and creative ways, developed productive hobbies, and engaged in stimulating pursuits, all within severe public health restrictions. Despite the cloud of COVID-19, many people created their own silver linings.