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4 pen and ink drawings (left to right): a bird-like figure sitting down and hugging 3 human-like figures; a human-like figure riding a modified bicycle with a box which has "hand sanitiser" printed on it; two human-like figures sitting inside a house exterior; a interior wall, window and curtains overlooking a tree and garden. 2 pen and ink drawings (left to right): a bird-like figure sitting down and hugging 3 human-like figures; a human-like figure riding a modified bicycle with a box which has "hand sanitiser" printed on it.

(Left to right) - Phlegm, Mother bird (Pandemic Diary series, no.66), Phlegm, Bike maintenance is important (Pandemic Diary series, no.24), Phlegm, Home (Pandemic Diary series, no.17), Phlegm, And the trees start to blossom (Pandemic Diary series, no.23), 2020 © the artist

Phlegm, works from Pandemic Diary series, (no.66, no.24), 2020 © the artist

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary

Sat 13 January - Sun 7 July 2024

Millennium Gallery

At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

These 67 pen and ink drawings blur the reality of the pandemic with the imaginary world he has created throughout his career – one full of long-limbed forest creatures, fantastical contraptions and hybrid cities that seem to grow organically. The series goes on display alongside works from the city’s collection.

Pandemic Diary joined the city’s visual art collection thanks to funding from the Contemporary Art Society Rapid Response Fund.

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4 pen and ink drawings (left to right): a bird-like figure sitting down and hugging 3 human-like figures; a human-like figure riding a modified bicycle with a box which has "hand sanitiser" printed on it; two human-like figures sitting inside a house exterior; a interior wall, window and curtains overlooking a tree and garden.

(Left to right) - Phlegm, Mother bird (Pandemic Diary series, no.66), Phlegm, Bike maintenance is important (Pandemic Diary series, no.24), Phlegm, Home (Pandemic Diary series, no.17), Phlegm, And the trees start to blossom (Pandemic Diary series, no.23), 2020 © the artist

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