Early years pupils give their perspectives on lockdown life with artwork exhibited at the V&A Museum

25th January 2021

Evocative, lockdown-inspired artwork created by pupils at The Mulberry House School is set to enter the V&A Museum’s permanent collection.

Pupils reflected on the current global crisis by producing drawings, sculptures, banners and handwritten notes which preserve a rich portrait of life under lockdown.

Using the imagery of rainbows, first conceived by families in the Lombardy region in Italy, children considered the phrase ‘Andrà Tutto Bene’ – which translates as ‘All Will Be Well’ – to produce individual responses to the pandemic.

Several works of art have been selected for display at the V&A’s ‘All Will Be Well’ exhibition, and will eventually enter the world-leading V&A Museum of Childhood’s permanent collection.

The school’s Founder and Proprietor, Bethan Lewis-Powell, and Headteacher, Victoria Playford, are delighted to see the children’s creativity showcased at such an acclaimed venue.

Headteacher Victoria Playford said “Creating meaningful rainbow designs not only offered the children an opportunity to express themselves creatively, but also to feel part of a powerful collective movement and show their appreciation for the NHS.”

She added “At The Mulberry House School, our aim is to inspire and stimulate the children’s creativity and imagination through a wealth of arts-based experiences, as well as encourage them to play an active part in the local community.”

For more information about the exhibition, as well as updates regarding Coronavirus restrictions, please visit the V&A Museum’s website.