Plymouth, Paused (A Zine about the Covid-19 Lockdown in Plymouth)


This is a zine that grew from my daily walks around Plymouth during the spring lockdown.

At that time we could only leave the house once a day for exercise. There were no cars on the roads, everything was closed and we weren't even allowed to sit down in the park. It was an unprecedented situation and I wanted to record my experience of Plymouth, UK in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is a collage of photographs and text in a cut and paste style, layering overheard speech, memories, and observations of nature, the sea, and Plymouth's brutalist architecture.

Winner of the Audience Choice Award at Plymouth Contemporary Open 2021. Displayed in The Arts Institute at The University of Plymouth between July and September 2021.

It is in the collections of the British Library, Charles Seal-Hayne Library University of Plymouth, London College of Communication.

12 Pages. 148mm x 148mm. Printed on 170gsm uncoated paper. The cover is 250 gsm silk, matt laminated.