About the project
In February 2020, artist Laura Fitton was commissioned to create an exhibition, which was due to run over summer, that represented life in South Tyneside through reportage drawing.
Laura drew a series of images that were created on location in various places across the borough, working with a range of people to illustrate different local stories.
However due to the coronavirus pandemic, the project was put on hold in mid-March.
Laura was able to do some further drawings over Zoom in October 2020 prior to entering the second lockdown.
The drawings showcase our local community prior to the pandemic and how things have changed since then.
We have now provided the below online gallery to view some of Laura’s drawings.
Watch our interview with Laura
A selection of drawings from February and March 2020
A Selection of drawings taken over Zoom from October 2020
About the artist
Laura Fitton is a reportage artist and educator based in London, working on projects around the UK to document everyday life in the 21st century.
Get involved in reportage drawing
Laura has created a guide to help you get started in creating your own reportage style drawings.
During the Easter holidays, you can also have a go a creating your own ‘Easter Eggs’ reportage drawing.