What's On In case of loss, please return to: | by Alice Barkwell “In case of loss, please return to:” is a selection of poems beautifully illustrated by Alice Barkwell and complemented by a series of creative responses from eight other young artists. "These poems were written on long walks, waiting in queues, to sitting at bus stops. I began writing in my notebook nearing the end of my degree. I was jobless, I felt hopeless, and I was trying to make sense of the world. Writing helped me face a variety of feelings, to capture and pick apart that particular moment in time. Yes, this visual narrative is a physical journey, moving through fields to shopping centers to train carriages to coffee shops. But it is also a metaphorical journey of my own mind and direction. A variety of artists' responses to the poems are also within this online exhibition. These examinations into day-to-day life, to internalising feelings of self-doubt and overcoming, all hint to familiar and relatable experiences shared by many." - Alice Barkwell You can enjoy the exhibition by viewing the album or start the playlist below to hear Alice reciting the poems as you scroll through the images. Creative_Youth · In case of loss, please return to: | by Alice Barkwell Artists' responses Shorts About the artist Alice Barkwell is a multimedia artist currently exploring themes of belonging, identity, and the pressures of life in the everyday, through creative writing, mixed media and digital art. Website: alicebarkwell.myportfolio.com Instagram: @alicejbarkwellyeah Email: [email protected] How can we help?