Together Apart: Life in Lockdown – a photographic exhibition will be on display during the Williamstown Literary Festival at the Williamstown Town Hall, from Saturday 19 June to Sunday 20 June.
When COVID-19 hit Melbourne harder than a runaway tram, our lives changed – literally overnight. Photographed, written and printed in Melbourne, Together Apart: Life in Lockdown is Jude van Daalen and Belinda Jackson’s black-and-white coffee table book featuring 60 portraits of people in their neighbourhood: the lollipop lady waiting for the children who never come, a chilling experience of a COVID ward, the families separated by borders. We also hear, in their own words, from the café owner serving up both caffeine and counselling, the students dreaming of returning to their classrooms after six months of homeschooling, and the children rediscovering the rainbows, ancient trees and fairy gardens in their streets as the world slowed.
Entry is free and subject to capacity numbers.