This has been such a useful experience for both my own artistic development & that of the other socially distanced artists, in this temporary gallery space. Through chatting across the gallery floor, or talking outside the Phoenix gallery building, we all acknowledge the breadth that this gives to our own practices. Getting away from a familiar, cluttered space & meeting others from outside our usual artistic groups is so beneficial. I’ve appreciated the professional gallery space, re-appropriated to working creative space, seeing the general public walking by & looking in from the street. The usual emotional aspects of studio practice, including feeling euphoria & fear, are altered in a temporary environment. Other artists will re-use the space after me & this continuum of creative practice in the closed public gallery is a good adaptation to the current restricting covid19 social distancing rules.