The Covid Chronicle

A historic artwork in textiles & stitch, recording personal experiences of the pandemic around the globe, while it happened.


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Location & TOUR DATES
Comments & Quotes
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH.
Panels 1-18 are currently showing on the lower ground floor at Chelsea & Westminster in Fulham. The space is open to the public at any time. We hope to find a venue where The Covid Chronicle may exhibit panels 19-36. Each metre square is framed in perspex and ready to hang.
Enquiries welcome via the box below or addressed to Wendy Bliss, Founder, at
Thank you.
Latest exhibition update:
The Covid Chronicle is made up of 36 metre squares of textile art, made during the pandemic while it happened. It is a unique record of personal experience from around the world. Each panel is accompanied by up to 200 words by the artist, and together they make a historic work of art.  If anyone knows of a large public venue, corporation or institution which might be interested in exhibiting  the second half, or buying the whole work in aid of MIND, the Mental Health Charity, do please get in touch at .  This major historic art installation would be an asset to anyone showing it: accessible, moving, gentle, curative, and above all, beautiful.
Sunbury Embroidery Gallery :  23 Feb - 3 Apr 2022
Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6AB
'This was the first exhibition I have ever been to where I was able to relate to every single piece', Visitor's Book entry.
Chippenham Art Gallery & Museum  : 9 Apr – 7 May 2022
9-10 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3HF
'Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to tell my story and participate in this wonderful collaboration of so many passionate ad talented stitchers.' R. Marti
Lightbox Gallery : 17 May - 19 Jun 2022
Chobham Rd, Woking GU21 4AA
'Thank you for devising this wonderful collaborative project which has certainly inspired my friends in our village. It has enabled some of us to rediscover our creative skills...and get to know each other in a way that might not have happened otherwise.' E.Lawer
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith : 28 Jul - 29 Aug 2022
101 Queen Caroline Street Hammersmith London W6 9BN
'Thank you, Covid Chronicle, for starting my journey with abstract embroidery art, though I wish you were an awful nightmare rather than our reality'. Mojo & Muse
Merton Priory Chapter House : 10th - 25th Sept 2022
Merton Abbey Mills, Watermill Way (entrance in underpass to Savacentre) SW19 2RD
'Creating the panel was extremely helpful as it allowed me to process my thoughts and get them out into the open - very important when face-to-face communication was not always possible'. V. O'Leary
Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre : 30th Sept - 5th Nov 2022
Elenora Street, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST4 1QQ
'Literally stitching my own story to that of others seemed like a perfect antidote to the disconnect I felt'. N. Adams
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum : 10th Nov - 17th Dec 2022
Slatey Rd, Oxton, Birkenhead, Prenton CH43 4UE
'I hope you enjoy my creation. I have loved the process and the project.' H. Collis
Studio 40 Contemporary Arts  : 14th Jan - 25th Feb 2023
40 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL
'There's a [.. ] large stitched artwork, totalling 35 metres of experiences and emotions from during the pandemic which has been touring the UK...The Covid Chronicle was curated by artist Wendy Bliss, with contributions from textile artists around the UK and as far afield as Austalia and Iran.' Private Eye, Issue 1660, 16.6.23

The Future of The Covid Chronicle:

The Covid Chronicle is available for sale / exhibition by arrangement. The proceeds from the sale of the entire work would be in aid of MIND.  Please get in contact for further details.
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