Breathing In Art is a new series by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art to support and promote mask wearing whilst celebrating and featuring selected artists. Whilst we’re amid a global pandemic and wearing masks to protect ourselves and others is part of everyday life, we’re inviting artists to design a range of masks that will be available to the public.
Wear a mask to win a mask in our Breathing In Art Instagram photo competition.
How to enter:
- Upload a photo on Instagram of yourself or your loved ones wearing a protective mask (safely and correctly over the mouth and nose) tagging @fermynwoods and including the hashtag #BreathingInArt by 11:59PM GMT Wednesday 17 February
- Please do not submit photographs taken of others without their knowledge i.e. street photography
- We’ll choose the best three photographs to win a free mask from our artist-designed mask series
What is aerosol transmission?
- COVID-19 “can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe heavily. These liquid particles are different sizes, ranging from larger ‘respiratory droplets’ to smaller ‘aerosols’.” These aerosols are the main way COVID-19 is transmitted and exist both indoors and outside. (Source: World Health Organisation)
- Correctly worn masks are an effective way to stop aerosol transmission, as this visual representation of infection in different scenarios shows. (Source: El País)