A 22-year-old artist has decided to use her talents to create a magazine inspired by lockdown.

Gaby Conn, decided to create 'CORONA COVERED' after realising that the government guidance 'to stay home' was not possible for some. 

The devoted artist wanted to use her time under her roof to help provide shelter for others by fundraising for Crisis UK. 

Originally starting as a solo venture, the project soon morphed into a collaboration, with Gaby's friend, Maya Cross Odemudia, helping with illustration and graphics. 

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Inspired completely by lockdown, the magazine features; poetry, prose, photography, paintings and illustrations contributed from young, emerging artists around the UK.

Donations made will help the charity provide temporary housing, emergency food and hygiene packages to those sleeping rough. 

Gaby Conn said: "With the safety and comfort of our homes never having been so prevalent, I was desperately aware of those for whom the guidance to 'stay at home' is not an option. 

"I feel so fortunate to be able to seek shelter and protection from the four walls that I live in. 

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"I was driven to use this new-found abundance of time, influx of creative inspirations, and my skills as an artist, to help some of those most vulnerable in our society during lockdown."

Speaking about the response to her fundraiser, Gaby added:"The project has had a wonderful response so far. 

"From pre-orders alone, we've raised nearly £300, and we hope for this number to continue to grow. 

"We truly believe that the writings and artwork will resonate with everyone and that it will be a source of solace, inspiration, stimulation, insight and pleasure to those from all walks of life.

"With the doors to galleries, museums and theatres remaining tightly shut, we hope that the magazine will satisfy a craving for a culture that extends beyond the confines of our computer screens."

The magazine can be purchased for a donation of £8 at https://www.paypal.me/CORONACOVERED, contact coronacoveredzine@gmail.com with your home address to ensure the magazine can be delivered. 

Alternatively, message the Instagram @coronacoveredzine