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Online auction, The Auction Collective May - June 2021


The Breath Project is a collaboration by Zanny Mellor, artist and designer, and Hannah Payne, Founder at The Art Five. The project was conceived with an aim to present exhibitions and projects to support artists, and people affected by the global pandemic. The launch exhibition Rhythm Adjust will raise funds for Frontline 19, an independent UK nationwide service delivering free, confidential psychological support to NHS and frontline workers who are, or have been working on the frontline of Covid-19. 

Co-curated by Zanny and Hannah, Rhythm Adjust, is a non-profit exhibition presented online and hosted by The Auction Collective bringing together 20 international contemporary artists and 30 artworks that consider breath, from abstract gesture to representation and processes found in nature and the body.

Working in a range of media from painting, printmaking, analogue photography and textiles, some artists explore sequencing and repetitive movements, creating a sense of calm in their order, while others create works that have a vaporous quality, or tension, seeming to hover somewhere between presence and remembrance. Natural subjects remind us of our physicality and connection to the wider health of our ecosystems, and consider the importance of nature as a place for wellbeing, whether real or imagined.


David Murphy


Casein on paper

38 x 28cm

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Barbara Nicholls


Watercolour on Saunders Waterford 300gsm

38 x 28cm

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Daniel Crawshaw


Oil on panel

43x 48cm

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Zanny Mellor

Drawing Breath 2

Acrylic on cotton canvas

40x 30cm

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