'Low' - A view from Clifton Down showing the River Avon at low tide

29 Apr 2020
River Avon, City of Bristol
Photograph (Digital)
Not what you're looking for? Try a new search


The Picturing Lockdown Collection was created during April and May 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. During seven days the public were asked to submit photographs that they felt best represented their experiences of lockdown in England, and from these submissions one hundred representing all the different geographic regions were chosen to be archived with Historic England. Alongside these images, ten artists were commissioned to produce their own images over the course of five days, representing their lockdown experience. These were supplemented with images by Historic England’s own photographers. Together, the Picturing Lockdown collection forms a permanent visual record of this unusual time in history.

This photograph, taken at 18.49 on 29th April 2020, is the first of five images depicting the lockdown as experienced by the artist Malaika Kegode, and represents the South West region. The artist has written the following text to explain how this image documents their experience of lockdown: "This is the view of the Portway and the River Avon from Clifton Down. In early evening usually teeming with activity - people driving home from work, jogging next to the river and trains heading to outer reaches of Bristol. I had never seen it empty or the river so low until now."


This is part of the Volume: HEC01/036/02/03 Picturing Lockdown Collection: Artists' Submissions - Malaika Kegode; within the Sub Series: HEC01/036/02 Picturing Lockdown Collection - Artists' Submissions; within the Series: HEC01/036 Picturing Lockdown Collection; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


© Malaika Kegode

People & Organisations

Photographer: Kegode, Malaika


Health And Welfare, Waterscape