History was made and our country forever changed in March 2020.

Lockdown and pandemic life in 2020 was a unique global experience which will forever bond this generation. Even though this was a national and global experience, the focus of this exhibition is to portray the experiences of Hamiltonians during the 2020 lockdown. This exhibition will remind people how everyone is connected and went through this together, no one was exempt.

After the lockdown the library collected photographs from Hamiltonians taken during that time to preserve for future generations. The photographs displayed in this exhibition were submitted for our 2020 Lockdown Photography contest and remind us of just how extraordinary that first 2020 lockdown was.

Two years on, our lives are still being affected by the virus: originally planned to open on 25 March, the anniversary of the historic lockdown, this exhibition has been postponed by the latest outbreak.