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"In a space of quiet industry, contemplation, and expression, this exhibition explores the idea of materiality and absence, through a combination of sculpture and the written word. It is an invitation for the viewer to lay down thoughts on their experience of loss, and participate in what will culminate in a monument of remembrance.
Mementos become totemic of something that was once present, but no longer is. Just as ephemeral rememberings make the body of a person up. Sometimes collectively, but always individual to each person’s experience. Narratives are written, and rewritten as they are remembered, misremembered, and passed on."
Continuing our successful Ways of Making programme into 2020, we are looking forward to hosting Janie Moore and her work in our Persistence Works gallery. Responding to the theme of materiality, Anatomy of Loss explores absence and grief by inviting the public to contribute to a 'monument of remembrance'.
For the first half of the exhibition, Janie will be working in the gallery space to construct the monument and visitors are welcome. Then, after an official 'opening' on March 5th, you will be able to contemplate what loss means to you, and write your thoughts upon the surface of the sculpture.
Additionally, the space will host Death Cafés led by Penny Merrett, offering the opportunity to reflect upon life and the practicalities of death in an open environment. Plus, meditative engagement with the work will be facilitated by artists Ric Stott and Sally Coleman.