Art After Loss – Altrincham “pop-up” Exhibition, 24th April–20th May 2023
Have you created art after loss and would like this to be displayed to encourage gentle conversations?
Art and creativity help people after loss and bereavement. @FullCircleFuneralsPartnersinAltrincham are organising a pop-up exhibition in a number of local venues. The exhibition is an extension of their virtual gallery where people share their expression of loss through art. Some of the art contributed is by families Full Circle have supported and others from professionals and individuals they have met.
The pop-up exhibition aims to share this work more widely and Full Circle would love to hear from people in and around Altrincham who would like to take part. Venues already confirmed are Altrincham Library, Trafford College and The Counselling and Family Centre. An invitation to submit and exhibit original pieces at InchArts will be released soon, with that exhibition running from 5 to 20 May – details coming soon.
The blue needlework piece shown on the attached leaflet was made by Geraldine, who took up sewing during lockdown. “Make Time To Listen” is made from the corduroy of some much-loved trousers and inspired by Japanese sewing and mending techniques – Sashiko and Boro – which she began to work on as the anniversary of losing a friend was approaching. She wanted to capture the busy, noisy nature of life and also the need for space, for quiet, for listening to yourself, for taking a moment to be in the present moment, to make time for the people you love. The sewing took quite a time to make and so it travelled around with Geraldine every day, coming along to work, to visit friends, on shopping trips; acting as a daily reminder to tend to herself, her relationships and it helped her through a difficult time. For more details on this and other pieces, see the link to Full Circle’s on-line gallery: https://fullcirclefunerals.co.uk/bereavem.../art-after-loss/
Please contact Sara on email@example.com / 0161 928 6080 if you’d like more information on displaying art in the exhibition.