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The Grief Gallery

GRIEF AND LOSS EXPLORED THROUGH ART AND DESIGN

Presented by Grief Grit Grace

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Grief Gallery at NYCxDESIGN, Nov 11-18, 2021

The Grief Gallery at DesignTO (Toronto), Jan 2022

Curated by Charlene C Lam

Details to come

Previous Exhibition

The Grief Gallery at London Design Festival 2021
Part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle, 18-26 September

Grief and loss explored through art and design

After an extended period of grief and loss on many levels, visitors are invited to explore these universal themes through creative work commissioned in memory of loved ones.

Featured designers: Amanda Li Hope, Jo Davies, Poppy Chancellor, Yeesan Loh

Curated by Charlene C Lam

Presented by The Creative Edit x Grief Grit Grace

OPENING TALK

Conversation: Channeling Grief into Creativity

 

LIVE CONVERSATION, TUE 21st SEPT

Curator Charlene C Lam gives a guided tour of The Grief Gallery and has an engaging conversation with UK ceramicist Jo Davies. Replay coming soon.

AMANDA LI HOPE

Memorial Pendant

Bespoke jewellery for a loved one's ashes

 

Jo Davies

Porcelain Urn

A special commission

 

POPPY CHANCELLOR

Papercutting

An acknowledgement of loss

Yeesan Loh

Illustrations

Loved one’s belongings, captured in watercolour

 

CURATOR’S NOTE

Why a Grief Gallery?

When my mom died 8 years ago, I was working as an independent curator in London. My pop-up exhibitions showcased the work of designers, makers and artists, under the names Creative Clerkenwell and The Creative Edit.

When it came time to pick out an urn for my mom’s ashes, I commissioned a custom porcelain urn from an East London ceramicist whose work I loved.

That was the start of my work as a Grief Curator. Over the years, I’ve commissioned illustrations, paper art and photoshoots in memory of my mom and others’ loved ones. I’ve presented exhibitions in London and Brooklyn about grief and loss.

Channeling my grief into creating and commissioning work from designers and makers has been an incredibly rewarding and healing experience.

After an extended period of grief and loss on many levels, I invite visitors to explore the universal themes of grief and loss through this creative lense. Out of darkness and pain, we can craft beauty and create meaning.

– Charlene C Lam, The Grief Curator
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GRIEF GRIT GRACE

The Grief Gallery is a project by Grief Grit Grace and curated by Charlene C Lam. Visit www.griefgritgrace.com for more resources and information about my approach to grief work.

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