An exhibition of work by Design PhD candidate Stacey Pitsillides will be open at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery (11 Stockwell Street, London) between 28 February and 24 March. The show “invites the public to experience how artistic making can provide momentary glimpses of relationships unfolding stories of love and loss.”
Material Legacies is the culmination of a four-year research collaboration with The Hospice of St Francis, a palliative care charity. This collaboration explores how artistic making supports the bereaved to negotiate their own approach to translating and finding a place for the dead in their lives. Within this process, biography is distilled into three distinct experiences, which collect a range of materials capturing the essence of the deceased’s archive. This deep interaction advocates how a material approach to loss can expand our personal and aesthetic relationships with the dead.
This exhibition would be of special interest to those working within the boundaries of art and public engagement, co-design and art therapy through artistic practice.
The exhibition is free, but you can RSVP to attend the private view on the evening of February 28th here.