THE DYING ART
A group exhibition as part of DYING MATTERS AWARENESS WEEK
18 May – 24 May 2015 @ The Old School Rooms, The Round Chapel, Clapton, E5 0PU
Art Macabre’s Director Nikki Shaill curates an exhibition that explores death and dying, memento mori, memory, loss and survival, personification of death, anatomy and the body, memorial and the art of dying.
Showcasing the work of 25 artists, from the UK, USA and Russia. Featuring drawings, paintings, illustrations, photographs, prints, textiles, poetry and memento mori sculpture.
Artwork to be featured, Top Left to Bottom Right: Aaron Jacob Jones, Antonia Rolls, The Artchemist, The Artchemist, Marie-Louise Jones, Herald Black, Karen Harvey, Karina Yazylyan, Lizzie Learman,Lozzy Bones, Wolf Mask, Valeriya N-Georg
The Artchemist / Art Macabre / Lauren Baker / Herald Black / Lozzy Bones / Laura Brett / Christina Rose Brown / Drucilla Burrell / Lucinda Chell /Olina Divisova / Rachel Harmeyer / Karen Harvey / Jason Alex Hill / Aaron Jacob Jones / Marie-Louise Jones / Inky Layla / Lizzie Learman / Clare Lowe / Valeriya N-Georg / Nikki Shaill / Joanna Shears / Jo Tedds / Natalie Thomas / Linsay Trerise / Karina Yazylyan / Wolf Mask Art
Private View: Thursday 21 May, by invitation only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for press/PV enquiries
Exhibition dates: 18 May – 24 May (Dying Matters Awareness Week)
OPENING TIMES: Monday – Thursday 12pm – 6pm. Friday 12pm – 3pm. Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm.
Private view evening event: 21 May, 6.30-9pm supported by Pressure Drop & Clapton Craft
Location: The Old School Rooms, URC, The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road Clapton, Hackney E5 0PU
TO GAIN ACCESS: Go to the wooden door on street level on Powerscroft Rd side of the church. Press the buzzer marked ‘Studio 1’ or call 07845 310 272
For more information about Dying Matters Awareness Week: http://www.dyingmatters.org/YODO
For more information about Art Macabre: http://www.deathdrawing.com
“We’re particularly interested in work that focuses on the journey from life to death and beyond, memento mori, vanitas, the relationship between the living body and death, memorial, grief and bereavement, end of life, the art of dying well, death positivity and explorations that look at life through the awareness of our mortality, unpick and trace the process of dying, the unknown, the light and dark of death, or that relate to this year’s Dying Matters theme of ‘Talk, Plan, Live’.
This isn’t going to be an exhibition packed full of Gothic skulls, macabre, dark imagery (although I’m sure there’ll be a few skulls in there!) Shadows and emotion, yes, but we’d love to explore new imagery of death and a diverse representation of what it means to look at and dance with death through art.”
Nikki Shaill, Art Macabre