The idea for the Art of Grieving stemmed from a desire to explore death and loss in a different way. Founder Kate Ray, who's part of our Bereavement Advisory Group, began developing a new approach for reaching out to people affected by bereavement or loss in 2017. Since then, more than 90 professional and amateur artists have contributed to Art of Grieving exhibitions.
The proposal for an art exhibition came from a wish to offer an alternative environment for support in addition to the more traditional types of bereavement support, such as counselling. By creating a new artistic forum where people could participate either as artists or attendees, it was hoped that many people would be drawn to the opportunity for creative exploration and expression. To find out more about Art of Grieving, visit the website here.
The next Art of Grieving exhibition will take place from 27 May - 4 Sept 2022 at St Albans Museum & Gallery. Admission is free. If you're an artists and wish to contribute, submissions will be open from 6 September 2021. Contact Kate via email here
to find out more.
New dates for the Art of Grieving workshops will be announced as soon as Covid-19 guidelines allow.