Friday, 12 April 2013

Art exhibition on amulets and child loss

During the Small Blessings project we received a research visit from artist Marie Brett, who was in the development stage of a project looking at the sensitive subject of amulets as signifiers of pregnancy and infant loss. With support from Arts Council the artist worked with bereaved parents and three national hospitals in Ireland.

Marie also entered our amulet photo competition with this entry:

Now Marie's exhibition is ready. 'Amanesis' will be showing at the Waterford Central Library in Ireland until May 3rd.

Even after the official end of the Small Blessings amulet project, it's great to learn of these ripple effects and additional outcomes that it contributed to. It was a pleasure to meet Marie and we wish her every success with her exhibition and future projects.


Monday, 8 April 2013

'Charmed Life' exhibition at Winchester

This week is the last week you'll be able to see Charmed Life: the Solace of Objects, an exhibition featuring amulets from the Pitt Rivers' collections and curated by artist Felicity Powell. Hosted by the Winchester Discovery Centre, this is a second outing for the exhibition that originally ran at the Wellcome Collection in London last year.

Exhibition finishes on 14 April 2013, FREE entry.

Read this great article about the exhibition from the 'Come Step Back in Time' history blog.

Watch our video interview with Felicity Powell discussing her inspiration for, and approach to, the project.

Read our past blog entry about the deinstallation of the exhibition at Wellcome by Pitt Rivers staff - a process about to be repeated next week!