Survivor Signs, a community arts project focusing on bereavement by suicide by local artist Cordelia Cembrowicz and Claire Blundell-Jones on Thursday 19th February 2015 from 7.00pm-9.00pm at their showroom at 13-15 Golborne Road, W10 5NY.
The exhibition will showcase wooden signs individually hand crafted for people bereaved in this way, with almost 30 participants found through the charity support group Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS).
“As a response to the death of my brother by suicide in 2012, I carved a sign of his name out of wood,” explains local artist Cordelia. “Initially this was intended for his grave, yet carrying and photographing the sign became performative acts, and I built up a body of photographic works in doing so. In these the sign becomes representational of the varied contexts of my loss and remembrance.”
Virginia Ironside, author of “You’ll Get Over It, The Rage of Bereavement”, joins the exhibition opening as guest speaker, and on 28th February, the participants are invited to join a collective walk to national service of reflection for people affected by suicide organised by The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC) at St-Martins-in-the-Fields. Survivor Signs will culminate in a photography exhibition later in the year, presenting photographs of the signs directed by each participant in the forthcoming months.
To book your free place at the opening, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot make the opening evening, the exhibition runs from February 20-27 2015.