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Art After Loss Exhibition

Art After Loss Exhibition
1st August 2022 10:00am to 31st August 2022 4:00pm
Full Circle Funerals

Crimple - The Carr Leeds Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1EW
Horticap - Otley Rd, Harrogate HG3 1QL
Harrogate Library - Victoria Ave, Harrogate HG1 1EG
Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre - 50 Bond End, Knaresborough HG5 9AL


Harrogate is to host a unique exhibition next month featuring works of art that have been created in response to grief and loss.

The Art After Loss exhibition will run throughout August at four local venues - Horticap, Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre, Crimple and Harrogate Library.

The artists, writers and photographers whose work will be on display include
Shirley Vine, Pat Sowa, Sarah Charneca, Jodie Beardsmore, Julie Badon, Antonia Rolls, Martin Morrison, Shaeron Caton Rose, Geraldine Montgomery and Fiona Odle.

There will also be contributions from Mindful Memorials and Yorkshire charity The Swan Song Project, which gives people living with terminal illnesses, dealing with bereavement or planning their end stages of life the opportunity and support to write and record their own original song.

Pat Sowa, who is one of those taking part in and supporting the exhibition, said: “This project brings together art with deep meaning and shows how loss can be expressed in beautiful ways.”

Pat has written a book and uses crochet, painting and stitching to respond to her own experience of grief.

“Dealing with the devastating loss of my son, I’ve found the creative process cathartic and healing,” she explained.

“Each item releases some of the feelings and helps me move forwards.”

The event has been organised by Full Circle Funerals in Harrogate, which has its own online gallery where people can share some of the creative ways they have used art to help them after a loss or bereavement.

David Moon of Full Circle Funerals on Skipton Road said: “Everyone experiences loss in a different way and the emotions felt ca be wide-ranging and sometimes challenging.

“Many people that we have supported have told us that creativity has really helped their wellbeing after loss, whatever form that might take.

“For some people this is a very private way of expressing emotion whereas others are keen to share their art to inspire others to use creativity to support them after loss or bereavement.”

The exhibition will open on August 1 and works will be on display at all four local venues throughout the month of August.

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