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The Grief Gallery

GRIEF AND LOSS EXPLORED THROUGH ART AND DESIGN

Presented by Grief Grit Grace

NEXT EXHIBITION

The Grief Gallery at DesignTO

Toronto, Canada, Jan 21-30, 2022

During DesignTO, Toronto’s annual design festival, The Grief Gallery welcomes visitors to acknowledge personal and collective losses through the contemplation and celebration of objects: the belongings of loved ones lost. 

Add your loved one’s object to The Grief Gallery: The community is invited to contribute to The Grief Gallery’s collection at the in-person exhibition at MADE Design, and via the online gallery wall. Fill out the contribution form at bit.ly/grief-gallery-form

In Toronto? Visit on Sat Jan 22nd or Sun Jan 23rd, 1-3pm to have your object photographed and recorded by the curator.
Book a 15min time slot

Exhibition Opening Times:

Online Show and Tell

OPEN CALL

Contribute to

The Grief Gallery’s Collection

Online and in Toronto

What objects and belongings did you keep after a loved one died? Contribute your selected object and stories to The Grief Gallery’s online collection in the lead-up to DesignTO. Individuals in Toronto can also take part in the in-person exhibition during DesignTO in Jan 2022.

In Toronto? Visit on Sat Jan 22nd or Sun Jan 23rd, 1-3pm to have your object photographed and recorded by the curator.
Book a 15min time slot

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS 

WHAT THE CAMERA CAPTURES

Part of NYCxDESIGN, November 2021

An online exhibition exploring the role of the camera in processing grief and loss during New York City’s annual design festival. Three New York creatives who have lost loved ones share their photography-based projects.

The Grief Gallery at LDF21

Part of the London Design Festival and Shoreditch Design Triangle, September 2021

Visitors are invited to explore these universal themes through creative work commissioned in memory of loved ones.

CURATOR’S NOTE

Why a Grief Gallery?

When my mom died 8 years ago, I was working as an independent curator in London. My pop-up exhibitions showcased the work of designers, makers and artists, under the names Creative Clerkenwell and The Creative Edit.

When it came time to pick out an urn for my mom’s ashes, I commissioned a custom porcelain urn from an East London ceramicist whose work I loved.

That was the start of my work as a Grief Curator. Over the years, I’ve commissioned illustrations, paper art and photoshoots in memory of my mom and others’ loved ones. I’ve presented exhibitions in London and Brooklyn about grief and loss.

Channeling my grief into creating and commissioning work from designers and makers has been an incredibly rewarding and healing experience.

After an extended period of grief and loss on many levels, I invite visitors to explore the universal themes of grief and loss through this creative lens. Out of darkness and pain, we can craft beauty and create meaning.

– Charlene C Lam, Grief Curator
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GRIEF GRIT GRACE

The Grief Gallery is a project by Grief Grit Grace and curated by Charlene C Lam. Visit www.griefgritgrace.com for more resources and information about my approach to grief work.

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