London Design Festival 2021
The Grief Gallery at London Design Festival 2021
Part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle, 18-26 September
Grief and loss explored through art and design
After an extended period of grief and loss on many levels, visitors are invited to explore these universal themes through creative work commissioned in memory of loved ones.
Featured designers: Amanda Li Hope, Jo Davies, Poppy Chancellor, Yeesan Loh
Curated by Charlene C Lam
Presented by The Creative Edit x Grief Grit Grace
AMANDA LI HOPE
Bespoke jewellery for a loved one's ashes
A special commission
An acknowledgement of loss
Loved one’s belongings, captured in watercolour
Conversation: Channeling Grief into Creativity
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 lense. Out of darkness and pain, we can craft beauty and create meaning.
– Charlene C Lam, The Grief Curator
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.