The Grief Gallery

Shoreditch Design Triangle
London Design Festival 2021

18 – 26 September

Presented by
The Creative Edit x Grief Grit Grace

Next exhibition: The Grief Gallery as part of the London Design Festival, Shoreditch Design Triangle. Launches Sept 18th.

Exploring our universal and personal experiences with grief and loss through a creative lense.

Featuring illustrations and artwork commissioned in memoriam, in collaboration with UK and NYC designers and makers.

Presented by grief curator Charlene Lam

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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 meaning.