Facing death creatively

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Workshop and discussion with Craftivism exhibiting artist Dr Catherine Bell

Thursday 18 July, 10.30am–12pm or 1.30–3pm
Cost M $12 G $15, all materials provided Venue MPRG, bookings essential, numbers limited

Facing Death Creatively is a collective workshop that uses craft materials and socially engaged processes to promote healthy and meaningful discussions about our mortality. The workshop takes about 30- 40 minutes and involves making a miniature vessel out of a soft, biodegradable, sculpting medium. The material is non-toxic and very easy to manipulate so all ages and levels of dexterity can participate. The vessel becomes a portrait of the maker and a catalyst for discussing the participant’s final resting place.

The workshop was designed and facilitated by Catherine Bell during an artist residency at Centre For The Study Of Substructured Loss: Applied Grief and Bereavement Research in London. Communal creativity and personal/group reflection are encouraged.

Dr Catherine Bell is a multi-disciplinary artist and Associate Professor teaching visual art in the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University. Recent art in health projects involve implementing collaborative activities in community contexts that explore cultural responses to death and the dying.

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/mornington-peninsula-regional-gallery-14011242922



  • Thursday, 18 July 2019 | 01:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 18 July 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM