Sirius Arts Centre
New Works by Marie Brett
opening Thursday 7 March at 6:30pm
running from 8 March – 1 April 2013
Special opening hours for Easter Weekend (see below)
Alluding to the act of recollection ‘Anamnesis’ explores ideas surrounding the use of amulets as an object to commemorate infant loss. Through this work the individual’s memory is re-imagined as a collective cultural memorial.
This exhibition is part of a national, multi-site participatory arts project – The Amulet – initiated and led by West Cork based artist, Marie Brett, as a community collaborative initiative, focusing on the subject of pregnancy and infant loss, giving voice to a sensitive and difficult life experience, the exhibition is accompanied by a publication including six commissioned essays.
Special thanks are extended to participating bereaved family members who collaborated with the artist.
This project is made possible with the support of the Arts Council, Cork County Council, the HSE, Cork University Hospital, Bally Phehane/Togher Arts & Craft Initiative, Waterford Regional Hospital,St. Munchins Maternity Hospital and CREATE.
Special opening hours Easter Weekend: Good Friday 12 noon – 5pm, Easter Saturday 2pm -5pm/Easter Sunday 2pm – 5pm/Easter Monday 12 noon – 5pm