or many of us, talking about loss is an incredibly painful and difficult thing. It takes strength and courage to describe how you are feeling after a bereavement, and all too often, we avoid the conversation because we can’t find the right words.
When Words Hurt is an exhibition hosted by Let’s Talk About Loss to explore creative ways of communicating grief. The famous saying goes, “a picture tells a thousand words”, and we want to use this exhibition to explore unique ways of telling our stories of bereavement. Since 2017, Let’s Talk About Loss has accepted blog posts from individuals wishing to share their thoughts on grief. With this exhibition, instead of asking for a blog post, we’re asking for creative submissions that we will display as part of the exhibition.
The exhibition details
We won funding for this innovative, cutting-edge exhibition in October 2018, from Nottingham based arts fund Hard Heads and Hang Ups and #NottsSoup. They called for ideas that improved people’s mental health using the arts, and we were thrilled to win the money to host and manage this exhibition.
When? The exhibition will be open to the public Friday 17th May – Sunday 19th May and Friday 24th May – Sunday 26th May. Please note the following opening times for THiNK in NG: Fridays, 12:30 – 5pm; Saturdays, 10am – 5pm; Sundays, 10am – 4pm.
The official opening night for the exhibition will be on Friday 17th May, 4 – 8pm. More information will be added to this Eventbrite event and this Facebook event, so click “going” for all the updates and to reserve a free ticket for the event. There will be a complimentary drink for every attendee on Friday 17th May.
Where? We are privileged that THiNK in NG, a Nottingham city centre event space, are hosting the exhibition for us. Find them here: 2 Cobden Chambers, Nottingham NG1 2ED.
Please note: Open Art Exhibitions at THiNK are very popular with participants and with visitors. If your work is selected it will be on view for two weeks. The gallery has many different visitors attending meetings and events in the gallery meeting space during weekdays and evenings – including corporate away days, business networks and
creative workshops, and the gallery is open for general public viewing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.