Gallery Lates: Death, A Portrait

Within the Gallery we are presented with many faces of death, from the moving to the macabre. Whether it’s the Mausoleum where the founders of the Gallery are buried or commemorative portraits, join us to explore our complex and contradictory attitudes to this emotive subject.

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BitterSuite ---
Intertwining sound, vibration and poetry BitterSuite, Alice Phelps and Kayo Chingonyi bring the mausoleum walls to life for the ears and skin of the audience.

#LifeDeathWhatever ---
Inspiring and thought-provoking talks from people changing the dialogue around death and dying.

The Art of Dying ---
Join Assistant Curator Helen Hillyard for a macabre tour of the Gallery and learn how artists explore and express mortality.
DIY Memento Mori and Vanitas Collages ---
Create your own contemporary twist on traditional memento mori with Art Macabre.

Death Cafe ---
Join secular minister and opera singer Emma Curtis for a tea party-style discussion of death and dying.

Coffin Playroom ---
Try them out for size and play in the multi-coloured coffin ball pool. Coffin selfie anyone?

A project from #lifedeathwhatever encouraging everyone to share the words that have been left unsaid.

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