Alan Summers at the Holburne Museum
Family Objects; Family Histories; Mini Memoir Writing
Saturday 24 November, 10.30am-4.30pm
Alan Summers, a widely published and award-winning writer, inspired by our exhibition Belfast Boy: cabinet of Home Heart and Hearth, will help you to conjure up memories (perhaps half-forgotten) of family lives and rituals. Using group discussion for feedback on the most interesting anecdotes and observations, we’ll choose which ones to write into short pieces for posterity. We hope you will be inspired to continue writing after the workshop!
Suitable for beginners or advanced writers looking for inspiration.
Ticket £40/£35 tel 01225 388569
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Belfast Boy – Clarke’s Cabinet of Home, Heart and Hearth by Mark Clarke
27 October 2012 to 6 January 2013
This installation created especially for the Holburne to complement Secret Splendour by Mark Clarke explores life, love and loss and bears testimony to the constant and silent presence of bereavement within the family home.
The piece is inspired by the death of Clarke’s Uncle Robert, a Merchant Seaman who drowned at sea in 1955 off Curacao Bay, South America. He was 24 years old. The circumstances of his death still remain unclear.
The work revisits the mantelpiece and fireside of his grandparents’ home, half hearth, half shrine, and includes found objects scavenged from disparate sources to create a striking juxtaposition between old and new, witty and poignant.
Sponsored by the Norie Trust
Other work by Mark Clarke
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