For 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 Let’s Talk About Loss hosted in 2019 to explore creative ways of communicating grief. The famous saying goes, “a picture tells a thousand words”, and instead of asking people to describe grief with words, we asked for creative submissions for the exhibition.
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 at THiNK in NG, a Nottingham city centre event space.
The exhibition was hosted between Monday 13 May and Sunday 16 June 2019.