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Art Installation by Mary Bransom

New light and sound installation by Mary Branson

Following on from her iconic New Dawn sculpture in the Houses of Parliament, Branson’s latest light installation is ‘A Conversation With My Mother’ in The Swiss Church, Covent Garden.

The Piece examines notions of frozen grief and the power of the subconscious to help process complex emotions.

In 2005 my mother was diagnosed with dementia, and she began a slow decline where we became separated. Over the past five years she has gradually lapsed into silence. 

This artwork is inspired by a lucid dream in which I heard her voice clearly again. 

We were sat together in a boat with two bench seats, set on still water and lit by moonlight.  

I awoke comforted, relieved that we were finally able to talk.

Ambiguous or ‘frozen’ loss is a kind of bereavement, felt when a person is present, but not be mentally or emotionally in touch

The show is in The Swiss Church, Endell St. I’ve been thinking about this piece for a long time, looking for the right setting – I think this is it. It’s a sculptural light installation, featuring sound.

Artists talk 6pm on the 23rd Feb  Mary Branson will be discussion with physiotherapist Susan McGrath

Surrey Sculptors launch their 2018 lectu...

Surrey Sculptors launch their 2018 lecture  programme
Surrey Sculptors launch their 2018 ‘Understanding Sculpture’  programme with a lecture by renowned sculptor Simon Buchanan Surrey-based sculptor Simon Buchanan has ...
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International Women’s Day at the A...

International Women's Day at the Artists' Village
Thursday 8 March 11am - 5pm Watts Studios Equality was a key concern of George and Mary Watts. Join us ...
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Watts Gallery Trust secures planning per...

Watts Gallery Trust secures planning permission
Watts Gallery Trust’s campaign to create a new landmark for Surrey has received planning permission from Guildford Borough Council, it ...
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Art@Clyde&Co Spring 2018

Art@Clyde&Co Spring 2018
Once again Sue Dragon has brought together a stimulating collection of art works to hang on the office walls of ...
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The Lightbox Literary Festival

The Lightbox Literary Festival
20 - 29 April 2018 After a hugely successful launch in 2017, The Lightbox Literary Festival is back with an ...
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Watts On at the Artists’ Village

Watts On at the Artists' Village
EXHIBITIONS Helen Allingham Until 18 February There is now just one month left to see our special exhibition on Victorian ...
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Guildford Chamber Choir Newsletter

Guildford Chamber Choir Newsletter
A very happy New Year to you from all of us in Guildford Chamber Choir.  On Saturday, 3rd March in St Nicolas’ Church, ...
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TCHAIKOVSKY, ROSSINI AND MOZART

TCHAIKOVSKY, ROSSINI AND MOZART
Opera Foundry returns to Guildford,  exploring the music of these three great composers - and the particular influence of Mozart ...
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Sir Richard Stilgoe returns to Guildford

Sir Richard Stilgoe returns to Guildford
The Orpheus Centre is an independent specialist college and registered charity in Surrey focusing on increasing the confidence and skills ...
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Exhibition: The Sunday Times Watercolour...

Exhibition: The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Welcome the start of 2018 with a splash of colour as Guildford House Gallery proudly welcomes The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition ...
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Sing in Harmony with Guildford Harmony

Sing in Harmony with Guildford Harmony
We start back on Thursday Jan 11th 2018 at St.Catherine's Hall, Chestnut Ave, Guildford.  If you are interested please contact ...
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AppArt Easter Art Exhibition attracts ac...

AppArt Easter Art Exhibition attracts accomplished artists from all over the South East.
AppArt’s annual Easter art exhibition and sculpture trail continues to grow in reputation as a showcase for some of the ...
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