DUST is an artist led project space set up by Lucy Willow in 2020 operating from an old shop in Penzance.
The shop brings together artefacts, objects, artworks and research relating to death and grief. The shop borrows work to exhibit by artists, writers and poets, relating to death and grief as a way to generate conversation. The aim is to create a multi-disciplined shop as a platform for conversation about death and our relationship to the dead to take place. These conversations are also initiated by events such as live streamed performance lectures, podcasts, death cafes and installations in the shop.
Emily found lost and broken things and displayed them in the window, so their owners could come and collect them; the shop did not sell anything. The toys discussed what the new object was; someone (usually Madeleine) would tell a story related to the object.
DUST - DUST
Events and Happenings
DUST, a place for community story telling through objects
Between December 2022 - December 2023 the focus in DUST will be on events taking place in the shop such as a series of podcasts with invited artists and members of the public, book readings, film screenings and workshops. My hope is that DUST will become like The Antiques Road Show where people pop in with objects and stories that I collate and retell through small zine publications and podcasts.
Saturday 10 December 4-7pm
Dust welcomes you to the first of a series of DUST-DUST Gatherings to celebrate the West Penwith launch of 'Widowhood', Bronwen Buckeridge's artist book published by Matt's Gallery in 2021. Join us at Dust 4pm Saturday 10th December for readings, sound and a glass of something warming.
The book launch of Widowhood will be streamed live on https://youtu.be/MmgT4pJShOk
Taking its name from a racing strategy and Bronwen Buckeridge’s 2018 exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, Widowhood is an extended race report documenting the passage of the pigeons sprinting home from the gallery in London to their lofts scattered around the Kent countryside. In the form of a parallel text, Widowhood tracks the movements of one of the widowed pigeons against the banter of the pigeon men waiting at the lofts for the birds to return. Gathering together images from the marking up and release of the birds on race day, this artist’s book is a poignant exploration of the private act of waiting and a shared narrative of love, loss and longing.
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