Widowhood: Book launch
Bronwen Buckeridge was 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.
An Extra Place at the Table
9th July - 27th August
When those we love dearly can no longer be with us, either through separation or loss, it leaves a huge hole in our lives and an empty space at our table. MOTH invite visitors to DUST to engage with a range of objects, memory boxes, plinths and a place mat setting to think and talk about people we no longer have in our lives.
Tre´ Berno (Through Grief)
JUNE 4th 19.00 – 21.00 2022
DUST invited a small audience of witnesses to a sacred ceremony performed, written, and guided by artist Kieran Welford.
Kieran creates ceremonial-based installations consisting of made and found objects, sculpture, painting, sound, and live performance. He is a recent graduate from Fine Art at Falmouth University.
Portals and Entities
Portals and Entities
26th February - 9th April
DUST will be exhibiting a show of ceramics and shrouds, astral projection and magical protection.
This work forms part of a journey, made from a combination of scenes encountered whilst traveling through an astral realm, and the unmistakably powerful and magical landscape of West Cornwall.
The Shadow of the Object
20th November - 8th January 2022
Every time I exhibit the black ball I add more black plasticine so it keeps its shape and smooth surface. But this also means it’s never-ending. The work of mourning is never complete. We don’t get over significant losses, instead we are forever changed by them, and this is because, in our entanglement with others we were already not ourselves. As Freud put it, “The shadow of the object falls across the ego”. To love is already to have lost…
Meet me at the Cemetery Gate
4th September - 6th November 2021
Using objects found or collected only from local sources, it consists of artefacts that suggest debris from a burial site or sacred space. They point toward a story fragmented and unfinished leaving space for the viewer to imagine how it might unfold. It reminds me of the feeling you often have when standing in front of a grave. There is so much we don't know yet we are met with a strange feeling of familiarity through words, symbolism and imagery. The latin inscription reads "we are all but dust and shadow".
The Art of Grief
August - November 2021
Working creatively with five families who had been effected by drug and alcohol misuse this project uses video, photography and recorded narrative to create digital journals documenting bereavement, living loss and grief. The short films commissioned be used by Cornwall Council and produced by Turn Consultancy to illustrate the complexities of families effected by this kind of loss.
Poppets & Magical Thinking
Hand wrapped, bound and stitched poppets made from fragments of cloth and filled with graveyard dirt have become part of an ongoing collection in DUST. Soil and mould are the raw materials of Emma Saffy Wilson's practice.
"This organic matter, essential to our fragile earthly existence, is often disregarded as repulsive, something to be scrubbed away in the relentless battle for sanitisation".
The Last Portrait
A microscopic portrait of Jack Perry's (1990 - 2006) ashes. This image has been discussed by Lucy Willow at DUST, is now a limited edition print and forms part of the permanent collection in DUST.
The last Portrait, a microscopic view of transience, mourning and loss. Published in Malady and Mortality: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture (2016)
DUST Death Cafes
Monthly DUST death cafes take place in the shop where visitors often bring objects with stories attached.
A hat belonging to David Bowie and with it came the most magical story of a 16 year old boy at Glastonbury in 1971 being invited for breakfast in Micheal Eavis farmhouse.
Singing to the Souls of the Dead
Singer and song writer Jessica Cox and Claire Knight sing to the souls of the dead during an experimental live underground gig broadcast form DUST, November 2020.
Death Studies Podcast
The Death Studies Podcast is a platform for the diversity of voices in, around and contributing to the academic field of Death Studies.