Art as Memory

Donate your Memories to become Art

The Gifts is a new textile installation consisting of small objects donated by the public, which have personal meaning for the Giver and somehow represent some experience, memory or association he/she is prepared to lay to rest. These objects – pieces of personal legacy – are being wrapped and bound by me using fabric and yarn, together with a silent blessing and will become part of a major new exhibition, The Shape of Things at Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery Feb 6 -April 18th next year.

Objects donated so far range from love letters, jewelry and wedding shoes to a CND badge, a pipe, a zip drive, sunglasses and a door handle.

To donate an object that is ‘past its emotional sell-by date’ please download and fill in the pdf on the artists website at, describing the object and what it means to you .


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The Austin Creative Alliance is a nonprofit performing arts service organization working to cultivate an environment where the performing arts can grow and flourish. We serve over 130 arts organizations with marketing, ticketing, audience development services; AEA paymaster, information & referral services — plus access to affordable health, liability, and event insurance. We also provide online professional development seminars, fiscal sponsorship services for emerging arts groups, host annual unified general auditions, annual theatre industry awards, and consistently advocate for the many benefits the arts bring to our quality of life.

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