VOICES OF GRIEF
HONOUR ◦ REMEMBER ◦ CONNECT
Grief knows no age limit or boundaries. Since May 2021, participants from all walks of life - from children to seniors created an artwork - "remembrance ball" - to honour memories of their departed one.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping professionals also joined in to create an artwork
in memory of their patients.
Grief Matters collaborated with 15 community partners to give voice to diverse grief expressions from bereaved persons and helping professionals across nursing homes, hospices, hospitals, community agencies,
members of the public, including family and friends.
These artworks will culminate in a community art installation
Tapestries of Grief: Witnessing through Art Therapy
exhibited at Plaza Singapura from 4 to 25 September 2021.
Behind each remembrance ball is a unique story of grief, memories, love and loss.
Click on each image for their story.
"Grief never ends. But it changes.
It's a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.
It is the fruit of love." - Donna VanLiere
Using a range of different art materials, bereaved wrote messages to their significant one, chose colours and items that honoured their favourite memories and stories of their departed.
Each remembrance ball holds special meaning and significance.
Here's how to create a remembrance ball:
STEP 1: WRITE A NOTE
INSERT NOTE INTO THE BALL
STEP 3: WEAVE YARN AROUND BALL
STEP 4: ADD EMBELLISHMENTS TO SYMBOLISE WELL-WISHES
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