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VOICES OF GRIEF

HONOUR  REMEMBER ◦ CONNECT

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ABOUT

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.

STORIES

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

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HOW TO

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 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:

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STEP 1: WRITE A NOTE

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STEP 2:
INSERT NOTE INTO THE BALL

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STEP 3: WEAVE YARN AROUND BALL

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STEP 4: ADD EMBELLISHMENTS TO SYMBOLISE WELL-WISHES

CONTRIBUTORS

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