“Ars Moriendi – the art of dying”

Inspired by the Christian medieval manuscript “Ars Moriendi”,
this exhibition by local Brisbane artists will fill the heritage listed West Chapel of Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens. Cossag is proud to present this unique exhibition of art work that is designed to evoke and provoke conversations around our own thoughts of death and dying. Art pieces will include sculpture, digital, photography, painting and rubbings. Several artists will be using coffin lids as their canvas to further capture the thoughts and language around our Australian death culture.

Officially opening the evening of Friday the 11th of August from 6pm and then open to the public on Saturday the 12th.

The day will include presentations from

10.30am – Annette Lourigan (Undertaker and Callithumpian Chaplain) “Sea burial to diamonds, a walk through Australia’s Death Culture”
11.30am – Michelle Bowden (Chair of COSSAG and Exhibition Curator) “Searching for Spirit within Art”
12.30am – Beverley Teske (Artist) “The real cost of war – the ANZACS”
1.30pm – Peta Thompson (Art Therapist) “Art, helping us though the grieving process”

“It is in your final breath that I shall start writing the chapters of your legacy on my heart”, Notes from the Undertaker.

329 Nursery Rd, Holland Park.

This is an official event for “Dying to know day”.

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