Exhibition exploring grief to start in Newport

PUBLISHED: 12:06 07 March 2011

Newport Sculpture

Newport Sculpture


AN exhibition by a cancer suffering which explores loss, grief and change is visiting Newport.

Bald Statements is an exhibition by sculptor Jean Parker and is made of an impressive group of large alabaster heads that reflect different stages of powerful emotion experienced in response to cancer and other personal losses.

It runs through the Lent period at Newport United Reformed Church, Wicken Road, on various times and dates from March 12 to April 19.

The artist, Ms Parker, worked toward resolution of her feelings by moving through eight phases of emotion, each expressed in a bold sculptural statement.

Rev Murray George is delighted that such as thought-provoking exhibition is being held in the village.

He said: “It is very exciting to have an exhibition such as this – it is quite a major thing.

“Together the sculptures provide an innovative and insightful way into why life is sometimes hard and how to find a way through pain and suffering to some kind of reconciliation and a more peaceful situation.

“Jean’s artworks offer a remarkable and ultimately positive opportunity for others to begin to explore and express difficult emotions and give definition to the different stages of processing loss, grief and change.”

Bald Statements is running at the following times at the URC:

March 12, 10am-12noon; March 13, 12noon-5pm; March 20, 12noon-5pm; March 24, 6-9pm March 26, 10am-5pm; March 31, 10am-5pm

April 2, 2-4pm; April 4, 6-9pm; April 9, 10am-4pm; April 10, 12noon-4pm; April 16, 2-4pm; April 17, 12noon-5pm; April 19, 6-9pm.

To arrange a group visit contact Rev George on 01799 523504 or e-mail rev.murray@btinternet.com

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