The Grief Gallery

The Grief Gallery

The Grief Gallery

We are here to reimagine...

how we choose what to keep and what to let go of after a loved one dies. We explore how art, design and creativity can connect the personal with universal experiences, and how they can guide us to - and through - healthy ways of grieving.

Our Story

When I was faced with the difficult task of clearing out my mom’s house after she died, my curatorial instincts kicked in. I asked myself: “If I was to curate an exhibition about my mother, which 100 objects would I choose?” That question got me through that arduous process and eventually lead to my first pop-up exhibition about grief, death and loss in 2015 in London. Since then, The Grief Gall...
When I was faced with the difficult task of clearing out my mom’s house after she died, my curatorial instincts kicked in. I asked myself: “If I was to curate an exhibition about my mother, which 100 objects would I choose?” That question got me through that arduous process and eventually lead to my first pop-up exhibition about grief, death and loss in 2015 in London. Since then, The Grief Gallery has presented exhibitions and events during international design festivals, including NYCxDESIGN, DesignTO (Toronto) and the London Design Festival. As the founder and curator of The Grief Gallery, I speak, write, deliver workshops, and produce exhibitions online and in-person about grief and loss. We explore the role of art, design and creativity in meaning-making after loss and facilitating narrative development for post-traumatic growth. - grief curator Charlene Lam
When I was faced with the difficult task of clearing out my mom’s house after she died, my curatorial instincts kicked in. I asked myself: “If I was to curate an exhibition about my mother, which 100 objects would I choose?” That question got me through that arduous process and eventually lead to my first pop-up exhibition about grief, death and loss in 2015 in London. Since then, The Grief Gallery has presented exhibitions and events during international design festivals, including NYCxDESIGN, DesignTO (Toronto) and the London Design Festival. As the founder and curator of The Grief Gallery, I speak, write, deliver workshops, and produce exhibitions online and in-person about grief and loss. We explore the role of art, design and creativity in meaning-making after loss and facilitating narrative development for post-traumatic growth. - grief curator Charlene Lam

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