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Death and Art: Walking on Eggshells by emma PERRY at 50a Contemporary Art Space, Cumbria UK

Walking on Eggshells
A New Art Exhibition by emma PERRY
50a Contemporary Art Space (and online)
South Street
Egremont, Cumbria

Attention all Death Reference Desk readers in the UK: you do not want to miss the newest art exhibition by emma PERRY. Her newest project, Walking on Eggshells, is a mixed-media installation that critiques modern representations of death. Emma is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Death & Society at the University of Bath and is one of my Advisees. I find her work really engaging and worth a visit. But hurry up. The exhibition is only up until August 1.

Walking on Eggshells

Here is some more information on Emma and her work:

Emma Perry was born in Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. She obtained a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Cumbria Institute of the Arts and continued her studies and achieved an MA in Contemporary Fine Art in 2007. Emma is currently studying again, for an MSc in Death & Society at the University of Bath, but continues to produce work in Lancashire. Since the late 1990s her creative output has involved a variety of media such as installation, sculpture, film, photography, performance and olfactory pieces. Her work explores issues surrounding death and how it can be represented and perceived by society. Emma Perry’s work is often confrontational, controversial but always engaging and thought provoking, and allows for the once taboo subject of death to be seen in a new light.

Walking on Eggshells

And here is more information on the exhibition:

The exhibition Walking on Eggshells is on display at 50a Contemporary Art Space, South Street, Egremont, Cumbria. For those unable to attend the exhibition Emma plans to allow a wider audience to experience her work at their leisure. The work is available to view online; Emma invites you sit down to spend some time viewing her work and leaving comments, thoughts and sharing your reactions on her website at: The comments left both in the art space and the website will assist Emma in her research for her current dissertation in which she is exploring the relationships between non-traditional art spaces in the context of her art practice.

Make some time to see the exhibition in person or online. It is worth the time.

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