17OPEN | On Death & Art

Post Show Panel Discussion

On Death and Art

The post show panel discussion is an opportunity to reflect on the performance of The Etiquette of Grief in the context of broader debates around death and its relationship to art and creative practices.  Please stay and join us.  Light refreshments included. 


Panellists are:


Ellie Harrison

Ellie Harrison is the maker and performer of The Etiquette of Grief.  She is a performance maker and artist living and working in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and is currently working on a body of projects called The Grief Series.  Taking a seven-stage grief model from popular psychology as a starting point, each installment is collaboration with another artist working in a different medium, including performance, installation, illustration and photography.


Andrew Mottershead

Andrew Mottershead is one half of French & Mottershead, a duo creating multi-artform experiences that are as playful and poetic as they are subversive.  The pair invites participants to think again about whom they are, and their ties to place and one another.  Together they created Woodland, also showing at Lancaster Arts during OPEN 2017. 


Sue Gill

Sue Gill is an experienced secular celebrant, author and Rites of Passage workshop leader.  Co-founder, with John Fox, of Welfare State International, which they archived in 2006 to form Dead Good Guides, researching arts and ecology around their house on stilts and studio above the western shore of Morecambe Bay. 



Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes has a professional background in palliative care social work and bereavement counselling. His academic and research interests centre on how services are organised to deliver best possible care to people approaching the end of life and the people close to them. This includes how we can respond more creatively as individuals and communities to the losses we all experience.

The panel will be chaired by Dr. Alice Booth, Creative Producer at Lancaster Arts.  


Event Details

Approx 60 mins
Peter Scott Gallery

Ellie Harrisson - The Etiquette of Grief