Can Art Transform Grief

Fion Gunn: Can Art Transform Grief (workshop)

7:00pm - 8:00pm / Thursday 1st December 2022 / Venue: Rendall Building
Type: Workshop / Category: Department
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This workshop is the fourth in a series of events by Irish artist Fion Gunn as part of her year-long residency with the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. The residency was launched on 31 of March 2022 and includes an exhibition of Fion's work which is showing now at the University's Victoria Gallery & Museum until 23 December 2022.

In this workshop Fion will show a new artwork - a short film created in Virtual Reality, which she created as a way of remembering and reframing a personal loss. She describes the process and motivation behind its creation and its place in her evolving practice. The audience will be invited to participate in an informal individual activity in which they can explore the idea and potential of transforming grief through creative ritual. Audience questions, comments and suggestions will be welcomed throughout, and the artist promises not to make the event depressing!

Please note that while this workshop is part of a series of events each event is stand alone so attendance at earlier workshops is not necessary. All are welcome!

Fion Gunn was born and raised in the city centre of Cork, graduated from Crawford College of Art & Design, and spent a post-graduate year at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts Supérieure de Nancy. She has exhibited across Europe and China and has won multiple awards for her work from Arts Council England, Arts Council Ireland, and Culture Ireland. Fion lives and works in London. To learn more about the artist and see samples of her work, please go to

The Institute of Irish Studies would like to acknowledge the support received from the Arts Council England for the exhibition ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES by Fion Gunn, which is on show now until 23 December at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool (see for more details, including gallery opening times).