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Tooth Fairies For Adults: Reimagining Rituals For Our Tissues

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Tweed Regional Gallery

2 Mistral Rd

Murwillumbah, NSW 2484

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Using a needle and thread to sew into anatomical images, join artist Helen Pynor as she explores rituals for the human body.

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This intimate workshop will provide participants an opportunity to consider how we acknowledge the body through change. Join Experimenta Life Forms artist Helen Pynor as she facilitates a group discussion and leads participants in an activity that will involve stitching into anatomical images.

No prior skills or experience required, participants are free to share as much or as little as they wish about their own experiences. All materials provided.

Please note, this is a workshop for adults.

As children many of us were beneficiaries of the magical Tooth Fairy, who visited us in the dead of night and wondrously left gifts of money in exchange for the tooth. This simple ritual provides a small rite of passage in the journey towards growing up. Can we imagine rituals that serve to connect us to changes in our physical selves as adults?

This session draws on the themes in Helen Pynor’s work ‘Habitation’, in which she has made a bone china object from her own femur bone material, that was surgically excised during hip replacement surgery. The group conversation will explore how tissues leave our bodies as ‘life forms’ with different meanings and journeys. These tissues could be surgically removed to restore our health or change our appearance, donated to help others, removed as part of a cultural practice, and so forth. What rituals can we imagine to honour these tissues, reconnect severed links, memorialise their loss, process the emotional experience of losing them, and give them a dignified ending or future?

Participants will be lead through stories and lively conversation that ponders the journey of organic tissue once it leaves the body.

View Helen Pynor’s artwork ‘Habitation’ as part of Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art, on display at the Gallery from 10 December 2021 - 30 January 2022 and touring nationally until 2024.


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Tweed Regional Gallery

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Murwillumbah, NSW 2484

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A popular destination in Murwillumbah, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre offers stunning views of the Tweed Valley and presents an engaging program of exhibitions, activities and events. A Tweed Shire Council Community Facility.

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