Currently installing our next exhibition
Opens 22nd July 2015
We are in the midst of preparations to open with 'Plan Chest" on 22nd July where we will present original art work and limited edition prints produced by artists who we have worked with over the past 20 years. During the course of the next two months new work will be added to the collection bringing a new artist every two weeks. All work is for sale and Plan Chest plays an integral part in the fundraising efforts to secure the future of Globe with all commission from sales helping us to continue to programme.
We the Living
Our project, We the Living. Conversations about life and death and everything in between is ongoing and to date we have worked with a number of agencies and participants during our previous exhibition as well as introducing the project to the Mental Health Market Place event which was hosted by Discovery Museum during June. This project is in partnership with Launchpad and VOLSAG (the VOLuntary Sector Advisory Group), its aim is to use Globe’s exhibition programme to create discourse about issues surrounding mental health.
The topics of suicide and mental illness are difficult to broach but at some point in our lives (whether directly or indirectly) they are likely to affect us all. Sadly, the nature of mental health issues and the fact that they can be challenging to discuss means that many will suffer in silence rather than get the help they might need. But when we face the facts – for example, that suicide is the biggest killer of men between the ages of 20 and 49 – it becomes clear that action is needed to break the silence and dispel the stigma surrounding mental health.
The Blossom Tree
Globe and House of Objects have put together a unique interactive installation in which a tree will “blossom” before your very eyes. Visitors will have the opportunity to write a personal message to a loved one on a ribbon; our volunteers will demonstrate how to fashion them into beautiful blossoms and attach them to our living tree.
Trees are a symbol of life: of both physical and spiritual growth, of both sturdiness and transience. Blossoms are associated with the coming of spring, and their arrival brings joy to people all over the world. But their beauty is short-lived; not unlike our own human experience. The Blossom Tree is a work which acknowledges this impermanence and celebrates the beauty of our lives, allowing people to express their love in a manner which is simultaneously private and communal, writing concealed messages both to those who are living and those who have passed on. Once in bloom, The Blossom Tree will serve as testament to the fragility and preciousness of our lives. Its message is an important one: through love, solidarity and strength, we the living can face our own transience.