Special Event

Sharing circle: processing collective grief and communal loss with Camille Sapara Barton

10 March 2024
1.30 - 3.30pm
£5

An invitation to find community in our collective grief, honour what emerges, and map out how we move out of heaviness and loss together.

Writer, artist, and embodied social justice facilitator Camille Sapara Barton invites you to find community in our collective grief, honour what emerges, and map out how we might be able to move out of heaviness together.

The deep loss of colonisation, ancestral trauma, and dispossession bears a heavy weight on the body and how we move through the world. In their work, Camille Sapara Barton honours and acknowledges the pain from these forms of collective loss and grief, creating spaces to dance with and lean into these feelings, whilst finding safety and trust with one another.

We will begin the sharing circle with an exercise in body resourcing to tune into what is happening in our bodies and see how discomfort sits within us.

Camille will then frame the sharing circle, expanding on themes from Kat Anderson’s Mark of Cane and a chapter in their upcoming book Tending Grief entitled ‘The ongoing grief of colonisation’. Attendees will be encouraged to sit with and bear witness to each other, sharing whatever is emergent or feels supportive for them in that moment.

We will end the session with a closing activity of reflection and journalling, to think about what we have uncovered together and how we want to move forward in our healing.

Attendees are encouraged to share whatever feels supportive in this space – it doesn’t necessarily have to be the heaviest thing on your mind, just whatever you feel comfortable sharing with a small group of others.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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