Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill: Breathe

Freud Museum

16 May – 15 July 2018

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Two artists respond to parental loss and explore the reparative power of art.

Fay Ballard, Swimming Cap, 2018

Curated by psychoanalyst Caroline Garland, Breathe presents the work of Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill, who both explore personal trauma throughout their practice.

When Ballard was seven, her mother died suddenly of pneumonia, but it wasn’t until the death of her father, 45 years later, that she began addressing her earlier loss through drawing.

Goldhill lost her architect father to polio when she was only one year old. Her creative response has led her from investigating the only building her father built to major astronomical observatories, drawn by the idea of making the invisible visible.

The exhibition includes drawing, photography, film and artists’ books.

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