Around the World in 80 Cemeteries
A Public Art Exhibition in the Anglican Chapel
Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, SE15 3LW
Opening times in September 2014:
Around the World in 80 Cemeteries' is curated by Jolanta Jagiello and is based on the photographs from cemeteries around the world taken by FONC committee member Jeff Hart with his wife Jane Hart during their travels. The exhibition is divided into 3 continents: ASIA, EUROPE, and AMERICAS. It portrays how people across all religious, cultural and social boundaries commemorate death.
The photographs of cemeteries in ASIA cover hillside burials outside Guilin in China to an entire cemetery, St Michaels Catholic Cemetery, pitched on a hillside in Hong Kong. As well as a diversity of cemeteries in Vietnam from a standard communist style cemetery between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay in the north of Vietnam, to the Imperial mausoleums as compared to the modest family graves located outside Hue on the Perfume River in the middle of Vietnam.
And in EUROPE photographs of the Church of the Holy Cross in Nin, Croatia, reputedly the smallest cathedral in the world, to the luscious landscaped cemeteries of Saint-Georges Cemetery, Geneva, Switzerland, and the modern Capuchin cemetery of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. Together with photographs of the Isla di San Michele Cemetery, Venice, Italy, an entire island in the lagoon used as a cemetery that can only be reached by water taxi.
The AMERICAS spans the beautiful La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, known by the locals as 'The City of Angels' to the cemeteries in the states of North America. The group of Lafayette Cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Greenwood Memorial Park in Washington, and the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Seattle. It covers the second oldest cemetery in Savannah, Georgia opened about 1750, to a quaint pet cemetery in California, still in use today despite the construction of an overhead state highway.
In addition, the workshops 'Live Life to the Full' focus on what we would like to achieve in our lives before we reach our final resting place.
The exhibition is curated by Jolanta Jagiello in association with the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery.
Please see www.artgoingplaces.com.
The Friends of Nunhead Cemetery