The Hugely Popular Art For The Heart Exhibition Is Here

By: Samantha Rennie & Matt Weedon
Monday, April 18, 2016

To be held at the prestigious Parliament House, Queens Hall, East Melbourne from Monday the 2nd of May to Thursday the 5th May, 9.00am to 5.00pm, entry to the exhibition is free. The donated works will again be up for auction throughout the exhibition, with the proceeds from all sales going to:

The Compassionate Friends Victoria: compassionatefriendsvictoria.org.au

This year 50 artists will exhibit more than 100 creative works; beautiful pieces that range from felt works to mosaics, books, poetry and fine works in water colour, oil and prints. The vision for Art for the Heart is to create a space for people to grieve freely, without judgement, through creative expression which is then shared with others. This is one of the most profound forms of healing in the journey of grief; to be seen, heard, felt and understood.

Watch the video below to see what this exhibition means to some of the artists and how it has inspired and moved them:

Grief occurs after any loss which impacts on our sense of self. We may be experiencing grief every day and yet we disregard it in our busy, got to be happy society. When a loss is big enough we can be shocked and left floundering by the intense feelings of grief when they hit us. We have no preparation for it as people around us grieve in private. We hope that this exhibition increases awareness of what grief is all about.

Each exhibit is inspired by what is in a person’s heart, and represents the many ways in which people grieve and grow. It shows the way people can triumph over tragedy. Contributions in this exhibition are not intended to be artistic statements, but instead visual and poetic stories of loss, love and hope. These pieces ask you to feel more than think.

There is genuine courage shown by the artists who have expressed such personal stories and in some cases quite tragic ones. It is an honour for Tobin Brothers Funerals to host such a special event.

With such breadth and depth in the works there is bound to be something that inspires you or captures your imagination. Many people have said they found the experience to be cathartic and profound, and that they were able to relate to the stories and the art in a way they have not experienced at other exhibitions

To appreciate the full beauty and emotion of the art, you must see it in person.

For more information email Samantha Rennie at:
artfortheheart@tobinbrothers.com.au

or visit our events webpage at:
www.tobinbrothers.com.au/74/Events

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