‘Loss’ by Amelia Klein and Oli Dickinson

Thu 27 Jun 2024 - Sat 29 Jun 2024

Assembly House 44 Canal Road
LS12 2PL

Exhibition Free Sculpture


About the event

Amelia Klein and Oli Dickinson present ‘Loss’, a sculptural duo show.

“Since meeting at uni, we always found our practices interlink as we make cathartic art to share with viewers our personal understandings of loss/ ambiguous loss. After suffering different yet similar forms of loss surrounding our father figures – our bond grew stronger as we navigated our grief side by side. We both share familial pain and try to exorcise it through creating tangible sculptures from intangible introspections.

Now 2 years graduated, our ideas flourish again at Assembly House, reflected in our joint exhibition – our thoughts, feelings, memories, baring all forms of consciousness.”

Oli uses mosaic, ceramic and glass to create ambiguous abstracted sculptures to describe acute moments of her grief. She seeks to make intangible thoughts and feelings into tangible structures as a way of introspection and therapy. Taking inspiration from microscopic cellular formation and division, and contrasting macroscopic movements of the sea and coastlines, as a nod to her coastal town upbringing.

Amelia uses domestic imagery to show that life goes on around you when you’re missing a loved one that’s still there, but not the person you once knew. She often uses transitory colours and familiar human imagery to evoke the pain surrounding ambiguous loss.

Thursday 27th June: 18:00-22:00 (Opening night)

Friday 28th June: 18:00-21:00

Saturday 29th June: 11:00-15:00

Accessibility Info

Unfortunately Assembly House is located on the first floor with no wheelchair access and some uneven flooring. However, we are happy to arrange digital reproduction or video walk-throughs of exhibitions. 

We have limited free car parking and lots of seating.

If you have any questions please get in touch at [email protected] and a member of the team will be happy to discuss this with you.

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