What Is Left

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What is Left is a participatory portraiture project being made by Leeds-based artist Ellie Harrison, photographer Roshana Rubin Mayhew and 50 members of the public.

Working with individuals, community groups and bereavement charities, Ellie and Roshana wil generate 50 portraits with corresponding texts in collaboration with participants.

Photographed in their own homes with objects they have inherited from lost loved ones, the project will explore the value we invest in these, both monetary and emotional and the ways in which these objects mediate our relationships with the dead through memory.

PREVIEW EVENT : Leeds Gallery, Munro House, 4th July, 7pm

Ellie and Roshana have been working with participants since April and have created 11 portraits and texts ready to be shared with the public, as well as a group of public, artists, clinicians, bereavement charities and interest groups.

This event is one of two showings in Leeds and Manchester aimed at creating an informal space to view the outcomes of the project so far, feedback thoughts and find out more about the future of What is Left and The Grief Series.

It is part of the Grief Series, a seven-part project by Ellie Harrison. A lot of GFG-ers would give anything to get to Leeds for this.

Find out more here. Leeds Gallery here


  1. Charles

    This looks like food for thought for GFG blogreaders.
    I have some treasures – valueless and invaluable.
    Seeing the father last night with his daughter’s bag was heartbreaking.( One Day in London BBC2 Programme)

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