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Life:Still Showcase

26 September — 6 October 2013

Ikon Events Room

Life:Still is an ongoing project developing dialogue between Ikon and Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice. The unique history of the hospice, as the former home of photographer and politician Sir Benjamin Stone (1838–1914), has led Life:Still to take inspiration from the collection of Stone’s images housed in the Library of Birmingham’s photographic archive. People receiving long-term palliative care have worked with artist Stuart Whipps to create photographs that reflect their life experiences and present surroundings.

For this showcase Whipps has curated photographs and audio created with people receiving care through the ‘Hospice at Home’ approach. Themes of isolation, separation and transition have been explored and the results are poignant, providing a unique opportunity for dialogue on the taboo subject of death and dying.

This project is supported by The Baring Foundation.