After Sorrow, Joy

22 Feb 2019 – 23 Feb 2019

Event times

Friday 22nd February 6pm-9pm and Saturday 23rd February 2pm-5pm.

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Asylum Art Gallery

West Midlands, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 3/4/10/1 from main bus station
  • Wolverhampton station and a 10-15 minute walk to chapel Ash or Number 3/4/10/1 from the main Bus station
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Rebecca Mahay's first solo show brings her visual and performance art to Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton. An installation featuring moving image, soundscape, clay and found objects. Rebecca will perform a live Wild Rani soundpiece at 8pm on Friday.


"Life sometimes presents traumas. I have experienced one of these last year, a real life nightmare. My younger brother died suddenly. It is inevitable as an artist that I would draw from that experience to share something with the world.

What I have found is that these events can bring with them very sudden agitations that break the inertia of the simplest, everyday activities. It's a ripple effect. It rips open and exposes everything you thought you knew, from how you get out of bed in the morning to what food you enjoy the most (you might still enjoy it, but you'll also cry). This presents an interesting challenge: learning how to live all over again.

There's a constant renegotiation of your life forcing you to confront your life in a new way, and search for new meaning, contentment, and enjoyment in the aftermath. A change, whether it was planned by you or not, can do some serious good."

Drawing on trauma as a form of convalescence, this show presents a personal process of joy.

Rebecca will perform a live Wild Rani soundpiece at 8pm on Friday.



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