The Bereavement Room Project (2010)

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‘The Bereavement Room’ project was part of the final year of a two year residency based at Ysbyty Gwynedd, North Wales.

The bereavement room is a space where relatives wait to meet with the specialist nurse and, at times, view the body of their loved one. It is a space where detail in the environment can make all the difference to ones mood and, if a positive environment is created, it could contribute toward an accepting and healing process at a difficult time.

A collaborative project was initiated between Brett and the Bereavement and Donation Specialist Nurse Abi Roberts bringing together a combination of expertise and knowledge within both artistic and reflective roles which resulted in a sensitive and cohesive body of work.

The images were taken at various beauty spots where Roberts regularly visited for reflection and felt the need for them to be permanently exhibited in the bereavement room at Ysbyty Gwynedd.