This time next week the exhibition will be here! After months of planning, the dream is finally becoming reality, and over 300 hearts of all colours, shapes and sizes will be suspended from the ceiling for the general public to come and view, enjoy and buy.
All proceeds from the sold hearts will be going to three charities: the African Street Children Organisation, Children’s Hospice South West, and British Heart Foundation. So, if you happen to find yourself in Bristol between the 19th and 24th of November with an afternoon spare, why not come and take a quick look? The exhibition is in the Centrespace Gallery, off Corn Street, from 10am-5pm daily.
For more information about anything, please contact us- firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the heartfelts we have received have been about the actual process of making the hearts themselves: some people seem to have really enjoyed the creation of something physical, perhaps because generally people do not have time to make things. Perhaps we all need to take some time out of our busy lives to sit down with paper and glue, and really put some effort into making something with our hands.
“I would like my creativity to grow into paid work and for me to trust the process. I would like work to become more project-based and I’d like to feel happier and more alive and feel more integrated in my community.”
“Your project brought back memories of the many valentines cards my husband and I made and bought each other. I kept some of them, but right now cannot remember where i put them.”
“The sun’s shining, there’s music playing and I feel so much better for making this heart- there’s so much in it.
It’s so much more than a heart.”
The idea of the heartfelt project is to think of a moment in your life, that, for whatever reason, was particularly powerful and ‘heart felt’. For some, it is a moment from years ago, in childhood, when something happened that they have never been able to forget; for others, it is just a sudden thought that hits from seemingly nowhere, and perhaps makes them think differently for the rest of their life. Here are some of the anecdotal heartfelts we have received.
“I was thinking about how people unwittingly share in and intertwine in others’ lives. How we are often, almost unconsciously, touched by others and how that shapes us in becoming human. The moments can be as transitory as a smile from a stranger, or it could be a lasting refrain that speaks to us in friendship and love. However it comes, it is priceless.”
“I love it when I get something from the treat box.”
“This is for all the boys at the Duke of York School in Nairobi in 1956, who named me ‘Belle of the Ball’ at the annual inter-school 6th form dance. Who would have thought this astonishing event could have launched a painfully shy, plain girl on her first shaky step towards a degree of self-confidence. Perhaps the home-made dress and carefully pin-curled hair had something to do with it! Thanks boys.”