Gifts for Mother Mnemosyne is an ongoing project by artist Emily Joy. This blog started with the Gifts for Mother Mnemosyne exhibition and events programme in 2014. For more information about Emily’s work see

Gifts for Mother Mnemosyne was an Arts Council funded project including two solo exhibitions by sculptor and installation artist Emily Joy held at the Museum in the Park and the Brunel Goods Shed, Stroud, Gloucestershire, in October 2014. The exhibitions explored how the past is recalled through the imperfect copy that is memory, language and image, and was complemented by talks (speakers included Mark Currie and Chris Norris), tours and a programme of workshops which directed the form of a major piece of work ‘Reimagining Pluto’.

Emily is a sculptor and installation artist based at Stroud Valleys Artspace

Gifts for Mother Mnemosyne was kindly supported by The Arts Council England, Stroud Festival, The Museum in the Park and Stroud Valleys Artspace.

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Part 1: The Museum in the Park, Stroud. 18th October – 9th November 2014

Part 2: The Brunel Goods Shed, Stroud. 6th – 28th November 2014

Talk 1: Christopher Norris: ‘Time, Identity, Narrative: poems and philosophical reflections’, The Museum in the Park, Stroud, Saturday 25th October 2014

Talk 2: Mark Currie: ‘Memory, Story, Forgetting’, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Saturday 15th November 2014

Workshop 1: The Wanderer’s Drawing Studio – drawing workshop. Tuesday 28th October, 2014, The Museum in the Park, Stroud. (A Periscope event)

Workshop 2: Reimagining ‘Pluto’ – Clay boats. Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st October 2014, The Museum in the Park, Stroud.




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