An install photo of the Arrivals board in Somerset House's courtyard

Talk: Arriving + Departing

Sun 13 Sep
14.15 - 14.45
Drop-in, limited capacity
Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court

An informal discussion between Arrivals + Departures artist Davina Drummond from YARA + DAVINA and grief and resilience counsellor Emma Curtis.

Join us in the open air, as Davina and Emma discuss the ideas behind the public artwork Arrivals + Departures. Davina and Emma will explore how the work responds to the current climate and creates a timely platform to engage with birth, life, death, loss and collective grief, through the personal and potentially political act of naming. 


About the speakers

YARA + DAVINA create art with a focus on engagement and participation. Using familiar formats such as jokes, mini golf, choirs and tattoo parlours, they root their works in the everyday. 

Emma Curtis is both consultant and collaborator for the Arrivals + Departures public programme. She is a secular minister specialising in funeral ceremonies, and a grief and resilience counsellor.  

This event is produced in collaboration with artist duo YARA + DAVINA and Artsadmin.

Please be aware that these events encourage discussion about birth and death and are guided and facilitated by industry professionals.