A Conversation With My Mother – Albury
A light installation at Albury Old Saxon Church
Mary Branson M.A. specialises in large scale installations, often in unique spaces, including a good number that have been temporarily located in the Surrey countryside. She uses light, sound and repetitive forms to create works that are often conceptual, minimal and abstract, but always underpinned with multiple layers of meaning and symbolism.
Following her recent post as ‘Artist in Residence’ to the House of Commons, she created ‘New Dawn’ - a seven metre high permanent light sculpture in the Westminster Hall. This incredible work is a celebration of the women’s suffrage movement. This year of 2018 marks the centenary of the right of women to vote.
‘New Dawn’ is the first piece of permanent contemporary art in the Palace of Westminster, and is viewed by close to a million visitors each year!
Mary’s most recent project has been a light installation that was first installed in the Swiss Church, Covent Garden during January and February. This personal piece entitled “A Conservation With My Mother” explores the notion of ‘frozen grief’ for those dealing with loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
There will be an on-site talk by the artist on 24th March at 7pm.