Image: 18.10v2 Anamnesis photograph by Marie Brett.

Create is delighted to be working with The LAB, supporting the exhibition and Public Programme of The Amulet

The Amulet Exhibition at the LAB Dublin

Exploring the hidden world of infant loss with artist Marie Brett

15 January – 11 April 2015 (new dates)

Launch: 15 January 5-7pm

Roundtable Discussion: 16 January 3-5pm; book here (free)

The Amulet, a national exhibition tour exploring infant loss, will open in Dublin at The LAB Gallery on 15 January 2015.

Shedding light on an often hidden aspect of Irish life, the exhibition stems from The Amulet project (2009-2013), a collaboration between artist Marie Brett, bereaved parents, and three hospital sites: Cork University Maternity Hospital, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, and Waterford Regional Hospital.

We all have amulets, those special objects often hidden away in drawers and cupboards which mark a significant time, occasion or person in our lives. Bereaved parents worked with artist Marie Brett to locate an amulet they possessed which has significance in relation to the loss of their baby. Marie recorded the stories behind the chosen amulets and these stories, together with visual materials gifted by the parents, formed the basis for a new artwork. Intimate and universally relatable, you’ll feel and think differently about loss after seeing this show.

Live Performance

The Amulet will launch at The LAB Gallery with a special performance event from 5-7pm on Thursday 15 January 2015. Artists Ceara Conway, Helga Deasy, Dominic Thorpe and Frances Mezzetti will respond to the artwork through voice, dance and performance art.


On Friday 16 January, there will be a Round Table discussion from 3-5pm hosted by Create with participants from arts, healthcare and bereavement settings. To book a place at the Round Table discussion visit


The Amulet at The LAB Gallery has now been extended until Saturday, April 11, 2015. The LAB Gallery Address: Dublin City Council, Arts Office, The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Ph: (01) 222 5455. Exhibition opening hours: Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm | Saturday: 10am - 6pm

These events are free and all are welcome.

The Amulet exhibition toured to Galway, Limerick and Cork in 2014.

Artwork from the exhibition will be acquired by London’s Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians and Salford University’s Birth Rites international art collection following the final exhibition in Dublin.

The Amulet Exhibition Tour is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Award. The Dublin Exhibition and Public Programme is supported by Create, the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts. For more information visit


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