Image shown: Lived Lives Family Engagement

Lived Lives is a mediated exhibition about suicide which is touring from November 2017 to November 2018. Two public tours are taking place in Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton on 21 and 22 March 2018. 

Suicide is the leading cause of death of young adults in Ireland and the UK. The durational arts-science collaborative model, Lived Lives, addresses the stigma of suicide in a safe space through restoring identity of loved ones lost to suicide and acknowledging the loss to families in a non-judgmental and compassionate setting.

Lived Lives is a travelling exhibition that includes the border communities of Donegal, Leitrim and Tory Island, as well as the community of St Patrick’s University Hospital Dublin, Ireland’s oldest psychiatric institution, established following a donation from Jonathan Swift (1746). The exhibition is made possible with the informed permission of the Lived Lives Families.

Lived Lives is a mediated exhibition about suicide where interested groups and members of the public are guided through the work by the Lived Lives team. Each “journey and conversation” through the gallery lasts approximately 90 minutes. Participants are informed of the mediated journey in advance, that it is being documented, and this footage may be used to inform future projects. Participants may withdraw or leave at any point and bereavement support will also be made available.

Due to group sizes, space is limited to 20 people in each guided tour, booking in advance is essential and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Public tours at Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Wednesday 21 March from 6pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 22nd March, 2pm – 3.30pm

For bookings and further information please contact Leitrim Sculpture Centre: Ph (071) 9855098 or email 

Lived Lives in Manorhamilton is supported by Leitrim Sculpture Centre, STOP Suicide, Bee Park Community Centre and by the HSE as part of connecting for Life Sligo and Leitrim.

The exhibition is supported by a Science & Society People Award: The Wellcome Trust.

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