The central piece of the exhibition was "Illuminated Manuscript", a fused glass and silver leaf chandelier

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Detail of "Illuminated Manuscript", a fused glass and silver leaf chandelier

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Entry to the exhibition

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Moira panel, image of my mum and some of her handwriting

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NEHow panel with txt

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America panel: a letter to me from my mum translated into txt

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Subject headers from emails sent to my brother in London

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More abbreviated text!

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London panel: subject headings from emails sent to my brother in London

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Photograph of my Grandparents on their wedding day, combined with a letter written by my Grandmother

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A letter written by my Grandfather to my Grandmother

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My beautiful Grandmother, Irene and some of her handwriting

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Some of the glass postcards and envelopes in the exhibition

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Detail of glass postcard

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Detail of glass postcard

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Kilnformed glass and silver leaf shards with different types of postmarks

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Counihan Gallery, Brunswick 
(solo) 2006

This exhibition explored forms of communication from the past and present through a collection of glass time capsules. These pieces ranged from sentimental handwritten love letters of the past to the impersonal nature of SMS and email of today. The rapidly changing world of abbreviated communication is causing the written word to lose the personal and emotional touches which once characterised the lost art of letter writing.