Date of release: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Love, mourning and family relationships form the basis of a new show at the University of Greenwich's Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

So Cheerio for Now features video and photographic work by Sally Waterman and Jacqueline Butler.

Drawing on photograph albums and hand-written letters, the artists reconstruct fragmented narratives from their past. Having moved away from their family homeland as young women, the exhibition traces the recurring journeys they make to their ancestral homes in the Isle of Wight and Glasgow.

Sally's three videos, So Cheerio for Now, Keep Smiling and February consider generational differences in communication. Her experience of leaving home and the death of her grandmother, together with a family friend, are recalled through the writings of Sylvia Plath and Derek Jarman.

In After Dusk: Mourning Bouquets, Jacqueline looks at how family photographs affect the act of remembering. In the light of her father's death, she evaluates the potency of ritual visualised in her parent's wedding album, exploring themes of illness and mourning through photography and text.

The exhibition is open to the public now and runs until Saturday 16 December. The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 11am - 5 pm and Saturdays 11am - 4 pm.

Stephen Lawrence Gallery: 10 Stockwell Street, London SE10 9BD. Telephone 020 8331 9954.

Picture: After Dusk: Mourning Bouquets by Jacqueline Butler

Story by Public Relations.