Around the World in 80 Cemeteries



Exhibition

Restored Anglican Chapel at Nunhead Cemetery

13th-14th September 2014, 20th-21st Open House Weekend, 11am-5pm and 28th-29th September Nunhead Art Trail 11am-6pm

Curated by Jolanta Jagiello

Around the World in 80 Cemeteries is curated by Jolanta Jagiello and is based on the photographs from cemeteries around the world taken by FONC committee member Jeff Hart with his wife Jane Hart during their travels. The exhibition is divided into 3 continents: ASIA, EUROPE, and AMERICAS.

The photographs of cemeteries in ASIA cover hillside burials outside Guilin in China to an entire cemetery, St Michaels Catholic Cemetery, pitched on a hillside in Hong Kong. As well as a diversity of cemeteries in Vietnam from a standard communist style cemetery between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, in the north of Vietnam, to the Imperial mausoleums as compared to the modest family graves located outside Hue on the Perfume River in the middle of Vietnam.

In EUROPE photographs of the Church of the Holy Cross in Nin, Croatia, reputedly the smallest cathedral in the world, to the luscious landscaped cemeteries of Saint-Georges Cemetery, Geneva, Switzerland, and the modern Capuchin cemetery of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. Together with photographs of the Isla di San Michele Cemetery, Venice, Italy, an entire island in the lagoon used as a cemetery that can only be reached by water taxi.

The AMERICAS spans the beautiful La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, known by the locals as The City of Angels to the cemeteries in the states of North America. The group of Lafayette Cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Greenwood Memorial Park in Washington, and the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Seattle. It covers the second oldest cemetery in Savannah, Georgia opened about 1750, to a quant pet cemetery in California, still in use today despite the construction of an overhead state highway.

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Live Life to the Full Workshops (PDF)
Aroundtheworld/China.jpgGullin Hillside Burials
by ASIA - CHINA
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Aroundtheworld/Hong Kong.jpgSt Michaels Catholic cemetery
by ASIA - HONG KONG
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Aroundtheworld/Vietnam figures.jpgImperial Mausoleums
by ASIA - VIETNAM
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Aroundtheworld/vietnam poor.jpgFamily Graves
by ASIA - VIETNAM
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Aroundtheworld/Vietnam entrance.jpgMiltary Cemeteries
by ASIA - NORT VIETNAM
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Aroundtheworld/pet-cemetery.jpgPet Cemetery
by AMERICAS - CALIFORNIA
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Aroundtheworld/Seattle entrance.jpgSeattle Cemetery
by AMERICAS - SEATTLE
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Aroundtheworld/SL - jewish.jpgSt. Louis Cemetery
by AMERICAS - NEW ORLEANS
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Aroundtheworld/Buenos Aires.jpgLa Recoleta Cemetery
by AMERICAS - ARGENTINA
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Aroundtheworld/Seattle greenwood.jpgGreenwood Memorial Park Cemetery
by AMERICAS - WASHINGTON
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Aroundtheworld/Lafayette group.jpgLafayette Cemetery No.1
by AMERICAS - NEW ORLEANS
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Aroundtheworld/Savanah grave mark.jpgColonial Park
by AMERICAS - GEORGA
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Aroundtheworld/Capuchin.jpgCapuchin Cemetery
by EUROPE - SICILY
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Aroundtheworld/Sicily stack.jpgIsla di San Michele Cemetery
by EUROPE - SICILY
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Aroundtheworld/Geneva.jpgSaint-Georges Cemetery
by EUROPE - SWITZERLAND
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Aroundtheworld/Croatia.jpgChurch of the Holy Cross
by EUROPE - CROATIA
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Aroundtheworld/venice island.jpgLagoon Cemetery
by EUROPE - VENICE
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