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What is Left? is a participatory portraiture project and collaboration between Ellie Harrison, Roshana Rubin Mayhew and 48 members of the public 

Ellie and Roshana were warmly welcomed into participants homes. Participants were interviewed about an inherited object from someone who had died and sat for a portrait with the object. Portrait, audio, text and bespoke armchairs combine to create an immersive environment for the viewer.

Working with individuals, community groups and bereavement charities to take the portraits, What is Left? has been exhibited in empty houses across the UK. The project explores the value we invest in these inherited possessions, both emotional and monetary, and the ways in which these objects mediate our relationships with the dead through memory.

What is Left? was commissioned by Live@LICA, B-Side Festival, Stockton Arc and Barnsley Civic and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The portraits are available to exhibit as the full installations or in a bespoke presentation . Please contact us to find out more. 

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Portraits by Roshana Rubin Mayhew 
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