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The 7th Annual Picnic among Friends

Sunday November 6th, 2-5pm Girrahween Park, Earlwood Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends, your living and your dead with you, for a day of celebration and ceremony. There will be opportunities to exchange what has been passed on to you and to contribute to a collective memory tree. It’s a day for […]







The 6th Annual Picnic Among Friends, 2015

Sunday November 15th, 2-5pm Girrahween Park, Earlwood Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends, your living and your dead with you, for a day of celebration and ceremony. There will be opportunities to exchange what has been passed on to you and to contribute to a collective memory tree. It’s a day for […]







The 5th Annual Picnic Among Friends 2014

The 5th Annual Picnic Among Friends 2014

Sunday November 9th, 2-5pm Girrahween Park, Earlwood Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends, your living and your dead with you, for a day of celebration and ceremony. There will be opportunities to exchange what has been passed on to you and to contribute to a collective memory tree. It’s a day for […]







Picnic Among Friends 2013

Picnic Among Friends 2013

The fourth annual event of Living With Our Dead, a Picnic among Friends is on Sunday 10th November from 2 – 5 pm at Girrhaween Park in Earlwood. Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends, your living and your dead with you, for a day of celebration and ceremony. There will be opportunities […]







Singing Mortality Talking

Singing Mortality Talking

Join Life Rites celebrants Annette Tesoriero and Victoria Spence for an afternoon of talking, listening and singing to our relationship with living, dying and death. This participatory event offers the opportunity to explore death as a sacred rite and to increase our literacy and familiarity with both the emotional and physical aspects of death: our […]







CLUBHOUSE at Performance Space: Mortality Talking: Gas Bag

CLUBHOUSE at Performance Space: Mortality Talking: Gas Bag

Mortality Talking: Gas Bag with Victoria Spence Sat 9 March, 6pm-7:30pm Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015 Drawing on her practice as a performer and as a consultant and celebrant in end of life and after death care, Victoria will craft an open conversation in response to what you want to know about what happens […]







Dusk Ceremony at The Elephant House 2011

Dusk Ceremony at The Elephant House 2011

The Dusk Ceremony falls at a time of the year where we honour the completion of our growing season, of harvest and the lighter more active months. We enter into our time of rest and renewal. In the southern hemisphere, seasonally, this is our ‘Halloween’ the time of year where the veils between our worlds are the thinnest. In 2012 the Dusk Ceremony follows Easter, also a time of rebirth and renewal, and will be held on Saturday 19 May 2012.












Picnic Among Friends 2011

Picnic Among Friends 2011

The second annual event of the Living with our Dead – a picnic among friends












Girrahween Park

Girrahween Park

Girrahween Park site images. Photography by Tamara Dean.












Rookwood site images

Rookwood site images

Site images of the Elephant House and the old Anglican section of Rookwood Necropolis












Dusk Ceremony at the Elephant House 2011

Dusk Ceremony at the Elephant House 2011

Celebrating uncertainty and the transformative power of laying to rest












Picnic among friends 2010

Picnic among friends 2010

A Picnic among Friends was the first event of the Living with our Dead Project. People were invited to pack a picnic lunch and to bring family and friends- living and dead to the event. It was a day of picnicking, of celebration and ceremony led by Victoria Spence. It was held on Sunday November […]