Lost in Linen: A Year of Appointments:Walk In my Shoes


Preview 26/09/2018, 7:00pm

Continues 27/09/2018 – 26/10/2018



Island Arts Centre Lisburn, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn BT27 4RL

t: 028 9250 9509



Exhibition by Heather Burgess.

“You can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes” An expression I found myself uttering in varied ways on occasion when dealing with my diagnosis of Cancer.

In 2012 I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer at the age of 32.

In response to the above, a pair of shoes for each appointment in the first year of becoming a cancer patient has been created documenting dates, feelings, information etc.

Linen fabric is used for its properties of strength, durability and history, reflecting on life as a cancer patient. You have to walk into places and situations you fear the most, that you want to run a mile from, but have no choice in facing, the strength and durability to walk that path are naturally there, but not always apparent. Now as times goes on medically I have a “history”.


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