A Good Death



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It is mere rashness to seek death… but it is cowardly to refuse it.

Enter into the depths of the Crypt to discover a world of reliquary, heroism, death, and religion. The Sisters Hayes have most faithfully resurrected grisly stories of Martyrdom and restaged them for your viewing pleasure. Come see Saint Joan of Arc’s burning at the stake, Saint Sebastian’s death by arrows (and then by clubs) and the beautiful Saint Barbara’s beheading, recreated in a dark and captivating series of performances, paintings, videos and installation.

A Good Death is a fascinating theatrical exhibition exploring the rich narratives of Catholic Martyrdom. Brutally beautiful, violent, odd and full of fervent conviction, A Good Death portrays extreme and original risk takers unshakable in their belief, even in the face of death.

During the dark of night be guided through the magnificently restored West Melbourne Catholic Church before descending into The Sisters Hayes’ exquisite and glittering exhibition.

Witness and know that a faithful servant was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth…

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Commissioned and developed by Next Wave through Kickstart 2009.

An RMIT Union presentation.

Artist/s:

The Sisters Hayes (Christina Hayes, Esther Hayes, Rebecca Hayes)

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Project website: http://www.thesistershayes.com/

· Dates & Times ·

Exhibition Times · Sunday May 16—Sunday May 23 from 11:00AM

St Mary Star of the Sea Church, 33 Howard Street, (Cnr Victoria Street), West Melbourne

Duration: 11am to 7pm, everyday.

Price: Free

Opening Night with Performances · Sunday May 16 from 5:00PM

St Mary Star of the Sea Church, 33 Howard Street, (Cnr Victoria Street), West Melbourne

Duration: 5 to 7pm

Price: Free

Closing Night with Performances · Sunday May 23 from 5:00PM

St Mary Star of the Sea Church, 33 Howard Street, (Cnr Victoria Street), West Melbourne

Duration: 5 to 7pm

Price: Free



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