Gathered Memories

Gathered Memories, an exciting concept arose whilst developing  work for my final degree show at Winchester School of Art. The installation suggests how memories twist and turn and bounce back when we least expect them too. The dyed silk strands undulated with gold thread to suggest how precious are memories are as Bourgeous suggests form part of our DNA. Following the degree show I was asked if I could create a much larger installation for the Theatre Royal in Hampshire. As this was a large project I invited several Artists to join me

This was an exciting project touring to five different venues.

A new project is being considered to develop this installation on its final journey.

March 2017

The ‘Gathering Memories’ Project has been launched. All monies raised are in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The beginning of the project started in May 2016 with the criteria being put together and sponsorship sought. It has been very exciting putting the kits together. Thanks to the Team

Elizabeth Saunders (Chair)

Wendy Fleckner (Treasurer)

Mary Booy

Jane Ashe

Jeanette Neale

The kits are now in the process of being sold for a minimum donation of £5. For further details contact

26th December 2017

The Gathering Memories Project was launched in the Spring of 2016 and has had an amazing response. All of the kits have now been donated for and we are seeing a good response to returning the Memory Artworks for the Silent Auction. The closing date for returned pieces is the 31st March 2017 following which there will be two Exhibitions at the Willis Museum in Basingstoke and Southampton Art Gallery Foyer. The Silent Auction of Memory Artwork will take place here and through the website.

Elizabeth Saunders 'Up the Tree'

This is my piece called ‘Up the Tree’. When I was a girl I always climbed trees, my bike was placed at the bottom and I was up the tree. Do check out the other memory pieces that have been returned by going to  All of the funds raised from the silent Auction will go to the Alzheimers Association.