YOUR exObjects 2023

What’s happening this year?

By choosing an object associated with someone or something we love, we can reconnect.

Creative expression can lead to action, for example on climate change, or finding a fresh understanding of ourselves and others.

Your new exObject contributions will be stitched together as 2023 rolls on.

Old Cloths‘ by Maggie Pollard

(when you click on the link above you will also find an audio recording made by the author)


Read more of our exObjects

‘Small Boat on the Mantlepiece’ by Alison Nicholls


‘Keys of a Lost House’ #1 by Devasiachan Benny

2 separate keys IMG-20220326-083907

‘It’s Another Kind of Love’ by Jayshree Tripathi

Aaee crop

‘Exercise Book’ by Ailsa Holland


‘Sadabahar’ by Sauma Afreen

Sadabahar image Sauma Afreen

‘The Limp’ by Areeba Husain

Smaller shop Areeba Hussain 17.4.22

‘While Losing’ by Areeba Husain

Earrings IMG-20220704-WA0009

‘Akhil’s BlackBerry, our treasure’ by Uday Vijayan

Akhil's blackberry

‘Dancing skirt’ by Mahboobeh Rajabi

skirt for web

‘Pewter-covered Box’ by Dr Ailsa Holland

Pewter covered wooden box copyright Ailsa Holland

‘My home and garden’ #3 by Devasiachan Benny

Flowers - smaller use for Part 3

Baseball Cap’ by Sandra Mangan

Crop baseball cap with David

‘Watch’ by Dr Ailsa Holland

Ailsa's rose gold watch 29.1.22

‘Lost Garden of a Lost House’ #2 by Devasiachan Benny

Silk SMALL flowers in case

A Brief History of Cars’ by Afreena Islam-Wright


‘Souvenir’ by Anam Tariq

Souvenir image Anam Tariq 17.7.22 crop

‘Pewter-covered Box’ by Dr Ailsa Holland

Pewter covered wooden box copyright Ailsa Holland


Read exObject ‘Peace’ by A.T. Boyle

dove on turquoise.


Create your own exObject

Riff on a similar object to a watch, or being watched, or walking in your sleep. Or choose a new object, any object, that reminds you of someone or something important, for example global warming.

1. Write a memory mixed with imaginative writing (50 – 300 words)
2. Or record a voice file up to 3 minutes long

Please include:
– an image, which doesn’t have to be the object, just one associated with your piece
– a caption for your image (1 – 30 words)
– Alt text describing what your object looks like (max 50 words)

Email your writing or recording, your image, caption and Alt text to us at: exObjects2022 @


By sharing our perspectives we aim to help others reconnect to the people and places we continue to love.

embroidery threads in box.

Please note: By taking part in the exObjects collaboration you’re agreeing that your contribution can be shown on this website and in related media and activities. This is a non-exclusive license agreement, where you retain copyright in your work and are free to show it elsewhere.


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