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A Silent Earthquake

A Silent Earthquake

A film going back in time to when I became a mother and was dealing with post-natal depression.  
M(other) & Son

M(other) & Son

A two week collaborative research residency between Helen Sargeant and her son Naoise Sargeant at Takahuhti Artcenter, Tampere, Finland, supported by Nicola Smith’s We Are Resident project and funded by the Arts Council. Find out more about this project via the M(other) & Son blog.
Dust to Bread

Dust to Bread

A participatory arts project delivered on behalf of Artist As Mother As Artist, an Arts Council funded exhibition curated by Tracey Kershaw and Sam Rose. I worked together with the curators and two groups of parents, their children and a group of women to bake bread from the dust in their hoovers. The workshop was...
Artist As Mother As Artist

Artist As Mother As Artist

Description of  Exhibition & Associated Events: Artist as Mother as Artist 22 April- 19 May Featuring Nicola Canavan, Nicola Carter in collaboration with Seraina Dejaco, Paula Chambers, Amy Dignam, Rachel Fallon, Dinah Gold, Tracey Kershaw, Jessica Paige Greig, Sam Rose, Helen Sargeant, Eti Wade, Zoo Indigo. Artist as Mother as Artist is a co-curated gallery exhibition...
Project AfterBirth

Project AfterBirth

I am delighted that  Don’t scribble me out will be shown as part of the wonderful Project AfterBirth exhibition. 30 international artists. One ground breaking new exhibition. EXHIBITION: Project AfterBirth GALLERY: White Moose DATES: Sat 3 Oct 2015 – Fri 13 Nov 2015 TIMES: Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm ENTRY: FREE LOCATION: White...
Ma Ma/ Boo Boo

Ma Ma/ Boo Boo

The film utilises 215 intimate family photographs and home video footage taken by the artist, together with autobiographical prose that weaves a journey through Helen's thoughts, feelings and experiences of breastfeeding.
The egg, the womb, the head and the moon exhibition review

The egg, the womb, the head and the moon exhibition review

By Rebecca Baillie The strength of the recently concluded exhibition in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire – the egg, the womb, the  head and the moon – was in its inclusivity and openness. To create a structure and then to renounce control  is difficult; difficult when parenting, difficult when curating and difficult to do as an...
Her Family

Her Family

Playing with embedding my children's drawings into my own, thinking about the body of the mother and the child, gender, sexuality, nurture and protection.
Mummy milk

Mummy milk

I have been feeding my son for four years now and my milk has almost dried up. These images seek to capture the memory of my milk and the physical and emotional work of feeding my son. I see my work of breastfeeding much like endurance performance. This series (of which here are 4 of 24)...
The milk and the blood

The milk and the blood

8th -22nd March 2013: Ebor Studios, Littleborough Opening Friday, 8th March 6-8pm
Dust to bread

Dust to bread

The dust that collects in my vacuum cleaner is full of cat and human hair, dead skin, lost lego pieces, cut up bits of paper and scraps of childrens' creativity, feathers from the cushions that line our sofa, sweet wrappers dropped, mud from the souls of our shoes stamped inside and lots of other...
River of milk

River of milk

The river of milk that has flowed from my breasts for four long years has almost run dry. My experience feels like an ocean a continent, the Pacific, Africa. It has been a long emotional journey that has bounded me closely to my son.