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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.  
PLAY AWAY

PLAY AWAY

Ten Days at The Mothership, a collaborative arts residency by Helen Sargeant & Naoise Sargeant July 27th- 5th August 2017, Dorset, UK In the summer me and my youngest son Naoise (aged 8) spent 10 days at The Mothership, a beautiful straw bale live/work studio deep in the Dorset countryside. The Mothership is an independent...
M(other) & Son: arts residency to Finland blog

M(other) & Son: arts residency to Finland blog

In September 2016 me and my son spent 14 days as artists in residence at Takahuhti Artcenter, Tampere, Finland, supported by Nicola Smith’s We Are Resident project and funded by the Arts Council.  I posted writing and images each day throughout the duration of our residency on the M(other) & Son blog.  
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. In September 2016 I spent two weeks with my youngest son Naoise (age 7) taking part in a collaborative arts residency to Takahuhti, Tampere, Finland. The residency...
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