Projects
The Pregnant Archive

The Pregnant Archive

I presented a talk about my arts practice in relation to the representation of the pregnant body, pregnancy testing and 1970’s performance arts practice at The Pregnant Archive Symposium, Birkbeck University.  I am developing a collaborative project with Jesse Olszynko-Gryn a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow based in the Department of History and Philosophy at The University...
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...
M(other) Stories

M(other) Stories

"Autobiographical writing is juxtaposed with photographs taken at home and during the school run using my smart phone camera. Photographs record the ever shifting, transitory time I share with my family. There are shadow portraits of me and my son playing, of my son sleeping, intimate observations of his body and skin, collaged together with...
The egg, the womb the head and the moon

The egg, the womb the head and the moon

  “The egg, the womb, the head and the moon” www.eggwombheadmoon.com,  has been created to show existing work and research-driven practice about the maternal by the Mewe arts collective in response to the title. The site includes documentation of visual art work, video, sound, performance and texts by members of Mewe, including contextual dialogue and blog posts that have...
Other Mother's or Inter-ruption

Other Mother’s or Inter-ruption

Other Mother's or Inter-ruption is an exhibition of visual art with associated performance's, poetry readings, film showings and talks by those who work with the subject of motherhood.
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...
Bread Baking with Mother

Bread Baking with Mother

The death of my beloved bread maker has triggered this current project. I have been reminding myself of the lovely theraputic qualities of kneeding bread, and Naoise has been loving getting messy with the sticky flour mess.
A new website for Flow

A new website for Flow

I have been busy creating a new website for Flow-the artists network for the Upper Calder Valley.
Mewe

Mewe

Mewe is a an arts collective comprising of visual artists, academics, writers, performers, poets and film makers who share an interest in and create work about the maternal.
The World's Wife

The World’s Wife

A project documenting the 5 day give away of Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife for World Book Night.