Projects
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.
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.
Lancaster Moor Hospital

Lancaster Moor Hospital

"In 1998 I completed a 5 month collaborative residency at the hospital with Michael Mayhew (performance artist), and Scott Abraham (film maker). Based on the Conniston Ward we worked together to produce an interdisciplinary installation and performance piece. |"
Brockhall Village

Brockhall Village

"Between 1995 and 1997, I lived and worked from a studio in the old nurses building at Brockhall Village on the site of a derelict Victorian Asylum together with 30 other artist, including the performance artist Michael Mayhew, who I collaborated with on a number of projects including Scenes from The Asylum Wall."...