Publications
M(other) Icon image included in " Straight outta vagina" by Laura Godfrey Isaacs

M(other) Icon image included in ” Straight outta vagina” by Laura Godfrey Isaacs

Image from M(other) Icons series included in ” Straight outta vagina” – how depictions of violence abuse in Western art, media and culture can be seen to influence and perpetuate the incidence of ‘obstetric violence’ in maternity care.” by Laura Godfrey Isaacs, published in MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, March 2018.
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...
Taydellinen ympyra

Taydellinen ympyra

Mother Art: text by Saara Sillanpää and Helen Sargeant, article, Pages 22- 25, Tampere Arts Association Magazine.
Live Art and Motherhood, A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal

Live Art and Motherhood, A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal

Brood Issue 4: Riding The Reindeer

Brood Issue 4: Riding The Reindeer

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...
“New Maternalisms”: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)

“New Maternalisms”: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)

Illustration of Helen Sargeant, Man Sized, Digital Collage, 2014 included in Eti Wade’s paper; Maternal Art Practices: In Support of New Maternalist Aesthetic Forms.                        
M/OTHER VOICES Column: The Miserable Mother

M/OTHER VOICES Column: The Miserable Mother

"A mother needs to know herself, to own up to the diverse, contradictory, often overwhelming feelings evoked by motherhood. It doesn't matter whether she stays at home, goes out to work, is partnered or single. Only a mother who can face her own inner turbulence can make sense of her child's. It's only by accepting...
Water Birth: Stories to inspire and inform

Water Birth: Stories to inspire and inform

Illustration on back cover, poetry and further illustrations inside.    
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...
Milk and the blood: exhibition text by Helen Sargeant

Milk and the blood: exhibition text by Helen Sargeant

Ebor Studio, Littleborough  8th- 22nd March 2013 Sargeant makes work about the female body and her experiences of mothering. The milk and the blood, is an exhibition of her recent  drawings, photography, sound, video and performance work. We are born and we make marks through the vapour of our first breath, through our first excrement...
Studies in the Maternal: Volume 4

Studies in the Maternal: Volume 4

"Birth icons drawings" series published in Studies in the Maternal: Volume 4, together with editorial text by Rebecca Baille.